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European sea floor observatory network

Objective

The aim is a network of sea floor observatories around the European Ocean Margin from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea for strategic long term monitoring as part of a GMES with capability in geophysics, geotechnics, chemistry, biochemistry oceanography, biology and fisheries. Long-term data collection & alarm capability in the event of hazards (eg earthquakes) will be considered. An Atlas of European Margin assets & hazards, model products from existing observatories & a list of potential participants will be produced as a basis for forward planning. Data requirements will be reviewed together with existing capability. Future observatory designs and data management networks including data acquisition, via telemetry, scientific cables and oil industry cables will be considered in a series of workshops. The project outcome will be costed proposals for phased implementation of a sea floor GMES system in key regions around Europe.

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Coordinator

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Administrative Contact

Fred STEVENSON-ROBB (Mr)

Participants (11)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CSA GROUP LTD

Ireland

FUNDAÇAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA

Portugal

INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BREMEN

Germany

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY

Italy

NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE FOR SEA RESEARCH

Netherlands

TECNOMARE SPA - SOCIETA PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE

Italy

UNIVERSITE DE LA MEDITERRANEE D'AIX-MARSEILLE II

France

UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Germany

UNIVERSITY OF TROMSOE

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2002-80008

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 July 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 959 282

  • EU contribution

    € 795 000

Coordinated by:

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