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European Seas Observatory NETwork

Objective

The aim of ESONET is to create an organisation capable of implementing, operating and maintaining a network of ocean observatories in deep waters around Europe from the Arctic Ocean to the Black Sea connected to shore with data and power links via fibre optic cables. The fundamental scientific objective is to make continuous real-time observations of environmental variables over decadal, annual, seasonal, diel and tidal time scales.

Constant vigilance will allow resolution of quasi-instantaneous hazardous events such as slides, earthquakes, tsunamis and benthic storms. ESONET will form a sub sea segment of the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) with sensors extending from the sub sea floor, through the water column to sub-surface sensors providing calibration of satellite borne sensors. ESONET brings together leading oceanographic and geosciences institutes in Europe together with universities, industry and regional agencies.

It will provide integration across disciplines from geosciences, through physical, chemical and biological oceanography to technologies of instrumentation, cables, data processing and archiving. Jointly executed research will demonstrate functioning observatories at several cabled and non-cabled sites around Europe. Existing deep-sea cables installed for neutrino telescopes will be utilised in the Mediterranean sea and shallower tests sites will be established elsewhere.

Principles of sensor management, calibration, metadata and data quality will be establish ed with real-time dissemination and generation of hazard warning. ESONET will run a training and education program through courses, scholarships, exchange of personnel between participating institutes, and outreach to the general public.

Dissemination will also include a web portal, with links to the INSPIRE Geo-Portal, and with all sub sea observatory projects worldwide, enabling the widest possible access to information.

Call for proposal

FP6-2005-GLOBAL-4
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Coordinator

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
Address
155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
Issy-les-moulineaux
France

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Participants (43)

INSTITUT DE PHYSIQUE DU GLOBE DE PARIS
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
Paris

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
3, Rue Michel-ange
Paris

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SOPAB BREST
France
Address
3 Rue Dupleix
Brest

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KONSORTIUM DEUTSCHE MEERESFORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
Address
Markgrafenstr. 37
Berlin

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
Roma

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI FISICA NUCLEARE
Italy
Address
Via Enrico Fermi, 40
Frascati

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TECNOMARE SPA - SOCIETA PER LO SVILUPPO DELLE TECNOLOGIE MARINE
Italy
Address
San Marco 3584
Venezia

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NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon Wilthshire

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HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece
Address
47th Km Athens - Sounio Av., Mavro Lithari
Anavissos Attiki

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FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS
Greece
Address
Vassilika Vouton
1385 Heraklion

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STICHTING KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE
Netherlands
Address
Landsdiep 4
Den Hoorn Texel

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MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Rinville, Oranmore
Galway

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UNIVERSIDADE DOS ACORES
Portugal
Address
Rua Da Mae De Deus
Ponta Delgada

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UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
Campus Da Penha
Faro

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FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA
Portugal
Address
Campo Grande, Edificio C7, 1 Piso
Lisboa

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CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Calle Serrano 117
Madrid

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UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE
Norway
Address
Breivika
Tromsoe

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STIFTELSEN NORGES GEOTEKNISKE INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Sognsveien 72
Oslo

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STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR FJERNMAALING
Norway
Address
Thormoehlensgate, 47
5006 Bergen

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UNIVERSITE LIBRE DE BRUXELLES
Belgium
Address
Avenue Franklin Roosevelt 50
Bruxelles

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GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Vasaparken
Goeteborg

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STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
Universitetsvaegen 10
Stockholm

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BEUTH HOCHSCHULE FUR TECHNIK BERLIN-UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES
Germany
Address
Luxemburger Strasse 10
Berlin

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INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - BULGARIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Bulgaria
Address
Parvi Maj Street, 40
Varna

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ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI
Türkiye
Address
Rektorluk Binasi, Ayazaga Kampusu, Maslak
Istanbul

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BOGAZICI UNIVERSITESI
Türkiye
Address
Rectorate Bebek
Istanbul

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DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Türkiye
Address
Baku Bulvari 100
Inciralti - Izmir

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ALCATEL SUBMARINE NETWORKS SAS
France
Address
12, Rue De La Baume
Paris

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FUGRO ENGINEERS BV
Netherlands
Address
Veurse Achterweg 10
Leidschendam

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SLR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTING (IRELAND) LIMITED
Ireland
Address
7 Dundrum Business Park, Windy Arbour
Dublin

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SERCEL SA
France
Address
16 Rue Bel Air
Carquefou

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NKE SA
France
Address
Rue Gutemberg, Zoning Industriel Kerandre
Hennebont

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GURALP SYSTEMS LIMITED
United Kingdom
Address
3 Midas House, Calleva Park, Aldermaston
Reading - Berkshire

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ALTRAN TECHNOLOGIES
France
Address
58 Boulevard Gouvrion Saint-cyr
Paris

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SIS SENSOREN INSTRUMENTE SYSTEME GMBH
Germany
Address
Muehlenkoppel 12
Klausdorf

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UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN
United Kingdom
Address
King's College
Aberdeen

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NORDDEUTSCHE SEEKABELWERKE GMBH
Germany
Address
Kabelstrasse 9-11
Nordenham

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TESEO SRL
Italy
Address
Via G. Bertoni, 5
Catania

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SEND SIGNAL ELEKTRONIK GMBH
Germany
Address
Rostocker Strasse 20
Hamburg

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MEDICION AMBIENTAL SLNE
Spain
Address
C/leon Y Castillo 25
Telde

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CENTRO DE INVESTIGACAO TECNOLOGICA DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
University Of Algarve, Campus Da Penha
Faro

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SEND OFF-SHORE ELECTRONICS GMBH
Germany
Address
Rostocker Strasse 20
Hamburg

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