CORDIS
EU research results

CORDIS

English EN
European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation

European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation

Objective

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation - Preparatory Phase (EMSO-PP) is a 4-year project with the main objective of establishing the legal and governance framework for EMSO, an infrastructure servicing scientists and other stakeholders in Europe and outside Europe for long-term deep water observation and investigation. The Preparatory Phase will handle all further actions towards the actual realisation of the infrastructure and its long-term management. Moreover, it will promote the catalytic process and synergic effort at EC and national levels, coordinating and harmonising all the resources made available, in link with the Network of Excellence ESONET. One peculiarity of the EMSO infrastructure, among the ones indicated within ESFRI, is that it is geographically distributed around European waters from the Arctic to the Mediterranean Sea EMSO cabled deep-sea observatories deployed on specific sites will allow – as a basic scientific objective – to make real-time long-term monitoring of environmental processes in the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere of European seas. The observatories will be organised in a unique management structure at European level which is part of an international endeavour in seafloor observatories. A pan-European Core Legal Entity (CLE) and several Regional Legal Entities (RLEs) will be defined and founded. The responsibilities of CLE and RLEs, with respect to their internal decision-making processes, as well as their external relations (to stakeholders, users, etc.) will be established. In the project, 9 work packages are envisaged to manage all the activities (including legal, governance, logistical, financial, strategic, and technical work). EMSO-PP will constitute a breakthrough towards a large scale European infrastructure progressing the scientific knowledge and technologies. It will providing an innovative mean for environmental monitoring and geo-hazard impact mitigation.
Leaflet | Map data © OpenStreetMap contributors, Credit: EC-GISCO, © EuroGeographics for the administrative boundaries

Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Address

Via Di Vigna Murata 605
00143 Roma

Italy

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 696 079,50

Administrative Contact

Antonio Meloni (Prof.)

Participants (12)

Sort alphabetically

Sort by EU Contribution

Expand all

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

EU Contribution

€ 547 548,27

KONSORTIUM DEUTSCHE MEERESFORSCHUNG e.V.

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 404 640,10

MARINE INSTITUTE

Ireland

EU Contribution

€ 390 190,68

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 308 005,46

GOETEBORGS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 218 831,10

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 296 780,50

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 198 888

UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 310 132,60

FUNDACAO PARA A CIENCIA E A TECNOLOGIA

Portugal

ISTANBUL TEKNIK UNIVERSITESI

Turkey

EU Contribution

€ 169 747

STICHTING NIOZ, KONINKLIJK NEDERLANDS INSTITUUT VOOR ONDERZOEK DER ZEE

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 167 075,76

FUNDACAO DA FACULDADE DE CIENCIAS DA UNIVERSIDADE DE LISBOA FP

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 192 081,03

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 211816

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 April 2008

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES

  • Overall budget:

    € 5 423 781,70

  • EU contribution

    € 3 900 000

Coordinated by:

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy