The vision is to improve and innovate the cooperation in coastal observatories in Europe by implementing the coastal part of a European Ocean Observing System, to cooperate with other European initiatives as ESFRI (EURO-ARGO, EMSO, EMBRC), Integrated Infrastructures (FIXO3 etc.), OCEAN OF TOMORROW sensors innovation project (SenseNET, NEXOS), the emerging European biological network (EMBRC) and EMODnet to contribute to provide services to the research community and the society.

In the continuity of JERICO (FP7), the objective of JERICO-NEXT consists in strengthening and enlarging a solid and transparent European network in providing operational services for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to marine environment in European coastal seas.

The second JERICO plankton workshop was arranged in Gothenburg, Sweden 27-30 September 2016. Altogether eighteen participants took part in the workshop.The aims of the workshop include:To improve the understanding of plankton diversity, spatial and temporal distribution and the development of algal blooms in the sea. Harmful algae will be in focus.To exchange experiences of using devices aimed at automated observations of phytoplankton including harmful algae. Instruments include automated imaging flow cytometers, multispectral fluorometers and spectrophotometers and a Fast repetition Rate…
6th October 2016
In order to develop the Jerico Next Science Strategy for future monitoring…
26th September 2016
In the framework of WP3 and WP4 (JRAP#1), Machteld Rijkeboer from Rijkswaterstaat…
19th July 2016
1st ISSUE – JERICO-NEXT, Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory…
11th July 2016
Every two years, the International week of marine sciences and technologies gather…
20th June 2016
Times-series analysis is the future for environmental sciences to understand natural processes and their dynamics. To support these technical developments, [...]

Transnational Access (TNA) facilities

The primary objective of the Jerico-NEXT Transnational Access activity is to enable scientists and engineers to freely access coastal infrastructures not available in their own countries. The Jerico-NEXT Consortium includes research structures such as Ferryboxes, Fixed Platforms, Gliders, and associated support facilities, i.e. Calibration Laboratories. Further information


Follow the Glider is a web tool aimed at students and developed by CEFAS, IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB) and SOCIB (Balearic Coastal Monitoring and Forecasting System) as part of the European FP7 – JERICO project. It is based on the glider-monitoring tool available at

This project has received funding from the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under grant agreement No 654410. Project coordinator: IFREMER, France.