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.

Maerl beds refer to the accumulation of unattached calcareous coralline algae. They are composed of living and dead thalii forming an ‘underwater carpet’. Considered as biodiversity “hotspot” sheltering many and varied marine species, they are an important carbon-storing habitat. Within the EU project JERICO-Next (VA) the new version of SpiArcBase (V2.0) ( has been developed to assess maerl beds while measuring different features: mean and total maerl-water interface rugosity, total living maerl surface, total dead maerl surface, mean maerl bed…
30th July 2018
37 participants from 13 EU countries and 14 non-EU countries followed a…
27th July 2018
JERICO-NEXT poster presentation at the 4th Blue Planet Symposium, 4-6 July 2018,…
16th July 2018
JERICO-NEXT poster presentation at the 4th Blue Planet Symposium, 4-6 July 2018,…
16th July 2018
JERICO-NEXT Presentation at the 4th Geo Blue Planet Symposium, 4-6 July 2018,…
16th July 2018
Registration Open for the First EOOS Forum. This first EOOS Forum will bring together the main ocean observing funders, implementers [...]
Marine community is progressing towards harmonization of technologies and operating practices relating to similar measurements. In that context, the ATLANTOS [...]
The EuroGOOS FerryBox Task Team announces the 9th FerryBox Workshop that will be held on 24-26 April 2019 at the Genoa [...]
The OceanObs is taking place every 10 years to pool the ocean observing community to enhance and optimize ocean observing [...]

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. The information and views of this website lie entirely with the authors. The European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.