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.

We are very pleased to send you the latest updates on coastal observatories and JERICO-Next activities. Last few months efforts were focused on the 1st call of Trans-National Access, the establishment of an User Engagement Panel, the Science strategy & Governance strategy and on the valorisation through applied joint research activities. The User Panel is intended to create a dynamic communication channel with key users representing the public and policy makers as well as operational communities that focus on research, education and from within the industry sector. The main target of the Panel is to establish an effective mechanism linking the project to beneficiaries and ensuring that the JERICO-RI products to be defined will fit the needs of users and stakeholders. The members, individually and collectively, participate directly and have a pro-active role in the derivation of knowledge and applications from the JERICO-NEXT products, including provision of feedback and assessments to enhance the relevance of the project scopes...

16th December 2016
You are invited take part in an open online consultation to help…
12th December 2016
In the framework of the work package 2 (Harmonization of technologies and…
8th December 2016
In the framework of the Sea tech Week 2016, Ifremer organized on…
22nd November 2016
The Acqua Alta Oceanographic Tower of CNR ISMAR…
17th November 2016
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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.