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.

A selection of benthic fauna (Crown Copyright, R. Joliffe).

The UK Government has been committed to conserving the biodiversity of marine fauna and flora in British waters since the Marine and Coastal Access Act, 2009. This has been enacted by protecting an ecologically coherent network of UK coastal areas from harmful human activities. As of May 2018, approximately 24% of UK waters are currently within Marine Protected Areas (an...

5th June 2018
SOCIB - Follow the Glider will be present at scientific fair “Science…
9th May 2018
The accurate monitoring of surface transport, which is inherently chaotic and depends…
3rd May 2018
Application Deadline Extended to 7th June 2018 “Operational Oceanography for Blue Growth is…
26th April 2018
ARTE channel just released a documentary about the big waves in Nazaré…
26th April 2018
The 4th International Symposium on Research and Management of Eutrophication in Coastal Ecosystems (EUTRO 2018) will take place 18-20 June [...]
Deadline for the Submission of Abstract POSTPONED until 17th May 2018 The 4th GEO BLUE PLANET International Symposium will serve [...]
General information “Operational Oceanography for Blue Growth is a week long summer school organised by the JERICO-NEXT project, hosted by the University of Malta (Physical [...]
This year the ASC offers 18 different theme sessions. Click Here for Further Information  
SAVE THE DATE ! We are pleased to inform you that the 2nd General Assembly of JERICO-NEXT will take place [...]
The 18th edition of the International Conference on Harmful Algae will attempt to deal with all topics concerning the understanding [...]

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.