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.

In the framework of WP3 and WP4 (JRAP#1), Machteld Rijkeboer from Rijkswaterstaat (NL) took part in a North Sea cruise on the Cefas Endeavour (UK) between 21st and 28th of June 2016. The aim of the work was to determine the diversity of the phytoplankton with a semi-automatic system including two Cytosense flow cytometers connected to a ferrybox. The on line analyses were programmed from every 20 minutes to every hour. The results can already be seen on and…
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
West-Gironde Mud Patch action. Locations of the sampled…
20th June 2016
On the 19th & 20th April, the Cabled Observataries Workshop took place…
20th June 2016
The need for an end-to-end integrated and sustained European Ocean Observing System (EOOS) has been expressed by the oceanographic and [...]
Who is the workshop for? Participants in JERICO-NEXT workpackages 3.1 and 4.1 and a few other invited persons AimsTo improve the [...]
Every two years, the International week of marine sciences and technologies gather international experts from different disciplines related to the [...]

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.