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 the work package 2 (Harmonization of technologies and methodologies – technical strategy) will be organized the first workshop of Task 2.4 “Harmonizing new network sensors” in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) on December 13th & 14th, 2016.

Aim of the workshop:

The JERICO-Next network is implementing a variety of sensors for a number of bio-geochemical measurements. Furthermore, systems for coastal profiling can help to integrate indispensable information on water column characteristics in coastal areas.

Task 2.4 deals with the harmonization of these sensors and systems, including their underlying technologies. In this first workshop the status of sensors used for measuring biology related optical properties, variables of the marine carbonate system, and systems for coastal profiling within the JERICO-Next network will be presented and discussed. The main objectives are the following:

- Discuss and report on the present level of implementation of such sensors and systems within the JERICO--Next network from the perspectives of:

  • the state-of-the-art and use
  • current modes of deployment
  • capabilities and limitations
  • data quality concerns

- Discuss and agree on the structure and contents...

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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.