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JERICO-NEXT presentation at the NeXOS Final General Assembly at PLOCAN GRAN CANARIA – 14th of September 2017

During the NeXOS Final General Assembly at PLOCAN GRAN CANARIA on 14th of September 2017, Session 7 was dedicated to the topic « Beyond NeXOS » Two presentations was planned, JERICO-NEXT and EMSO. The JERICO-NEXT presentation focused on JERICO-NEXT general objectives, WP2 (), WP3 () and on the JERICO-NEXT TNA 2018 call that is a great opportunity for sensors and systems developers that were attending the NeXOS Final GA. Willi Petersen, Stefania Sparnocchia and Laurent Delauney were in charge of… Read more »

A new JERICO-RI paper on contaminants of emerging concern in the open sea waters of the Western Mediterranean

We are pleased to inform you that the new JERICO-RI paper on “Contaminants of emerging concern in the open sea waters of the Western Mediterranean” is now available online with the following link https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2017.07.082This publication written by Miroslav Brumovský, Jitka Bečanová, Jiří Kohoutek, Mireno Borghini and Luca Nizzetto is dealing with pollution by chemical substances in the open surface waters of the Western Mediterranean Sea.

3rd newsletter

Summer 2017 Welcome to the JERICO-NEXT Newsletter 3rd ISSUE – JERICO-NEXT, Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories” SLOCUM DEEP S1″ SOCIB glider facility deployed in the waters of Palma de Mallorca Image credit: SOCIB GLIDER TEAMWe are very pleased to send you the latest updates on coastal observatories and JERICO-NEXT activities.JERICO-NEXT Summer School 2017From 19 – 23 June the first JERICO-NEXT summer school… Read more »

Phytoplankton biodiversity investigated with novel methods

Water samples were collected using Niskin bottles mounted on a CTD rosette during the cruises in the Skagerrak in autumn 2016. Photo: Bengt Karlson. Phytoplankton from the study near a mussel farm on the Swedish Skagerrak coast in autumn 2016. The organism at the top left is Dinophysis acuta, a producer of Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxins. Photo: Bengt KarlsonJRAP1 has activities in several sea areas around Europe. In the Baltic Sea Ferrybox systems on ferries and merchant vessels are used to automat… Read more »

Consolidating the JERICO-NEXT observing network: first steps towards operational harmonization of new, promising technologies

The JERICO – NEXT project has coalesced a number of marine research infrastructures providing observations on Europe’s coastal seas at a local or national level into a pan-european network of coastal “observatories” that is enabling timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high-quality environmental data and information products on European waters at the transnational level. Underpinning this integration is the strong effort that is being put into harmonizing technologies, methodologies an… Read more »

Investigating the hydrodynamics and related transport of phytoplankton and microplastics in the southeastern part of Bay of Biscay

Since Monday, a team of JERICO-NEXT has been investigating the hydrodynamics and related transport of phytoplankton and microplastics in the southeastern part of Bay of Biscay. Thanks to the collaboration between the LOPS lab of Ifremer, the Shom, the university of Littoral and Cote d’Opal (ULCO) and AZTI we are already able to see the strong variability of the hydrology with the MVP profiler trawled behind the ship and some phytoplankton species are identified in real time with the flow cytomet… Read more »

Transnational Access – The French Glider National Facility (GNF)

The French Glider National Facility (GNF) The French Glider National Facility (GNF) provides glider missions for the Transnational Access (TNA) of JERICO-NEXT. During 2017, GNF is involved in two projects, GliderSouth with the University of Malta and FinisGlider with the Spanish Institute of Oceanography. The French team prepared, deployed and piloted two Slocum gliders, Campe and Bonpland.Project GliderSouth for the University of MaltaThe main objective of GliderSouth Project was to sample… Read more »

Case study on marine contaminants – artificial sweeteners

The ubiquitous presence of artificial sweeteners in North European and Arctic coastal waters was discovered in the framework of the JRAP3 activities led by NIVA (Norway) thanks to the JERICO-NEXT project. JRAP3 deals with the assessment of distribution of man-made chemical pollutant in European coastal water and the biological responses they can induce. Through the FerryBox platforms included in the JERICO-RI infrastructure we have conducted an extensive monitoring campaign covering over 3000 mi… Read more »

Mastodon 2D – low cost measurements in shallow water along the water column

Nine low-cost Mastodon 2D moorings will deployed in the Bay of Biscay for a duration of two weeks to study fast changes in temperature. This has been organised thanks to the Etoile cruise in the JERICO-NEXT project.The bin below the mooring contains the buoy for the travelling and boarding.Objective : to measure temperature in the column of shallow water  

ABACUS 3 project information

ABACUS 3 OBJECTIVES:The project aims at assessing the importance of a new monitoring line across the Algerian Basin between  Palma de Mallorca and the Algerian Coast.The main objectives of the ABACUS 3 project are:To continue the time series of oceanographic data collected in the Algerian Basin along the endurance line between Mallorca and Algeri;To identify the physical and biological properties of the surface and intermediate water masses between Balearic Islands and Algerian Coast;To intercep… Read more »