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Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices

JERICO-NEXT representatives participated in a two-and-a-half-day workshop on “Evolving and Sustaining Ocean Best Practices” organised by The AtlantOS and ODIP Projects, JCOMMOCG and IODE. The Workshop took place at the IOC Offices, Paris, France from Wednesday 15th November to Friday 17th November 2017. The workshop focused on new approaches and recommend processes for archiving, discovering and accessing ocean observation best practices. This International Workshop included a series of presenta… Read more »

JERICO-NEXT’s Best Practices Workshop on “Assimilating Technical Best Practice improvements to optimize network data flow”

The JERICO-NEXT’s Best Practices Workshop on “Assimilating Technical Best Practice improvements to optimize network data flow” was a joint organization of project’s WP2 (leader: Rajesh Nair, OGS, Coleader: Wilhelm Petersen, HZG) and WP5 (leader: Leonidas Perivoliotis, HCMR, Coleader: Patrick Gorringe, EuroGOOS) and was held in Bergen, Norway on 5th of October 2017. The workshop was planned to examine the possibilities for closer collaboration between the above two WPs in order to better reconcil… Read more »

Pagure-2 a new towed underwater system

A new towed underwater video system (TUVS), called ‘Pagure-2’ has been developped by Ifremer thanks to the JERICO-NEXT project, in order to map habitats, describe biodiversity, and monitor ecological changes in coastal benthic ecosystems.   For this purpose, we modified an existing TUVS (‘Pagure’) to expand the range of accessible benthic habitats, to get more stable footage on irregular rocky bottoms, and to investigate fragile ecosystems (e.g., marine protected areas) where impact has to be li… Read more »

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 were planned, JERICO-NEXT and EMSO. The JERICO-NEXT presentation focused on JERICO-NEXT general objectives, WP2 (Harmonisation of technologies and methodologies-technical strategy), WP3 (Innovations in Technology and Methodology) and on the JERICO-NEXT TNA 2018 call that is a great opportunity for sensors and systems developers t… 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 »