JERICO-RI, the Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: overview and willingness for operational operation

JERICO-NEXT Presentation at the 4th Geo Blue Planet Symposium, 4-6 July 2018, Toulouse, France.


Puillat I. (LOPS-Ifremer, FR); Farcy P. (Ifremer, FR); Durand D. (Covartec, NO); and JERICO-NEXT partners

JERICO-RI, the Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories integrates several observing platform types i.e. fixed buoys, piles, moorings, drifters, Ferrybox, gliders, HF radars, coastal cable observatories and the associated technologies dedicated to the observation and monitoring of the European coastal waters. This observing system of systems, is designed to provide high-quality data that are supporting knowledge development on the complex and often coupled physical, chemical and biological processes characterizing the coastal waters of European coastal seas. The RI is to serve both the implementation of European marine policies and the elucidation of contemporary and future key scientific questions. It therefore includes observations of the physical, chemical and biological compartments and aims at a better integration of marine biology with physical and chemical oceanology.

The objective of our 3 posters series is to present the RI and some results and prototype products after deployments at sea and numerical simulations led in the JERICO-NEXT H2020 project. This poster will describe the research infrastructure with the today funded project JERICO-NEXT involving 34 partners during 2015-2019. Emphasis will be given on its system of systems, facilities, along with 6 scientific research and development axis. This poster will introduce the 2 other posters by a general description.

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