Short name: OGS
Contact name: Fabio BRUNETTI
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale – OGS is an Italian public-sector scientific institution which promotes, co-ordinates and carries out basic and applied research in the fields of Oceanography (physical, chemical and biological oceanography), Geophysics (including experimental and exploration geophysics) and Marine Geology. Located in Trieste in northeast Italy, it presently employs about 244 people, and is organized into 6 sections. 4 sections – Oceanography, Geophysics, the Seismological Research Centre, and Infrastructures – are concerned with research, while 2 (Administration and Technical Services) are responsible for the management of the Institute. The Oceanography Section of the OGS has extensive experience and expertise in designing, managing and operating marine observing infrastructure. It has developed, and is presently running, a comprehensive, distributed real-time marine monitoring system in the northern Adriatic Sea. The Section is an active partner in the European coastal observing network, JERICO, and the EU H2020 JERICO NEXT project, and is deeply involved in many other international and European projects involving the marine sector as well, with an emphasis on those involving the Mediterranean Sea.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Leader of Task 3.2 (“Adriatic Sea”) in WP3, where the overall objective is organize, harmonize, and integrate existing coastal observing activities and initiatives relating to the Adriatic Sea IRS.

Leader of Task 5.3 (“Performance Monitoring for the operation and integration of JERICO-RI platforms”) in WP5, which is concerned with establishing indicators and developing a management tool based on them that can be employed to monitor the degree of harmonization both at the single platform and “observatory” levels.

Leader of Subtask 5.3.1 (“Homogenization of KPPIs for the operation of JERICO-RI platforms”) in Task 5.3 of WP5.

Contributing partner to Subtask 5.3.2 (“KIPIs for the integration capabilities of JERICO-RI”) in Task 5.3 of WP5.

Contributing partner to Subtask 7.1.3 (“Testing the JIIM on a JERICO facility”) in Task 7.1 of WP7, which has as its objective the testing of the JERICO Interoperable Instrument Module (JIIM) at a JERICO facility. 

Contributing partner to Task 8.1 (“Trans-national access”) in WP8  , which deals with access provision to the JERICO-RI to potential users   

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Co-leader of WP2: Harmonisation of technologies and methodologies – technical strategy, which is concerned with harmonizing technologies, methodologies and procedures across the JERICO network to ensure efficiency and optimal returns, and enhance the consistency of services and products.

  • Co-leader of Task 2.1: Coordination of network harmonization
  • Co-leader of Task 2.5: Calibration and assessment
  • Co-leader of Task 2.6: The JERICO Label Technical Committee in WP2: Harmonisation of technologies and methodologies – technical strategy, which will carry forward the work being done on the “JERICO Label” in the EU-JERICO project, with the aim of normalizing operating practices across the JERICO network and establishing a general consensus-based “benchmark” for similar coastal observing infrastructure in Europe.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

JERICO – NEXT (Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories), funded by the European Union within the framework of its Horizon 2020 Programme for Research (H2020).

JERICO (Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories), funded by the European Union within the framework of its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

ENV05-Ocean: metrology for ocean salinity and acidity, a EURAMET (European Association of National Metrology Institutes) EMRP (European Metrology Research Programme) project.

RITMARE (Ricerca ITaliana per il MARE), a national Research & Technology programme funded by the Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR, the National Research Council) of Italy.

ODIP (Ocean Data Interoperability Platform), funded by the European Union within the framework of its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

SeaDataNet II (Pan-european Infrastructure For Ocean & Marine Data Management), funded by the European Union within the framework of its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).

MyOcean2 (Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting), funded by the European Union within the framework of its Seventh Framework Programme for Research (FP7).


Short name: ETT
Contact name:  Antonio Novellino
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Brief Description of Organisation:

ETT is an Italian ICT and creative industry (SME) that designs and develops informative system for management and monitoring of big data and metadata (smart Government). ETT develops and manges ICT projects, web portals, mobile apps, databases, web GIS applications for marine and ocean data information system. ETT is coordinating EMODnet Physics lot, deeply involved in EMODnet Data Ingestion and participates to a series of national and EU projects in the field of oceanography and marine data management (SCHeMA project on FP7 Ocean of Tomorrow; JERICO-NEXT on H2020; AtlantOS on H2020 BG8, SeaDataCloud on H2020). ETT was in charge for the EMODnet Baltic Sea Check Point portal and for the INCREASE CMEMS Service Evolution project data management infrastructure and interoperability. It is involved in the LAMBDA CMEMS Service Evolution for developing the dissemination portal and communication activities. Since December 2017 ETT is contributing to the development, operational maintenance and evolution of the CMEMS DU NRT and CMEMS DU MY (i.e. the CMEMS Dissemination Units). Since 2003, ETT is ISO9001:2008 certified for planning, development and maintenance activities of software services, software instruments, database and planning, development and maintenance activities of web-based systems. ETT is also ISO9001:2008 certified for formation activities management.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

In the proposal ETT will contribute in unlocking data, developing the infrastructure and the (big) data flow from the real time domain to validation. ETT will contribute to design and develop new data flows to handle new parameters (e.g. glider data, river data, etc.) and use them in Jerico-Next products. ETT will contribute to design and develop monitoring and diagnostic dashboards to platform operators on their platforms. This will improve the capability of the operators to track and manage the correct validation and preservation of operational data.

WP6 – Data management for multidisciplinary coastal data, T6.2.2; T6.2.3; T6.4.2; WP7- Next generation sensors and platforms T7.4.2.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

ETT will contribute the JERICO NEXT project under WP5 and WP8.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

1. EMODnet Physics DG MARE-Call-of-Tender – [Contract n° EASME/EMFF/2016/]
ETT is the coordinator of the EMODnet Physics. EMODnet Physics provides a combined array of services and functionalities (facility for viewing and downloading, dashboard reporting and machine-to-machine communication services) to obtain, free of charge data, meta-data and data products on the physical conditions of European sea basins and oceans. The portal is providing access to data and products of: wave height and period; temperature and salinity of the water column; wind speed and direction; horizontal velocity of the water column; light attenuation; sea ice coverage and sea level trends. EMODnet Physics is continuously enhancing the number and type of platforms in the system by unlocking and providing high quality data from a growing network. The current system provides data and information from more than 7.500 platforms such as moorings, drifting buoys, ARGO, profiling floats, HF Radars, and Ferrybox (http://www.emodnet-physics.eu/portal, http://www.emodnet-physics.eu/map).

2. EMODnet Data Ingestion and safe-keeping of marine data – [Contract n° EASME/EMFF/2015/ /SI2.727770]
The EMODnet Data Ingestion portal seeks to identify and to reach out to other potential providers in order to make their data sets also part of the total offer. This can concern historic data sets that can become part of the large European archives that might be of use for many applications. This can also concern operational oceanography data streams from monitoring platforms that can become part of the European operational oceanography data exchange for feeding forecasting models and supporting various operations.

3. Sea Data Cloud Project – H2020-INFRAIA-2016 [G.A. 730960]
The project aims at considerably advancing SeaDataNet Services and increasing their usage, adopting cloud and High Performance Computing technology for better performance. SeaDataNet is a standardized infrastructure for managing the large and diverse data sets collected by the oceanographic fleets and the automatic observation systems. The SeaDataNet infrastructure network and enhance the currently existing infrastructures, which are the national oceanographic data centres or data focal points of 34 countries, active in data collection. The networking of these professional data centres, in a unique virtual data management system provide integrated data sets of standardized quality on-line. As a research infrastructure, SeaDataNet contributes to build research excellence in Europe. ETT is contributing in unlocking data, developing the infrastructure and the (big) data flow from the near real time domain to validation, versioning and long-term preservation. ETT is supporting the design and development of infrastructures and interoperability interfaces for establishing machine-to-machine transfers of monitoring station data from the operational data centres and repositories to the ODC/Archived data centres.

4. CMEMS DU Project – Mercator Ocean – Contract n. 85-OD-MF-CMEMS – LOT1 and LOT2
CMEMS is the operational marine application component of the COPERNICUS program. The aim of the CMEMS is to deliver generic and systematic reference information on the physical state and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems. These products are generated by integrating/assimilating remote sensing data and model data. ETT is contributing to design, run and monitor the Dissemination Units (DUs) that is in charge of the dissemination of the products elaborated by TACs and MFCs making them available to users through several interfaces (WMS, DGF, subsetting, etc.).

5. LAMBDA Project – Mercator Ocean – Contract n. “66-SE-CMEMS-CALL2 LOT 3”. The project aims to improve the CMEMS MFCs thermohaline circulation in coastal areas by a better characterisation of the land-marine boundary conditions. New Earth Observation sea surface salinity products and experts groups will evaluate the project products impact on ocean salinity fields. ETT is developing the data management backoffice and data dissemination infrastructures.

6. SCHeMA Project: FP7-OCEAN 2013.2 [G.A. 614002]
ETT is involved in different WPs of the project in order to develop an innovative web-based system interface for accessing, interacting and configuring the SCHeMA network controller, probes and sensors. A specific task is the development of data accessibility and system interoperability according to the international OGC-SWE standards. (http://www.schema-ocean.eu)

7. JERICO-NEXT Project: H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015 [G.A. 654410]
ETT is working in the WP5 “Data management” that is developing procedures and methodologies to enable data collected through the project to comply with the international standards regarding their quality and metadata. A specific focus is to keep developing synergic direct links with EMODnet Physics and the Copernicus Marine Core Service. (

8. AtlantOS Project: H2020-BG-2014-2. [G.A. 633211]
ETT is involved in the project WP7 “Data flow and data integration” that is aimed at improving the observational infrastructures currently managed by a variety of consortia, networks and infrastructures, with a particular focus on efficiently integrating the extremely heterogeneous data collected by the different observing platforms, into a coherent system. ETT is also involved in the WP9 “System evaluation and sustainability” that is working on monitoring tools for the development and evaluation of a long-term, optimized Atlantic observing system. (


Short name: CNR
JERICO-S3 contact name: Annalisa Griffa
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JERICO-DS contact name: Annalisa Griffa
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Brief Description of Organisation:

CNR is a governmental research performing organization whose mission is to carry out, promote, spread, transfer and improve research activities in the main sectors of knowledge growth and of its applications for the scientific, technological, economic and social development. CNR is composed of several Research Units managing in situ and remote observing systems, such as fixed platforms and moorings, HF radars, a glider and an observational system based on fishing vessels. The groups mailny involved in this project are based in La Spezia and Trieste and are active in physical and chemical oceanography and fishery research, concerning both technological development and environmental aspects.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Co-leader of: WP5 (Griffa) and WP7 (Marini)
Leader of Tasks/subtasks: 2.2 (Cantoni), 3.2.2 (Cantoni), 5.1 (Mantovani), 7.3 (Marini)
Participant in tasks/subtasks: 1.3 (Griffa), 2.3 (Magaldi), 4.2 (Berta, Griffa), 5.1 (Cantoni, Corgnati), (Mantovani, Corgnati), (Cantoni), 9.1 and 9.5 (Griffa), TNA/VA?

JERICO-DS: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Leader of WP1, Leader of Task 1.1, Leader with CNR-OGS of Task 5.4. Participation to Tasks 1.2, 1.3, 3.3 and 4.4, Collaboration in WP1-6 as nation representative.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Leader of WP7 – Transnational Access to Coastal Observatories. Leader of tasks/subtask: 2.4.4, 3.2, 5.1, 8.9 ; Participant in tasks/subtasks: 1.4, 2.1, 2.2, 2.3.1, 2.4.3, 2.5, 2.6, 3.7, 4.4 (JRAP #4), 4.5 (JRAP #5), 4.6 (JRAP #6), 5.2, 5.3, 5.5, WP6

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

JERICO-NEXT– Toward a joint European research infrastructure network for coastal observatories- Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories. H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015 Research and Innovation action. September 2015 – August 2019. http://www.jerico-ri.eu

IMPACT– IMpatto Portuale su Aree Marine protette: azioni Cooperative Transfrontaliere. It-Fr Interreg Maritime Program. January 2017- December 2020. http://interreg-maritime.eu/web/impact

ECOSS – ECOlogical observing System in the Adriatic Sea: oceanographic observations for biodiversity. January 2019 – June 2021. Interreg Italy – Croatia

SEADATACLOUD Further developing the pan-European infrastructure for marine and ocean data management (European Union H2020-INFRAIA-2016-2017). 2016-2020. https://www.seadatanet.org/

CMEMS Insitu TAC Phase 2 (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service – Call for Tenders 82-CMEMS-TAC-INSITU). http://www.marineinsitu.eu



Short name: CMCC
Contact name:  Giulia Galluccio
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC) is a non-profit research institution (www.cmcc.it). CMCC’s mission is to investigate and model our climate system and its interactions with society to provide reliable, rigorous, and timely scientific results, which will in turn stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop science driven adaptation and mitigation policies in a changing climate. CMCC collaborates with experienced scientists, economists, and technicians, which work together in order to provide full analyses of climate impacts on various systems such as agriculture, ecosystems, coasts, water resources, health, and economics. CMCC also supports policymakers in setting and assessing costs, mitigation, and adaptation policies.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

According to the described profile, the main tasks of CMCC are concerned with activities of data assimilation and OSE/OSSEs use in WP3 (Task 3.7 and related subtasks), and in a couple of case studies applications of WP4 in the Mediterranean Sea.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

ADRICOSM STAR – Adricosm Integrated River Basin and Coastal Zone Management System. Funded by Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea. 2007-2010

TESSA – Sviluppo di Tecnologie per la ‘Situational Sea Awareness’. PON “Ricerca e Competitività 2007-2013”, 2012-2014

IONIO – Ionian integrated marine observatory. Greece Italy 2007-2013- INTERREG III;

PERSEUS – Policy oriented marine Environmental Research in the Southern European Seas. EC-FP7; 2012 – 2015;

MY OCEAN – Implementation project of the GMES Marine Core Service. EC-FP7; 2009 – 2012 and MY OCEAN 2 – Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service. EC-FP7; 2012 – 2014