Short name: IH
Contact name:  Joao Vitorino
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Instituto Hidrografico (IH), the Portuguese Hydrographic Office, is a research institute of the Portuguese Navy, recognized as a State Laboratory and with strategic orientations defined by the Ministry of Defense in articulation with the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of the Sea. IH is an institute with administrative and financial autonomy and employs 360 permanent staff and 14 contracted elements. IH develops activities in the areas of Hydrography/Cartography (with national responsibilities in the bathymetric surveys and publication of bathymetric charts), Physical Oceanography (with national responsibilities in the publication of tidal tables and in contributing to the Portuguese implementation of MSFD), Marine Chemistry and Pollution (with national responsibilities as expert entity for oil characterization during oil spill accidents and recently as Designated Laboratory, in Portugal, in the field of Inorganic Chemistry), Marine Geology and Safety of Navigation (with national responsibilities in dissemination of Navigation Aids). IH operates an ocean observing infrastructure for the Portuguese waters (MONIZEE system) which is integrated with operational forecasting capacities. The main research areas developed in the last few years cover the dynamics of the Portuguese shelf and slope waters and of the insular waters (Madeira and Azores Archipelagos) and the related impacts on sedimentary dynamics and on contaminant transport as well as the development of support products based on real-time monitoring and operational forecasting. IH is a member of ICES, IHO, IMO, EuroGOOS, GLOSS, INSPIRE-pt among others.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP10 – Coordination of the Work Package, lead Task 10.1 and 10.3, lead subtask 10.4.3, contributes to Task 10.2
WP3 – Task3.3 (Task leader)
WP5 – Contributing to Task5.1 and Task 5.2

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP4 : Case studies n°6

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

IH is participating in the following European projects:

MYCOAST (Atlantic Area Transnational Program 2014-2020) which aims to fill the gap between the large-scale products and the end-users improving coastal observatories in the Atlantic region,

OCASO (INTERREG POCTEP 2015-2019) aiming to develop a Coastal Environmental Observatory of the Southwest Portugal and Spain,

MARRISK project (INTERREG POCTEP 2015-2019) focused on the development of synergies aiming the consolidation of a knowledge infrastructure for the assessment of coastal risks affecting the area of North Portugal and Galicia (Spain) in a framework of climate change,

JERICO-NEXT (H2020-INFRAIA, 2015-2019) focused on the development of a European network of coastal ocean observatories.

In recent years IH participated in JERICO (FP7, 2011-2015), HERMES(FP6, 2005-2009), HERMIONE (FP7,2009-2012) and in several projects funded by the INTERREG POCTEP mechanism such as RAIA (2009-2012), RAIA-co(2012-2015), TRADE1(2011-2014) and TRADE2(2013-2017).