52°N

Short name: 52°N
Contact name: Dr. Simon Jirka
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The 52°North GmbH has been founded in 2006 as a German company limited by shares (“Gesellschaft mit beschränkter Haftung – GmbH”). Shareholders with the indicated shares are the University of Münster (Münster, Germany) – 26%, the University of Twente (Twente, The Netherlands) – 26%, Environmental Systems Research Institute Inc. – Esri (Redlands, California, USA) – 24%, and con terra GmbH (Münster, Germany) – 24%. 52°North acts as a non-profit organization based on its shareholder’s agreement. Shareholders receive neither profit shares nor other payments from company funds.

52°North coordinates activities of partners from research, industry, and public administration. Its mission is to foster the development of new concepts and technologies in Geoinformatics, in particular Sensor Web, Web-based Geoprocessing, Earth Observation, and Metadata. The company has a long and outstanding record in the Geo-IT domain and is significantly contributing to the development of international standards. For example, 52°North is involved in the OGC and in the advancement of the INSPIRE directive. A pro-active innovation strategy is a central element of 52°North’s activities. This becomes manifest in European and national research projects as well as the company’s involvement in OGC Testbeds. This is complemented by consulting and software development projects helping customers to integrate up-to-date technological developments into their operational infrastructures. 52°North focuses on the development of open-source software to promote the use of its developments and to motivate external developers to contribute to the advancement of 52°North software. 52°North Sensor Web implementations are used by many parties in domains such as oceanography, hydrology and environmental monitoring. Whenever possible, all software developed by 52°North is put under an open-source license.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

The activities of 52N will especially be focused on WP7. In this context, 52°North will work on the advancement of Sensor Web components such as the SensorML editor smle, the Helgoland Sensor Web Viewer and data access services based on the OGC SWE standards.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

SeaDataCloud: Within this H2020 project, the aim is to advance the SeaDataNet infrastructure for managing large and diverse ocean observation data sets by adopting cloud and high-performance computing technology. The role of 52°North in this project comprises upstream components (i.e. SWE-based ingestion of near-real-time data streams) as well as the visualisation of observation data.

BRIDGES (Bringing together Research and Industry for the Development of Glider Environmental Services): Within this H2020 project 52°North contributes by developing an interoperable Sensor Web architecture that facilitates the operation of gliders collecting marine observation data.

ODIP II (Ocean Data Interoperability Platform, Phase 2): This H2020 coordination and support action aimed at facilitating the sharing of ocean data across scientific domains and international boundaries. The contribution of 52°North in this project addressed the aspects related to Sensor Web technology and the related OGC Sensor Web Enablement standards.

NeXOS (Next generation, Cost-effective, Compact, Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management): Within the FP7 project NeXOS 52°North focused on the development of an interoperable marine Sensor Web architecture for oceanographic data covering the whole path from the sensor to applications.

FixO3 (Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory): The FixO3 network (FP7) worked on the integration of European open ocean fixed point observatories and on improving the access to these key installations for the broader community. In the context of this project, 52°North contributed mainly its Sensor Web background and expertise on interoperable approaches for data modelling and sharing.

UNESCO

Short name: UNESCO
Contact name: Peter Pissierssens
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The “International Oceanographic Data and Information Exchange” (IODE) of the “Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission” (IOC) of UNESCO was established in 1961. The main objectives of the IODE Programme are (revision IODE-XXII, March 2013): (i) To facilitate and promote the discovery, exchange of, and access to, marine data and information including metadata, products and information in real-time, near real time and delayed mode, through the use of international standards, and in compliance with the IOC Oceanographic Data Exchange Policy for the ocean research and observation community and other stakeholders; (ii) To encourage the long term archival, preservation, documentation, management and services of all marine data, data products, and information; (iii) To develop or use existing best practices for the discovery, management, exchange of, and access to marine data and information, including international standards, quality control and appropriate information technology; (iv) To assist Member States to acquire the necessary capacity to manage marine research and observation data and information and become partners in the IODE network; (v) To support international scientific and operational marine programmes, including the Framework for Ocean Observing for the benefit of a wide range of users.

IODE has been involved in the AtlantOS and ODIP Projects and was a main contributor to an international team (the Ocean Best Practice Working Group) for best practices and application development. IODE hosts the Ocean Best Practices System (OBPS) and repository which will now become a formal IOC Project implemented jointly IODE and GOOS.

In addition, IODE’s OceanTeacher Global Academy (OTGA) with its Regional Training Centres offers the infrastructure for training and capacity building to ocean-related organizations and projects.

JERICO-S3: Main Tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Best Practices under WP 5, 6, 7, Virtual Access under WP 7 & 8

TalTech

Short name: TalTech
Contact name: Urmas Lips
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Tallinn University of Technology (TalTech) is the flagship of Estonian engineering and technology education and research creating synergy between the technological, natural, exact, economic, and health sciences. Department of Marine Systems is an education, research and development unit in the School of Science of TalTech and employs about 60 persons. Research topics of the Department are related to marine physics, ecology, pollution control, coastal planning, remote sensing and mathematical modelling. The Department conducts open sea monitoring as a part of the national monitoring program and assists the Ministry of the Environment in the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) in Estonia and works closely with HELCOM (Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission – Helsinki Commission). The Department has tasks regarding the assessment of the status of marine waters both at the national and regional level. TalTech has long experience in using research vessels, ferryboxes, buoy-based and bottom-mounted vertical profilers, gliders and other automated devices. The Department is a leading national body in operational oceanography and is a member of EuroGOOS, BOOS, FerryBox, EGO, and Copernicus marine service consortia. The Department also has considerable experience regarding marine data management and harmonization and hosts oceanographic databases in Estonia.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

TalTech will contribute to WP2, WP4 and WP8. In WP2 our task is related to stakeholder involvement (HELCOM). In WP4, our observational system consisting of a ferrybox, glider Mia, autonomous buoy-based and bottom-mounted profiling stations, wave buoy, etc. will be an integral component of the Pilot SuperSite in the Gulf of Finland. Likewise, we contribute to the further development of services based on in-situ and model data analysis. We develop a tool for the routine assessment of the environmental status based on deepwater oxygen conditions. We also demonstrate how to integrate autonomous data (Pilot SuperSite data) into the regional (HELCOM) assessments. In WP8 (TNA), we provide two systems – Keri bottom-mounted station plus ferrybox and buoy-based profiler and glider for transnational access and Keri station and in WP11 (VA) Tallinn-Helsinki ferrybox as virtual access e-infrastructures.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

1. Integrated carboN and TracE Gas monitoRing for the bALtic sea (BONUS INTEGRAL, 2017-2020).
2. An alliance of European marine research infrastructure to meet the evolving needs of the research and industrial communities (EurofleetsPlus, 2019-2023).
3. EMODnet Sea Basin Checkpoint project Lot no 3 Baltic (Baltic Sea Check Point – BSCP; 2015-2018).
4. Towards improved Baltic Sea environmental assessment and monitoring (BONUS SEAM, 2018-2020).
5. Innovative approaches to monitoring and assessing marine environment and nature values in Estonian sea area (IMAGE, 2019-2021).

RBINS

Short name: RBINS
Contact name: Michael Fettweis
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) is a Belgian Federal State Institution governed by the Belgian Science Policy Office (Belspo) which is devoted to nature, its long history and its sustainable management. Besides being well known for significant multidisciplinary research activities, it hosts the Museum of Natural Sciences and collections of specimens and it provides public services in terms of advice, expertise and studies. Its mission is, amongst other, to support the management of the marine environment, particularly for Belgian waters, by scientific activities including mathematical modelling, in situ measurements, satellite image analysis (ocean color images in turbid waters) and management advice to policy-makers. For instance, OD Nature monitoring the impact of human activities on marine ecosystem and is responsible for the implementation of the MSFD environmental monitoring program and for the assessment of the MSFD GES. It also operates the RV-Belgica, 4 coastal benthic landers, an accredited Marine Chemistry laboratory, the Belgian Marine Forecasting Centre or the Belgian Marine Data Centre (NODC). In the framework of JERICO-S3, OD-Nature will bring its fundamental and applied expertise in cohesive and non-cohesive suspended particulate matter measurements (in-situ and satellite) and modelling.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

  • WP4: Partner in the PSS English Channel
  • WP7: Test of measurement devices for SPM concentration
  • WP8: TNA
  • WP11: VA
  • WP9: Partner facilitating Belgian users engagement and Belgian support for a transition towards an ESFRI or an ERIC

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

  • RV Belgica
  • 4 coastal landers (measuring a broad range of near-bed marine processes, including SPM, currents, turbulence, sound, etc.)// – Marine Chemistry Lab
  • Belgian Marine Data Centre (NODC) and its databases
  • COHERENS Modelling infrastructure and its numerous application (a.o. Belgian Marine Forecasting Centre)
  • Satellite images processing and analysis infrastructure (mainly specialised in ocean colour images in very turbid coastal areas)

PLOCAN

Short name: PLOCAN
Contact name: Eric Delory
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) is a multipurpose service centre with landbased and sea-based novel infrastructures to support research, technology development and innovation in the marine and maritime sectors. Its mission is to promote long-term observation and sustainability of the ocean, providing a cost-effective combination of services, such as an observatory, a test site, a base for underwater vehicles, training and an innovation hub. PLOCAN is a joint initiative of the Spanish and the Canary Islands governments, with the help of the European Regional Development Fund, whose main objective is to build and operate a fixed offshore platform that will be located both close to the coast and near the edge of the continental shelf, in shallow waters. It will have a net surface of around 2,500 m2 of research capacity, space for laboratories, instrumented containers and capacity to permanently accommodate researchers distributed in a multistore building with a main dock of 1,000 m2.

The PLOCAN managing team and technical staff have a broad experience in the preparation, management and development of large national and international projects in the marine and maritime sectors and are currently coordinating European projects in the fields of offshore platforms and marine observation. In addition PLOCAN is configured as a Marine Test Site where projects focused on testing and demonstrating of all kinds of marine devices are performed. These include mainly marine renewable energy converters but also submarine and surface autonomous vehicles, fixed buoys and marine observatories, profilers, sensors, etc.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Leader of WP7 – Technological Innovation – (Tasks 7.1, 7.2, 7.3) WP8: PLOCAN coastal facilities and test site offered for access, WP1/Task 1.1: Link to WP7 and participation in joint meetings/workshops

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

The PLOCAN managing team and staff have extensive experience in the development and management of large national and international projects in the marine and maritime sector such as CANIGO (4th FP), ANIMATE (5th FP), MERSEA (6th FP), EuroSITES (7th FP), TROPOS (7th FP), NeXOS (7th FP), FIX03 (7th FP), AtlantOS (H2020), EMSO-Link (H2020).

PORTS OF SPAIN (PdE)

Short name: PdE
Contact name:  Enrique Alvarez
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Puertos del Estado is the Spanish Government Agency (dependent of the Ministry of Public Works), responsible for the coordination and efficiency control of the state-owned Spanish Port System (it includes 46 ports managed by 28 Port Authorities). 


By means of the own-managed operational oceanographic system, the Physical Environment Area provides to the port system, the society and other stakeholding institutions with met-ocean data essential for reducing costs, increasing efficiency and sustainability and ensuring safety in routine port operations. Puertos del Estado employs more than 143 multidisciplinary skilled people, with a turnover in 215 of roughly 34 million euros.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Puertos del Estafo will contribute directly with man/months and/or its observing/modelling/data services infrastructures to WP’s

WP3: IRS: it will contribute to the Iberian Peninsula IRS lead by IH, with up to 6HF radars (including 3 in the Strait of Gibraltar), 5 multi-parametric buoys and 12 tide gauges in the region. It will as well contribute with regional/coastal/harbour scale models operational in the area.

WP4: PSS: task 4.3, subtask 4.3.1: Pilot Supersite at North-West Mediterranean, with HF radar at Ebro delta, 5 multiparametric buoys and 10 tide gauges, and regional/coastal/harbour scale models operational in the area.

WP11: VA: Puertos del Estado will contribute to the project with its applications PORTUS REST API, OpenDap and Web Service (VA#29, VA#30, VA#31).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Puertos del Estado counts with a big expertise in obtaining, analysing and forecasting data of the ocean. Currently the institution is involved in the Iberian-Biscay-Irish Monitoring and Forecast Centre (IBI- MFC) of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMS) and is leading the IN-SITU TAC for the IBI Region. Nivmar (Storm Surge forecast system for the Spanish Cost), the Wave Forecast System for Port Authorities, the circulation forecast in the IBI area and the SAMPA circulation model at the straits of Gibraltar. Puertos del Estado has been involved in the projects ECOOP, MYOCEAN2 (Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service), “MEDESS-4MS” (Mediterranean Decision Support System for Marine Safety), “MyWave” (A pan- European concerted and integrated approach to operational wave modelling and forecasting – a complement to GMES MyOcean services) and the first JERICO, among others. In the framework of the national projects SAMOA and SAMOA2, Puertos del Estado in collaboration with the Spanish harbors have implemented new coastal and harbor domain models (waves and circulation), nested in the regional CMEMS models, with up to 60 models running operationally around the Spanish coast. A new downstream service developed for the harbors integrates in-situ and models data to provide products of interest for harbor and coastal management.

NORCE

Short name: NORCE
Contact name:  Catherine Boccadoro
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Brief Description of Organisation:

NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS is a new and future-oriented non-profit multidisciplinary research company owned by University of Bergen, University of Stavanger, University of Agder and University of Tromsø. NORCE is one of the Norway’s largest independent research institutes, with about 1000 employees, 1500 ongoing projects, an annual sales of over 1 billion NOK and over 600 scientific publications a year. NORCE conducts research and provides innovation in the fields of energy, health, climate, environment, technology and societal science. Our solutions respond to key environmental and societal challenges, contributing to value creation locally, nationally and globally. The head office is located in Bergen, with regional offices all over Norway. The Environment Department carries out basic and applied research in the field of environmental disturbances and assessment as well as technological development for undertaking such science, and is involved in contract research for private companies and public authorities. Our vision is to develop and deliver scientifically based knowledge for ecologically sound development and growth, and to promote research-based innovation. NORCE Environment has a long-term high-profile scientific record on ecosystem functioning, with focus on climate change and food-web processes as well as pollution. NORCE-TEchnology gathers 30 years of experince in developing marine sensors and platforms (including autonmous platforms- sailbuoy).

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

NORCE will lead task 7.2 (JRA) on biological sensors and integrated sensor packages.

NORCE will significantly contributes in WP1 on the elabration of the 15-year propsective vision for the JERICO-RI.

NORCE will contribute with expertise in the consiolidation of the Integrated Regional Sites for the Norwegian Sea and the Kattegatt/Skagerrak (WP3), and support the link between the technologicsal developmetn in WP7 and their implementation in IRS.

NORCE will also contribute to WP5 for the elaboration of the performance indicators.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

NORCE has been participating in several EU projects related to ocean observations and biosensors, including JERICO-NEXT, BRIDGES, BEEP, PRAGMA, RESPIL. NORCE is currently eading a portfolio of about 10 projects on molecular and microbial biosensor development. JERICO-S3 will built upon these developments.

IRB

Short name: IRB
Contact name:  Martin Pfannkuchen
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Ruđer Bošković Institute (RBI) is the largest Croatian research center for basic sciences, participating also in science applications and higher education. It covers natural and life sciences and offers a rich environment for interdisciplinary research. Today the RBI consists of eleven research divisions, three centers for scientific support and sections for maintenance, technical services and administration. The RBI has an organized infrastructure, which includes the largest library in natural sciences in Croatia, computing centers, animal facilities and large number of valuable experimental devices and infrastructures. The IRB contracted 20 FP6 projects worth more than 3 mil €, 33 FP7 projects worth more than 11.2 mil € as well as 11 Horizon 2020 projects worth more than 7 mil €, as well as 7 ESF projects and 1 ERDF worth more than 1.8 mil €. RBI has a dedicated Department for Projects and Knowledge Transfer who actively participates in the administrative and financial preparation and implementation of all proposed and contracted projects and coordinate the implementation of all the preparatory and implementation activities with professional services of the Institute Its Center for Marine Research (CMR) is located in Rovinj at the Adriatic coast. The CMR specializes in marine research, ecological analyses and long-term monitoring of the northern Adriatic. The CMR hosts a northern Adriatic long term dataset on ecological, biological, oceanographic and plankton parameters that reaches over 40 years back. The most relevant capital infrastructures for this project are the computing centers for ecosystem modelling and forecasting, three research vessels, oceanographic buoys and the CMR which is dedicated to the investigation and monitoring of the northern Adriatic Sea. The IRB was directly involved in the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive in Croatia and is to date responsible for the respective operational monitoring in the northern Adriatic.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP3, co lead, Collaboration in WP3 Task 2.

WP5, Task 5.2, ST6 Automatic sampling for DNA analysis

WP7, Task 2.2.2 (Metabarcoding for genetic Biodiversity analysis and methodological poc of automated sampling.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Services of systematic testing of quality of transitional and coastal waters 2013-2019 financed by the Croatian Waters agency. In recent years the CIM was leading the Croatian national monitoring program for the Adriatic (Projekt Jadran). Next to that, CIM was involved in numerous national and international marine research and managements programs and projects like e.g.: WICOS (Interreg Implementation of the water quality monitoring in the Western Istrian Coastal Sea), BALMAS (AdriaticIPA, Balast water management for Adriatic Sea Protection). CIM (coordinator Mirta Smodlaka) was involved in the EU project MARELITT. One major output were the toolkits for marine litter retention and derelict fishing gear retrieval. CIM (coordinator Mirta Smodlaka) was involved in the EU project PERSEUS testing of the AMP toolbox.

COASTAL CITIES WATER POLLUTION CONTROL PROJECT 2
Consulting services for the definition of the monitoring and observation system for ongoing assessment of the adriatic sea under the adriatic sea monitoring programme, phase II

IOW

Short name: IOW
Contact name:  Gregor Rheder
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW) is a marine research institute with a strong focus on coastal ecosystems. Organized within a strategic research agenda, the departments of Physical oceanography, Marine geology, Marine Chemistry and Marine Biology pursue interdisciplinary research in coastal systems, with a special focus on the Baltic Sea. IOW also conducts the German contribution of the HELCOM monitoring obligations on behalf of the BSH.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Situation as of 02.03.2019 to be updated when role in the consortium becomes clearer
Suggested: WP2, Task 2.1, and 2.4 Collaboration of Interoperability IOW has strong link to ICOS, and experience in merging both for additional goals in science (i.e. HELCOM monitoring) and merged education projects with ICOS and IOCCP, in particular through BONUS INTEGRAL. IOW: could also assist with linkage with the international (global pCO2 community, i.e. SOCONET) WP 4 Task 4.2 (1) Contribution to the GoF supersite through instrumentation on VOS Finnmaid.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

BONUS PINBAL 2014-2017
Chemical characterization and instrument development towards the application of spectrophotometric pH-measurements in brackish water conditions
Coordinator: Gregor Rehder
https://www.io-warnemuende.de/pinbal-home.html

ICOS Pilot and Implementation 2012-2016
BONUS INTEGRAL
Use of ICOS and similar research infrastructure for a better assessment of the ecosystem state of the Baltic Sea
Coordinator: Gregor Rehder
https://www.io-warnemuende.de/integral-home.html

IEEE

Short name:  IEEE France Section
Contact name:  Jay Pearlman
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Brief Description of Organisation:

IEEE will contribute to JERICO 3 best practices and virtual access. The IEEE France Section is an IEEE non-profit corporation registered in France in 1967. It has more than 3000 members with many links to both industry and universities. It has experts and experience in oceanic engineering, sensors, systems best practices and standards. Globally, IEEE is the world’s leading professional association for the advancement of technology with more than 400,000 members in over 162 countries; The IEEE is a major international standards organization with over 900 active IEEE standards, IEEE has played an active role in GEO and GEOSS through management and contributions to architecture and interoperability development. In projects such as H2020 AtlantOS and ODIP, IEEE has led an international team (the Ocean Best Practice Working Group) for best practices system and applications development. IEEE has had a important role in information brokers, which facilitate virtual access. IEEE also leads the GEO Standards and Interoperability Forum (SIF) that works with the Earth observation community in addressing standards and interoperability issues. IEEE has a management role in ocean research and applications as well as addressing societal issues such as marine debris.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Best Practices under WP 5; Virtual Access under WP 7 and 8; sustainability under WP9

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

1. H2020 “Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (AtlantOS)”, Coordinator: GEOMAR, Grant agreement No 633211, (2015-2019)
2. H2020 “Ocean Data Interoperability Platform (ODIP)”, Coordinator: NERC, Grant agreement No: 654310(2015-2018)
3. FP7 NeXOS (2013-2017) – Coordinator: PLOCAN Ref. GA- 614102: To develop new cost-effective, innovative and compact integrated multifunctional sensor systems (ocean optics, ocean passive acoustics, and sensors for an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries (EAF)). These sensors can be deployed from mobile and fixed ocean observing platforms, as well as to develop downstream services for GOOS, GES of MFSD and the CFP packages for future ocean observing stations.
4. FP7 COOPEUS, A Project for Building a Framework for a Sustainable Transatlantic Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Research Infrastructures. Coordinator University of Bremen, Germany, (2012 –2014).
5. Marine Collaborative Ground Segment. This is a GMES/Copernicus
collaborative ground station project in the maritime domain. It contributes to a list of
networks and activities that connect in-situ, oceanographic models and satellite radar data.
Associated with document Ref. Ares(2015)717964 – 19/02/2015, Grant Agreement number: 633211

FAMRI

Short name:  FAMRI
Contact name:  Ian Salter
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Faroese Marine Research Institute is a government funded research centre tasked with monitoring Faroese territorial waters. Due to the importance of fishing and aquaculture to the Faroese economy there is a strong focus on sustained surveys of commercially imporant species with annual surveys commissioned for numerous pelagic and demersal stocks. Additionally there is a strong focus on the chemical and plankton ecology of the ocean with sustained coastal monitoring programs in place. Due to the strategic location of the Faroe Islands on the boundary of the North Atlantic and Arctic ocean, there is a strong emphasis on climateand large scale oceanographic monitoring, particularly the strength of the overturning circulation and basin-scale nutrient dynamics.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP3 – Integrated regional Sites. Task 3.6 Norweigan Sea. WP7 – Biodiversity assessment using genomic approaches.

Relevant Projects:

1.COD-e-DNA – Project comparing the applicability of environmental DNA surveys to map the spatial distribution of Atlantic cod biomass as determined by standard trawling.

2. Bank-e-DNA – Project assessing the potential of quantitative eDNA surveys to track stock recovery of Atlantic cod, haddock and Saithe on on the Faroe Bank.

3. FAMEOS – Faroese Marine Ecosystem Observing System – Monitoring project to describe temporal patterns in marine biodiversity using environmental DNA and integrating with Essential Ocean Ecosystem Observing Variables.

DMI

Short name: DMI
Contact name:  Jun She
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Brief Description of Organisation:

DMI was founded in 1872. Now, more than 125 years later, DMI has a staff of 250 employees, and an annual turnover of 250 million Danish kroner. DMI provides meteorological, oceanographic and related services for the community within the large geographical area of the Kingdom of Denmark (Denmark, the Faroe Islands and Greenland), including surrounding waters and airspace. DMI’s area of activity comprises forecasting and warning services as well as continuous monitoring of weather, sea state, climate, and related environmental conditions in the atmosphere, over land and in the sea. DMI is member of WMO, ECMWF, EUMETNET and EuroGOOS. DMI is also Danish national representative of GEO. DMI’s major scientific expertise on ocean science covers a wide area in wave, ocean, ice and biogeochemical fields, especially for Baltic-North Sea and Arctic region, both in synoptic and climate scales, and both in remote sensing and modeling perspectives. DMI also holds strong expertise in data assimilation and optimal design of observational networks.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

lead and work on task of regional connectivity and multiscale dynamics in estuary-coast continuum, evaluate impacts of JERICO-RI on Baltic Sea operational oceanography.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

1. ODON: Optimal Design of Observational Networks: FP5 project,
coordinator
2. ECOOP: European Coastal and Shelf Sea Operational Oceanography: FP6 project,
coordinator
3. CMEMS: MyOcean Board, BAL MFC leader
4. BOOS Chair; EuroGOOS SAWG Chair
5. EMODnet: Steering Committee, Baltic Sea Checkpoint project coordinator

AWI

Short name: AWI
Contact name:  Philipp Fischer, Mirco Scharfe
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Brief Description of Organisation:

As the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, the Alfred Wegener Institute is primarily active in the cold and temperate regions of the world. Working together with numerous national and international partners, we are actively involved in unravelling the complex processes at work in the “Earth System”. Our planet is undergoing fundamental climate change; the polar regions and the oceans, which play central roles in the global climate system, are in flux. How will planet Earth evolve? Do the phenomena we’re observing represent short-term fluctuations or long-term trends? Polar and marine research has always been a fascinating scientific challenge; today it is also research into the future. With our marine stations Helgoland and Sylt we have two research locations in the North Sea and therefore excellent research facilities for the main focus area North Sea in the project. We operate long term datasets for the North Sea and the Arctic ocean which are outstanding with respect to their relevance for climate change research.

With the AWI centre for scientific diving, which hosts the work group “In situ ecology and technology”, the AWI has a technology and research facility well known across Europe with a high expertise in applied underwater technology in coastal temperate and coastal waters.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Within the work package we will focus on the assessment of environmental changes in the North Sea (and in the Arctic Ocean) using our well-established underwater node technology. We specifically will focus on temporal and spatial environmental dynamics in high energy coastal areas which are often hardly to assess due to bad weather conditions. In many of these areas bad weather conditions with wind speeds beyond 6 bft are rather normal than the exception. An increasing frequency of storms and bad weather conditions in temperate coastal areas are however a possible climate change scenario. The focus of our work will therefore be an improvement of the possibility of doing research in those focal areas which are well known as most important for climate change research questions – but where research in a sufficient temporal and spatial resolution is often problematic due to bad weather conditions.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

MOSES (https://www.ufz.de/moses/). Towards a cross compartment earth-observatory system.
ACROSS (http://across-project.de/welcome/) A Ground Truth Demo and Test Facility.
COSYNA (https://webapp.hzg.de/#/home)

ACRI-ST

Short name: ACRI-ST
Contact name:  Antoine Mangin
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Brief Description of Organisation:

ACRI-ST is a French SME with strong expertise in Earth Observation of marine environment especially from visible imagery (sensors like MERIS, MODIS, SeaWiFs, OLCI, VIIRS…). ACRI-ST is working on all aspects of the value chain, from the satellite observation (sensors calibration and quality evaluation), to the final applications (e.g. support to aquaculture or marine pollution). ACRI-ST is contributing to the Copernicus Marine Service, as supplier for Ocean Colour products at global level. In parallel to these activities ACRI-ST is deploying tools and networks for participative observation opened to experts and general public (crowd-sourcing) to complement the existing observation systems. A very large network of reporting for beached jellyfish has therefore being put in place and is operated since 6 years in the Mediterranean. Both expertise (EO and participative networks) will be exploited during the project.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

ACRI will be involved in Task 2.3 “Interfacing with COPERNICUS, Coastal-based industries and citizen science” and more precisely will be leading subtask 2.3.2 about Cooperation between JERICO-RI and COPERNICUS and Subtask 2.3.4 about Engaging with citizen science.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

FP7 –Eaims (2012-2015)

FP7 – SAFI (2013-2016)

H2020 – Atlantos (2015-2019)

H2020 – IMPAQT (2018-2021)

French supported project NAOS (2012-2017)

COVARTEC

Short name: COVARTEC
Contact name:  Dominique Durrand
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Brief Description of Organisation:

COVARTEC AS is a newly established SME company having its main business in research innovation and consulting. COVARTEC facilitates research & Innovations through consulting services in the EU research area in general and on the valorisation of the coastal ocean through technological and biotechnological innovations in particular. The company is a provider of new knowledge, technical solutions and innovation within the fields of marine environment, marine observing systems, satellite remote sensing and biotechnology. COVARTEC engages in research in national and EU funded projects, as well as innovation projects funded by large industries. The company gives recommendations and advice on state-of-the-art marine monitoring and observations to decision-makers and policymakers, with a dedicated focus on the potential impact of anthropogenic activities in the marine environments.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

COVARTEC will contribute to WP1, WP2, WP3, WP5, WP7, WP9 and WP10.
WP1: in addition to leading task 1.2, COV will participate to task 1.1 and 1.3.
WP2: COV will lead task 2.3 on interfacing with EO, industry and citizen science, and will contribute to task 2.2 (interface with other RIs) and 2.5 on consolidating the relationship with iOOS and ONC
WP3: COV will contribute to IRS Skagerrak/kattegat and IRS Norwegian Sea. In addition we will secure tight cooperation between WP1 and WP3.
WP5: COV will contribute to the definition of metrics and KPIs for quantifying progress on Harmonisation and quality of JERICO-RI
WP9: COV will chair the committee for long-term governance and will contribute to task 9.4 (business plan). .
WP10: COV will lead task 10.2 (Communication plan).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

H2020-INFRAIA-JERICO-Next (WP lead), H2020-INFRAIA-AQUACOSM (WP lead), FP7-INFRAIA-JERICO (WP co-lead), FP7-RIA-ECO2, FP7-INFRAIA-FixO3, FP6-IA-MyOcean, H2020-SC2-BG-04- iFishIENCi (IA)

EURO ARGO ERIC

Short name: EURO ARGO ERIC
Contact name:  Sylvie Pouliquen
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Community legal framework for a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) entered into force on 28 August 2009. This specific legal form is designed to facilitate the joint establishment and operation of research infrastructures of European interest It is signed at ministry level and must have at least three member states as members. The Euro-Argo ERIC goal is to develop a long-term global ocean monitoring system to better understand and predict the ocean and its role in the climate system. It coordinates and strengthens the European contribution to the international Argo program as endorsed by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO and by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Ministries from 9 European countries have agreed to form this new legal European entity (www.euro-argo.eu) to organize a long-term European contribution to Argo. The ERIC was set up in May 2014. The Euro Argo infrastructure is made up of a central infrastructure based in France (Ifremer, Brest) which is owned and controlled by the Euro-Argo ERIC and distributed national facilities which operate with direct national resources.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Within the task 1.4 ” Interaction with European and international Ocean Observing networks” , Euro-Argo will ensure the link between JERICO-Next and the ERIC Euro-Argo that coordinate the European contribution to the international program Argo.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

Euro-Argo-PP : Euro-Argo having been endorsed by the ESFR (European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures), the Preparatory Phase Project main objective was to organize and consolidate the European contribution and to set up a research infrastructure in support of the global Argo programme

SIDERI main objectives were to strengthen the links and the integration of the Euro-Argo European research infrastructure into the Argo international strategy of global ocean observations, and to seek participation by, and to develop cooperation with, potential participants in the European neighbouring areas which have a maritime interest.

VLIZ

Short name: VLIZ
Contact name:  Simon Claus
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ) acts as the coordination and information platform for marine and coastal related scientific research in Flanders and serves as an international contact point. The VLIZ is a government-funded but autonomous institute with the legal status of a non-profit organization and employs 65 FTE’s. VLIZ set up a strong collaborative network through 21 cooperation agreements with Flemish research groups and administrations and integrates its activities in 7 national and 25 international networks. VLIZ provides assistance, technologies and tools to scientists and policymakers to support marine data management. Within international networks, VLIZ participates in the development of marine data infrastructures. VLIZ data centre is heavily involved in the development and management of international e-infrastructures and services: the central portal and the biology portal for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet), LifeWatch Taxonomic Backbone and data systems, World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS), Ocean Biogeographic Information System (EurOBIS), Marine Data Archive, Integrated Marine Information System, Marine Regions. VLIZ chairs the EMBRC Working group on E-infrastructure is a member of the RDA Group of European Data Experts and is involved in the InfraEOSC projects for the life sciences and the environmental cluster, ENVRI FAIR and EOSC Life. VLIZ is a National Oceanographic Data Centre in the network of the IODE programme of IOC-UNESCO and a regular member of the ICSU World Data System. VLIZ maintains a marine observatory that collects long-term data series of phyto- and zooplankton, marine mammals, abiotic and biotic parameters, and is involved in the LIFEWATCH ERIC, EMBRC and ICOS. VLIZ runs a growing research unit that performs data and infrastructure-related research activities.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

VLIZ will participate in WP2 on interfacing with other marine research infrastructures, is involved in WP4 as part of the channel-PSS, WP5 on harmonisation, WP6 on data management for marine biological data and WP8 on realizing transnational and virtual access in WP11.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP5: Data management, leading WP5.7: Integration of biological data

WP3:Technology and methodology developments Task 3.2

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

European Marine Observation and Data Network (Role: Coordinator Biology lot; Developer Central lot)

Flanders regional contribution to EMBRC ESFRI 4

Flanders regional contribution to Lifewatch ESFRI

ENVRI Fair – ENVironmental Research Infrastructures building Fair services Accessible for society, Innovation and Research

EOSC LIFE – Providing an open collaborative space for digital biology in Europe

UPC

Short name: UPC
Contact name:  Joaquin del Rio Fernandez
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya-BarcelonaTech (UPC) is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research, specialised in the fields of engineering, architecture and science. UPC’s research, teaching and management projects are based on the principles of freedom, justice, democracy, solidarity, cooperation, sustainability, efficiency, transparency and social responsibility. They also reflect the University’s commitment to the environment and to change. With a focus on intellectual rigor, critical thinking, a transversal approach to knowledge, educational innovation and entrepreneurship, the UPC produces competent professionals with the skills they need to tackle present and future challenges. These actions make the UPC—in partnership with the productive fabric—an agent and driver of economic and social change. As a leading member of international networks of excellence, the UPC has a privileged relationship with global scientific and educational organisations. As a result, the University is at an advantage when it comes to attracting international talent. The SARTI team is a research group within the UPC devoted to electronics and instrumentation for marine technologies. The last years, SARTI has been involved in high tech marine instrumentation facilities design and deployment like OBSEA, an underwater cabled observatory. Interoperability experiments at instrument level and at data management level are being carried out. SARTI is an active member of OGC (Open Geospatial Consortium), SOSC (Smart Ocean Sensor Consortium) and IEEE, and was participating in the drafting of last communication protocols like “PUCK 1.0 SWG OGC”, and “IEEE DRAFT Standard for a Smart Transducer Interface for Sensors and Actuators – Transducer to Microprocessor Communication Protocols and Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) Formats”. JERICO will benefits from UPC of its background in the full chain of marine related activities. From its technical and scientifical background developping marine instrumentation to the expertisse on building facilities for testing (e.g. Obsea). UPC members experience about developping new standards and its application to marine instrumentation will be a key factor that will contribute to JERICO.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

UPC will contribute to JERICO offering OBSEA seafloor observatory under TNA. UPC will be also involve in WP7 developing SWE tools, and integrating new sensors in a coastal EGIM. UPC will provide engineering support in many tasks related to sensor integration. UPC-Obsea participates as a node in the NWMed supersite.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

UPC will contribute to JERICO NEXT under WP7 offering OBSEA seafloor observatory under TNA. 

Contributions to WP5 about data management and data quality control of data acquired in fixed and underwater cabled observatories.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

•NeXOS (FP7 OCEAN 2013.2, GA: 614102). new cost-effective, innovative and compact integrated multifunctional sensor systems

FixO3 (INFRA-2012.1.1.11, GA: 312463), Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network

JERICO-NEXT GA number: 654410 — JERICO-NEXT — H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015. Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories

METEOMET2 (European Metrology Research Programme, researcher grant contract Nº. ENV58-REG1) Metrology for essential climate variables.

EMSODEV — H2020-INFRADEV-2014-2015/H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1 Implementation and operation: DEVelopment of instrument module.

UoM

Short name: UoM
Contact name:  Aldo Drago
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Physical Oceanography Unit (PO-Unit) is established under the Faculty of Science of the University of Malta. It undertakes oceanographic research, in a holistic perspective, including operational observations and forecasts, specialised data management analysis and participation in international cooperative ventures.

The PO-Unit is partner in several European and Mediterranean networks like MedGLOSS (the Mediterranean regional subsystem of the Global Sea Level Observing System with a local station for real- time sea level, sea temperature and atmospheric pressure measurements in Portomaso), and MonGOOS (the GOOS Regional Alliance for the Mediterranean).

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

PO-Unit is leading WP8.1 and WP8.6 with main tasks of conducting the activity leading to direct interaction with end users as well as in the setting up of an international faculty for the preparation of didactic material on coastal observatories and operational oceanography. Aldo holding one of the two summer schools scheduled in WP8. Participating in other WPs such as HF radar data management and data procedures.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

The PO-Unit has strengthened its activities, know-how and capability through the participation in several EU funded regional and pan-European scientific projects (MFSPP and MEDATLAS in FP4; MFSTEP; SEASEARCH, ESEAS-RI, SEPRISE, GRAND and MAMA both as project leader in FP5; SESAME, ECOOP, MyOCEAN and SEADATANET in FP6; and JERICO, MyOCEAN2, SEADATNET2 and PERSEUS in FP7). The PO-Unit has participated in several INTERREG projects, (WERMED under MEDOCC; RISKMED and NET.MARI.MED under ARCHIMED, and more recently in MEDESS4MS, a Med Programme strategic project.

SYKE

Short name: SYKE
Contact name:  Jukka Seppälä
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is the national environmental research and development center dealing with changes in the environment, cause and effect relationships, means of resolving environmental problems and effects of policy measures. Marine research at SYKE aims at producing information and new solutions that help decision-makers to promote the protection and sustainable use of the Baltic Sea.

SYKE integrates a wide spectrum of marine research, catchment research, climate change research and socioeconomic research. Multidisciplinary research makes use of observations, experimental research, numerical models, prognoses and socio-economic studies, SYKE coordinates Baltic ferrybox project Alg@line that is a network for biological and physiochemical water quality observations. Marine Research Centre of SYKE coordinates the national Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure (FINMARI), which combines all major components of the Finnish marine research community. It is a distributed infrastructure network of field stations, research vessels and multi-purpose icebreakers, laboratory facilities, ferryboxes, fixed measurement platforms and buoys. In addition, a next-generation field station is being constructed on the island Utö by FMI, with SYKE collaboration: Atmospheric and Marine Research Station providing continuous, real-time data from the marine environment and the lower atmosphere.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1 – Task 1.2: Approach to maximize the scientific and societal relevance of the JERICO-RI through integrated innovative monitoring

WP2  – Task 2.2 Collaboration and interoperability with marine, river and terrestrial RIs

Task 2.5: Interfacing with monitoring programmes, non-European OOS and the political realm

WP4 – Lead of workpackage

Lead of Task 4.1. Coordination and dissemination of Pilot Supersite implementation

Lead of Task 4.2. Innovative monitoring and science strategy for Pilot Supersite implementation

Lead of Subtask 4.3.1. Pilot Supersite at Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea; GoF-PSS

WP5 – Task 5.1: Functional homogenisation support and tools for mature coastal observing platforms

Task 5.2 Procedures and best practices for observing biological and biogeochemical variables from JERICO-RI platforms

WP6 – Task 6.3: Data management activities on selected biological sensor types

WP7 – Task 7.3: Enabling data science from innovative observation services and systems

Task 7.4: JERICO e-Infrastructure

WP8 – TA SYKE-ALG@LINE; SYKE Marine Research Centre, Ferrybox network in the Baltic Sea

TA SYKE MRC-LAB; SYKE Marine Research Centre, Laboratory

WP11 : VA SYKE-ALG@LINE e-infrastructure

WP9 – Task 9.2: Community of users in JERICO-RI: Analysis of Users and usage strategySubtask  9.2.2: User Analysis for a user strategy: Currently offered services versus needed ones

Task 9.4: Business plan of the JERICO-RI

Task 9.5: Long term governance and way towards institutional, national and other sustainability initiatives

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1: contribution to tasks on Science Strategy and Strategy for the Future (Tasks 1.2, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6);

WP2: contribution to harmonization and calibration tasks, leadership in subtask 2.4.2 (Optical sensors);

WP3: contribution to development tasks, leadership in subtask 3.1.2 (Optical instrumentation combination);

WP4: co-lead of JRAP #5, contribution to JRAP #1

WP5: contribution to several data management tasks

WP7: provision of TNA infrastructures (experimental laboratory for intercalibration/verification; Ferrybox lines in the Baltic Sea- Alg@line)

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Ongoing EU H2020 programme projects

1) Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories (JERICO NEXT)

2) Further developing the pan-European infrastructure for marine and ocean data management (SeaDataCloud),

3) Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean (AQUACOSM).

4) Copernicus Marine Environment Service (CMEMS) Provision of in-situ Ocean Observation Products (CMEMS-TAC-INSITU)

5) Operation, development and maintenance of a European Marine Observation and Data Network. Lot 4: Chemistry (EMODnet Chemistry),

SOCIB

Short name: SOCIB
Contact name:  Joaquin Tintoré
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Brief Description of Organisation:

SOCIB is a marine research infrastructure included in the Spanish Large-Scale Infrastructures Map, a multi-platform ocean observing & forecasting system that is leading a new era of coastal ocean observation, a key grand challenge our society is facing today. SOCIB contributes to state-of-the-art science, implements new technologies, responds to society needs and challenges and develops new products. SOCIB and similar infrastructures worldwide, because of their scientific excellence, critical mass, multidisciplinary, integrated and targeted approach, open data policy and sustained funding, are establishing new research ecosystems that facilitate mission-oriented innovation, by this allowing for a quantitative increase in our understanding of key questions on for example oceans’ functioning, oceans and coastal management and/or oceans & climate change.

SOCIB activity is developed by a dynamic team of approximately 40 people including international leading scientists, engineers, technicians, data experts, postdocs and students. From 2011 to 12/2018, SOCIB team has published 120 papers in peer-reviewed journals and has participated in 11 international projects, including FP7 and H2020. SOCIB products and Services Strategy has identified 10 key user sectors for which SOCIB provides data of value (e.g. value to decision making).

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Task 1.2 A 15-year vision for the JERICO-RI (Foresight)
Task 1.3 Next generation European coastal observing system (M12-M48)
Task 2.A: Collaboration and interoperability with marine, river and terrestrial RIs
Task 2.2: Interfacing with COPERNICUS, Coastal-based industries and citizen science (M1-M42)
Task 2.C: Regional connectivity and link between scales and dynamics
Task 2.D: Interfacing with monitoring programs, non-European OOS and the political realm
Task 4.1. Planning and Implementation
Task 4.2. Innovative monitoring and science strategy for Pilot Supersite implementation
Task 5.1: Functional homogenization support and tools for mature coastal observing platforms
Task 5.2 Best Practices for Pilot observing technologies
Task 5.3: Performance Monitoring for the operation and integration of JERICO-RI platforms.
Task 6.2: Data management for coastal platforms
Task 6.3: Data management activities on selected biological sensor types
Task 6.4: Data management support activities
Task 7.1 Innovations in platform, sensor and data interoperability Task
Task 7.2: Innovative ecosystem sensors and sensor package developments
Task 7.3: Enabling data science from innovative observation services and systems Task
Task 7.4: JERICO e-Infrastructure
Task 8.1: Trans-national Access
Task 11.1: Virtual Access
Task 9.1: Committee for long term governance
Task 9.2: Community of users in JERICO-RI: Analysis of Users and usage strategy
Task 9.3: Long term governance and way towards institutional, national and other sustainability initiatives
WP 10: Outreach activities

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1: SOIB contributes to the definition of a long term European Strategy on Coastal Research Infraestructures and in particular in task 1.4 on the interaction betwen JERICO 2 and other international observing networks

WP5: SOCIB is actively involved in WP5 and will provide its expertise in data management and quality control (i.e., HF radar, glider). In particular it will be responsible for Task 5.6 related to Quality Assessment procedures on gliders data collection.

WP6: SOCIB proposes the use and Access to the VA framework of the fixed stations (deep and coastal moorings) and the HF Radar Facility all managed through SOCIB Data Center Facility

WP7: SOCIB proposes the use of its glider fleet in the TNA framework to researchers to address key scientific top level priorities, contribute to technology development and respond to society needs.

WP8: SOCIB will participate actively in this WP, related to the development of educational meterial for schools. The ‘follow the glider’ initiative carried out in JERICO will be continued and extended.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

H2020 (654410) JERICO NEXT: “Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories”. Dates: 09/2015 – 08/2019

EC-DG MARE. MEDSEA_CHECKPOINT. EMODNET (European Marine Observation and Data Network), Growth and innovation in ocean economy; gaps and priorities in sea basin observation and data. European Commission, DG for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. Contract MARE/2012/11- Contract Number: SI2.658137. Dates: 12/2013 – 06/2017

H2020 (654310) ODIP2, Extending the Ocean Data Interoperability Platform. Dates: 04/2015 – 03/2018

COPERNICUS_IN SITU TAC: Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service. European Commission, Main Contractor: MERCATOR. Dates: 04/2015 – 04/2018

COPERNICUS_MED MFC: Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service. European Comission, Main Contractor: MERCATOR. Dates: 04/2015 – 04/2018

MedSUB: Understanding meso and submesoscale ocean interactions to improve Mediterranean CMEMS products. (CMEMSService Evolution Call for Tender 21-SE-CALL1). Dates: 05/2016 – 03/2018

CMEMS-User Uptake IBISAR, real-time information of the ocean current forecast products available in the Iberian-Biscay-Irish regional seas and present their performance skill. 06/2018-12/2019.

SMHI

Short name: SMHI
Contact name:  Patrick Gorringe
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Brief Description of Organisation:

SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is the Swedish governmental agency, under the Ministry of Environment, for meteorology, climate, hydrology and oceanography. SMHI operates national observational networks and data management systems for the atmosphere, rivers and lakes, and the seas in areas of interest for Sweden. The national observations are supplemented by an extensive international data exchange. SMHI operates oceanographic buoys in the Baltic and the Skagerrak-Kattegat seas, some in cooperation with Swedish universities and a FerryBox system on the route Lubeck-Uleåborg-Kemi-Lübeck. As part of the Swedish national marine environmental monitoring program monthly oceanographic cruises are carried out. SMHI runs daily operational meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic forecast models. The forecasts are disseminated to the public and to national and international clients. SMHI also operates the Baltic Algae Watch System, which is based on satellite remote sensing of cyanobacteria blooms. SMHI is Sweden’s National Oceanographic Data Centre within the IOC’s IODE network and within HELCOM, OSPAR and EU-projects. SMHI hosts the Swedish IOC-secretariat, and is also participating actively in the Global Ocean Observing System, i.e. EuroGOOS, BOOS and NOOS. The RTD staff has almost 100 full-time scientists. The RTD divisions support the institute with research and development of new production tools, this also includes involvement in many national and international research projects.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP3, As lead for WG-KS involved in Task 3.2. Development of regional IRS strategy and business and sustainability plans, Task 3.3. Integration and harmonization within and between regions and Task 3.4. Regional data harmonization/delivery and products.

WP5, Lead 5.2 Best Practices for Pilot observing technologies, Contributing to Subtask 5.2.2 Community and environmental DNA based procedures for coastal monitoring and Subtask 5.2.3 Biological automatised sensors

WP6, Lead subtask 6.2.1: Identify and update the overview of JERICO-RI involved platforms and data, contribute to subtask 6.2.2: Activities on selected platforms with physical and BGC parameters, subtask, 6.3.1: Biological imagery data and Subtask 6.3.2: Use of biological sensors for acquiring diversity and functionality data of the phytoplankton communities.

WP7, contribute to task 7.3, Enabling data science from innovative observation services and systems
and in particular Subtask 7.3.1 State of the art report on data science methodologies, Subtask 7.3.2 Data science methodologies definition and implementation, Subtask 7.3.3: Intelligent services to be integrated in JIIM
and Subtask 7.3.4: Intelligent services Virtual Research Environment (VRE) integration.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1 SMHI will provide expertise in general with a focus on biological oceanographic processes WP2 SMHI will contribute with experiences from operating the swedish oceanographic buoys, a FerryBox system and with biological, chemical and physical oceanographic data for harmonisation of methods etc.

WP3 SMHI will develop automated plankton analyses and sampling systems, HF radar for current and wave measurements. WP4 SMHI will lead the Joint Research Project on Pelagic biodiversity and also contribute to work on HF radar, carbon flow and the carbonate system. WP5 SMHI will lead the task on developing quality control systems for chemical oceanographic data and develop a road map for a system for managing FerryBox data on a European level.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

HABES Harmful Algal Bloom Expert System, HABILE Harmful Algal Bloom initiation in Large European Ecosystems, JERICO/JERICO-NEXT, Copernicus, ECOSUPPORT, SeaDataNet/SeaDataCloud, EMODnet, in particular Physics, Biology and Chemistry, Interreg IVA, Saracus – Using satellite data and coastal HF radar to map and validate sea surface currents and to detect ships in Skagerrak, 2013-2014, Swedish Space Agency, Project on ocean acidification funded by Swedish Environmental Protection Agency, Estimating nitrogen fixation in past and future climates of the Baltic Sea (funded by Swedish Research Council), Lifewatch Sweden (funded by the Swedish Research Council), Project on data assimilation funded by the Swedish Space Agency. Several smaller projects for HELCOM and OSPAR on commission for the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management.

SBI

Short name: SBI
Contact name:  Rogério Chumbinho
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Brief Description of Organisation:

SmartBay Ireland manages the national marine test facility for the development of innovative products and services for the global maritime sector. This includes the trial and validation of novel marine sensors, prototype equipment and the collection and dissemination of marine data to national and international users of the facility. SmartBay Ireland is a not-for-profit company which was established in 2012 by the Marine Institute which operates as a Small-Medium Enterprise receives funding from the Higher Education Authority (HEA) which is used to fund a team and cover the company’s operational costs. SmartBay Ireland supports the testing and validation of novel sensors and equipment for its clients. SmartBay provides surface platforms and sub-sea facilities for the demonstration and validation of new technology and solutions. Clients can access SmartBay’s cyber environment to validate innovative solutions for marine and related sectors. Our team of marine, communication and electronic technicians allows us to offer a range of marine services to all users of the facility.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

To provide TNA access and virtual access to the National Marine Test and Demonstration Site in Galway Bay. The infrastructure has got three installations (a cable permanent observatory in the seabed and two databuoys for equipment testing at the surface)

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

• FP7 project MariaBOX

• ENVIROFI (Partner through Marine Institute)

• Cork Buoy deployment

SLR

Short name: SLR
Contact name:  Nick O’Neill
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Brief Description of Organisation:

SLR Environmental Consulting (Ireland) Ltd is an environmental consulting firm supplying environmental management services to the marine sector in particular to the oil and gas sector. SLR also provides commercialisation advice to environmental sensor developers. In addition SLR is Secretrariat to the Irish Peteroleum Infrsatructure Programme which is a joint governmnet oil industry research programme. SLR is therefore well connected to the research departments within the oil industry as is familiar with the environmental monitoring requirements of the sector and the key people involved within the oil exploration companies in NW Europe.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Task 8.5 in WP8 will build on the results of, and extend, the Forum for Coastal Technologies established by JERICO. Industry members of the stakeholder user group (D8.1) with representative members of Jerico will be the core of a cluster of expertise in coastal environmental monitoring. The objective of the cluster will be to provide business lead and business focussed equipment and sensor development to address gaps in the suite of environmental monitoring techniques required to meet new regulatory standards

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

FixO3, ESONET, ESONIM, ESONET NoE

RWS

Short name: RWS
Contact name:  Kees Borst
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management; Directorate-General for Public Works and Water Management Rijkswaterstaat ( RWS)

The Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management is committed to improving quality of life, access and mobility in a clean, safe and sustainable environment. The Ministry strives to create an efficient network of roads, railways, waterways and airways, effective water management to protect against flooding, and improved air and water quality.

Rijkswaterstaat is responsible for the design, construction, management and maintenance of the main infrastructure facilities in the Netherlands. This includes the main road network, the main waterway network and water systems.

One of its aim is to provide advice and information on the sustainable use of estuaries, coast and open seas, and on coastal flood protection. RWS develops and maintains a nowledge and information infrastructure. It co-operates with various agencies and organisations at international level. Rijkwaterstaat has experiences with assimilation of storm-surge models, 3D-hydrodynamic, water quality and bio-ecological models and is are also very active in the field of environmental policy assessments, real-time monitoring, storm-surge forecasting and data- and Information-management.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP 2.5.1:  Lisette Enserink WP-leader and Kees Borst linking to PSS Pilots

WP 4.3.3:  Kees Borst and Machteld Rijkeboer partner in WP 4.3.3 North Sea-PSS and Channel-PSS 

WP 6:  Kees Borst partner in Data management tasks, where Peter Thijsse (MARIS) is WP-leader

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP-3: Integration and implementation of flow cytometry and FRRF with a ferrybox.

WP-4: Validation of the integrated system during several sampling campaigns in the North Sea and by running the stand-alone system for several months at a permanent coastal monitoring station.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Partner in INTERREG IVa second seas project DYMAPHY (2009-2013)

Arnold Veen is project manager of TA-Coast2a-project “In-flow multidimensional particle analysis/characterization technology (IMPACT, NWO 053.21.112 2014-2019)

Participating in RWS-CIV KPP project on Innovative monitoring of eutrophication of the North Sea

OGS

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).

NIVA

Short name: NIVA
Contact name:  Andrew King
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading centre of expertise in water related issues. NIVA’s competence spans a wide range of environmental issues including oceanography, marine biology and ecology, chemistry, pollution, sediments, and physical processes. The Marine Biogeochemistry and Oceanography (MBO) department is one of 15 departments at NIVA. MBO undertakes many research and development activities in coastal and oceanic systems which include sensor development, use/interpretation of remote sensing data, in situ measurements for marine ecosystem research and policy advice, lab and field based experimental approaches, and physical and biogeochemical modelling. NIVA has a large pool of instruments for measurements of ecological and oceanographic processes both for moored and ship-borne configurations (e.g., FerryBox). NIVA leads the Norwegian Ships of Opportunity Program for marine and atmospheric research (NorSOOP).

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP2 tasks related to links to earth observations; WP3 lead and tasks on Skagerrak-Kattegat and Norwegian Sea IRS; WP4 tasks on North Sea and Cretan Sea PSS; WP5 tasks on platform (FerryBox) and sensor (biogeochemical and biological) harmonisation; WP6 on FerryBox-related data handling; WP7 on new innovative sensors and samplers (automated filtration samplers, flow cytometric techniques for phytoplankton, microplastics sampling); WP11 on virtual and transnational access provision; WP9 on regional sustainability plans.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

In work package1, NIVA will be working in task 1.2 through the leadership of the JARP-3 on contaminants, in task 1.4 the Interaction with European and international Ocean Observing networks through over involvement in international commitees on the subject and in task 1.5, Interaction with biology and biogeochemistry infrastructures and consortia.

In WP2, NIVA will be involved in task 2.1 Coordination of network harmonization, in task 2.2 Consolidation of initiated network harmonization actions by coordinating the activity on the Ferrybox infrastructure, NIVA will lead the subtask 2.4.3 on Sensors for parameters of the marine carbonate system and participate in task 2.5 on Calibration and Assessment.

In WP3, NIVA will lead the task 3.5 on Combined sensors for carbonate systems with the experience on biogeochemical sensors.

In WP4 NIVA will lead the JRAP-3 on the contaminants through the expertise in these topics and participate in JRAP-1 on pelagic biodiversity and JRAP-5 on CO2-fluxes. In the data management work packages NIVA will contribute with experience from MyOcean real time QA on Ferrybox data in subtask 5.3 on Data policy and in subtask 5.4 on Enhancement of Quality Control procedures for sensor based biochemical data. NIVAs infrastructure will be offered to the project in virtual access (WP6) and trans national access (WP7).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

NIVA has participated in the following relevant projects:

  1. Research Council of Norway-funded Norwegian Ships of Opportunity Program for marine and atmospheric research (NorSOOP) Research Infrastructure project.
  2. Ongoing INTAROS (EU-H2020) project on integrated Arctic observing systems.
  3. Ongoing JERICO-NEXT (EU-H2020) and past JERICO (EU-FP7) projects on coastal observing in many WPs especially in the developmental work packages on FerryBoxes, contaminants, and carbonate system sensors.
  4. Ongoing ResponSEAble (EU-H2020) Ocean Literacy project.
  5. NeXOS (EU-FP7) project with tasks related to carbonate system sensors and automated contaminant samplers/sensors.

MI

Short name: MI
Contact name:  Alan Berry
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Marine Institute is the national Irish agency responsible for marine research and innovation.
The Institute’s statutory remit is to: “undertake, co-ordinate, promote and assist in marine research and development and to provide such services related to marine research and development, that in the opinion of the Institute will promote economic development, create employment and protect the environment” (Marine Institute Act,1991).

The Oceanographic, Science and Information Services (OSIS) section of the Marine Institute will carry out the relevant tasks in this proposal.

Key objectives of OSIS research include:

  • Developing mitigation and adaptation strategies for the Atlantic region.
  • Assess current models, and develop better models for climate change impact predictions at regional/local levels.
  • Implement a Pilot European Atlantic in-situ Ocean Observing System.
  • Develop standards for data acquisition, storage and dissemination, and for sharing of data/resources.
  • Establishment of a European Atlantic Seabed Mapping Programme.
  • To gain a deeper understanding of vulnerabilities and risks including those related to global climate change and climate impacts.
  • Develop data management systems for the integration of historical and paleo data, ocean observing and forecasting systems to provide better indicators of past, current and future environmental status.
  • Develop a North Atlantic Ocean Observation and Forecasting Capacity.
  • Assessment of the impacts of rising sea temperatures and ocean acidification on marine ecosystems.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP8 Work Package leader for Transnational Access
WP9 Task leader – Task 9.4 Business plan of the JERICO-RI
WP13 Task leader – Task 13.7 Coordination and management of Transnational Access programme

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

MI are leading Task 1.3 and contributing to tasks 1.4 and 1.6.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

AtlantOS: AtlantOS is a BG 8 (Developing in-situ Atlantic Ocean Observations for a better management and sustainable exploitation of the maritime resources) research and innovation project that proposes the integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic, considering European as well as non-European partners. Marine Institute is involved in WP1 of AtlantOS in helping to define the user requirements for ocean observing systems. MI fisheries scientists will work on WP2 where they will add value to existing fisheries surveys in the Atlantic. Through the MI’s international network of collaborators it is working on forging links between the coastal observing communities on both sides of the Atlantic in WP4. MI has a major role in both coordinating and carrying our activities in WP8 including case studies on HAB forecasting, aquaculture site development and coastal flooding. MI is also involved in WP9 examining the overall fitness for purpose of the observations in AtlantOS.
AORAC: The objective of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance Coordination and Support Action (AORAC-SA) is to provide scientific, technical and logistical support to the European Commission in developing and implementing trans-Atlantic Marine Research Cooperation between the European Union, the United States of America and Canada. The Coordination and Support Action (CSA) is carried out within the framework of the Atlantic Ocean Research Alliance as outlined in the Galway Statement on Atlantic Ocean Cooperation (May 2013). The Marine Institute has a major role in AORAC as WP leaders for WP1 Governance, WP2 Networking & Conferences and WP3 Communications and Dissemination.
FIX03: The Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO3) integrated European open ocean fixed point observatories and improved access to these key installations for the broader community. The MI had significant input across a variety of WPs.
JERICO: “Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatories” brought together the representative European coastal observatory operators, enhancing their coordination and promoting the cost-effective use of their facilities, in order to support the efficient provision of essential research and monitoring networks. JERICO created a solid and transparent organization towards an operational service for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high-quality environmental data and information products related to the marine environment in European coastal seas. It promoted joint research
initiatives and standardisation, giving a lift to the industrial sector of coastal instrumentation and monitoring services. The MI had significant input across a variety of WPs.
COOP+: “Cooperation of Research Infrastructures to address global challenges in the environmental field” is an Horizon 2020 project (CSA, Project Number 654131) whose goal was to strengthen the links and coordination of the European RIs related to Marine Science (EMSO), Arctic and Atmospheric Research
JERICO_Next: strengthened and enlarging the solid and transparent JERICO European network providing operational services for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to marine environment in European coastal seas. The MI led task 1.5 Strategy toward sustainability: Economics and Governance and input across various other work packages.

MARIS

Short name: MARIS
Contact name:  Peter Thijsse
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Brief Description of Organisation:

MARIS originates from a governmental initiative in the Netherlands to improve the overview and access of data, information and knowledge about the sea. The MARIS foundation was established in 1989, and established the MARIS company, which has been active and successful since 1996. MARIS develops and manages projects and internet systems for management and provision of marine and ocean data. MARIS is very much involved in the development and implementation of the Pan-European infrastructure for ocean and marine data. In particular as coordinator of EU Sea-Search project (2002-2005), and technical coordinator of its successor projects EU SeaDataNet (2006-2011), EU SeaDataNet II (2011-2015) and EU SeaDataCloud (2016-2020). MARIS is also very active in the implementation of the European Marine Observation and Data network (EMODnet) as coordinator of EMODnet Bathymetry and EMODnet Ingestion, and as technical coordinator of EMODnet Chemistry, EMODnet Physics, ODIP and ODIP-II. MARIS is also involved in the series of EuroFleets and JERICO projects, Marinet2, AtlantOS, MicroB3, and soon in ENVRI-FAIR. In all projects data management of the marine data life cycle is key. As other main activity MARIS develops and operates data access infrastructures, responsive web portals, internet applications (including mobile apps) incorporating databases, content management systems, mapping services, responsive design, crowdsourcing, and with support for multiple platforms.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

MARIS will act as WP6 Data management lead, and will work with partners in streamlining data access from platform to European aggregators (and all steps in between). In addition MARIS will be involved WP7 to work on the Virtual Application, and cooperate within WP10 on project dissemination and the uptake of citizen science initiatives as additional resource and stakeholder.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Contribute with expertise concerning marine data management, use of SeaDataNet standards, and formulation of data management approach for JERICO adopting and adapting SeaDataNet standards and services.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

Technical coordinator of EU SeaDataCloud (2016 – 2020), further developing and operating a pan-European infrastructure for marine and oceanographic data, based upon the network of NODC’s. Includes development and implementation of common standards for metadata and data formats, vocabularies, and retrieval, delivery and visualisation services. Also includes making use of cloud services and deploying a Virtual Research Environment (VRE) for supporting cloud computing using marine data resources;

Technical coordinator of EU HORIZON 2020 ODIP II (2015 – 2018), developing an Ocean Data Interoperability Platform between leading EU, USA and Australian organisations and infrastructures, aiming at common standards and interoperability solutions, including for VRE developments;
WP leader on portal development in EU FP7 CLIPC (2013 – 2016) www.clipc.eu Climate information portal for Copernicus, a project to create a one-stop-shop to climate data and information with as main output a toolkit for assessing climate impact on european and regional scale;

Technical coordinator of EU EMODnet Chemistry 3 (2017 – 2019), aiming at gathering marine chemistry monitoring data for all European sea basins, using the SeaDataNet infrastructure, and developing and publishing basin-scale data products;

Coordinator of EU EMODnet Bathymetry (2013 – 2016) and technical coordinator of EU EMODnet HRSM (2016 – 2018), aiming at gathering marine bathymetry survey data for all European sea basins, using the SeaDataNet infrastructure, and developing and publishing a medium resolution unified digital bathymetry for all European sea waters;

Partner in EU projects Eurofleets 2, EMODnet Biology, EMODnet Physics, Micro-B3, CitClops, Marinet II, EOSC-HUB, AtlantOS, and ENVRI-FAIR.

Main driver of the EyeOnWater concept (app and website) for citizen science: www.eyeonwater.org

IRIS

Short name: IRIS
Contact name:  Dominique Durand
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Brief Description of Organisation:

IRIS is an independent research institute with research and research-related activities in Energy, Marine Environment, Social Science and Business Development with high focus on applied research. IRIS was established in 2006 as a continuation of Rogaland Research, (founded 1973). IRIS-Environment is a provider of new knowledge, technical solutions and innovation within the fields of marine environment and biotechnology. The department conducts applied research on monitoring of the potential impact of anthropogenic activities in the marine environments. IRIS-Environment integrates competences on marine ecology, ecotoxicology, environmental risk assessment, operational monitoring, applied microbiology and biotechnology.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

IRIS is leading WP 1 on the JERICO startegy.

IRIS will lead the task on biosensor in the JRA on technology and methodology developments (WP3).

IRIS will significationtly contributes on the JRAP-3 (WP4) on contaminants and descriptor 8 of the MSFD.

IRIS will provide trans-national access and virtual service based on the BiotaGuard multidisciplinary platform.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

IRIS has been leading or participating in several EU projects, e.g. BEEP, PRAGMA, RESPIL.

IO-BAS

Short name: IO-BAS
Contact name:  Atanas Palazov
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Institute of Oceanology (IO-BAS) was established in 1973 and is affiliated to the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences. The main research activities are focused on coastal dynamics, marine physics, marine chemistry, marine geology, marine biology and ecology and ocean technologies. Traditionally involved in all aspects of marine research, it also offers consulting and expert services, environmental impact assessment studies, education and training. The IO-BAS experts are involved in consulting decision and policy makers for elaboration of environmental friendly regulations and standards for sustainable management of Black Sea living resources at governmental and local authorities’ level. The scientific staffs are qualified in environmental impact assessment expertise. The Institute of Oceanology is hosting National Oceanographic Commission (NOC) and the established Bulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre (BGODC).

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Within the Task 1.3 ” Regional/local strategies; identification of scientific specificities, and societal challenges linked to the MSFD, by region/local area and observation systems. Regional network optimization”, IO-BAS will contribute for development of integrated monitoring strategy for the Black Sea with relevant frequency and spatial coverage which would allow a better understanding of the marine environmental changes to construct a relevant MSFD assessment system and to optimize of the existing coastal monitoring system in the Black Sea in respect to needs of multiple societal benefit areas by delivering new knowledge and better evidence.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

E-AIMS: Euro Argo Improvements for the GMES Marine Service, FP7

MyOcean – Development and pre-operational validation of upgraded GMES Marine Core Services and capabilities, FP7

PERSEUS -Policy-oriented marine Environmental Research for the Southern European Seas, FP7

MyOcean2 -Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service, FP7

EURO-ARGO, FP7

JERICO, EUROFLEETS, FP7

IMR

Short name: IMR
Contact name:  Henning Wehde
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Institute of Marine Research, IMR, is one of the biggest marine research institutes in Europe with about 1,000 employees. Our main activities are research, advisory work and monitoring. In January 2018, the IMR was merged with the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research, NIFES.
IMR is a leading supplier of knowledge relating to the sustainable management of the resources in our marine ecosystems and the whole food chain from the sea to the table. IMR advises the Norwegian authorities on aquaculture and the ecosystems of the Barents Sea, the Norwegian Sea, the North Sea and the Norwegian coastal zone. For this reason, about fifty percent of IMR’s activities are financed by the Ministry of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs.

IMR’s headquarters are in Bergen, but important activities are also carried out at the department in Tromsø, at the research stations in Matre, Austevoll and Flødevigen and on board research vessels, which are at sea for a total of approximately 2,000 days a year. IMR is strongly engaged in the development aid activities through the Centre for Development Cooperation in Fisheries.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

IMR will contribute to WP 2,3,4,9

IMR will contribute to the connectivity studies in WP2, contribute to the North Sea Super site in WP 3, Lead the Norwegian Sea IRS and contribute to the Skagerrak IRS in WP 4 and will contribute towards the link to the Norwegian Government in WP 9.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Contribute to: WP 1 Task 1.2, Task 1.4, WP 2 all task, WP 3 task 3.3, WP 4 CS 1+3+6, WP 5 as well as to the TNA and virtual access.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

EU supported: Jerico, Jerico NEXT, MyOcean suite of projects, Copernicus Marine Service,  FerryBox, EModNetESOP, ESOPII,Convection Norwegian Research foundation: LoVe,“Inventory of marine Copepoda and Cladocera (Crustacea) in Norway,  “Climate and plankton in the North Sea and Skagerrak”, (since 2005) “Distribution and ecosystem impacts of the invasive ctenophore Mnemiopsis leidyi in Norwegian waters” (2009-2013), Fjordmix and departemental funds Fixed station project, Norwegian Reference Fleet.

IH

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).

Hereon

Short name: Hereon
Contact name:  Holger Brix and Klas Ove Möller
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon (Hereon) (formally HZG) is one of 18 members of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres. Hereon is located in Geesthacht near Hamburg with branches in Teltow near Berlin and in Hamburg, with a total staff of approximately 900 employees, including about 650 scientists, engineers and technicians.

The main Hereon research areas cover materials science with emphases on advanced engineering materials, research with neutrons and synchrotron radiation, as well as regenerative medicine. Another important area is environmental research focusing on marine, coastal and polar systems. Within coastal research a major platform is COSYNA (Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas), an operational coastal monitoring, forecasting, and information system for the North Sea. The main topic of COSYNA is the development and application of “integrated monitoring strategies” which include in-situ measurements, satellite remote sensing and numerical modelling. Hereon has gained experience for years and has cultivated a successful tradition in both the coordination of and participation in different types of EU projects.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP2: WP lead. Linking JERICO-RI to other research infrastructures at different regional, national and transnational levels, as well as other relevant communities (such as numerical modelling and Earth observation). WP1: Developing strategy for next generation observing system. WP3: Participation in Kattegat-Skagerrak-Eastern North Sea IRS, Integration of phytoplankton, zooplankton and carbon cycle observing capacities. WP4: Lead of the North Sea PSS, refine the carbon budget for the area, considering terrestrial inputs, coastal and estuarine carbon cycling, and carbon utilization by microbes and primary producers. WP5: Functional harmonisation support for mature systems. WP 6&8: Data management, provision of parts of the German coastal observing system COSYNA for TNA and VA. WP7: Applying AI knowledge gained in physical and biogeochemical context to biological data sets. WP9: Long-term governance of JERICO-RI.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP2: WP lead. Harmonization and developing best practice recommendations for the operation of HF radar, new sensors (nutrients, carbon cycle) as well as further improvements the best practice recommendations for FerryBoxes, Fixed platforms and gliders.

WP3: Optimization of sensors for determination of phytoplankton species, Optimization of sensors for quantifying the carbonate system, OSSE simulation experiments

WP4: Participation on case studies to investigate the carbonate system as well as monitoring contaminants; modelling transport from HF radar measurements.

WP 6&7: Provision of parts of the German coastal observing system COSYNA for TNA and VA.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

JERICO Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure Network for Coastal Observatories

NeXOS Next generation Low-Cost Multifunctional Web Enabled Ocean Sensor Systems Empowering Marine, Maritime and Fisheries Management EnviGuard Development of a biosensor technology for environmental monitoring and disease prevention in aquaculture ensuring food safety

GROOM Gliders for Research, Ocean Observation and Management

MYOCEAN2 Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service

PROTOOL PRODUCTIVITY TOOLS: Automated Tools to Measure Primary Productivity in European Seas. A New Autonomous Monitoring Tool to Measure the Primary Production of Major European Seas

HCMR

Short name: HCMR
Contact name:  George Petihakis
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Brief Description of Organisation:

HCMR is a governmental Research Centre operating under the auspices of the General Secretariat for Research and Technology (Greek Ministry of Education). It has the mandate to promote basic research in all fields of the aquatic environment and to deliver comprehensive scientific and technical support to the public. It is composed of three institutes: Oceanography, Marine Biological Resources & Inland Waters, Marine Biology, Genetics&Aquaculture. HCMR operates the 62m R/V Aegaeo, the 23m R/V Filia, and four ROVs. It is an active member of EuroGOOS & MedGOOS by developing a national monitoring/forecasting programme through the POSEIDON programme and by participating in EC and ESA funded research projects to develop European capacity in operational oceanography under the GMES and GEOSS umbrella. HCMR participates as full member in 4 ESFRI research infrastructures (Lifewatch, EuroArgo, EMSO, EMBRC). At national level, HCMR is involved in many national research and monitoring programs, including the national WFD and MSFD programmes (coordinator) as well as in the implementation of other European Directives such as the Habitat Directive, Natura2000, etc. At international level HCMR has been involved in studies in the Mediterranean and the Black Sea and since 2011 in the Red Sea.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1 Task 1.4. Next generation European coastal observing system
WP2Task 2.2. Collaboration and interoperability with marine, river and terrestrial RIs
Task 2.5. Interfacing with monitoring programmes, non-European OOS and the political realm
WP4Task 4.1. Coordination and dissemination of Pilot SuperSite implementation
Task 4.2. Innovative monitoring and science strategy for Pilot Supersite implementation
Subtask 4.2.4. Pilot Supersite at Cretan Sea; Cretan-PSS
WP5 Task 5.1. Functional homogenisation support and tools for mature coastal observing platforms – Steering Team 4: Fixed Platforms
Task 5.2. Procedures and best practices for observing biological and biogeochemical variables from JERICO-RI platform. Task 5.3. Performance Monitoring for the operation and integration of JERICO-RI platforms
WP6Task 6.1 Coordination
Subtask 6.2.2: Activities on “mature” platforms with physical and BGC parameters
Task 6.4 Data management support activities
WP9 Task 9.3. Preliminary Design of the JERICO-RI. Task 9.5. Long term governance and way towards institutional, national and other sustainability initiatives

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

HCMR will be actively involved in the project activities. In more detail, through the experience and participation in international bodies it will lead WP5 on Data Management, considering the experience and the capacity building since 2010 – HCMR is responsible for the Mediterranean Data Portal for all real-time data. It will also lead together with IFREMER WP3 on Technology and Methodology Developments while it will have an active role in WP1 Integrated Science Strategy and Governance from local to European Scales, WP2 Harmonisation of technologies and methodologies: technical strategy, WP4 Valorisation with synthesis cases. Furthermore it will contribute to the project infrastructure (WP6 & WP7) with the existing coastal nodes of the POSEIDON system (Fixed Platforms and Ferry Box) while a new strategically placed coastal Fixed Platform will be also established in the gulf of Heraklion.

Tasks attributed to HCMR in the project:

Leader of WP3 & WP5

Leader of the tasks: 1.5, 2.2, 2.6, 3.4

Participant in tasks: 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 2.1, 2.3, 2.4, 2.5

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

EuroSITES, acted towards the integration and enhancement of the existing European open-ocean observational capacity to encompass the ocean interior, seafloor and subseafloor. It has established a more reliable ocean observatory network with common funding streams and data management systems.

MyOcean, The MyOcean, MyOcean2 and MyOcean follow-on projects, have been designed to prepare and to lead the demonstration phases of the future Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service.

Euro-Argo-PP, Euro-Argo having been endorsed by the ESFR (European Strategic Forum on Research Infrastructures), the Preparatory Phase Project main objective was to organize and consolidate the European contribution and to set up a research infrastructure in support of the global Argo program.

JERICO, main challenge is to increase the coherence and the sustainability of the dispersed coastal observing infrastructures by addressing their future within a shared pan-European framework.

FixO3, the FixO3 seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed-point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community. These will provide multidisciplinary observations in all parts of the oceans from the air-sea interface to the deep seafloor.

FMI

Short name: FMI
Contact name: Lauri Laakso
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is the Finnish national authority responsible for meteorological, air quality, climate change, earth observations, marine and Arctic research in Finland. FMI is also in charge of atmospheric and marine observations as well as operative meteorological and marine modeling. The number of employees at FMI is approximately 660 of which around half work in R&D.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1: – WP2: T2.4.2 Integrated monitoring-modelling for estuary-coast-open sea continuum
WP3: – WP4: Subtask 4.3.1. Pilot Supersite at Gulf of Finland, Baltic Sea; GoF-PSS (significant role)
WP5: Task 5.1: Functional homogenisation support and tools for mature coastal observing platforms
WP6: Subtask 6.3.3: Guidelines and strategy for carbonate systems data management (significant role)
WP7: Subtask 7.4.3: Data-to-Products Thematic Services (D2PTS) / Multiplatform Integration BGC state of coastal areas (significant role)
WP8: TA: Utö Atmospheric and Marine Research Station TA: FMI glider
WP11: VA: Utö Atmospheric and Marine Research Station e-infrastructure (significant role)
WP9: – WP10: Task 10.3: Strengthening the community through capacity building
WP13: Management

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

FMI is in charge of JRAP5 in WP4. In addition, it participates in JRAP6, WP7 and WP1.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

FMI participates in EURO-ARGO and several other international initiatives. On national level, FMI is part of the Finnish FINMARI-consortium, one of the key research infrastructures of Finland. Finland also hosts the head quarters of ICOS (Integrated Carbon Observing System)-ERIC, participating in developing the pan-European network of marine carbon observations.

FLUIDION

Short name: FLUIDION
Contact name:  Andreas Hausot
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Fluidion is a high-technology company providing innovative, self-contained, autonomous sample collection and real-time analysis solutions for environmental and water quality monitoring. Protected by multiple international patents, the technology relies on integration of microfluidic circuits and hydraulic micro-actuators batch manufactured using silicon MEMS technology. Fluidion addresses the pollution monitoring and water quality markets, from the urban setting (drinking water, rain water and sanitation) to the natural environment (lakes, rivers, coastal waters and ocean waters), to large industrial sites (chemical facilities and nuclear plants).

JERICO-Next: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

The ocean is an essential part of our environment, providing shelter to a diverse and rich ecosystem, being the principal source of food for billions of people, acting as the largest natural greenhouse gas scavenger, and acting as an economic driver for activities as diverse as the fishing industry and tourism.

Accurate low cost pH measurements are essential to understand effects of green house gas on the health of the ocean (through CO2 acidification), and to protect important economic benefits. As part of Jerico NEXT fluidion will develop a high-accuracy pH sensor based on in-line Ag/AgCl electrode with periodic in-situ spectrophotometric calibration, that will insure a combination of high resolution. Fluidion will also perform testing and metrological characterization of the sensor, in conjunction with Ifremer.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

French government-sponsored Startu-Up prize for developing environmental sampler and analyser for river applications (low pressure).

Paris-region financed project for experimentation of river sampler with local water company. 

City of Paris financed project to develop test bench for high pressure MEMS sampler.

Project SWN – FEDER-funded project for developing multiparameter water quality sonde.

Project MICADEAU – French academic-industry partnership to develop high-accuracy microfluidic chlorine sensor.

EUROGOOS

Short name: EuroGOOS
Contact name:  Inga Lips
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Brief Description of Organisation:

EuroGOOS identifies priorities, enhances cooperation and promotes the benefits of operational oceanography to ensure sustained observations are made in Europe’s seas underpinning a suite of fit-for-purpose products and services for marine and maritime end-users. EuroGOOS is the European component of the Global Ocean Observing System of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC GOOS). EuroGOOS Secretariat is in Brussels, serving 42 members and supporting five regional systems (ROOS) in Europe. The EuroGOOS ROOS coordinate and support development and joint oceanographic service production in European maritime regions. The ROOS, the EuroGOOS working groups, and networks of observing platforms (task teams) provide fora for cooperation, unlock quality marine data and deliver common strategies, priorities and standards towards the European leadership in oceanography. The EuroGOOS members and the many networks work towards integrated, sustained and fit-for-purpose European ocean observing, underpinning the EOOS framework.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

This participant is co-leading WP9 and is involved in sub-tasks in WP 2.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1, contributor task 1.3 and 1.4, WP3, contributor task 3.2, WP5, Co-lead, task leader 5.3 and 5.8, contributor task 5.5, WP8, co-lead task 8.7

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

“EuroGOOS coordinates five European regional systems, the EuroGOOS Regional Operational Oceanographic Systems (ROOS), four working groups, spanning pan-European data management, technology development and coastal oceanography, and seven infrastructure networks, EuroGOOS Task Teams, dedicated to European ocean technologies. EuroGOOS also chairs the EOOS steering group. In addition to this, EuroGOOS is involved in several European Commission projects supporting and developing the pan-European oceanographic research, innovation and services, among others:

1. AtlantOS (2015-2019) international trans-Atlantic consortium aiming to optimize and enhance the integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System.

2. INTAROS (2016-2021) aiming to help build an efficient integrated Arctic Observation System by extending, improving and unifying existing systems in the different regions of the Arctic, contributing to the implementation of the EU Arctic Strategy.

3. JERICO-NEXT (2015-2019) contributes to the implementation of the coastal part of the European Ocean Observing System, cooperating with other European initiatives such as ESFRI (EURO-ARGO, EMSO, EMBRC), Ocean of Tomorrow sensor innovation projects and emerging European networks.

4. EMODnet-Physics (2017-2019) contributing to the EMODnet portal with layers of physical data and their metadata available for open use.

5. SeaDataCloud (2016-2020) works to advance SeaDataNet services and increase their usage adopting cloud and high-performance computing technology. SeaDataNet is driving several EMODnet portals and complementing the Copernicus Marine Environmental Monitoring Service, CMEMS.

6. ENVRIplus (2015-2019) provides a strategic forum for European environmental research infrastructures, towards a more coherent, interdisciplinary and interoperable cluster across Europe

ETT

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/2016/1.3.1.2Lot3/SI2.749411]
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/2015/1.3.1.3. /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. (http://151.1.25.219/jerico)

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. (http://151.1.25.219/atlantos)

DELTARES

Short name: DELTARES
Contact name:  Anouk Blauw
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Deltares is a leading international research institute for applied geophysical, ecological and policy-related research and development applied to delta areas (marine, coastal, estuarine, and riverine) based in the Netherlands. The primary aim of Deltares is bringing together science and application by translating scientific knowledge into innovative solutions. Throughout the world, the institute’s advanced expertise enables safe, clean and sustainable living in deltas, coastal areas and river basins. With this goal in mind, the organisation aims to develop and manage knowledge, products and services for people, the environment and society. Deltares has expert knowledge of the entire effect chain from physical conditions to ecosystem functioning including the fields of hydrodynamics, hydro-ecological modelling, water quality, microbiology and aquatic eco(toxico)logy, and is involved in (integrated) research studies and projects in many aquatic systems in relation to e.g. EU legislation (a.o. MSFD, WFD, North Sea Ministerial Conferences, OSPAR, and ICES). Deltares has a long record of defining information, data-assimilation strategies, data sciences and developing data management and data dissemination tools. The organisation supplies answers to social issues by combining technical expertise with an understanding of political, legal, administrative and socio-economic processes.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP2: co-Work Package leader and participating in all tasks of WP2
WP4: participant: subtask 4.3.3.: North Sea & Channel pilot supersites
WP6: participant:subtask 6.2.3: Inventory on citizen science initiatives focus on coastal observation WP10: participant: task 10.3: Organisation of a webinar.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Within WP3 Deltares will develop and share expertise in the use of HF radar in combination with a model to estimate current patterns in Dutch coastal waters. Within WP4 (task 4.1) Deltares will develop a methodology to process phytoplankton observation data from different platforms to information products for eutrophication assessments. In WP 8 Deltares will organize a summer school.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

JERICO-NEXT, EU: Contribute to the monitoring strategy and data analysis for phytoplankton in the North Sea. Evaluate the applicability of novel sensors such as imaging flowcytometry for the eutrophication monitoring strategy in the North Sea.

JMP-EUNOSAT, DG-ENV (2017 – 2019): Joint Monitoring Programme of the Eutrophication of the North Sea with Satellite data. This project aimed to provide a monitoring and assessment strategy for coherent OSPAR and MSFD assessments of Eutrophication for the North Sea. The monitoring strategy combines satellite data with Ferrybox data and national in-situ data to come up with coherent information on actual chlorophyll concentrations. The assessment strategy includes novel coherent areas and coherent assessment levels. The latter are based on a modelling chain combining hydrological modelling (with E-HYPE) and marine modelling (with the Delft modelling suite). 

OSPAR’s ICG-EUT responsible for the assessments has decided to adopt this approach for their upcoming assessment cycle. 

EOMORES, Netherlands: role:phytoplankton modelling expert. Contribute to the development and improvement of a forecasting model for cyanobacterial blooms, based on high-frequency sensor data and weather data.

ECOPOTENTIAL – Ecopotential http://ecopotential-project.eu/ is a large European-funded H2020 project that focuses its activities on a targeted set of internationally recognised Protected Areas, blending Earth Observations from remote sensing and field measurements, data analysis and modelling of current and future ecosystem conditions and services. ECOPOTENTIAL considers cross-scale geosphere-biosphere interactions at regional to continental scales, addressing long-term and large-scale environmental and ecological challenges.

ODYSSEA – operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the mediterranean sea ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone.
Development and application of suspended sediment model for the Dutch Wadden Sea, Netherlands. Set-up of model (in collaboration with NIOZ) model calibration application to investigate the impact for dredging activities and shrimp fisheries

Blue Lobster

Short name: BL
Contact name:  Simon Keeble
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Blue Lobster IT Ltd is an award winning Web & Software Consultancy, specialising in Web Technologies, GIS, Data Analysis and Presentation, Information Products and Dissemination and Outreach with a strong bias toward the Environmental Sectors. Highly experienced in working with large marine data infrastructures with a large portfolio of web design and development, interactive data and metadata tools and services, and inormation products that are designed to engage with a variety of end-users.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Work Package 8: Development of a front end to the Virtual Access services.

Work Package 10: Work package co-leader. Design and development of the project website. Design and graphics for project outputs. Management of the project Social Media activities. Contribution to other outreach and dissemination activities.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Blue Lobster IT Ltd will co-lead WP8 (Outreach, Communication and Engagement). BL will be responsible for the design, development, maintenance and hosting of the Jerico website and its integrated communication portals for the dissemination of project products, services, data, and information for targeted end user groups (T8.2).

BL also have a key role in communicating and engaging with society (T8.3) and participate in the production of products and information for a suite of professional end user groups (T8.4). BL will also contribute to the end-user panel for the co-production of knowledge (8.1) and co-lead the integaration of a data portal onto the Jerico website (T8.8).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the Mediterranean Sea (H2020 – ODYSSEA) – Work package leader for Outreach and Dissemination. Design and development of communication strategy, materials, website etc. Responsible for the development of web based GIS and data visualisation products for the platform for end user products.

Network of Leading European AQUAtic MesoCOSM Facilities Connecting Mountains to Oceans from the Arctic to the Mediterranean (H2020 – AQUACOSM)– Responsible for the design, development, maintenance and management of the AQUACOSM project website, Metadata platform and data visualisation products.

Fixed Point Open Ocean Observatories (FP7 -FixO3) – Work package leader for Outreach and Training and responsible for the design and development of the FixO3 project website and implementation of the EarthVO Framework for data and metadata visualisation and extraction. Preparation and publication of a variety of graphical products. – Joint European Research Infrastructure network for

Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories (H2020 – JERICO-NEXT) – Work package leader for Outreach, Communication and Education and responsible for the design, development, hosting and maintenance of the JERICO-NEXT portal.

Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems (H2020 – AtlantOS)
Responsible for the design, development, maintenance and management of the AtlantOS project website, visual outputs and web & social media communications.

 

CSIC

Short name: CSIC
Contact name:  Alejandro Orfila
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Brief Description of Organisation:

The Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is the largest public multidisciplinary research organisation in Spain. CSIC collaborates with national and International universities, public RTD organisations, SMEs, companies and other institutions of a scientific/technological nature.

It has a staff of more than 13,500 employees, among these about 3,500 are permanent researchers and more than 4,000 are pre- and post-doctoral researchers.

The CSIC has 126 institutes or centres distributed throughout Spain, including 50 Joint Research Units with universities or other research institutions. There is also a delegation in Brussels.

It has considerable experience in both participating and managing RTD projects and training of research personnel.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

The main task of IMEDEA-CSIC will be the development of specific target experiments regarding HF- Radar and lagrangian experiments in the Baleric Sea area.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

Mediterranean Decision Support System for Marine Safety. MEDESS-4MS. MED PROGRAMME TOSCA. Tracking Oil Spils and Coastal Awardness. MED PROGRAMME

Referencia: 2GMed09-425 IMPORTE:150.000€

Wave current interaction and sediment transport: A bussiness Approach. BUS-1 CTM2009-12072

CNRS

Short name: CNRS
Contact name:  Antoine Grémare
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Brief Description of Organisation:

CNRS (National Center for Scientific Research) is the principal organization for fundamental scientific research in Europe. CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge through its 10 thematic institutes, such as the National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy-Insu. Insu elaborates, develops and coordinates research and projects in astronomy, earth and planetary science, ocean and atmosphere sciences and space sciences. Within its field, INSU undertakes and coordinates research performed at national and international levels by CNRS and other public French research bodies. It develops, pilots and implements instruments for large facilities: platforms (networks of geophysical and geodesic instruments and borehole measurements), observatories (astronomy, seismology, oceanography, meteorology, geophysical hazards, land use), observation services, software facilities. CNRS earned the HR Excellence in Research” award from the European Commission for its Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R) in February 2017. CNRS co-leads the National Research infrastructure on Coastal Ocean and Seashore observations, ILICO (“Infrastructure de Recherche Littorale et Côtiêre”), established in 2016 with the support of French Ministry for Research. JERICO-S3 will contribute to the development of ILICO through a better integration between disciplines and countries on the three French maritime facades and enhanced harmonisation. Ten laboratories associated with the CNRS will be involved in JERICO-S3. They are identified in the subsequent “THRID PARTIES” section as “linked third parties”.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

CNRS and associated third parties will contribute to JERICO S3 WP1 to 9. CNRS will co-lead WP1 (Strategy and Design). CNRS will be involved in two Pilot Super Sites (NW Mediterranean Sea and English Channel-North Sea) within WP4. CNRS will contribute to the interactions between JERICO-RI and other infrastructures (WP2). It will also be part of the elaboration of the Bay of Biscay Integrated Research site (WP3). CNRS will contribute to the spread of best practices and their harmonization through the JERICO-RI (WP5). It will also take an active part in the optimization of data management procedures within this infrastructure (WP6). CNRS will strongly contribute to technological innovation (WP7) through dedicated developments allowing for a better monitoring of both pelagic and benthic systems. CNRS will contribute to TNA/VA (WP8 & 11) by providing access to different infrastructures including sediment and water column profilers, and a glider fleet). CNRS will finally contribute to the design and long-term sustainability of the JERICO-RI (WP9).

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

CNRS INSU and associated third parties will contribute to: (1) NA (co-lead of WP, and participation to various aspects of WP2 including HF radars and gliders); (2) TNA (by providing to different infrastructures including gliders, sediment and water column profilers, and access including a specific imaging software; and (3) JRA (co-lead of WP4, responsibility of JRAP 2 and participations to several others, developments of several innovative equipment within WP3 including new optical sensors and a new eddy covariance system).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

EURO-ARGO, MARBEF, MARINE GENOMICS, GROOM, FIXO3

CNR

Short name: CNR
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), 6.2.2.1 (Mantovani, Corgnati), 6.2.2.2 (Cantoni), 9.1 and 9.5 (Griffa), TNA/VA?

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

 

CMCC

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

CEFAS

Short name: CEFAS
Contact name:  Veronique Creach
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Cefas is an internationally renowned aquatic scientific research and consultancy centre. CEFAS aim to be the prime source of high quality science used to conserve and enhance the UK’s aquatic environment, promote sustainable management of its natural resources, and protect the public from aquatic contaminants. CEFAS has a staff complement of over 500 based at two specialist laboratories within the UK, and our own ocean-going research vessel, RV Cefas Endeavour. Cefas works closely with the UK government and international agencies to monitor the marine environment and to demonstrate our compliance with national and international marine legislation. CEFAS is actively looking for methods that can improve our evidence base, are fully transparent at all stages, are robust enough to withstand scrutiny, and are cost-effective. As such, CEFAS has been at the forefront of developing operational oceanographic instruments for measuring the physical and biological environment. Our Wavenet and SmartBuoy systems have been providing high quality in situ data since 2000, and CEFAS is increasingly using integrated data analysis tools to combine in situ, model and satellite measurements. Recently, Cefas has developed CefMAT which proposes assessment tools and CMEMS products for researchers and policy makers.

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Cefas will contribute to 1. WP4 as a contributor in the PSS/NorthSea and Channel, 2. WP5 as a contributor in task Task 5.2, 3. WP6 as a co-lead of the workpackage and leader of the task 6.3 for data management activities on selected biological and biogeochemistry sensor types, 4. WP8 as a partner offering TNA and VA (WP11) infrastructures, 5. WP10 as the organiser of a workshop in task 10.3.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP1 – lead subtask on Literature review and contribute to other subtasks
WP2 – participate in workshops and laboratory exercises with regard to performance of ph and dissolved oxygen sensor performance
WP4 –work on pelagic biodiversity and participation in workshops
WP6 – leader, work coordinating Virtual Service Access
WP7 – co-lead, work coordinating Transnational Service Access
WP8 – Leader of WP and co leader for task on creating and end-user panel, lead sub task to ‘inform and engage professional end-users, co-leading task on enhancing human capacity building, leading sub task on developing peer links with international consortia.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Development of UK-Integrated Marine Observing Network (UK-IMON)  Defra funding,  2012 – 2014
Research to improve understanding and assessment of ecosystem health  Defra funding, 2009 – 2013
European COastal-shelf sea OPerational monitoring and forecasting system (ECOOP),  EU GMES   2006-2010.

Joint European Research Infrastructure for Coastal Observatories – JERICO (EU FP7: 2011-2015), JERICO-NEXT (EU H2020: 2015-2019)

MyOcean (EU FP7: 2009-2012).

Dymaphy: Development of a DYnamic observation system for the assessment of MArine water quality, (intereg-2seas, 2010-2014)

DEVOTES: DEVelopment Of innovative Tools for understanding marine biodiversity and assessing good Environmental Status (EU FP7: 2012-2016)

HIGHROC: HIGH spatial and temporal Resolution Ocean Colour products and services, 2014-2017

AlterECO: An Alternative Framework to assess Marine Ecosystem Functioning in Shelf Seas (UKRI fundings), 2017-2020.

AZTI

Short name: AZTI
Contact name:  Julien Mader and Anna Rubio
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Brief Description of Organisation:

AZTI is a private non-for-profit technological and research organization. Since 1981 its activities have been focused on developing sustainable products, services and business initiatives aimed at transforming science into sustainable and healthy development for society today and for the future. With a staff of 240 people, the fields of expertise include operational oceanography, marine management, implementation of EU directives, marine spatial planning, fish stock assessment, physical and biological oceanography, marine dynamics and modelling, marine environmental systems and marine technologies. AZTI has been coordinator of 6 EU research projects and active participant in over 60 EU-funded projects. In Operational Oceanography, AZTI combines a long experience in EU projects (ECOOP, LOREA, OPERR, SPRES, JERICO, JERICO_NEXT, INCREASE, MYCOAST) with 17 years operating the Basque Coastal Observing Network (EuskOOS) in the SE Bay of Biscay, that is sustained by the Regional authorities. EuskOOS aims to provide crucial information for application on safety and efficiency of marine operations, public health risks, and ecosystem and marine resources management. It is also worth noting that the team is highly involved in key initiatives for coordination and development of th operational oceanography in Europe (EuroGOOS members, chairing HFR Task Team, CO-chairing IBIROOS and Coastal working group).

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

AZTI will lead WP1 aiming to design and setup innovative monitoring approach and prospective for the JERICO-RI.

In WP2, AZTI will be involved in Task 2.B interfacing with satellite SAR community and CMEMS.
As IRS leader in WP3, AZTI will coordinate the activities in the Bay of Biscay, contributing in the development of activities related to harmonisation and data integration.

AZTI will lead WP5 and the management of the harmonization of the different systems of JERICO-RI. Then, AZTI will be involved in the technical teams dealing with HF Radars, Fixed Platform and Environmental DNA, and in the design and implementation of Key Performance Indicators.

In WP7, AZTI will lead a pilot case for developing tools based on HF Radars.

And finally, AZTI will offer Trans National Access to AUV and slope buoy, and provide Virtual Access services on HF Radar products.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

AZTI-Tecnalia operates for more than 13 years the Coastal Observatory developed with regional funding from the Basque Government in the South-Eastern Bay of Biscay, transbaundery area between France and Spain. In fact, the observatory leads to provide necessary information in crucial and cross-border issues for coastal populations such as safety and efficiency of marine operations, public health risks, or, ecosystem and marine resources management. This experience will be used for leading harmonization and best practises on fixed platforms and new sensors in WP2. AZTI-Tecnalia will be highly involded around tasks leading with HF radar technology, including Harmonization in WP2, new Developments on current observations in WP3, data managment in WP5 and virtual access in WP6. AZTI-Tecnalia will lead the Synthesis Case on trans-boundary hydrography and transport in WP4, coordinatig the Joint Reasearch Activities on that topic. AZTI-Tecnalia will provide this expertise in the strategic activities in WP1. Moreover, an integrated team of AZTI-Tecnalia will contribute in WP1 from the high experience in MSFD implementation (WGs, papers, FP7 DEVOTES coordination).

Relevant Projects- previous and existing

COMBAT, Combination of Altimetry and HF radar observations for coastal data assimilation.

Copernicus Service Evolution project; 66-SE-CMEMS-CALL2. 2018-2020
CMEMS-TAC-INSITU, Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, provision of in-situ ocean observation products. 2018-2021. Involved in the HF Radar implementation.

MYCOAST, Coordinated Atlantic Coastal Operational Oceanographic Observatory. INTERREG Atlantic Area. PI of the project. 2017-2020

LIFE LEMA: Intelligent marine Litter removal and management for local authorities. Demonstration of the feasibility of a sustainable management strategy to address floating marine litter.
Operational oceanography services. LIFE15 ENV/ES/000252. 2016-2019.

MAREA: Modelling and management support against coastal risks in the Basque Coast. INTERREG Va. Innovative observing and warning systems; Impact of extreme stormy events. 2016-2019.

INCREASE, Innovation and Networking for the integration of Coastal Radars into European mArine Services. Copernicus Service Evolution project; Lot5. PI of the project. 2016-2018.

IBISAR: Skill Assessment service to provide real-time met-ocean data ranking in the IBI area for emergency responders (SAR operators). User Uptake CMEMS, call for tenders 67-UU-DO-CMEMS-DEM4.

JERICO-NEXT, Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel.European eXpertise for coastal observaTories. H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015. Main
contributions in HF Radar activities are: Harmonization, Networking, Products developments, Data management, Virtual access. 2015-2019.

IFREMER

Short name: Ifremer
Contact name:  Laurent Delauney
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Brief Description of Organisation:

Ifremer, the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea, contributes through its work and expertise, knowledge of the oceans and their resources, monitoring of the marine environment and coastal zones and the sustainable development of maritime activities. To these ends, Ifremer conceives and operates tools for observation, experimentation and monitoring, and manage oceanographic databases. It also operates a great part of the ocean research fleet, including all underwater systems and large-scale mobile facilities and equipments. Ifremer performs targeted applied research to address the questions posed by society (climate change effects, marine biodiversity, pollution prevention, seafood quality, etc.). Results include scientific knowledge, technological innovations, and systems for ocean observation and exploration.

The units of “coastal environment dynamics” and “physical and space oceanography” are yet involved in global and coastal operational oceanography. They have a major role in the development of European operational networking activities in Europe (MyOcean, EuroGOOS, JERICO.RI) and in Data management (CORIOLIS, SeaDataNet). Ifremer also co-lead the National Research Infrastructure for coastal observation ILICO (lnfrastructure de recherche Littorale et côtière).

JERICO-S3: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Ifremer is strongly involved in all Work Packages due to its scientific background and experience. Ifremer as such will assume the coordination and management of the project (WP13) and leads WP9.

JERICO-NEXT: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

Ifremer is strongly involved in all Work Packages due to its scientific background and experience. Ifremer as such will assume the coordination and management of the project (WP9) and lead WP3 and WP4.

Relevant Projects- previous and existing:

Ifremer involvement in recent European projects:
As coordinator: ESONET NoE (IP), MarinERA (ERANet), Spicosa (IP), SeaDataNet 1 & 2 (I3), Euro-Argo (ESFRI PP), EUROFLEETS 1 & 2 (I3), JERICO (I3) JERICO-NEXT (I3).
As also major partner in EMSO (ESFRI PP), My Ocean 1 & 2 (Copernicus Marine Services), Sea-Era (ERANet/WP4 leader marine research infrastructures), FixO3 (I3), Emodnet and coordinates the FP7 E-AIMS project, ENVRI and ENVRI+., EMSOdev, EMSO-Link, ENVRI+, ENVRI-FAIR