Finnish Environment Institute

Short name: SYKE
JERICO-S3 contact name: Jukka Seppälä
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JERICO-DS 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-DS: Main tasks attributed under Work Packages:

WP2 : Lead of WP

Lead of Task 2.3. Technology vision towards an operational JERICO-RI

Lead of Task 2.4. Preliminary definition of Key Performance Indicators for technological impact

WP1, 3, 4, 5, 6: Contribute national information

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),


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