JERICO-DS: Task 2.2

Task 2.1. Technical and technology outlook for coastal observatories 
Task 2.2. Gap analysis of JERICO-RI technologies
Task 2.3. Roadmap for the Technical Design of an operational JERICO-RI
Task 2.4 Preliminary definition of Key Performance Indicators for technological impact

Task 2.2. Gap analysis of JERICO-RI technologies


Task 2.2. will analyse what is lacking to obtain an optimal operational JERICO-RI, by comparing the state of the art (as updated in JERICO-S3) and the outlook defined by task 2.1. The identified gaps will be analysed in qualitative or quantitative means, like TRL level, spatiotemporal extent of observations, amount and quality of measured variables in multidisciplinary research, indices of data quality, or the use of best practices. For each gap observed the primary reason needs to be determined, if it is due to e.g. economic situation, lack of expertise or knowledge, or deficiencies in technology – to mention some possibilities.

An important part of the gap analysis is to identify gaps at the RI level. While different partners and nations may follow their own research strategies, there may still be pan-European observational gaps due to differences in priorities, traditions, inconsistent methodologies or sampling strategies used. JERICO-S3 work with Pilot Supersites provides a good basis for analysing such regional or pan-European gaps and will be shared with nations during a joint workshop (MS2.4). The gap analysis will not only reveal the key issues to be improved through the JERICO-RI but also show what issues are already addressed at the required level. In this way the gap analysis will provide guidance for build-up, engineering, technical maintenance, steering and modification of the JERICO-RI in task 2.3.

The gap analysis (D2.2) will identify where/when/how/why observations fail to meet the desired level of quality and quantity, and which technology parts of the JERICO-RI need improvement. The key challenges in the gap analysis are how to identify the most important gaps and to resolve the reasons for observed gaps as they may be complex or hidden. To overcome these challenges, we pay attention to strong involvement of all nations in the process, as the results in D2.2 will strongly affect the success of Task 2.3 and overall success of the technology design of the operational JERICO-RI.


  • D2.2 (T2.2) Gap analysis for JERICO-RI technologies (M24)