|Task 3.1: Coordination and links to other WPs|
|Task 3.2: Development of regional IRS strategy and business and sustainability plans|
|Task 3.3: Integration and harmonization within and between regions|
|Task 3.4: Regional data harmonisation/delivery and products|
Integration and harmonization within and between regions
M1-M42 ( Lead: NIVA, partners: IRB, OGS, IH, AZTI, SMHI, IMR, and regional WGs)
Integrated regional sites in JERICO-S3 will require coordination of regional activities – i.e., in order to maximise efficiency and effectiveness of observations, each IRS will need to manage which observations are carried out by whom, and at which times and locations. Through this coordination, observational efforts can also be directed towards strategic needs. Multidisciplinary observations will be harmonised based on best practices developed in Tasks 5.1 and 5.2 for optimal use of data and knowledge generation. Each IRS will also focus on maintaining and forming new links to regional/national stakeholders, industry, users, and policy makers, and executing the strategic plans developed in Task 3.2 and Task 1.2. Each IRS also has specific tasks required for integration:
WG-NA: Connections to nearby RIs related to River Po and NW-MED-PSS (Task 4.3.2), cooperation with biogeochemical and physical modelling (WP4).
WG-IB: Integration between fixed platforms and gliders/AUVs/UAVs). Cooperation with remote sensing communities and RI/ERICs in the region.
WG-BB: Integration of multidisciplinary observations for the study of the land-sea continuum following two case studies: (i) the West Gironde Mud patch, and (ii) fate of floating riverine litter from available litter, drifters and HF current data, and numerical simulations.
WG-KS: Coordinate and promote new observations of phyto/zooplankton diversity, litter/microplastics, and cooperation regarding physical modeling of advection of plankton and microplastics. Coordinate links to GoF-and NSea-PSSs (Tasks 4.3.1, 4.3.3) (WP4).
WG-NS: Focus improvement related to climate change effects on biodiversity, eutrophication, and marine ecosystem services. Coordinate and form links with national monitoring efforts (environmental agencies) and fisheries, aquaculture, and oil/gas industries. Coordinate link to NS-PSS (Task 4.3.3) (WP4).
The regional activities will be collated in D3.2 as an initial analysis of the integration and harmonisation process within each IRS, but as a whole to assess strengths/weaknesses and how to improve, and then a final report in D3.5. Through interaction with Task 3.2, these deliverables will provide WP1 (and then WP9), WP2, and WP5 with regional perspectives for JERICO-S3 approach to system design, links to other communities, and platform/sensor best practices.
Task 3.3: D3.2. Report on integration progress within and between IRSs → WP1, WP2, WP4 (NIVA) (M26) (for IRS-PSS links->WP1; to include regional-level connections to other observational activities -> WP2; region-specific platform/sensor integration/harmonisation -> WP5)
Task 3.3: D3.5. Final report on integration within and between IRSs → WP1, WP2, WP4 (NIVA) (M42) (for IRS-PSS links->WP1; to include regional-level connections to other observational activities -> WP2; region-specific platform/sensor integration/harmonisation -> WP5)