Second call

The second JERICO-RI S3 Transnational Access (TA) call closed in May 2021. From this call, 11 projects were selected and 10 hosting facilities utilised. The TA call connects researchers from various countries to access marine ocean observation infrastructures in a different host country than their own. In the second call, 10 nationalities were represented across the project users and infrastructures were selected for use in 7 hosting countries. 

Below are the project summaries of the successful proposals. Work is scheduled to commence in spring/summer 2022 for many of the projects as contracts are in the final stages between user groups and host facilities.

Acronym  Project Title Project Principal Investigator Host Facility   Short Project Summary
APHYMOSO Automated phytoplankton monitoring at ship of opportunity

Machteld Rijkeboer

Rijkswaterstaat, Netherlands 

NIVA Research Station ,
NIVA Ferryboxes ,
We want to explore the feasibility of unattended and continuous monitoring of phytoplankton species composition and primary production with underway flow cyotometric and fast repetition rate fluorometers on board a FerryBox system. NIVA has long experience with operating and adding new sensors to FerryBox systems, and the FerryBox systems are easily accessible via the NIVA main office and field station.
AQUA-Action-1 AQUACOSM-JERICO pilot supersite action @ SYKYE

Dr. Stella Berger

Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland fisheries, Germany

SYKE Marine Research Centre Lab , Finland  This experiment studies how extreme events affect plankton communities, and it is supported by long term observational data. It provides us a unique opportunity to test our sensors in the Baltic Sea conditions, transfer the knowledge and best practices in plankton imaging between Research Infrastructures and conduct a scientific plankton ecosystem study combining experimental and observational approaches.
AQUA-Action-2 AQUACOSM-JERICO pilot supersite action @ Utö

Dr. Stella Berger

Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland fisheries, Germany

Uto Atmospheric and Marine Research Station,
IMAPOCEAN Integrated Multilevel Active Passive Ocean Current Education Advancement Network

Ariadne Dimoula

Paramount Planet Product, Okeanolog Maine USA

HCMR Buoy &
HCMR POSEIDON calibration Lab,


The purpose of this research is to is continue an EMSO experiment for another year in order to create a database of deep water as well as shallow water ocean current. This experiment comprises of a field current meter measurements as well as an educational unit for schools in a coastal observatory of the POSEIDON system in Crete.
JIVE JERICO-DANUBIUS-RI Observation initiatiVE

Dr Evangelos Spyrakos

University of Stirling, UK



The main objectives are 1) to establish functional relationships between optical properties and sediment characteristics in the Adriatic coast, evaluating peculiar aspects connected to river outflow 2) to utilise this knowledge to develop improved algorithms for atmospheric/adjacency correction and retrieval of BGC parameters 3) to assess the effect of different instrument packages, deployment platforms and protocols (for calibration, measurement and processing) on the quality and consistency of the measurements of bio-optical properties.
LASE-NOPAH Levels and air-sea exchange of nitrated and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarons in the marginal sea of Europe

Gerhard Lammel

RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic

HCMR Buoy &
HCMR POSEIDON calibration Lab,


Levels and air-sea exchange of nitrated and oxygenated polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in the marginal sea of Europe
OpenLevo Enhancing Wave Measurement with energy autonomous Wave Sensing Buoby

Georgios Koutras

Openichnos, Greece

SmartBay Buoy,


Enhancing Wave Measurement with energy autonomous Wave Sensing Buoy
S1100-HTHSal ANB Sensors S Series: High temperature and high salinity

Nathan Lawrence

ANB Sensors Ltd., UK

HCMR Buoy &
HCMR POSEIDON calibration Lab,


The principle objectives for the project are:
1) Deploy the S1100 on a costal observing multiplatform system for 8 months in elevated temperatures and salinities.
2) Deploy a second sensor on a field profiler and a surface vehicle equipped with a FerryBox system to understand the impact of lateral flow accross the sensor surface and the impact of temperature sensitivity on the sensors response.
3) Provide feedback on the sensors ease of use, ease of deployment and data retieval features.
4) Validate the sensors response against independent measurements in real time deployment.
5) Allow ANB Sensors to understand the issues associated with oceanography and sensor deployment for other analytes  providing scope for future collaborations.
CTDEmEx CTD inter-comparison: existing and emerging sensors

Glenn Nolan

Marine Institute, Ireland

HCMR POSEIDON calibration Lab,


The main objectives are:
1)Inter-compare the CTDs produced by several manufacturers to assess suitability for long-term deployments in coastal waters and at deeper fixed point observatories.

2)Compile technical report of the experiment outlining sensor performance and possible applications for each sensor.

3) Make recommendations to the JERICO and EMSO communities on sensor performance and provide guidance on deployment and maintenance strategies.

RADCONNECT Underwater radioactivity measurements

Christos Tsabaris

HCMR, Greece

COSYNA Underwater Node Helgoland,

The main objectives are:

1) Deploy and operate on a continuous basis an innovative underwater radioactivity device on a cabled observatory.
2) To study the environmental total gamma ray intensity anomalies due to high precipitation events and correlating the activity concentration of radon daughters with precipitation rates as calculated with other methods.
3) To study potential anthropogenic pollutants.V12

CBONDEX Coastal BOuNDary Exchages

Joao Vitorino

Instituto Hidrografico, Portugal

Plocan Multi-platform,


CBONDEX aims to improve the present understanding about the nature and impacts of key processes of interaction between the coastal ocean and the open ocean that take place offshore the western Portuguese coast. 
The project articulates large-scale open ocean observations (using the host facility) and detailed coastal ocean measurements (from the users own facilities). In this way we expect that it will also contribute to develop specific know-how on the best strategies to adopt in the observation of the interactions between these two environments. 
A final objective of the project regards the building at Instituto Hidrografico of specific know-how on gliders technology and operations. This objective, developed through the close interaction with host facility team during different phases of the glider operation, is an essential step towards a future implementation of glider capacities at IH.