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EGU 2018

EGU 2018
The General Assembly 2018 of the European Geosciences Union - EGU is coming, it will be held in Vienna, Austria, from 8–13 April 2018. EMSO ERIC encourages you to contribute to the session on “Advances in water column and seafloor fixed point observatories” http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2018/session/26769. The abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2018, 13:00 CET Session details “OS4.6 Advances in water column and seafloor fixed point observatories” Convener: Mairi Best Co-Conveners:…
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EMSO ERIC appoints its first Director General

EMSO ERIC appoints its first Director General
Prof. Juan Jose Dañobeitia, internationally-renowned Spanish scientist, is the first Director General of EMSO ERIC, the new European Marine Research Infrastructure consortium. The Government representatives of the eight Member Countries of EMSO chose Professor Dañobeitia from among more than 80 high-quality candidates for his unique blend of scientific, managerial and academic experience and his deep first-hand knowledge of the ocean observing landscape. In his new role as Director General at…
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EMSO ERIC All Regions Workshop

EMSO ERIC All Regions Workshop
The EMSO ERIC All Regions Workshop EU seafloor and water-column observatories Challenges and Opportunities towards integration will take place in Rome from 9th to 11th October 2017. The workshop will bring together members of the marine science and industry communities to exchange knowledge and best practices related to the advances in the framework of the EMSO mission and objectives. The twofold purpose is to proactively improve the coordination and efficiency…
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EMSO-Link has kicked off

EMSO-Link has kicked off
EMSO-Link, a new project financed by the European Commission (€ 4.3 million) as part of the Horizon 2020 roadmap for the research infrastructures, has kicked off on 28-29 March in Rome. The project is underpinning the long-term sustainability of EMSO ERIC, the pan-European distributed Research Infrastructure composed of fixed point open ocean observatories for studying and monitoring the European seas. EMSO-Link is leaded by EMSO ERIC – the European Research…
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Ocean Business 2017 to host an EMSOdev technology workshop

Ocean Business 2017 to host an EMSOdev technology workshop
The National Oceanography Centre Ocean Business Showcase, which will take place in Southampton (UK), 4-6 April, will feature an EMSOdev Technology workshop on Wednesday, 5 April 2017, at 13:30. The technology workshop will briefly present on the work carried out by EMSOdev with regard to the design, integration and trial deployments of the project monitoring equipment designed for deployment on a variety of subsea installations such as in-situ observatories and…
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EMSODEV EU Project Open opportunity

EMSODEV EU Project Open opportunity
EMSO-DEV is is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications for the assembly and testing of two oceanographic instrument modules, including construction of the frame, capable of deployment in deep water at European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO) locations. A prototype EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM) is currently undergoing shallow water testing. The bidder will assemble two replicates of the prototype module to house a…
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JERICO-next summer school on coastal observatories

JERICO-next summer school on coastal observatories
The H2020 project JERICO-next will organize a summer school on the use of integrated physical and biological monitoring with novel sensor methods for water management issues such as the Marine Strategy Framework Directive. The JERICO-next project develops the European network of coastal observatories, including novel sensor methods such as HF radar (for current patterns) and imaging flow cytometry (for phytoplankton functional types and species determination). During this summer school, students…
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EMSO ERIC presented at Foreign Press Association in Rome

EMSO ERIC presented at Foreign Press Association in Rome
"EMSO ERIC is crucial for obtaining coherent sets of data for the long term monitoring of the European seas and oceans. This data is crucial for addressing effects of climate change, but also for mitigating geo-hazards and increasing biodiversity safety’’. With these words Robert-Jan Smits, General Director of Directorate General for Research & Innovation RTD-European Commission, has gone straight to the core of innovation represented by the European Consortium EMSO…
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EGIM module successfully deployed in Spain

EGIM module successfully deployed in Spain
 A major step forward in direct ocean observing has been taken thanks to the deployment and installation of the new observatory system - EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM), which contributes to set a standard for European ocean observatories The first of a new generation of multipurpose instruments for ocean observation developed by EMSO has been deployed in Spain on 1 December. Initial tests show it is working as expected, and…
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EU research magazine publishes a gallery of EMSO images

EU research magazine publishes a gallery of EMSO images
A gallery of images from EMSO ERIC’s observatories is featured in Horizon, the European Union’s online magazine on research and innovation. The gallery (titled “Into the Deep – underwater machines keep an eye on climate change”) shows the tools deployed at the sites part of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO).The captions that accompany the images remind the reader of how EMSO’s observatories can gather a wide variety…
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