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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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A new EMSO sea-floor observatory offshore of Nice (Ligurian Sea)

A new EMSO sea-floor observatory offshore of Nice (Ligurian Sea)
A new EMSO sea-floor observatory has been deployed offshore of Nice. Its three instruments – one broad-band seismometer and two piezometers – are currently transmitting their real time measurement data through the Internet. The sea floor observatory EMSO-Nice was set up jointly between Ifremer and Géoazur. It is located at twenty to thirty meters deep, on the narrow sedimentary plateau which borders the airport. In this zone, recognized as a…
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The European Commission announces the legal formation of EMSO-ERIC

The European Commission announces  the legal formation of EMSO-ERIC
The European Commission announced today the legal formation of the European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO-ERIC). The eight founding countries (France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, Spain, UK; head office in Rome) of the consortium lead the world in this level of ocean observing coordination. EMSO is a technologically advanced pan-European Research Infrastructure of fixed seafloor and water-column observatories (currently 11 deep and 4 shallow…
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First EMSO ERIC Assembly of Members

First EMSO ERIC Assembly of Members
The first EMSO ERIC Assembly of Members is being held September 28-29th in Rome, Italy. This is a landmark step for EMSO, as it moves from the planning and interim phases to form a legal entity. This latest advancement is that EMSO is beginning a new level of organisation as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), a form of governance structure for such activities that allows for longer term strategic…
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EMSO-Azores successfully upgraded

Detail of the new Seamon East seabed station being installed by ROV Victor6000. In the centre, a 50 Mbps underwater WiFi link enables the installing team on board the Atalante to monitor the sensors data flow during the installation.
Monday 12 September The EMSO-Azores team is delighted to announce the successful upgrade of the observatory, achieved after a two-week cruise aboard the R/V Atalante finishing today. The observing capacity of the marine infrastructure - operating on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at 1700 m water depth - has been doubled, and the following observation parameters are now available to the public in near real time: - From the seabed: number, level…
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The European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has recognized EMSO as an ESFRI Landmark

The European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has recognized EMSO as an ESFRI Landmark
The European Strategy Forum for Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) has recognized EMSO as an ESFRI Landmark. The announcement was made on March 10 during the launch of the 2016 ESFRI Roadmap hosted by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) at its headquarters in Amsterdam. "It is a great honour and reward for the constant effort of the EMSO participating countries to receive such an important recognition'' said Paolo…
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ERIC Committee positive decision on step 2 of EMSO

ERIC Committee positive decision on step 2 of EMSO
On January 21st the ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) Committee approved the Step 2 of EMSO’s application process to the ERIC. One more leap towards the set up of EMSO-ERIC.The positive opinion by the ERIC Committee will give the European Commission the green light to publish the EMSO Statutes in the Official Journal of the European Union, final step of the approval process.Full members of EMSO-ERIC, at this time, are:…
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