Joint European Research Infrastructure Network for Coastal Observatories

Initiative Type: Infrastructures

Belém Statement Area: Ocean Observation, Ocean Technology

Initiative Location: Belgium,Croatia,Estonia,Finland,France,Germany,Greece,Ireland,Italy,Norway,Portugal,Spain,Sweden

Time Frame: 2011-Ongoing


The JERICO-RI is a long-term framework providing high-quality marine data, expertise and infrastructures for Europe’s coastal seas. The data are multidisciplinary, standardised, quality controlled, sustained, interoperable and free to access and use. The vision is to improve and innovate the cooperation in coastal observatories in Europe by implementing the coastal part of a European Ocean Observing System, to cooperate with other European initiatives as ESFRI (EURO-ARGO, EMSO, EMBRC), Integrated Infrastructures (FIXO3 etc.), OCEAN OF TOMORROW sensors innovation project (SenseNET, NEXOS), the emerging European biological network (EMBRC) and EMODnet to contribute to provide services to the research community and the society.

Contact: Laurent Delauney, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea

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