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DRAGON in support of harmonizing European and Chinese marine monitoring for Environment and Security System


Project timeline
September 2007
36 months
August 2010
General Information
Capitalizing on the ongoing DRAGON project and the outcome of the EU FP6 MERSEA Strand-1 project the DRAGONESS SSA (Specific Support Action) aims to assess, advance and harmonize European and Chinese capacities in marine monitoring for environment and security. The primary objective of the DRAGONESS SSA is to make an inventory of Chinese and European capacities of marine monitoring for environment and security including Earth observation data, in order to harmonize methods in the frame of international programs such as GOOS and GMES and investigate the potential for establishing and harmonizing operational services contribution to GEOSS. In so doing DRAGONESS will take stock of existing information production and service deliveries in order to: identify service/data gaps and barriers; develop activities to disseminate and implement products and services derived or customized from current GMES development activities; study and identify the potential for current and foreseen sustainable European GMES services to be transferred and provide the building blocks for the EU contribution to Chinese marine GMES and hence GEOSS; consider transfer of Chinese marine GMES related experience for European coastal seas; stimulate scientific exchange in Earth Observation science and technology by bringing together investigators from Europe and China.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP6-2005-Space-1
Project TypeSpecific Support Action
Contract NumberSSA5-CT-2006-030902
Co-ordinatorStiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmäling (NO)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Rüdiger Röttgers, KOF, Institute of Coastal Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 1575, (initial contact: Dr. Roland Doerffer, Institute of Coastal Research)
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Beijing Normal University (CN), Chinese Academy of Sciences-Institute of Atmospheric Physics (CN), Collecte Localisation Satellites SA (FR), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Ministry of Science and Technology (CN), National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (CN), National Satellite Ocean Application Service State Oceanic Administration (CN), Ocean University of China (CN), ORS Consulting (DE), Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (CN), Stiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmaaling (NO), The Nansen-Zhu International Research Center (CN)
Last Update: 16. April 2021