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Towards a Joint European Research Infrastructure Network for Coastal Observatories


Project timeline
May 2011
48 months
April 2015
General Information
Around European coastal seas, a fast increasing number of observing systems has been implemented, in the context of research and monitoring activities in oceanography. The JERICO project aims at creating a European network to coordinate activities and products, to share experiences, to exchange best practices, to build a solid and transparent organization towards an operational service for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to the marine environment in European coastal seas. This will give generic support to protect environment and biodiversity, understand climate change and better predict related impacts and facilitate the sustainable exploitation of marine resources.
As an infrastructure project JERICO will provide access to coastal data and provide access to platforms (e.g. COSYNA) for international users.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1, 2010-1.1.20
Project TypeIntegrated Infrastructure Initiative (I3)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 262584
Co-ordinatorIFREMER (FR)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. W. Petersen, Institute of Coastal Research, KOI Phone: +49 4152 87 2358, Fax : +49 4152 87 2366
E-mail contact
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Azti Fundaziona (ES), Blue Lobster IT Limited (UK), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), CNRS (FR), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Ente Publico Puerteos del Estado Clima Maritimo (ES), Ente Publico Puertos del Estado (ES), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (FI), Havforskningsinstituttet (NO), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Institute of Hydroengineering, PAS, Gdansk (PL), Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Instituto Hidrográfico (PT), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (IT), Istituto Nazionale Di Oceanografia E Di Geofisica Sperimentale Ogs (IT), Marine Institute (IE), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NL), Stichting Deltares (NL), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), The Management Unit of the North Sea Mathematical Models (BE), The Secretary of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (UK), Universita ta Malta (MT)
JERICO website
Last Update: 16. April 2021