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Joint European Research Infrastructure Network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European expertise for coastal observatories


Project timeline
September 2015
48 months
August 2019
General Information
The coastal area is the most productive and dynamic environment of the World Ocean with significant resources and services for mankind. JERICO-NEXT emphasizes that the complexity of the coastal ocean cannot be well understood if interconnection between physics, biogeochemistry and biology is not guaranteed. Such integration requires new technological developments allowing continuous monitoring of a larger set of parameters. In the continuity of JERICO(FP7), the objective of JERICO-NEXT consists in strengthening and enlarging a solid and transparent European network in providing operational services for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to marine environment in European coastal seas. Other JERICO-NEXT objectives include: Support to European coastal research communities, enable free and open access to data, enhance the readiness of new observing platform networks by increasing the performance of sensors, showcase of the adequacy of the so-developed observing technologies and strategies, propose a medium-term roadmap for coastal observatories through a permanent dialogue with stakeholders. Although JERICO-NEXT already includes industrial partners, it will be open to other research institutes, laboratories and private companies which could become associated partners to the project.
The Hereon contribution to JERICO-NEXT is through its North Sea coastal observatory system COSYNA. Contributions to case studies are developments in understanding of carbon cycling, observation of algae blooms and measurements of water transports.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-INFRAIA-2014
Project TypeResearch and Innovation Action (RIA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 654410
Co-ordinatorIFREMER (FR)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Wilhelm Petersen, Institute for Coastal Research, KOI, Phone: +49 4152 87 2358 and Prof. Emil Stanev, Institute for Coastal Research, KSD, Phone: +49 4152 87 1597
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Azti Fundaziona (ES), Blue Lobster IT Limited (UK), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), CNRS (FR), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Consorcio para la construccion, equipamiento y explotacion del Sistema de Observacion Cost (ES), Environmental Consulting Ireland Ltd (IE), ETT SPA (IT), Euro-Argo ERIC (FR), EuroGOOS AISBL (BE), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (FI), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), Fluidion SAS (FR), Havforskningsinstituttet (NO), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Instituto Hidrográfico (PT), International Research Institute OFSTAVANGER AS (NO), Istituto Nazionale Di Oceanografia E Di Geofisica Sperimentale Ogs (IT), Mariene Informatie Service "MARIS" B.V. (NL), Marine Institute (IE), Ministry of Transport Public Works and Water Management (NL), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), SmartBay Ireland, Ltd (IE), Stichting Deltares (NL), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), The Secretary of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (UK), Universita ta Malta (MT), Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya (ES), Vlaams Instituut Voor de Zee (BE)
Last Update: 17. December 2021