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Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability


Project timeline
February 2020
54 months
July 2024
General Information
JERICO-RI: Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories – a system of systems strengthening the European network of coastal observatories providing a powerful and structured European Research Infrastructure (RI) dedicated to observe and monitor the complex marine coastal seas and to: (i) provide services for the delivery of high quality environmental data, (ii) access to solutions and facilities as services for researchers and users, (iii) create product prototypes for EU marine core services and users, (iv) support excellence in marine coastal research to better answer societal and policy needs. JERICO-S3 will provide a state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose and visionary observational RI, expertise and highquality data on European coastal and shelf seas, supporting world-class research, high-impact innovation and a window of European excellence worldwide. It will significantly enhance the current value and relevance of the JERICO-RI, through the implementation of the science and innovation strategy elaborated as part of the JERICO-NEXT project. JERICO-S3 is mainly targeting a more science integrative approach to better observe the coastal ecosystem, raising up the scientific excellence, with consideration of the regional and local ecosystems; the preliminary development of an e-infrastructure in support to scientists and users by offering access to dedicated services; progress on the design of the RI and its strategy for sustainability. Major user-driven improvements will be realised in terms of observing the complexity of coastal seas and continuous observation of the biology, access to facilities, data and services, best practices and performance indicators, innovative monitoring strategies, cooperation with other European RIs (EuroARGO, EMSO, AQUACOSM, DANUBIUS, ICOS, EMBRC, LIFEWATCH) and international scientific communities, industry and other stakeholders, and aligning strategy with COPERNICUS/CMEMS, EMODNET and GEO/GEOSS.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-INFRAIA-2018-2020
Project TypeResearch and Innovation Action
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 871153
Co-ordinatorIFREMER (FR)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Holger Brix, Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Global Coast, KDG, Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1523
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

52°North Initiative for Geospatial Open Source Software GmbH (DE), ACRI SA (FR), Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung AWI (DE), Azti Fundaziona (ES), Blue Lobster IT Limited (UK), CNRS (FR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Consorcio Para El Diseno, Construccion, Equipamiento Y Explotacion De La Plataforma Oceanica De Canarias (ES), Consorcio para la construccion, equipamiento y explotacion del Sistema de Observacion Cost (ES), Covartec AS (NO), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Ente Publico Puertos del Estado (ES), ETT SPA (IT), EuroGOOS AISBL (BE), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (FI), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), Havforskningsinstituttet (NO), Havstovan (DK), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde IOW (DE), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Instituto Hidrográfico (PT), 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), NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (NO), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (BE), Ruder Boskovic Institute (HR), Section Francaise De L'institut Des Ingenieurs Electriciens Et Electroniciens (FR), Stichting Deltares (NL), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (EE), The Secretary of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (UK), UNESCO (FR), Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya (ES), Vlaams Instituut Voor de Zee (BE)
JERICO-S3 website
Last Update: 29. January 2024