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Land-Sea interface: Let’s observe together!


Project timeline
February 2024
48 months
January 2028
General Information
LandSeaLot will link together in situ, model and earth observations (EO) and connect related communities, citizens and initiatives such as Copernicus, ESA, EEA, GEOSS, EMODnet and the European Digital Twin of the Ocean. These observations will be used in a gap analysis to co-design a common land-sea interface observation strategy and an implementation plan. LandSeaLot participants will simultaneously work on improving: in situ and EO capabilities, models to reduce the model/observations gap and the integration of model, in situ and satellite data. Observation capacity will be increased through tested, improved and guided use of low-cost technology by citizens, facilitated by the network of European marinas. The technologies selected will be piloted in LandSeaLot Integration Labs (ILs) together with improved and integrated in situ and EO observation techniques and model outputs. LandSeaLot ILs will cover selected areas in the Black Sea, Aegean Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Atlantic Ocean, North Sea and Baltic Sea, with a range of catchment, tidal and meteorological regimes. Experts and citizen science leaders will work in the ILs together with JERICO-RI, DANUBIUS-RI and ICOS-ERIC, and with regional policy makers and managers to tailor integrated observations that will provide them with information to manage societal challenges. These will include assessment of the lateral carbon flux and stock, plastics transfer, nutrients impact on primary production and eutrophication, supporting biodiversity conservation, improving modeling capability and supporting climate change adaptation (storm surges, floods, heat waves, coastal erosion, salt water intrusion). Relevant communities will be engaged by workshops, conferences, training, a high-tech summit and by a communication strategy including videos and policy briefs to ensure LandSeaLot’s legacy.

Hereon will lead work package 3 (Integrated observation and model frameworks) that focusses on developing, testing and benchmarking best practice for integrating observations and modelling capabilities to support modelling frameworks as a stepping stone to the development of digital twins of the land-marine interface. Hereon also has a prominent role regarding the North and Black Sea LandSeaLot Integration Labs, as well as for the development of a Joint Observation Strategy at the Land-Sea Interface.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaHORIZON-CL6-2023-GOVERNANCE-01-11
Project TypeResearch and Innovation Action (RIA)
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 101134575
Co-ordinatorStichting Deltares (NL)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Yoana Voynova, Institute of Carbon Cycles, Coastal Productivity, KCP, Phone +49 4152 87-2377; Dr. Holger Brix, Institute of Carbon Cycles, Global Coast, KCG, Phone +49 4152 87-1523; Dr. Joanna Staneva, Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling, Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation, KSD, Phone +49 4152 87-1804
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Carsten Brockmann Consult (DE), CNRS (FR), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Covartec AS (NO), ETT SPA (IT), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (FI), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Mariene Informatie Service "MARIS" B.V. (NL), National Institute of Marine Geology and Geo-Ecology (RO), NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS (NO), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), SEASCAPE Belgium (BE), Stichting Deltares (NL), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), TransEurope Marinas (FR), Université de Liège (BE), University of Stirling (UK), +ATLANTIC Associacao Para Unlaboratorio Colaborativo Doatlantico (PT)
LandSeaLot website
Last Update: 26. April 2024