European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory – European Research Infrastructure Consortium

Short Name: EMSO ERIC
Country: Italy


The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and Water Column Observatory – European Research Infrastructure Consortium EMSO (ERIC) provides power, communications, sensors, and data infrastructure for continuous, high-resolution, (near-)real-time, interactive ocean observations across a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary range of research areas including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and computer science, from polar to subtropical environments, through the water column down to the abyss. EMSO is one of the environmental RIs on the ESFRI roadmap and is a large-scale European Research Infrastructure (RI) with eight deep-sea and three shallow Regional Facilities span from the Arctic through the Atlantic and Mediterranean, to the Black Sea. EMSO became an ERIC on the first of October 2016 and brings together not only countries and disciplines but allows the pooling of resources and coordination to assemble harmonised data into a comprehensive regional ocean picture, which it will then make available to researchers and stakeholders worldwide on an open and interoperable access basis. EMSO represents a fundamental contribution to the long-term vision of creating the European Ocean Observing System (EOOS). and will play a key role providing in situ observations for the COPERNICUS programme.


EMSO ERIC will be Work Package Leaders of WP5 Stakeholder Engagement.

EMSO ERIC will also undertake activities in WP1: Project Management and WP9: Dissemination and Communication.

Relevant Publications

  • Dañobeitia, JJ, Bartolome, R., Prada, M., Nuñez-Cornú, F., Córdoba, D., Bandy, W., Estrada, F., Cameselle, A. L., Nuñez, D., Castellón, A., Alonso, J.L., Mortera, Carlos A., Ortiz, M., Crustal architecture at the collision zone between Rivera and North American plates at the Jalisco Block (TSUJAL project), Pure and Applied Geophysics, 173, 3553-3573, doi:10.1007/s00024-016-1388- 7,2016

  • ?  Mairi M.R. Best, Paolo Favali, Laura Beranzoli, Jérôme Blandin, Namik M. Çağatay, Mathilde Cannat, Juan José Dañobeitia, Eric Delory, Jorge M.A. de Miranda, Joaquin Del Rio Fernandez, Henko de Stigter, Mick Gillooly, Fiona Grant, Per O.J. Hall, Susan Hartman, Joaquin Hernandez-Brito, Nadine Lanteri, Juergen Mienert, Gheorge Oaie, Jaume Piera, Vlad Radulescu, Jean-Francois Rolin, Henry A. Ruhl, Christoph Waldmann, and all contributors to the EMSO Consortium. The EMSO-ERIC Pan- European Consortium: Data Benefits and Lessons Learned as the Legal Entity Forms. Marine Technology Society Journal 50(3):8-15, DOI: 10.4031/MTSJ.50.3.13, May 2016-

  • ?  García, Oscar, Dañobeitia, J.J., Jordi Sorribas, Raquel Casas, Jaume Piera, Rafael Bartolome, Raúl Bardaji, Joaquín del Rio, Javier Cadena, Daniel Mihal, Ikram Bghiel, Enoc Martínez, Marc Nogueras, Data Acquisition System Development for EGIM on EMSODEV EU Project Conference Paper: MARTECH 16, At Barcelona, Instrumentation Viewpoint, 19, 84-85, 2016

  • ?  Dañobeitia J.J., Biebow N., Per Nieuwejaar P., Ojeda M.A., Willmott V., Dahlback B., Frenot Y., Mazauric V., Rogan-Finnemore M., Thomsen H. A., and Vieira G. European Polar Research: Status and challenges of European polar fleet for enhancing strategic collaboration, Conference paper: 7th International workshop on marine technology (MARTECH 16), Barcelona, Instrumentation Viewpoint, 19, 80-83, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31652.27523, 2016

  • Dañobeitia J.J., co-author as member of WGF. European Strategy on Marine Research Infrastructure. Publications of the Academy of Finland 6/03, Report compiled for the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructure by the Ad Hoc WG on Marine Research Infrastructure, 2003, 44 pp.


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