EUROSITES

Integration and enhancement of key existing European deep-ocean observatories

 Coordinatore NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL 

 Organization address address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
city: SWINDON WILTSHIRE
postcode: SN2 1EU

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Pringle-Stewart
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 (0)2380 596313
Fax: +44 (0)2380 596244

 Nazionalità Coordinatore United Kingdom [UK]
 Totale costo 4˙753˙779 €
 EC contributo 3˙482˙601 €
 Programma FP7-ENVIRONMENT
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Environment (including Climate Change)
 Code Call FP7-ENV-2007-1
 Funding Scheme CP-FP
 Anno di inizio 2008
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2008-04-01   -   2011-03-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

 Organization address address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
city: SWINDON WILTSHIRE
postcode: SN2 1EU

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Julie
Cognome: Pringle-Stewart
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 (0)2380 596313
Fax: +44 (0)2380 596244

UK (SWINDON WILTSHIRE) coordinator 0.00
2    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Hélène
Cognome: Faradji
Email: send email
Telefono: -93954161
Fax: -92960310

FR (PARIS) participant 0.00
3    CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE

 Organization address address: Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
city: ROMA
postcode: 185

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Arcangelo
Cognome: Distante
Email: send email
Telefono: -805929381
Fax: -805929421

IT (ROMA) participant 0.00
4    HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH

 Organization address address: 46,7th avenue Athens-Sounio, (Mavro Lithari)
city: ANAVISSOS ATTIKI
postcode: 19013

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Stylianos
Cognome: Kastrinakis
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 2810 337802
Fax: +30 2810 337822

EL (ANAVISSOS ATTIKI) participant 0.00
5    INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

 Organization address address: 155 rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
city: ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX
postcode: 92138

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Sylvie
Cognome: Mevel
Email: send email
Telefono: -98224380
Fax: -98224502

FR (ISSY-LES-MOULINEAUX) participant 0.00
6    INSTITUTO CANARIO DE CIENCIAS MARINAS

 Organization address address: CARRETERA DE TALIARTE TALIARTE TELDE
city: LAS PALMAS
postcode: 35200

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jesús
Cognome: Velayos
Email: send email
Telefono: 34928707510
Fax: 34928132908

ES (LAS PALMAS) participant 0.00
7    INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE DESENVOLVIMENTO DAS PESCAS

 Organization address address: Cova de inglesa
city: MINDELO - SAN VICENTE
postcode: -

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Anselmo
Cognome: Fonseca
Email: send email
Telefono: -2321135
Fax: -2321378

CV (MINDELO - SAN VICENTE) participant 0.00
8    ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE

 Organization address address: Borgo Grotta Gigante 42/C
city: SGONICO-TRIESTE
postcode: 34010

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Nicola
Cognome: Archidiacono
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 040 214 0330
Fax: +39 040 327 307

IT (SGONICO-TRIESTE) participant 0.00
9    LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN AN DER UNIVERSITAET KIEL

 Organization address address: WISCHHOFSTRASSE 1-3
city: KIEL
postcode: 24148

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Jens-Uwe
Cognome: Moelck
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 431 600 2521
Fax: +49 431 600 2954

DE (KIEL) participant 0.00
10    SOPAB BREST SA

 Organization address address: Rue Dupleix 3
city: BREST
postcode: 29200

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Alain
Cognome: Pesquer
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 298 009 600
Fax: +33 298 444 023

FR (BREST) participant 0.00
11    THE UNIVERSITY COURT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN

 Organization address address: KING'S COLLEGE REGENT WALK
city: ABERDEEN
postcode: AB24 3FX

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Frederick
Cognome: Stevenson-Robb
Email: send email
Telefono: -224272078
Fax: -224272276

UK (ABERDEEN) participant 0.00
12    UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

 Organization address address: C/ Juan de Quesada 30
city: LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA
postcode: 35001

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Conrado
Cognome: Dominquez-Trujillo
Email: send email
Telefono: -928450971
Fax: -28457452

ES (LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA) participant 0.00
13    UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN

 Organization address address: Museplassen 1
city: BERGEN
postcode: 5007

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Inger
Cognome: Gjesdahl
Email: send email
Telefono: -55584951
Fax: -55584944

NO (BERGEN) participant 0.00

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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'At present there are a number of fixed point observatories that autonomously measure biological, chemical and physical variables in the oceans around Europe. These operate at various levels of sophistication but in a largely uncoordinated and fragmented manner. There is no agreed set of basic variables and common data protocols are not followed. EuroSITES has two main objectives: 1: To enhance the existing deep ocean observatories thus forming a coherent European network. This will then provide a clear and relevant description of the time varying properties of the ocean system. 2: To perform a small number of specific science missions that will, in the future, form the basis for greatly improved and novel monitoring capability. The work we propose addresses directly and explicitly the vision of GEOSS. We will address this in the context of the time changing properties of the ocean interior, seafloor and sub seafloor around Europe. EuroSITES will promote links with other international observation networks such as the network envisioned under the U.S. National Science Foundation's Ocean Observatories Initiative (OOI). Long-term time-series data offer some of the most important insights into the ways our oceans are changing. Crucially important processes occur on time scales that can not be observed by ships and in the deep parts of the ocean that are outside the reach of satellites. Sustained in situ observations are therefore required to provide high quality data on climatically and ecologically relevant variables at a few key locations. EuroSITES is the means to achieve this.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

Deep-ocean observatories based in the Mediterranean and northeast Atlantic have been upgraded to facilitate their work in monitoring the effects of climate change.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Eurosites is part of an integrated network comprising nine deep-ocean observatories positioned off the continental shelf in waters deeper than 1;000 metres. The observatories host scientific equipment that measures a range of different factors throughout the water column, from the seafloor to the surface. The network is coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre based in Southampton, UK and includes 13 partners from across Europe and the Cape Verde Islands.

The project has two main objectives. The first is to improve the existing deep-ocean observatories and form an effective network that can describe time-dependant properties of the ocean system. The second is to carry out a number of specific scientific activities that will help develop new and improved approaches to monitoring the deepwater environment.

Improvements to observatories have included the use of sensors to measure oxygen (O2), carbon dioxide (CO2), chlorophyll and nitrates in real time. Sensors and samplers have been employed to improve ability to measure properties in the ocean associated with the climate. This has included the deployment in both coastal and open sea of equipment for studying the biological carbon pump, mainly algae, which will provide ground-breaking insights into the ocean's role in the carbon cycle.

Zooplankton abundance and diversity is a key factor to understanding the carbon cycle within the ocean and marine scientists are now testing a long-term sampling device.

Acidification of the world's oceans as a result of climate change is of growing concern. Therefore, Eurosites researchers are monitoring pH levels to determine the impact of acidification and have developed, and are now using, a new type of pH sensor.

Two autonomous seafloor platforms have been established in the Mediterranean. One monitors fluid flow and pore pressure to determine slope stability, while the other acts as a tsunami early-warning system. Additional activities carried out in both the Atlantic and Mediterranean include monitoring communities of bottom-dwelling organisms and associated biogeochemistry as indicators of climate change.

Each of the nine deep-water observatories now possesses enhanced systems that allow them to conduct a wider range of activities even more effectively. The data from the sites will give EU scientists a clearer picture of changes taking place in our seas as a result of global warming and ocean acidification.

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