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  • Funding programme and call:
    H2020-INFRADEV-1-2015-1 / INFRADEV-3-2015: Individual implementation and operation of ESFRI projects
  • Start date:
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  • Duration:
    36 Months
  • Total budget:
  • Budget for PLOCAN:
    46.660,80 €
  • Total funding:
    4.298.602,00 €
  • Funding for PLOCAN:
    46.660,80 €
  • Coordinator:
    Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • Partners:
    INGV (IT) - IFREMER (FR) - HCMR (GR) - CSIC (ES) - NERC (UK) - MI (IE) - UniHB (DE) - IPMA (PT) - GeoEcoMar (RO) - SLR (IE) - ENG (IT) Web del proyecto:
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EMSO implementation and operation: Development of instrument module

The EMSODEV (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water‐column Observatory DEVelopment) general objective is to catalyse the full implementation and operation of the EMSO distributed Research Infrastructure (RI), through the development, testing and deployment of an EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM).

This module will ensure accurate, consistent, comparable, regional scale, long‐term measurements of ocean parameters, which are key to addressing urgent societal and scientific challenges such as climate change, ocean ecosystem disturbance, and marine hazards. This will result in the increased interoperability of EMSO nodes thanks to the harmonized collection of ocean essential variable time series.

In addition, EGIM will also greatly help optimize the investments and operational efficiency of the EMSO research infrastructure thus improving RI effectiveness and its attractiveness for member states and users, including for industry.