Toward a Comprehensive and Integrated Strategy of the European Marine Research Infrastructures for Ocean Observations

Type Article
Date 2020-03
Language English
Author(s) Dañobeitia Juan Jose1, 2, Pouliquen SylvieORCID3, 4, Johannessen Truls5, 6, Basset Alberto7, 8, Cannat Mathilde1, 9, Pfeil Benjamin Gerrit5, Fredella Maria Incoronata1, Materia Paola1, 10, Gourcuff Claire3, Magnifico Giuseppe1, 11, Delory Eric1, 12, Del Rio Fernandez Joaquin1, 13, Rodero Ivan1, Beranzoli Laura1, 10, Nardello Ilaria14, Iudicone Daniele14, 15, Carval ThierryORCID3, 4, Gonzalez Aranda Juan M.7, Petihakis George1, 17, 18, Blandin Jerome1, 4, Kutsch Werner Leo5, Rintala Janne-Markus5, 18, Gates Andrew R.1, 19, Favali Paolo1, 10
Affiliation(s) 1 : European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO ERIC), Rome, Italy
2 : Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC-UTM), Barcelona, Spain
3 : European Contribution to the Argo Programme (Euro-Argo ERIC), Brest, France
4 : Institut Français De Recherche Pour L’Exploitation De La Mer (IFREMER), Brest, France
5 : Integrated Carbon Observation System (ICOS-ERIC), Helsinki, Finland
7 : European e-Infrastructure on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research (LifeWatch ERIC), Seville, Spain
8 : Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences and Technologies, University of Salento, Lecce, Italy
9 : Equipe de Géosciences Marines, Université de Paris, Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP), Paris, France
10 : Integrated Systems for Marine Environmental Infrastructures, Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), Rome, Italy
11 : Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR), Rome, Italy
12 : Plataforma Oceánica de Canarias (PLOCAN), Telde, Spain
13 : SARTI Research Group, Electronics Department, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), Barcelona, Spain
14 : European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC), Stazione Zoologica “Anton Dohrn” (SZN), Naples, Italy
15 : European Marine Biological Resource Centre (EMBRC-ERIC), Paris, France
16 : European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Brussels, Belgium
17 : Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Athens, Greece
18 : Institute of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (INAR), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
19 : National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
Meeting Oceanobs'19: An Ocean of Opportunity
Source Frontiers In Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media SA), 2020-03 , Vol. 7 , P. 180 (8p.)
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2020.00180
WOS© Times Cited 16
Keyword(s) European marine Research Infrastructures (RIs), multi- and inter-disciplinary ocean observing systems, global change, geo-hazards, marine ecosystem

Research Infrastructures (RIs) are large-scale facilities encompassing instruments, resources, data and services used by the scientific community to conduct high-level research in their respective fields. The development and integration of marine environmental RIs as European Research Vessel Operators [ERVO] (2020) is the response of the European Commission (EC) to global marine challenges through research, technological development and innovation. These infrastructures (EMSO ERIC, Euro-Argo ERIC, ICOS-ERIC Marine, LifeWatch ERIC, and EMBRC-ERIC) include specialized vessels, fixed-point monitoring systems, Lagrangian floats, test facilities, genomics observatories, bio-sensing, and Virtual Research Environments (VREs), among others. Marine ecosystems are vital for life on Earth. Global climate change is progressing rapidly, and geo-hazards, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and tsunamis, cause large losses of human life and have massive worldwide socio-economic impacts. Enhancing our marine environmental monitoring and prediction capabilities will increase our ability to respond adequately to major challenges and efficiently. Collaboration among European marine RIs aligns with and has contributed to the OceanObs’19 Conference statement and the objectives of the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021–2030). This collaboration actively participates and supports concrete actions to increase the quality and quantity of more integrated and sustained observations in the ocean worldwide. From an innovation perspective, the next decade will increasingly count on marine RIs to support the development of new technologies and their validation in the field, increasing market uptake and produce a shift in observing capabilities and strategies.

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Dañobeitia Juan Jose, Pouliquen Sylvie, Johannessen Truls, Basset Alberto, Cannat Mathilde, Pfeil Benjamin Gerrit, Fredella Maria Incoronata, Materia Paola, Gourcuff Claire, Magnifico Giuseppe, Delory Eric, Del Rio Fernandez Joaquin, Rodero Ivan, Beranzoli Laura, Nardello Ilaria, Iudicone Daniele, Carval Thierry, Gonzalez Aranda Juan M., Petihakis George, Blandin Jerome, Kutsch Werner Leo, Rintala Janne-Markus, Gates Andrew R., Favali Paolo (2020). Toward a Comprehensive and Integrated Strategy of the European Marine Research Infrastructures for Ocean Observations. Frontiers In Marine Science, 7, 180 (8p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :