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EMSO-PT Research Infrastructure

EMSO

EMSO-PT - European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory Portugal

EMSO-PT part of the large-scale European Network Research Infrastructure of fixed point, deep sea multidisciplinary observatories, with the scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. It is a geographically distributed infrastructure to be located at key sites in EU waters, spanning the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, up to the Black Sea. Partnership: IMAR (Coordinator), CCMAR, CINTAL, FFC, INESC, IPMA, ISEP, IST, UA, UE, UP, UAc. People involved from CINTAL: S.M. Jesus. Official web site www.emso-eu.org.

Abstract:

EMSO-PT is a Portuguese Research Infrastructure (RI) part of EMSO formed as a network of fixed point, deep sea multidisciplinary observatories, with the scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. It is a geographically distributed infrastructure to be located at key sites in European waters, spanning the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, up to the Black Sea. EMSO will be the sub-sea segment of COPERNICUS and will enhance the observational capabilities of Europe. An open data policy compliant with the recommendations being developed within the GEOSS will allow shared use of the infrastructure and the exchange of scientific information and knowledge.


Objectives:

    The basic objective of EMSO-PT is to coordinate long-term monitoring of environmental processes using a European-scale network of open ocean observatories and platforms capable of reporting data to shore autonomously. EMSO-PT will underpin research on the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere and how these are related to climate change, marine ecosystems dynamics and geohazards. The infrastructure serves to stimulate and improve research in interdisciplinary themes.. EMSO-PT will form part of the sub-sea segment of the Copernicus. EMSO will be managed through the establishment of a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). The research infrastructure in Portugal is located at sea. The AZORES Node is devoted to the integrated study of mid-ocean ridge processes, from the sub seafloor to the water column, important for biological, geological and oceanographic processes, and the CADIZ node, devoted ocean circulation, marine resources and hazards.






last update: 14-May-2015

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