Scientific project


Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability

Principal Investigator(s) :

Laurent Delauney (Ifremer)

Local Coordinator(s) :

Laurent Coppola

Team(s) involved :


Members :

Laurent Coppola | Lars Stemmann | Laurent Mousseau | Fabien Lombard | Jean-Olivier Irisson
The JERICO-RI is a long-term framework providing high-quality marine data, expertise and infrastructures for Europe’s coastal seas. The data are multidisciplinary, standardised, quality controlled, sustained, interoperable and free to access and use.
The vision is to improve and innovate the cooperation in coastal observatories in Europe by implementing the coastal part of a European Ocean Observing System, to cooperate with other European initiatives as ESFRI (EURO-ARGO, EMSO, EMBRC), Integrated Infrastructures (FIXO3 etc.), OCEAN OF TOMORROW sensors innovation project (SenseNET, NEXOS), the emerging European biological network (EMBRC) and EMODnet to contribute to provide services to the research community and the society. In the continuity of JERICO (FP7), the objective of JERICO-NEXT consists in strengthening and enlarging a solid and transparent European network in providing operational services for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high quality environmental data and information products related to marine environment in European coastal seas.