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JERICO-S3: Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability - JERICO-S3

Duration:
01.02.2020 - 31.01.2024
Project coordinated by:
Institut français de recherche pour l'exploitation de la mer (IFREMER)
Project manager (IOW):
Prof. Dr. Gregor Rehder
Funding:
EU - Horizon 2020
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Associated Institutions:
37 other international partners

JERICO-S3 will provide a state-of-the-art, fit-for-purpose and visionary

observational RI, expertise and high-quality data on European coastal and shelf seas, supporting world-class research,

high-impact innovation and a window of European excellence worldwide. It will significantly enhance the current

value and relevance of the JERICO-RI, through the implementation of the science and innovation strategy elaborated

as part of the JERICO-NEXT project. JERICO-S3 is mainly targeting a more science integrative approach to better

observe the coastal ecosystem, raising up the scientific excellence, with consideration of the regional and local

ecosystems; the preliminary development of an e-infrastructure in support to scientists and users by offering access to

dedicated services; progress on the design of the RI and its strategy for sustainability. Major user-driven improvements

will be realised in terms of observing the complexity of coastal seas and continuous observation of the biology, access

to facilities, data and services, best practices and performance indicators, innovative monitoring strategies, cooperation

with other European RIs (EuroARGO, EMSO, AQUACOSM, DANUBIUS, ICOS, EMBRC, LIFEWATCH) and

international scientific communities, industry and other stakeholders, and aligning strategy with COPERNICUS/

CMEMS, EMODNET and GEO/GEOSS.


The main taks of the IOW are the formulation of homogenised best practices for the determination of the marine carbonate system in coastal waters, as well as contribution in the JERICO-S3 infrastructure super site in the northeastern Gotland Sea.