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Published 18.12.2019

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AtlantOS

Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System


Azores

 | Public Project

MarineMonitoringOcean observing

The overarching objective of AtlantOS is to achieve a transition from a loosely-coordinated set of existing ocean observing activities to a sustainable, efficient, and fit-for-purpose Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System (IAOOS), by defining requirements and systems design, improving the readiness of observing networks and data systems, and engaging stakeholders around the Atlantic; and leaving a legacy and strengthened contribution to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) and the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS). AtlantOS will fill existing in-situ observing system gaps and will ensure that data are readily accessible and useable. AtlantOS will demonstrate the utility of integrating in-situ and Earth observing satellite based observations towards informing a wide range of sectors using the Copernicus Marine Monitoring Services and the European Marine Observation and Data Network and connect them with similar activities around the Atlantic. AtlantOS will support activities to share, integrate and standardize in-situ observations, reduce the cost by network optimization and deployment of new technologies, and increase the competitiveness of European industries, and particularly of the small and medium enterprises of the marine sector. AtlantOS will promote innovation, documentation and exploitation of innovative observing systems. All AtlantOS work packages will strengthen the trans-Atlantic collaboration, through close interaction with partner institutions from Canada, United States, and the South Atlantic region. AtlantOS will develop a results-oriented dialogue with key stakeholders communities to enable a meaningful exchange between the products and services that IAOOS can deliver and the demands and needs of the stakeholder communities. Finally, AtlantOS will establish a structured dialogue with funding bodies, including the European Commission, USA, Canada and other countries to ensure sustainability and adequate growth of IAOOS.

Other european and international partners

  • IMAR – INSTITUTO DO MAR (AZORES – PORTUGAL)
  • VLAAMS INSTITUUT VOOR DE ZEE VZW (BELGIUM)
  • CIIMAR – CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINAR DE INVESTIGAÇÃO MARINHA E AMBIENTAL (PORTUGAL)
  • IEEE FRANCE SECTION (FRANCE)
  • FONDATION EUROPEENNE DE LA SCIENCE (FRANCE)
  • UNIVERSITY OF PLYMOUTH (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE (PORTUGAL)
  • INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA (SPAIN)
  • INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L’EXPLOITATION DE LA MER (FRANCE)
  • MERCATOR OCEAN (FRANCE)
  • ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA (ITALY)
  • UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION –UNESCO (FRANCE)
  • EURO-ARGO ERIC (FRANCE)
  • EUROGOOS (BELGIUM)
  • EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • BANTRY MARINE RESEARCH STATION LIMITED (IRELAND)
  • SEASCAPE CONSULTANTS LTD (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • BRUNCIN (CROATIA)
  • BRUNCIN D.O.O. ZA USLUGE (CROATIA)
  • RIBOCON GMBH (GERMANY)
  • DEVELOGIC GMBH (GERMANY)
  • NKE INSTRUMENTATION SARL (FRANCE)
  • KONGSBERG MARITIME CONTROS GMBH (GERMANY)
  • ACRI-ST SAS (FRANCE)
  • T.E. LABORATORIES LIMITED (IRELAND)
  • ETT SPA (ITALY)
  • MARIENE INFORMATIE SERVICE MARIS BV (NETHERLANDS)
  • BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED (UNITED KINGDOM)
  • CLU SRL (ITALY)
  • MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV (GERMANY)
  • DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY (CANADA)
  • MEOPAR INCORPORATED (CANADA)
  • MINISTERIO DA CIENCIA, TECNOLOGIA, INOVAÇÕES E COMUNICAÇÕES (BRASIL)
  • WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION (UNITED STATES)
  • COUNCIL FOR SCIENTIFIC AND INDUSTRIAL RESEARCH (SOUTH AFRICA)
  • EUROPE AN MARINE BOARD IVZW (BELGIUM)