ATLANTOS

Optimizing and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System

Abstract

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.

Project details

Unibo Team Leader: Nadia Pinardi

Unibo involved Department/s:
Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia "Augusto Righi"

Coordinator:
Helmholtz Zentrum Fur Ozeanforschung Kiel(Germany)

Other Participants:
Sir Alister Hardy Foundation For Ocean Science (United Kingdom)
C.N.R.S. Delegation Centre-Est (France)
Mercator Ocean (France)
Euro-Argo ERIC (France)
Nke Instrumentation Sarl (France)
Unesco (France)
Awi Alfred Wegener Institut Helmholtz Zentrum Fur Polar Und Meeresforschung (Germany)
Universidade Do Algarve (Portugal)
CIIMAR - Centro interdisciplinar de Investigação Marinha e Ambiental - Gabinete Financeiro e Contabilidade - Novo Edificio do Terminal de Cruzeiros do Porto de Leixões (Portugal)
University Of Plymouth (United Kingdom)
Seascape Consultants Ltd (United Kingdom)
European Centre For Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (United Kingdom)
Havstovan (Faroe Islands)
Ifremer-Institut Francais De Recherche Pour L'Exploitation De La Mer (France)
Ieee France Section (France)
Universitaet Bremen (Germany)
(Nioz) Stichting Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut Voor Zeeonderzoek (Netherlands)
Mariene Informatie Service Maris Bv (Netherlands)
Consorcio Para El Diseno, Construccion, Equipamiento Y Explotacion De La Plataforma Oceanica De Canarias (Spain)
Max Planck - Innovation Gmbh (Germany)
CONTROS Systems & Solutions GmbH (Germany)
Marine Institute (Mi) (Ireland)
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK-Polish: Institute of Oceanology, Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland)
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (United Kingdom)
Ministerio Da Ciencia E Tecnologia (Brazil)
Acri-St Sas (France)
KONSORTIUM DEUTSCHE MEERESFORSCHUNG e.V. (Germany)
Ribocon GmbH (Germany)
Daithi O'Murchu Marine Research Station Ltd (Ireland)
Fondazione CMCC - Centro Euro Mediterraneo per i Cambiamentii Climatici (Italy)
MEOPAR Incorporated (Canada)
Danmarks Tekniske Universitet (Denmark)
Université Pierre et Marie Curie - Paris 6 (France)
Havforskningsinstituttet (Norway)
Universitetet i Bergen - University of Bergen (Norway)
Council For Scientific And Industrial Research-Csir (South Africa)
Marlin-Yug Ltd (Ukraine)
Science And Technologyfacilities Council Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (United Kingdom)
University of Exeter (United Kingdom)
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (United States of America)
Vlaams Instituut Voor De Zee Vzw (Belgium)
International Council For The Exploration Of The Sea (Denmark)
Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (Denmark)
Collecte Localisation Satellites Sa (France)
develogic GmbH (Germany)
CLU srl (Italy)
Ett Spa (Italy)
Niva - Norwegian Institute For Water Research (Norway)
EuroGOOS AISBL-Global Ocean Observing System (Belgium)
Eumetnet-Groupement D'Interet Economique (Belgium)
Ird Institut De Recherche Pour Le Developpement (France)
T.E. Laboratories Limited (Ireland)
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM - Università di Bologna (Italy)
Imar- Instituto Do Mar (Portugal)
Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia (Spain)
SAMS LTD Scottish Marine Institute (United Kingdom)
Dalhousie University (Canada)
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior De Investigaciones Cientificas (Csic) (Spain)
Blue Lobster It Limited (United Kingdom)
Met Office (United Kingdom)
Bruncin (Croatia)
European Science Foundation (France)

Total Eu Contribution: Euro (EUR) 20.652.921,00
Project Duration in months: 51
Start Date: 01/04/2015
End Date: 30/06/2019

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Oceans This project contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

UE flag This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 633211