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JERICO - NEXT project

Programme: H2020-INFRAIA-2014-2015 Research and Innovation action

Project Title: Joint European Research Infrastructure network for Coastal Observatory – Novel European eXpertise for coastal observaTories


Duration: 1 September 2015 – 31 August 2019

Total Budget : 9.998.876

ISMAR budget: € 572.264

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JERICO‐NEXT is the coastal component of the European marine observing system, and is funded by the H2020 program and recently extended from a FP7 awarded project (JERICO).

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.

The coastal area is the most productive and dynamic environment of the world ocean with significant resources and services for mankind.The main target of JERICO‐NEXT (33 organizations from 15 countries) is to provide the researchers with continuous and more valuable coastal data coupling physical and biological information by further developing, harmonizing and integrating nationally funded marine observing systems, collecting physical, chemical and biological parameters from different platforms (ferryboxes, fixed platforms, gliders, HF radars, benthic systems …). Such an integration requires new technological developments allowing continuous monitoring of a larger set of parameters.

Other objectives are: Support the European coastal research communities by enabling free and open access to data and transnational access to the infrastructure, enhance the readiness of new observing platform networks by increasing the performance of sensors, showcase of the adequacy of the so-developed observing technologies and strategies, propose a medium-term roadmap for coastal observatories through a permanent dialogue with stakeholders.

Contact persons in ISMAR:


  1. Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer, IFREMER - France
  2. Fundacion AZTI, AZT – Spain
  3. Blue Lobster IT Ltd, BL - United Kingdom
  4. The Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs – Centre for Environment, Fi sheries and Aquaculture Science, CEFAS  – United Kingdom
  5. Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici, CMCC – Italy
  6. Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche Istituto di Scienze Marine, CNR ISMAR – Italy
  7. Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique,  CNRS -France
  8. Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas, CSIC - Spain
  9. Dutch research institute for water, soil and subsurface issues, DELTARES – The Netherlands
  10. ETT Spa – Italy
  11. EuroGOOS AIBSL – Belgium
  12. Fluidion SAS – France
  13. Finnish Meteorological Institute, FMI – Finland
  14. Hellenic Centre for Marine Research, HCMR - Greece
  15. Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material und Küstenforschung, HZG - Germany
  16. Instituto Hidrográfico, IH - Portugal
  17. Institute of Marine Research, IMR – Norway
  18. Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, IO-BAS - Bulgaria
  19. International Research Institute Ofstavanger AS, IRIS – Norway
  20. Marine Information Service, MARIS – The Netherlands
  21. Marine Institute, MI - Ireland
  22. Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA - Norway
  23. Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, OGS - Italy
  24. RWS Central Information Services - Water Quality Laboratory – The Netherlands
  25. SLR Environmental Consulting (Ireland)Limited – Ireland
  26. SmartBay Ireland Ltd. – Ireland
  27. Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, SMHI - Sweden
  28. Consorcio para la construccion, equipamiento y explotacion del Sistema de Observacion Costero de las Illes Balears, SOCIB – Spain
  29. Finnish Environment Institute, SIKE – Finland
  30. University of Malta UOM - Malta
  31. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya – Spain
  32. Flanders Marine Institute, VLIZ – Belgium
  33. Euro Argo ERIC – France
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