The EUMarineRobots project aims to provide access to key national and regional marine robotics research infrastructures (RIs) to all European researchers, from both academia and industry, ensuring their optimal use and joint development to establish a world-class marine robotics integrated infrastructure. It proposes an access infrastructure for the deployment of a full-range of aerial, surface and sub-surface marine robotic assets, the combined value of which is far greater than the sum of their parts
EuroSea - Improving and integrating the European Ocean Observing and Forecasting System
The EU H2020 EuroSea project seeks to strengthen European ocean observing and forecasting as an integrated entity within a global context for the European seas and the Atlantic, including the deep sea, and enhancing the readiness and integration of ocean observing networks.
GROOM II - Gliders for Research, Ocean Observations and Management: Infrastructure and Innovation
With research becoming increasingly significant for the blue economy and sea ecology, underwater and surface drones have risen in importance. Ocean gliders, in particular, have become essential vehicles to carry scientific payloads for most environmental observations from the surface down to 6000 m. The GROOM II project will build on previous efforts to develop glider infrastructure to meet different demands requiring customized payloads and operations. The project will define the overall organisation of an infrastructure dedicated to ocean research and innovation, and maritime services supporting Blue Growth. This infrastructure will be a positive step against today’s fragmented European landscape, aiding connections and synergies for the completion of GOOS and EOOS.
NautilOS - New technology improves our understanding of changes in the marine environment
TechOceanS will develop nine innovative technologies and methods for deep sea sensing, sample collection and on-board analysis, and AI-driven image processing and transmission.
The EU4OceanObs Action is funded through the Partnership Instrument managed by the European Commission’s Service for Foreign Policy Instruments. EU4OceanObs is implemented by Mercator Ocean International, a non-profit company created in 2010, providing ocean science-based services of general interest focused on the conservation and the sustainable use of the oceans, seas and marine resources.
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