FP7 ProjectTowards a joint European research infrastructure network for coastal observatories.

Around European coastal seas, the number of marine observing systems is quickly increasing under the pressure of both monitoring requirements and oceanographic research. Present demands for such systems include reliable, high-quality and comprehensive observations, automated platforms and sensors systems, as well as autonomy over long time periods. In-situ data collected, combined with remote sensing and models output, contribute to detect, understand and forecast the most crucial coastal processes over extensive areas within the various national and regional marine environments.

Coastal observations are an important part of the marine research puzzle of activities and applications. However significant heterogeneity exists in Europe concerning technological design of observing systems, measured parameters, practices for maintenance and quality control, as well as quality standards for sensors and data exchange.


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Data Tool

Interested in Jerico data? Jerico datatools for presentation and visualisation of data products coming soon.

Visit the Jerico Datatools to visualise data from European coastal observatories. The tools will give users access to integrated data products and data sets via a simple user interface. The tools will be designed for use by scientists, policy makers, industry, educational sectors and the public.