First Call

The first call for access to the JERICO Coastal Observatories and Calibration Facilities is open

from 12 January 2012 to 3 April 2012

with activities scheduled to start in the early summer of 2012 subsequent to a formal screening and selection process.

The JERICO project is offering access to different ferrybox lines in the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, and various networks of fixed platforms and other single fixed point installations (buoys, towers, shore stations and underwater installations) in the Baltic, North and Irish Seas, and the Mediterranean Sea. Four glider fleets, based in the Irish Sea, the North Sea and the Western Mediterranean, and four calibration laboratories are also being put up for access.

This is a unique opportunity for scientists and engineers to avail of high-quality, interlinked instrumented infrastructures operating in coastal and shelf-sea areas for carrying out research and/or testing activities.

Interested users can request access to one or more facilities. JERICO will provide them with technical assistance, travel support and often many core measurements that may be necessary to their work. Visitors and projects will be selected on the basis of the quality and novelty of the proposed activities.

Detailed information on the facilities offered for access, the eligibility of users, rules and selection procedures can be found on this website using the following links

Proposals have to be drawn up following the attached template and sent by email within

3rd of APRIL 2012 23:59 HOURS (CET)

at the following email address:

JERICO.TNA (at) ismar.cnr.it

The email address for proposal submission will no longer be accessible after this date. Please allow enough time to upload your proposal to avoid the call closure rush.

Next call: A second Call will be launched in the first half of 2013.