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The EMSO-ERIC Pan-European Consortium: data benefits and lessons learned as the legal entity forms

The EMSO-ERIC Pan-European Consortium: data benefits and lessons learned as the legal entity forms
The EMSO-ERIC Pan-European Consortium: data benefits and lessons learned as the legal entity forms
The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) provides power, communications, sensors, and data infrastructure for continuous, high-resolution, (near-)real-time, interactive ocean observations across a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary range of research areas including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and computer science, from polar to subtropical environments, through the water column down to the abyss. Eleven deep-sea and four shallow nodes span from the Arctic through the Atlantic and Mediterranean, to the Black Sea. Coordination among the consortium nodes is being strengthened through the EMSOdev project (H2020), which will produce the EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM). Early installations are now being upgraded, for example, at the Ligurian, Ionian, Azores, and Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) nodes. Significant findings have been flowing in over the years; for example, high-frequency surface and subsurface water-column measurements of the PAP node show an increase in seawater pCO2 (from 339 μatm in 2003 to 353 μatm in 2011) with little variability in the mean air-sea CO2 flux. In the Central Eastern Atlantic, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands open-ocean canary node (aka ESTOC station) has a long-standing time series on water column physical, biogeochemical, and acidification processes that have contributed to the assessment efforts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). EMSO not only brings together countries and disciplines but also allows the pooling of resources and coordination to assemble harmonized data into a comprehensive regional ocean picture, which will then be made available to researchers and stakeholders worldwide on an open and interoperable access basis.
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Best, M.M.R., Favali, P., Beranzoli, L., Blandin, J., Cagatay, N.M., Cannat, M., Dañobeitia, J.J., Delory, E., de Miranda, J.M.A., Del Rio Fernandez, J., de Stigter, H., Gillooly, M., Grant, F., Hall, P.O.J., Hartman, S., Hernandez-Brito, J., Lanteri, N., Mienert, J., Oaie, G., Piera, J., Radulescu, V., Rolin, J.-F., Ruhl, H.A. and Waldmann, C. (2016) The EMSO-ERIC Pan-European Consortium: data benefits and lessons learned as the legal entity forms. Marine Technology Society Journal, 50 (3), 8-15. (doi:10.4031/MTSJ.50.3.13).

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The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) provides power, communications, sensors, and data infrastructure for continuous, high-resolution, (near-)real-time, interactive ocean observations across a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary range of research areas including biology, geology, chemistry, physics, engineering, and computer science, from polar to subtropical environments, through the water column down to the abyss. Eleven deep-sea and four shallow nodes span from the Arctic through the Atlantic and Mediterranean, to the Black Sea. Coordination among the consortium nodes is being strengthened through the EMSOdev project (H2020), which will produce the EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM). Early installations are now being upgraded, for example, at the Ligurian, Ionian, Azores, and Porcupine Abyssal Plain (PAP) nodes. Significant findings have been flowing in over the years; for example, high-frequency surface and subsurface water-column measurements of the PAP node show an increase in seawater pCO2 (from 339 μatm in 2003 to 353 μatm in 2011) with little variability in the mean air-sea CO2 flux. In the Central Eastern Atlantic, the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands open-ocean canary node (aka ESTOC station) has a long-standing time series on water column physical, biogeochemical, and acidification processes that have contributed to the assessment efforts of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). EMSO not only brings together countries and disciplines but also allows the pooling of resources and coordination to assemble harmonized data into a comprehensive regional ocean picture, which will then be made available to researchers and stakeholders worldwide on an open and interoperable access basis.

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e-pub ahead of print date: 1 May 2016
Published date: June 2016
Organisations: Marine Biogeochemistry

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Local EPrints ID: 398057
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/398057
ISSN: 0025-3324
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Date deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:44
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Author: M.M.R. Best
Author: P. Favali
Author: L. Beranzoli
Author: J. Blandin
Author: N.M. Cagatay
Author: M. Cannat
Author: J.J. Dañobeitia
Author: E. Delory
Author: J.M.A. de Miranda
Author: J. Del Rio Fernandez
Author: H. de Stigter
Author: M. Gillooly
Author: F. Grant
Author: P.O.J. Hall
Author: S. Hartman
Author: J. Hernandez-Brito
Author: N. Lanteri
Author: J. Mienert
Author: G. Oaie
Author: J. Piera
Author: V. Radulescu
Author: J.-F. Rolin
Author: H.A. Ruhl
Author: C. Waldmann

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