Partners

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS - CSIC

CSIC - ICM

AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTÍFICAS
Spain

Main tasks
Coordination and management of MINKE. Communication coordination. Virtual access to cloud based system for monitoring target biological species.  Networking activities.

Main experience
Participatory technologies. Citizen science. Citizen observatories.

CSICICM
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER - IFREMER

IFREMER

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L’EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France

Main tasks
Building the community, Harmonization of Procedures, Advanced methods for improving Data Quality and Services, Stakeholders/Manufacturer engagement. TNA: METLAB (T, P, C/S, Cel, O2, pH, Turb, Fluo).

Main experience
Calibration services. Traceability developments. Accreditations (ISO/CEI 17025:2017, ISO 9001). Manufacturer/Stakeholders collaborations. Metrology trainings and audits.

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HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH - HCMR

HCMR

HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH
Greece

Main tasks
Harmonizing activities regarding methodology and interoperability as well as common terminology and best practices. Networking activities. Improvement of oceanographic measurements. HCMR will provide access to nodes of the Poseidon Monitoring and Forecasting System for TNA users.

Main experience
HCMR has more than 20 years of experience in marine observations and instrumentation resulting from the operation of the POSEIDON system.

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PLOCAN

CONSORCIO PARA EL DISEÑO, CONSTRUCCIÓN, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACIÓN DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEÁNICA DE CANARIAS
Spain

Main tasks
Task 2.2 – Methodology and interoperability. Task 4.2 – Connection with Industry /manufacturers community. Task 4.3 – Connection with EU and Global Observing Networks. Task 9.0 – WP9 Coordination. Task 9.1 – Improving measurements of the carbonate system. Task 9.6 – To improve underwater sound measurement methods.

Main experience
PLOCAN has more than 20 years experience in marine observations with autonomous platforms and systems mainly from the operation of ESTOC Site and Glider Fleet infrastructure. Testing & assessment (techniques & procedures) with focus on ocean sound. Data quality assurance (guidance in measurement & Best Practice).

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UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA - UPC

UPC

UNIVERSITAT POLITÈCNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain

Main tasks
TNA Activities coordination. Harmonization of data. Data management activities related with metrology.

Main experience
Data processing and instrumentations systems. Testing & assessment (techniques & procedures).

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE - OGS

OGS

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE
Italy

Main tasks
Leader of WP2 Promoting Operational Integration through Harmonization of Procedures. Transnational Access (TNA) provider in WP5 TNA to metrological labs and validation facilities. Contributing partner to: T2.1:Measurand definitions and reference material, T2.3: Uncertainty estimation, T2.4: Common Terminology and Best Practice, T9.2: Improving measurements of the carbonate system, T9.4: Improving absolute salinity measurements, T1.3: Strategy forward, and T4.2: Connection with Industry/manufacturers.

Main experience
Calibration & control (instrumentation). Testing & assessment (techniques & procedures). Metrology (traceabiity & uncertainty evaluation). Data quality assurance (guidance in measurement & Best Practice).

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CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE - CNR

CNR

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Italy

Main tasks
Networking and engagement with stakeholders. Connection with European metrology network for climate and ocean observation. Harmonization of procedures and interoperability standards. Improving measurements of the carbonate system. Improving salinity measurements and the calibration methods of current-meters and currents profilers. Enhancing traceability of fluorometric measurements. Improving underwater sound measurement.

Main experience
Physico-biogeochemical oceanography. Operational oceanography. Marine technology. Marine research infrastructures management.

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ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA - INRIM

INRIM

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI RICERCA METROLOGICA
Italy

Main tasks
Development of metrological standards and establishment of calibration infrastructures for in situ measurement devices for pCO2, density, speed of sound, seawater surface temperature. Formulation of procedures and guidelines for measurement uncertainty of in situ observations. Preparation of terminology documents aligned to International Vocabulary of Metrology (VIM – JCGM 200:2012) and GUM (JCGM 100:2008). WP co-leader in WP2 workshop organisation.

Main experience
Metrological support to temperature measurements for meteorology and climate studies. Consolidated knowledge in data analysis and evaluation of measurement uncertainty. Capabilities for the preparation of reference gas mixtures by primary methods (gravimetry and dynamic dilution). Measurements of seawater thermophysical properties (density, speed of sound, conductivity).

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SERVICE HYDROGRAPHIQUE ET OCEANOGRAPHIQUE DE LA MARINE - SHOM

SHOM

SERVICE HYDROGRAPHIQUE ET OCEANOGRAPHIQUE DE LA MARINE
France

Main tasks
Participation to WP2, WP4, WP5, WP9. Improving underwater sound measurement. Improving salinity measurements and the calibration methods of current-meters and currents profilers. Enhancing traceability of fluorometric measurements. Opening of hydrography resources to improve numerical models.

Main experience
Calibration of oceanographic instruments in temperature, conductivity, pressure, direction and speed of currents. Underwater sound measurement, salinity uncertainties assessment, traceability of fluorometric measurements.

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NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING - NIVA

NIVA

Norwegian Institute for Water Research (Norsk institutt for vannforskning)
Norway

Main tasks
WP1: mapping existing systems/methods and requirements. WP2: uncertainty estimates and best practices. WP4: connections to citizen science. WP5: calibration lab for biogeochemical sensors and FerryBoxes for cal/val. WP9: improving measurements of the carbonate system and fluorometric measurements.

Main experience
Developing and operating sensors for carbonate system/ocean acidification measurements and other biological/biogeochemical EOVs. Developing and operating FerryBox sensor systems for ships of opportunity (incl. cruise ships with passenger interaction). Cal/val of remote sensing observations with in situ data using optical and fluorometric sensors.

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NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE - NOC

NOC

NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHY CENTRE
United Kingdom

Main tasks
Improving methods in WP9 (Co-lead). Connecting to the EU and beyond (WP4.3). Offering TNA access (WP5). Data analysis and delivery. Evaluation and method harmonization (WP8, WP3). Building system (WP1.1-1.3).

Main experience
Analytical laboratory for microplastics (FTIR instrumentation). NOC calibration facility, salinity analysis laboratory. Expertise in carbonate and nutrient analysis. PI Time series sites (eg: ICOS/EMSO’s PAP-SO).

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AGENZIA NAZIONALE PER LE NUOVE TECNOLOGIE, L'ENERGIA E LO SVILUPPO ECONOMICO SOSTENIBILE - ENEA

ENEA

ITALIAN NATIONAL AGENCY FOR NEW TECHNOLOGIES, ENERGY AND SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MARINE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH CENTRE – S. TERESA
Italy

Main tasks
Coastal oceanographic campaigns. Time series of sea-water parameters from fixed stations. Sea-water sampling for laboratory analysis.

Main experience
Sea surface and water column measurements of Pres, Temp, Cond, Sal, Turb, Ox, TSS. Metrological characterization of sensors. Uncertainty analysis of EOV measures.

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PHYSIKALISCH-TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT - PTB

PTB

PHYSIKALISCH -TECHNISCHE BUNDESANSTALT
Germany

Main tasks
Networking with European Metrology Network on Climate and Ocean Observation and respective stakeholders. R&D in establishing comparability for high pressure salinity measurements of seawater and establishing traceability for pHt measurements of seawater.

Main experience
Primary, metrological measurements and concepts with respect to salinity and pHt of seawater. Networked with various metrology and oceanographic institutions.

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UNIVERSITE D'AIX MARSEILLE - AMU

AMU

UNIVERSITÉ AIX-MARSEILLE
France

Main tasks
Leading Task 9.2 Improving dissolved oxygen measurement (AMU, Ifremer, HCMR, EMSO-ERIC). Minicosm intercomparison exercise. Contribution to Task 9.5 Improving calibration methods of current meters and currents profilers (SHOM, CNR, AMU).

Main experience
O2 and CO2 biogeochemistry in the ocean. Experimental setup in laboratory and at sea. PI EMSO Western ligurian node.

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UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE - UCN

UCN

UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL NORTE
Chile

Main tasks
Works with members from metrology and data processing, to be linked through a third group, citizen science. Establish a suitable acquisition framework for sampling and detecting plastic litter. Common, reliable, reproducible and cost-effective procedures will be developed for the sampling, extraction and detection of plastic garbage.

Main experience
Citizen science and Research on marine litter. More than 14 years coordinating large groups of schoolchildren to develop citizen science programs. Preparation of various educational materials for teaching science. Publications about citizen science.

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ANEL·LIDES SL, ANEL·LIDES

ANEL·LIDES

ANEL·LIDES S.L.
Spain

Main tasks
Networking activities

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LABORATOIRE NATIONAL DE METROLOGIE ET D'ESSAIS - LNE

LNE

LABORATOIRE NATIONALE DE METROLOGIE ET D’ESSAIS
France

Main tasks
Networking activities: link the metrology institutes community and the EURAMET EMN COO with the oceanographic community. Joint research activities: provide metrological traceability for pHT measurements, including QA/QC tools and uncertainty evaluations.

Main experience
Experience in metrology for carbonate system parameters, seawater pHT measurements, characterization of pHT references. Co-chair of the European Metrology Network for Climate and Ocean Observation, leading the Ocean observation section.

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18. 52°NORTH INITIATIVE FOR GEOSPATIAL OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE GMBH - 52°NORTH GMBH

52ONorth GmbH

52°NORTH SPATIAL INFORMATION RESEARCH GmbH
Germany

Main tasks
Evaluation/advancement of interoperability standards. Integration into the European Open Science Cloud. Handling of uncertainty information. Link to data integrators. Provision of data fusion/generalisation functionality.

Main experience
Spatial Research Data Infrastructures. Interoperability standards. Sensor Web technologies. Data management. Web-based geo-processing. Data analytics.

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LOGO FLB-IAAC

IAAC - FAB LAB BCN

INSTITUT D’ARQUITECTURA AVANÇADA DE CATALUNYA,
FABLAB BARCELONA
Spain

Main tasks
Provide TNA to low cost sensors. Arrange two Open Calls for experimentation using low cost sensors for citizen science and advanced researchers. Consolidate and scale methodologies to the Fab Lab Network.

Main experience
Digital fabrication/Rapid prototyping. Low-cost sensors in atmospheric, water and soil fields. Citizen Science. Work with communities. Education programs.

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SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS - SYKE

SYKE

SUOMEN YMPÄRISTÖKESKUS (Finnish Environment Institute)
Finland

Main tasks
Task 1.2 Mapping of requirements. Task 2.3 Uncertainty estimation. Task 9.3 Enhancing traceability of fluorometric measurements.

Main experience
Integrates a wide spectrum of marine research. Coordinates the national Finnish Marine Research Infrastructure (FINMARI), which combines all major components of the Finnish marine research community. Metrology institute (DI) and calibration laboratory in the field of chemical analyses in water environment. Participation in various EU INFRAIA projects.

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JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE ON HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE SEAS AND OCEANS - JPIO

JPIO

JOINT PROGRAMMING INITIATIVE ON HEALTHY AND PRODUCTIVE SEAS AND OCEANS
Belgium

Main tasks
Networking activities and user engagement. Continuation of Marine Calibration Network. Connections with relevant JPI Oceans Joint Actions.

Main experience
10 years experience in aligning and implementing agenda of marine and maritime Research & Innovation. Facilitation of the JPI Oceans ‘Marine Calibration Network’. Involvement in EOOS (chair of Resource Forum). Pan-European network of countries and stakeholder organisations.

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EUROPEAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEAFLOORAND WATER COLUMN OBSERVATORY - EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM - EMSO ERIC

EMSO-ERIC

EUROPEAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEAFLOOR
AND WATER COLUMN OBSERVATORY – EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM
Italy

Main tasks
Networking activities wp1. Co-lead stakeholder engagement (wp4) interoperability standards and data harmonization (wp3). Improving monitoring management, industrial links EOVs (wp9).

Main experience
OBSERVING AND MONITORING THE OCEANS
Time-series: continuous parameters acquisition
Target: Open Ocean Multidisciplinarity Geosphere-Hydrosphere-Biosphere-Atmosphere interactions

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