EU Coastal and Open Sea Observatories – Workshop on Interoperability Technologies and Best Practices in Environmental Monitoring

Brest, 10-12 October 2018

(Registration deadline: 5th September)

Long-term in situ marine observation, be it coastal or open sea, seafloor or water-column, is achieved by a variety of devices and systems operated by a number of teams meeting different demands in multiple contexts. In spite of this diversity, operators and users are facing a set of common constraints and have obvious benefits in sharing practices and means.

Under the auspices of the European Commission, JERICO-RI, EMSO ERIC and AtlantOS, are participating to the international effort to harmonize the practices of this domain and to push up the interoperability technologies for sharing ocean instruments:

  • The Joint European Research Infrastructure Network For Coastal Observatories (JERICO-RI, ) is a solid and transparent European network dedicated to providing operational services for the timely, continuous and sustainable delivery of high-quality environmental data and information products related to the marine environment in European coastal seas.
  • The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMSO ERIC, ) is a distributed Research Infrastructure of marine observatories addressing natural hazards, climate change, and marine ecosystems in the service of science researchers, marine technology engineers, policymakers, and the public.
  • AtlantOS (Optimising and Enhancing the Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing Systems, ) is a Blue Growth research and innovation project that proposes the integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic, considering European as well as non-European partners.

On the occasion of the Sea Tech Week 2018 in Brest (France) ( ), EMSO ERIC, JERICO-RI and AtlantOS are jointly proposing a 3-day workshop for technical and scientific staff, aiming to increase the level of marine observation practices.

Building on the results of previous similar interoperability workshops, the event will focus on:

  • Sensor Web Enablement implementation,
  • Cabled coastal observatories operations,
  • Metrology of dissolved oxygen, pCO 2 and pH in the marine environment,
  • Dissolved oxygen and temperature: seafloor and water column data, from a sensor to users.


 A detailed agenda can be found here.


The organising committee will select applications according to the relevance of the applicants

experience to the conference and according to the availability of seats and rooms.

Pre-registrations are open on the following link: Registration Form.

The deadline for pre-registration is on the Wednesday 05th of September 2018.

The final approved participant list will be established for the 10th of September 2018.

Main sponsors



Ifremer: Jérôme Blandin, Ingrid Puillat, Laurent Delauney, Virginie Thierry, Chantal Compère; HCMR: George Petihakis, Manolis Ntoumas; OGS: Rajesh Nair; HZG: Wilhelm Petersen; GeoMar: Eric Achterberg; CNRS: Mathilde Cannat, Déborah Chavrit; UPC: Joaquin del Rio.

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