EMSO ERIC Infrastructure

Closing Date: 31/10/2022

Funded access to a Europe-wide federation of scientific facilities in the field of oceanography is available to universities, research centres, private sector organisations and independent scientists based anywhere in the world.

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO) is a consortium-based common strategic framework of scientific facilities (data, instruments, computing and storage capacity) which aims to further understanding of the oceans, and to explain the critical role that ocean phenomena play in broader Earth systems.

The objective of the EMSO ERIC Infrastructure Call is to offer physical access to EMSO Facilities where users’ devices can be installed (including sensors, instruments, systems, new technologies) and where new procedures/experiments can be tested/take place.  Training and co-development will also be supported for users interested in learning specialised techniques/methodologies and developing new products.

Modality of Access (MoA) can be of the three following types:

  • MoA 1 – Remote: the presence of the user or user group is not required.
  • MoA 2 – Partially remote: the presence of the user or user group is required at some stage.
  • MoA 3 – In-person (‘hands-on’): the presence of the user or user group is required.

Four facilities are available under the pilot 2022 call: Hellenic Arc; OBSEA; Southern Adriatic; Western Mediterranean. EMSO intends to expand access to further facilities in future calls.

EMSO is a designated European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC) and has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme.

Funding body European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO)
Maximum value €11,000
Reference ID S23763
Category Natural Environment
Fund or call Fund