The Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN) has participated in the annual meeting of the European consortium JERICO-S3 “Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability” whose objective is to strengthen the current European network of coastal observatories by creating of a structured European research infrastructure.
JERICO-S3 is a European project of the H2020 call with a duration of 48 months, with the participation of thirty-nine partners belonging to seventeen countries, and its main objectives are to coordinate and improve the joint activities of coastal observatories, providing environmental data of high quality, facilitating easy access to the facilities for researchers and users, creating products and services and supporting marine coastal research of excellence to better respond to social needs.
This second annual meeting has been held in non-face-to-face format between March 15 and 18, by teleconference, and in it, the progress made during the second year of the project will be discussed, evaluating the achievements made and discussing the best ways to achieve the rest of the objectives still pending.
PLOCAN participates by leading the technological innovation activity, in coordination with other project work packages. This activity aims to integrate observation platforms based on new methodologies that improve the multidisciplinary monitoring of marine-maritime ecosystems and incorporating automatic learning systems. In addition, a virtual portal for access and visualization of the observed data will be generated to improve the scientific and social impact.
The European project JERICO-S3 has funding close to ten million euros and has a website https://www.jerico-ri.eu/, where all the aspects related to this project can be found.