Ocean observatory work crosses many science and engineering disciplines. ESONET and EMSO draw on a range of science programmes. Working together they aim to transform the way in which ocean data are collected.
Combining observatory networks will greatly advance ocean science in Europe. Improving access to data will enhance the ability of researchers and others to study and monitor our changing environment. The European efforts will join globally initiatives, e.g. GEOSS and GMES. Combining ocean observations with seismic, climatic and other data centres will help us tackle climate change, the exploitation of natural resources, and the monitoring and prediction of environmental hazards.
Particularly essential links exist between the integrating, networking, and planning programmes ESONET and EMSO and the research programs EuroSITES (European Ocean Observatory Network) and HERMIONE (Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas). These programs are conducting active research at many of the proposed ESONET and EMSO sites. EuroSITES and HERMIONE, along with most other programs, however, rely on iterative funding. ESONET and EMSO aim to transform the way in which data from the ocean and deep-sea are collected to ensure that the information achieves the needed continuity to address the oncoming research challenges.
European Seas Observatory Network of Excellence
European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observation - Preparatory Phase
European Ocean Observatory Network
Hotspot Ecosystem Research and Man's Impact on European Seas
Global Monitoring of Environment and Security
Global Earth Observation System of Systems
European Network of Excellence for Ocean Ecosystems Analysis
Marine carbon sources and sinks assessment
European Project on OCean Acidification
Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies
Corals, fish, fisheries and the interactions between
Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research
Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning EU Network of Excellence
Marine Genomics in Europe
Northeast Atlantic, Mediterranean and connected seas Tsunami Warning System
European Union Integrated Observations from Near Shore Sources of Tsunamis
Coordination Action for Research Activities on life in Extreme Environments
Marine Ecosystem Evolution in a Changing Environment
Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System
European Plate Observing System
ThermoHaline Overturning - at Risk?
Observatories and Research Facilities for European Seismology
European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre
Ocean Observatories Initiative, Unites States of America
The Neptune observatory network
Dense Oceanfloor Network System for Earthquakes and Tsunamis, Japan
Marine Cable Hosted Observatory, Taiwan
Deep-ocean Environmental Long-term Observatory System, International collaboration with BP