ODYSSEA

By | May 29, 2017
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Operating a network of integrated observatory systems in the Mediterranean Sea.

ODYSSEA will develop, operate and demonstrate an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observing and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin, addressing both the open sea and the coastal zone. The platform will collect its data from the many databases maintained by agencies, public authorities, and institutions of Mediterranean EU and non-EU countries, integrating existing earth observation facilities and networks in the Mediterranean Sea building on key initiatives such as Copernicus, GEOSS, GOOS, EMODNet, ESFRI, Lifewatch, Med-OBIS, GBIF, AquaMaps, Marine IBA e-atlas, MAPAMED and others with marine and maritime links.

 

Through ODYSSEA’s end-user centred approach, in which the various groups of end-users and stakeholders, within and external to the Consortium, will be involved from Day 1 of the project in the design, development and operation of the platform, including identification of gaps in data collection and accessibility. High priority gaps will be filled through multiple approaches that include developing a network of coastal observatories, deploying novel in-situ sensors at sea (a.o. microplastic sensors), oceanographic modelling and integrating existing mobile apps for citizen scientist networks.

 

Applying advanced algorithms to organise, homogenise and fuse the large quantities of data in common standard type and format as well as other types of formats, the ODYSSEA platform will provide both primary data and on-demand derived data services, including forecasts, from ALL Mediterranean countries through a SINGLE PUBLIC PORTAL to various end-user groups and stakeholders. End-user requirements will drive the creation of secondary data sets which the platform will provide as new and packaged services matching the specialised information needs of users. ODYSSEA will improve accessibility to existing data as well as increase the temporal and geographic coverage of observational data in the Mediterranean.

 

Number of Contract: H2020/727277

 

Coordinator: Democritus University of Thrace

 

Email LEITAT manager in charge: Gerard Musterni

 

Web: under development

 

Starts: 1st of June 2017

 

Duration: 54 months

 

Partners

FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY HELLAS (FORTH)  Greece
TECHNION – ISRAEL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY  Israel
FUNDACION DE LA COMUNIDAD VALENCIANA PARA LA INVESTIGACION, PROMOCION Y ESTUDIOS COMERCIALES DE VALENCIAPORT  Spain
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI ROMA LA SAPIENZA  Italy
WCMC LBG  United Kingdom
REGIONAL ACTIVITY CENTRE FOR SPECIALLY PROTECTED AREAS  Tunisia
BLUE LOBSTER IT LIMITED  United Kingdom
STICHTING DELTARES  The Netherlands
ALSEAMAR  France
LEITAT  Spain
AGIR ASSOCIATION DE GESTION INTEGREE DES RESSOURCES Morocco
SARL NORD SUD VENTURES  Algerie
ASSOCIATION NATIONALE DE DEVELOPPEMENT DURABLE ET DE LA CONSERVATION DE LA VIE SAUVAGE  Tunisie
ARAB NETWORK FOR ENVIRONMENT & DEVELOPMENT  Egypt
ISTANBUL UNIVERSITESI  Turkey
HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH  Greece
HIDROMOD MODELACAO EM ENGENHARIA LDA  Portugal
ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA  Italy
DEVELOGIC GMBH  Germany
GTD SISTEMAS DE INFORMACION SA  Spain
ASSOCIATION ECO OCEAN  Israel
THE SOCIETY FOR THE PROTECTION OF NATURE IN ISRAEL  Israel
ARISTOTELIO PANEPISTIMIO THESSALONIKIS  Greece
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA  France
THALES SA  France
EDISOFT-EMPRESA DE SERVICOS E DESENVOLVIMENTO DE SOFTWARE SA  Portugal
AGORA P.S.V.D.  Israel

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