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EMSO-PT.: Observatório Europeu Multidisciplinar do Fundo do Mar e Coluna de Água - Portugal

Short Title 
EMSO-PT
Coordinator 
Funding 
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Date 
07/2017 to 06/2020

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EMSO-PT.: Observatório Europeu Multidisciplinar do Fundo do Mar e Coluna de Água - Portugal

The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO - http://emso.eu/) is a consortium of partners sharing in a common strategic framework scientific facilities. Formally it is a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC), legal framework created for pan-European large-scale research infrastructures. This consortium gathers 8 countries (France, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Romania, UK and Spain) and constitutes one of the underwater parts of COPERNICUS. 

EMSO has the scientific objective of long-term monitoring, mainly in real-time, of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, including natural hazards. It is composed of several deep-seafloor and water column observatories, deployed at key sites around European waters, from the Arctic to the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean, to the Black Sea, thus forming a widely distributed pan-European infrastructure (http://emso.eu/observatories)

EMSO-PT organizes the Portuguese participation in the EMSO-ERIC initiative, bringing together 16 research institutions in the frame of the "Sistema de Apoio à Investigação Científica e Tecnológica (SAICT), FCT". The Portuguese contribution is in two areas of the infrastructure, located in Mid-Atlantic ridge near Azores (Azores node) and Gulf of Cadiz and North Portugal continental shelf (Iberian Margin node). CCMAR is the responsible for the water column observatory of the Iberian Margin node.

News
Lélia Matos,a paleoceanographer, is joining the EMSO project at the IPMA-Algés Campus. Welcome Léila!
The first component of EMSO-PT Cadiz station was successfully tested off the coast of Olhão, Algarve. The tests were performed on one of IPMA’s vessels, the RV Diplodus.
This test allowed to confirm the water profiler capacities for the collection of data at down to 150 meters of the water column and is now ready to be permanently installed in Sagres.