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

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

Acrónimo 
EMSO-PT
Coordenador 
Financiamento 
FCT - Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia
Data 
07/2017 a 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.

Notícias
A paleoceanógrafa, Lélia Matos, juntou-se ao projeto EMSO no campus do IPMA-Algés. Bem-vinda, Lélia!
O primeiro componente que integra a estação de Cádiz da iniciativa EMSO-PT foi testado com sucesso ao largo da costa de Olhão, Algarve pelos nossos investigadores no navio de investigação NI Diplodus, do IPMA.