Project financed in the framework of PON R&C 2007-2013 - PAC Enhancement of public research infrastructures

Coordinator Raffaella Casotti

The project concerns the enhancement of research infrastructures for marine environment located in the Convergence Regions Sicily, Campania and Puglia, where the sea is a primary opportunity of development. The project, called EMSO‐MedIT is the Italian contribution to the consolidation in the above mentioned regions of the European research infrastructure EMSO, which, within the context
of EMSO‐MedIT, is in synergy with the other ESFRI coordinated by Italy (KM3NeT and EMBRC) and the Italian initiative for marine research RITMARE.
The actions foreseen will be carried out according to the following objectives:

1) enhancement of marine infrastructures and of scientific and technological facilities to strengthenand expand the network for multidisciplinary monitoring of coastal, deep and the water column
marine environment;

2) networking of all existing and enhanced infrastructures for the transmission in real‐time/near‐realtimeintegrating the data from fixed and relocatable observing systems;

3) establishment of a mobile system of intervention to be used for monitoring campaigns at sites ofstrategic interest or in the case of environmental emergencies.

The network of monitoring infrastructures will be further enhanced through the creation of anexchange information system that will enable the sharing of the large amounts of data, providing access to a large community of Italian and foreign users.

Our role: We are partners of the project and in charge of the WP2 "Strengthening of Campania", together with INGV for the Gulf of Pozzuoli. The expansion includes the acquisition of different oceanographic instrumentation, including a WaveGlider, an ROV, and various sensors, but mainly two buoys type elastic beacon to locate in the Gulf of Naples and Gulf of Pozzuoli for the real-time monitoring and data transmission to the control center of physical and biological environmental data.
Partners: National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Anton Dohrn Zoological Station (SZN), National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN), the National Research Center (CNR), National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA)


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