Dettagli del progetto


EURO-ARGO

Global ocean observing infrastructure


Coordinatore:

IFREMER INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER - Francia

Responsabile ENEA:

MORABITO ROBERTO - SSPT

Sito web:

http://www.euro-argo.eu

Descrizione:

The Euro-Argo infrastructure will be a major component of the Argo global in situ ocean observatory. The Argo network is a global array of autonomous instruments measuring temperature and salinity over the upper 2000 m of the ocean. Argo is an indispensable component of the Global Ocean Observing System required to understand and monitor the role of the ocean in the Earth's climate system. Argo must be considered in its ensemble: not only the instruments, but also the logistics necessary for their preparation and deployments, field operations, the associated data streams and data centres. Euro-Argo will develop and progressively consolidate the European component of the global network. Specific European interest also requires a somewhat increased sampling in regional seas. Overall, the Euro-Argo infrastructure should comprise 800 floats in operation at any given time. The maintenance of such an array would require Europe to deploy about 250 floats per year. The main objective of the Euro-Argo preparatory phase will be to undertake the preparatory work needed to ensure that by 2010 Europe will be able to deploy and operate an array of 800 floats and to provide a world-level service to the research (climate) and environment monitoring (e.g. GMES) communities.

Attività svolta da ENEA:

ENEA subcontraente del partner italiano Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e Geofisica Sperimentale.

Programma Quadro:

Settimo Programma Quadro R&ST (2007-2013)

Programma UE:

INFRASTRUTTURE (2007-2013)

Tipo di progetto:

I3 - Iniziativa Integrata di Infrastrutture