EuroSITES forms an integrated European network of nine deep-ocean (>1000m) observatories. It is coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK and involves 13 Partners across Europe and the Cape Verde Islands.
EuroSITES will integrate and enhance the existing European open-ocean observational capacity to encompass the ocean interior, seafloor and subseafloor. It will produce a more reliable ocean observatory network with common funding streams and data management systems. The network will also enhance the development of more sophisticated sensors to measure more complex properties of the oceans. This will allow a greater understanding of the impact of the changing global Ocean and Earth on mankind and ecosystems at large. This has implications for policy makers, production industries (e.g. fisheries, agriculture) service industries (e.g. insurance) and society at large.
It's the European contribution to OceanSITES
More informations on EuroSITES web site.