EU H2020 AtlantOS, April 2015-March 2018

The AtlantOS project aims to help establish a sustainable, efficient, and fit-for-purpose integrated Atlantic ocean observing system. This will be achieved through research and innovation activities focused on:

  • Defining requirements and systems design,
  • Improving the readiness of observing networks and data systems,
  • Engaging stakeholders around the Atlantic, as well as strengthening Europe’s contribution to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) – a major component of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO), its Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), and specifically its emerging “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” initiative.

EuroGOOS co-leads the work package on the observing system requirements and design (WP1) sharing the work with the UNESCO-IOC GOOS office, and in particular is responsible for the capacities and gap analysis and cost and feasibility study. Furthermore, EuroGOOS is providing feedback to several other work packages and will deliver a study on the sustainability of the system in WP9.