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European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory
  • Ocean
  • Research Support
  • None specific
  • Research Institute
The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory (EMSO) is a large scale, distributed, marine Research Infrastructure (RI).

EMSO consists of ocean observation systems for long-term, high-resolution, (near) real-time monitoring of enviromental processes including natural hazards, climate change, and marine ecosystems. EMSO observatory nodes have been deployed at key sites around Europe, from the Arctic to the Atlantic, through the Mediterranean, to the Black Sea.

Continuous monitoring of the ocean is a highly challenging objective that can be compared only with the exploration of outer space. One must be able to accommodate a multitude of scientific objectives in a single infrastructure, and address a very large and diverse user community including biologists, geoscientists, chemists, and engineers.

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APECS International Directorate
UiT The Arctic University of Norway
Huginbakken 14
9019 Tromsø
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