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European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory (EMSO)
Identification
Hosting Legal Entity
National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology
Location
Via di Vigna Murata, 605, Rome, PO: 00143 (Italy)
Structure
Type Of RI
Distributed
Coordinating Country
Italy
Status
Status
Current Status:
Operational since 2016
Scientific Description
The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor Observatory (EMSO) is a large-scale European Research Infrastructure in the field of environmental sciences. EMSO is based on a European-scale network of seafloor observatories and platforms with the basic scientific objective of long-term monitoring, mainly in real-time, of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere, including natural hazards. EMSO has a geographically distributed infrastructure composed of several deep-seafloor observatories, which are deployed on specific sites around European waters, reaching from the Arctic to the Black Sea passing through the Mediterranean Sea, thus forming a widely distributed pan-European infrastructure.

RI Keywords
Seafloor observatories, Environmental processes
Classifications
RI Category
In situ Marine/Freshwater Observatories
Scientific Domain
Earth and Environmental Sciences
ESFRI Domain
Environment
Services
Access to Ocean Observatories
Collaborations
ESFRI
RI is an ESFRI landmark
Date of last update: 12/09/2018