EuroSITES forms an integrated European network of nine deep-ocean observatories sited in waters off the continental shelf and of greater than 1000m depth, measuring variables from sea surface to sea floor. 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.
EuroSITES was officially launched on 1st April 2008. The website has been continually updated since then, reflecting the
project's dynamic status.
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