ESONET: European Sea Floor Observatory Network

Imants George Priede, Martin Solan, J Mienert, R Person, T C E Van Weering, O Pfannkuche, N O'Neill, A Tselepides, L Thomsen, P Favali, F Gasparoni, N Zitellini, A Millot, H W Gerber, Diana Miranda De Stegmann, M Klages, P Sigray

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Abstract

ESONET is a proposed sub sea component of the European GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) to provide strategic long term monitoring capability in geophysics, geotechnics, chemistry, biochemistry, oceanography, biology and fisheries. To provide representative sampling around Europe 10 nodes are proposed in contrasting oceanographic regions:

1-Arctic, 2-Norwegian margin, 3-Nordic Seas, 4-Porcupine/Celtic, 5-Azores, 6-Iberian, 7-Ligurian, 8-East Sicily, 9-Hellenic, 10-Black Sea.

In addition, a mobile response observatory will be available for rapid deployment in areas of anthropogenic or natural disasters to provide data for environment management and government agencies.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOCEANS '04 MTS/IEEE TECHNO-OCEAN '04, VOLS 1- 2, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS. 1-4
Place of PublicationNEW YORK
PublisherIEEE Press
Pages2155-2163
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)0-7803-8669-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Nov 2004

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Priede, I. G., Solan, M., Mienert, J., Person, R., Van Weering, T. C. E., Pfannkuche, O., O'Neill, N., Tselepides, A., Thomsen, L., Favali, P., Gasparoni, F., Zitellini, N., Millot, A., Gerber, H. W., Miranda De Stegmann, D., Klages, M., & Sigray, P. (2004). ESONET: European Sea Floor Observatory Network. In OCEANS '04 MTS/IEEE TECHNO-OCEAN '04, VOLS 1- 2, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS, VOLS. 1-4 (pp. 2155-2163). IEEE Press. https://doi.org/10.1109/OCEANS.2004.1406479