SOCIB at the Final JERICO-S3 General Assembly

The Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB) actively participated in the final JERICO-S3 General Assembly held from Tuesday, June 18 to Friday, June 21, 2024, at the “Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie” in Brest, France. SOCIB's significant contributions reflect its commitment to advancing coastal observation and forecasting technologies.

SOCIB's Presentations and Contributions

SOCIB showcased the evolution, current status, and future directions of Virtual Access (VA) within the JERICO-S3 framework. Its presentation traced VA's development from its inception in the FP7 JERICO project to its current state, emphasizing key improvements in data integration, standardization, and quality assurance.

SOCIB at the Final JERICO-S3 General Assembly

Charcos Llorens, M., researcher at SOCIB, presenting "JERICO VA: Past, Present & Future" at the JERICO-S3 Final General Assembly in Brest, France.

Additionally, SOCIB presented key advancements in technology related to JERICO-CORE, further solidifying its role in enhancing the project’s capabilities. Furthermore, SOCIB introduced the e-JERICO roadmap, highlighting future enhancements in data visualization and product development. These contributions underscored the essential role of VA in promoting collaboration and maintaining high-quality ocean observation systems, aligning with JERICO-S3’s broader objectives of integrating and advancing coastal observatories across Europe.

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JERICO-S3 Overview

The JERICO-S3 project (Joint European Research Infrastructure of Coastal Observatories: Science, Service, Sustainability) has aimed at enhancing and integrating coastal observatories across Europe. Since February 1, 2020, this Horizon 2020 project, coordinated by IFREMER in France, has united 36 partners from 19 countries, promoting collaboration and best practices in coastal ocean research infrastructure.

Key Components of JERICO-S3

  • Physical Infrastructure and Supersite Observatories: Access to 600 multi-disciplinary platforms across 19 countries, creating supersites in strategic locations for multi-platform access.
  • Transnational Access (TA): Coordinating TA calls for free access to the JERICO Research Infrastructure (JERICO-RI), facilitating 36 funded projects and access to 42 facilities.
  • JERICO-CORE: Consolidating virtual resources through a central hub, offering datasets, software, manuals, publications, and e-libraries, and emphasizing collaboration and co-designing solutions.

Towards Sustainable Ocean Observation

The JERICO Research Infrastructure (RI) stands at the forefront of European coastal ocean research, promoting sustained and collaborative observation practices. SOCIB’s contributions to JERICO-S3 have been instrumental in advancing these efforts, ensuring that the project's outcomes lead toward a sustainable future for coastal observations. It has also significantly contributed to the eJERICO Infrastructure and the Transnational Access and Virtual Access Programs.