PIRATA maintains 18 buoys in the Tropical Atlantic; this induces yearly dedicated cruises ensured by Brazil, US and French partners. France is in charge of 6 meteo-oceanographic moorings (at 23°W-0°N, 10°W-0°N, 0°E-0°N, 10°W-6°S, 10°W-10°S, 8°E-6°S) and 3 currentmeter (ADCP) moorings (at 23°W-0°N, 10°W-0°N and 0°E-0°N; this last one added in 2016 in the frame of the PREFACE EU programme). The…
4th April 2017
This first Briefing Paper highlights the AtlantOS vision. The authors include members…
10th February 2017
In this first AtlantOS newsletter, we introduce the vision of AtlantOS to…
31st January 2017
AtlantOS will conduct a side event entitled 'Building partnerships for Integrated Ocean…
30th January 2017
3nd Weekly report MSM60 Engl (1.7 MiB) 3nd Weekly report MSM60 Espanol…
30th January 2017
The EGU General Assembly 2017 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines [...]
The European Maritime Day (EMD) is the annual meeting point for Europe’s community of maritime professionals to come together, exchange [...]
We are pleased to inform you that the 3nd Symposium will be held in College Park, MD, USA, May 31-June [...]
The UN SDG 14 conference 'The Ocean Conference', 5-9 June 2017 in NY: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/oceanconference/
The Conference will be co-hosted by the Governments of Fiji and Sweden.The Conference shall:Identify ways and means to support the [...]
The AtlantOS-project invites you to participate in a strategic workshop on Transatlantic Ocean Data Harmonization in Brussels on the 7-8th [...]
The vision of AtlantOS is to improve and innovate Atlantic observing by using the Framework of Ocean Observing to obtain an international, more sustainable, more efficient, more integrated, and fit-for-purpose system contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance, the GEO (Group on Earth Observations) global initiative Blue Planet, and GOOS (Global Ocean Observing Systems). Hence, the AtlantOS initiative will have a long-lasting and sustainable contribution to the societal, economic and scientific benefit arising from this integrated approach. This will be achieved by improving the value for money, extent, completeness, quality and ease of access to Atlantic Ocean data required by industries, product supplying agencies, scientist and citizens.

Integration of ocean observing activities across all disciplines for the Atlantic

It is important to extend the scope of the existing ocean physics Atlantic observing networks to more fully include ocean biogeochemistry, biology, and to integrate efforts across these scientific disciplines.

International cooperation

All AtlantOS work packages will strengthen the trans-Atlantic collaboration, through close interaction with partner institutions from Canada, United States, and the South Atlantic region. – Further supporters and members are welcome

Engaging stakeholder around the Atlantic

AtlantOS will develop a results-oriented dialogue with key stakeholder communities to enable a meaningful exchange between the products and services that an Integrated Atlantic Ocean Observing System can deliver and the demands and needs of the stakeholder communities.

Competitiveness of industries, and SMEs of the marine sector

The developments envisaged in AtlantOS will provide improved sensors, data and modelling products and directly increase the competitiveness of industry and particularly SMEs within the marine industrial sector.

Fit-for-purpose Atlantic Ocean Observing System

AtlantOS will advance the network performance with respect to the quantity, quality and diversity of data that will be shared and delivered in a timely fashion to develop fitness for purpose.

Strengthening the contribution to the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)

A major component of the Group on Earth Observations’ (GEO), its Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), and specifically on the emerging “Oceans and Society: Blue Planet” initiative

AtlantOS Partners & Members

The AtlantOS project is made up of 62 partners across 18 countries and a number of members around the globe with an interest in Atlantic observation systems.

Project Partners
Project partners directly engaged in the AltantOS project in receipt of funds.
Project Members
Project members that, although not funded directly by the project, have an interest in collaborating with the project.

This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 633211