EU Horizon 2020 project

A large scale EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation project contributing to the Trans-Atlantic Research Alliance and GEO.

62 Partners, 18 Countries

International integration of Atlantic ocean observing activities – further supporters / members are welcome.


  Work package leader: KDM  Work package co-leader: EMB IVZW
Contact:  Jan-Stefan Fritz Sheila Heymans (formerly Kate Larkin until 31 December 2018)
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Engagement, Dissemination and Communication

Short description:

This work package is led by: Jan-Stefan Fritz, KDM (lead) and Kate Larkin EMB IVZW (co-lead).


  • Engage implement a structured dialogue with the users of marine data and information from observatories
  • Encourage interested actors to consider the future of observatories and their place in the Atlantic area in order to cultivate and further develop a dynamic ‘ecosystem’ of actors and activities around a IAOOS
  • Take a proactive role to structure the exchange between the observatory communities in Europe, the US and Canada as well as other user groups
  • Disseminate the concrete results of work completed in WP1-9 as well as actively engage the potential users of data and information from observatories in both commercial and public sectors
  • Implement communication activities