EMSO-PT part of the large-scale European Network Research Infrastructure of fixed point, deep sea multidisciplinary observatories, with the scientific objective of real-time, long-term monitoring of environmental processes related to the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere and hydrosphere. It is a geographically distributed infrastructure to be located at key sites in EU waters, spanning the Arctic, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean, up to the Black Sea. Partnership: IMAR (Coordinator), CCMAR, CINTAL, FFC, INESC, IPMA, ISEP, IST, UA, UE, UP, UAc. People involved from CINTAL: S.M. Jesus.
The basic objective of EMSO-PT is to coordinate long-term monitoring of environmental processes using a European-scale network of open ocean observatories and platforms capable of reporting data to shore autonomously. EMSO-PT will underpin research on the interaction between the geosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere and how these are related to climate change, marine ecosystems dynamics and geohazards