EMSODEV (European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water-column Observatory DEVelopment) is a project aimed at catalyzing the full implementation and operation of EMSO distributed Research Infrastructure (RI), through the development, testing and deployment of an EMSO Generic Instrument Module (EGIM). This module will ensure accurate, consistent, comparable, regional-scale, long-term measurements of ocean parameters, which are key to addressing urgent socio-scientific challenges such as climate change, ocean ecosystem disturbance and marine hazards. The result will be the increased interoperability of EMSO nodes thanks to the harmonized collection of ocean essential variable time series.
In addition, EGIM will also greatly help optimize the investments and operational efficiency of the EMSO research infrastructure thus improving the RI’s effectiveness and its attractiveness for member states and users, including industry.