On January 21st the ERIC (European Research Infrastructure Consortium) Committee approved the Step 2 of EMSO’s application process to the ERIC. One more leap towards the set up of EMSO-ERIC.

The positive opinion by the ERIC Committee will give the European Commission the green light to publish the EMSO Statutes in the Official Journal of the European Union, final step of the approval process.

Full members of EMSO-ERIC, at this time, are: France, Greece, Italy and the UK. Other countries are undergoing internal procedures to join as full members: Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, and as observer: The Netherlands.