Added-Value of EuroSea’s In-Situ Observations for Global Monitoring Systems


This initiative emphasizes the unique contributions of EuroSea’s in-situ observations in enhancing the capabilities of global monitoring systems. By highlighting the distinctive datasets and observation techniques of EuroSea, it aims to showcase how these specific observations can elevate global marine monitoring standards.

Impact During the Project

Recommendation for Observation Agencies:
After a thorough evaluation of the added value brought about by EuroSea’s in-situ observations, concrete recommendations will be forwarded to observation agencies. These recommendations will underline the importance of integrating such observations into global monitoring methodologies and might also provide guidance on how best to achieve this integration for optimal results.

Impact Post Project

Enriched Global Marine Data Repositories: Integrating EuroSea’s in-situ observations into global systems can lead to a richer, more comprehensive global marine dataset. This can benefit various stakeholders, from researchers to policymakers.

Enhanced Precision and Accuracy in Marine Monitoring: The unique observation techniques and data from EuroSea can bring about greater precision and accuracy in marine monitoring at a global scale, capturing nuances and details that might otherwise be overlooked.

Robust Basis for Marine Policies and Decisions: With a more detailed and comprehensive data repository, global marine decision-makers can craft policies and strategies that are better informed and more effective.

Advancement over and above State of the Art

Traditional State: Historically, global marine monitoring systems have sourced data from various regional and international programs. However, these might not always capture the specialized insights and precision offered by specific initiatives like EuroSea.

Advancement: This impact output underscores the distinct value proposition of EuroSea’s in-situ observations. By showcasing how these observations can bridge gaps, enhance accuracy, and offer nuanced insights into marine environments, it makes a case for the strategic integration of such data into global systems. The push isn’t just for more data, but for better quality data that can capture the intricacies of marine ecosystems.

In essence, this advancement emphasizes the continuous evolution of marine monitoring standards. By championing the integration of specialized observations from initiatives like EuroSea, it advocates for a more detailed, precise, and holistic understanding of the world’s oceans, leading to better marine stewardship and policy-making.

Links and References

Link to D5.9 – Operational monitoring systems available at the three sites: