Pushing the boundaries of hydrography research
EuroGO-SHIP: Shaping a new research infrastructure and services in support of more accurate ship-based observations from the surface to the bottom of the ocean.
The HORIZON EUROPE EuroGO-SHIP project seeks to enable the European community conducting ship-based hydrographic observations at sea to provide higher quality and more sustainable data flows to a broad range of end users, more effectively. The project will work towards strengthening European capabilities to deliver world-class Oceanographic science, which is key to inform policies and to meet the goals of the EU Mission “Restore our Ocean and Waters by 2030” and the wider objectives of the EU Green Deal.
EuroGO-SHIP will scope, innovate and deliver new services to enhance European hydrographic observations taken from ships, as key research infrastructures contributing to the wider ocean observing system. The project will engage and consult with key stakeholders to qualify existing needs of hydrography data originators and end users working with them towards strengthening European capabilities.
New services will be refined by broad consultation with the scientific community, existing Research Infrastructures (RIs), governments and funders. Based on the results of these conversations, a new structure for supporting European Hydrography will be proposed, offering alternatives and a blueprint for its development. The project will also seek to connect to wider, non-expert audiences to increase the understanding of the societal value of hydrographic observations, thereby contributing to advance ocean literacy.