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ΕU Infrastructures & Initiatives

POSEIDON team represents HCMR at several EU infrastructures and initiatives in the operational oceanography field.



The European Multidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory (EMSO) is a distributed research infrastructure consisting of fixed seafloor and water column observatory no


The Euro-Argo research infrastructure organizes and federates European contribution to Argο network and it is part of the European ESFRI roadmap on large research infrastructures.


The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is one of the six pillar services of the EU (European Union) Copernicus programme.  The CMEMS provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical and biogeochemical ocean and sea-ice state for the global ocean and the European regional seas.


The Hellenic Integrated Marine Inland water Observing, Forecasting and offshore Technology System (HIMIOFoTS) is a national scale Research Infrastructure (RI) which includes integrated approaches in Marine observation and forecasting systems, coastal monitoring and an innovative Hydro-Environmental Monitoring and information Network.


EuroGOOS is an association of national governmental agencies,  research organizations,  and private companies, committed to oceanography within the context of the intergovernmental Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS).


The Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS) has been established in 2012 to further develop operational oceanography in the Mediterranean Sea.