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The first FixO3 call for TNA opened on the 15th of June and closed on the 31st of July 2014. Details about the call definition and selection criteria are described on this portal under TNA menu.

A total of 15 infrastructures included in FixO3 participated, of which:

  • Fourteen ocean surface, water column and seafloor observatory installations and systems

  • One shallow water test site (OBSEA) able to make practical and fast tests of instruments, systems, procedures and new technologies applicable to fixed open-ocean observatories

A TNA office e-mail address managed by PLOCAN (fixo3.tna@plocan.eu) attended the different enquiries and provided an electronic tracer from which all the steps related to the call procedure could be executed. The text box below includes the call timeline as stated in the different documents.

Opening of the call: 15th of June 2014
Signed submission forms shall be sent in PDF to fixo3.tna@plocan.eu
Submission deadline for the first call : 31st of July 2014 17h00 GMT
Evaluation and selection phase : from call opening date to 31st of October
Feedback to applicants : 15th of November 2014
Project implementation planned to start in 2015

From the fifteen infrastructures offered for free access, nine received proposals indicating a success rate of 60% of the infrastructures. A total of fifteen proposals where received, 6 of the observatories received only one proposal, whereas 3 of the infrastructures received 2, 3 and 4 applications respectively (Figure 1).

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Figure 1.  Distribution of the fifteen proposals by infrastructures.

The list of projects that finally passed the evaluation is included in the table below, indicating the reference according to the order of arrival, the infrastructure and its main operator, the applicant as main investigator, the title of the proposal and the acronym if one was provided. A more detailed description is included in Annex A.

Table 1. List of projects including the proposal, applicant and infrastructure involved.

Infrast.

Infrastructure Operator

Applicant

Proposal title- Acronym

ANTARES

French Marine

Research Institute (IFREMER) and

National Scientific Research Centre

(CNRS), France

Per Hall

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Fixed-point Open Ocean

Observatories (pCO2 and pH) -FIXO3

E1-M3A

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Greece

Spyridon Volonakis

ALS MARINE CONSULTANTS, Cyprus

Ageing of composites in Deep water environment – AGE-CO-DEEP

E2-M3A

Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e

di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Italy

Anders Tengberg, Aandera Data Instruments, Norway

Combined testing of new acoustic profilers with Biochemical optodes in the Adriatic sea – COMBO

ESTOC

Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), Spain

Oliver Zielinski

University of Oldenburg- ICBM, Germany

UV Photometer operation and improvement in the top pelagic layer of an oligotrophic station

FRAM

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Bremerhaven, Germany

Henry Ruhl

National Oceanographic Centre, United Kingdom

Benthic ecology and biogeochemistry using bathysnap and sediment oxygen profiling in the Arctic – ArcEcoBio

FRAM

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research

Bremerhaven, Germany

Sinhue Torres Valdes

National Oceanographic Centre, United Kingdom

Dynamics of nutrients using autonomous instruments in FRAM strait – DYNAMITE

FRAM

Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Centre for Polar and

Marine Research

Bremerhaven, Germany

Bénédicte Ferré

Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate-CAGE, Norway

Ocean chemistry and acoustics in the gas hydrate-charged FRAM strait – GASFRAM

MOMAR

French Marine Research Institute (IFREMER), France

Heinrich W. Villinger, University of Bremen, Germany

MOMAR-Tilt

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UPC), SARTI Research Group, Barcelona, Spain

Emanuela Fanelli, ENEA, Italy

Analysis of FISH community structure and trophic relationship by AUTomated video imaging at a coastal cabled observatory – FISHAUT

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UC), SARTI Research Group, Barcelona, Spain

Pasquale Daponte, Laboratory of Digital Signal Processing and Measurement Information,  University of Sannio. Piazza Guerrazzi, 1, 82100 Benevento, Italy

Electrochemical corrosion measurements in deep seas -ELCOMEDES

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UPC), SARTI Research Group, Barcelona, Spain

Pierre-Jean Bouvet, ISEN-Brest, France

Underwater acoustic modem with time Synchronization Capability test at obsea platform -UAMSync

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UPC), SARTI Research Group, Barcelona, Spain

Rogério Chumbinho

SmartBay, Ireland

SmartBay sensor testing and validation at OBSEA – SmartSEA

PAP

Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) – National Oceanography Centre (NOC),  Southampton, United Kingdom

Morten Hvitfeldt Iversen,

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

Seasonal food web interactions with the biological pump at the PAP site – SEAPAP

PAP

Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) – National Oceanography Centre (NOC),  Southampton, United Kingdom

Frank Wenzhoefer,

Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany

Benthic organic matter cycling dynamics at PAP – PAP-Dynamic

W1-M3A

National Research Council of Italy, Italy

Christos Tsabaris

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research- HCMR, Greece

Underwater sound and radom measurements of rainfall and wind at sea

 

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