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The second FixO3 call for Trans-National Access (TNA) opened on the 1st of May 2015 and closed on the 31st of July 2015. Details about the call definition and selection criteria are described here.

A total of 15 FixO3 infrastructures were offered for access:

  • Fourteen ocean surface, water column and seafloor observatory installations and systems
  • One shallow water test site (OBSEA) with the ability to provide practical and time-efficient testing 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) was provided to facilitate various enquiries and also provided an electronic trail from which all the steps related to specific call procedure could be executed. The text box below includes the call timeline as stated in the different documents.

Opening of the call: 1st May 2015
Signed submission forms shall be sent in PDF to: fixo3.tna@plocan.eu
Submission deadline for the first call: 31st of July 2015 17h00 GMT
Evaluation and selection phase: from call opening date to 31st of October
Feedback to applicants: 15th of November 2015
Project implementation time window: early 2016 to August 2017

From the fifteen infrastructures made available for free access, nine received proposals (60%). A total of nine proposals were submitted, six of the observatories received only one proposal, whereas two of the infrastructures received two proposals and one received three (Figure 1).  Notably one of the proposals presented the same approach to five different observatories, and therefore there are in fact 13 requests to access nine observatories.

Figure 1.  Distribution of the nine proposals by infrastructures (13 accesses)

Figure 1.  Distribution of the nine proposals by infrastructures (13 accesses).

The list of projects which passed the evaluation is included in the table below, in order of date submitted. This list includes the infrastructure and its main operator’s name, the applicant as main investigator, the title of the proposal and the acronym (where provided). A more detailed description is included in Annex A.

Table 1. List of projects (2nd call) including proposal name, applicant and infrastructure involved.

Infrastructure

Infrastructure Operator

Applicant

Proposal title- Acronym

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UPC), SARTI Research Group

Barcelona, Spain

Alberto Figoli,                                SMID Technology, La Spezia (Italy)

Shallow Water Hydrophone Array long term Deployment – SWHAD

PYLOS

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), 46.7 km Athens-Sounion Road, Anavyssos, Attica, GR-19013 Greece                                                                     

Anders Tengberg (Aandera, Norway)

Early Detection of Increased Seismic Activities – EDISA

PYLOS

Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), 46.7 km Athens-Sounion Road, Anavyssos, Attica, GR-19013 Greece                                                                     

Peter SchjØlberg, Fugro Oceanor, Norway

Increase available power on oceanographic buoy and transmit AIS message with selected buoy parameters –INPOW-AISPAR

E1-M3A

Institute of Oceanography
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research (HCMR), Thalassocosmos, Former US base at Gournes, P.O. Box 2214
Heraklion, Crete, GR-71 003 Greece

Peter SchjØlberg, Fugro Oceanor, Norway

Improving mooring design using integrated load cell and transmitting AIS message with selected buoy parameters  – IMLOC-AISPAR

MOMAR

French Marine Research Institute (IFREMER), BREST CENTER – 29280 Plouzané, France

Olivier Rod, SWEREA KIMAB,  Sweden

Corrosion Resistance, Biofilm and Protection Data In Deep Seawater -DeepCorr

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UPC), SARTI Research Group

Barcelona, Spain

Ivane Pairaud, Ifremer, France

Upwelling characterization with autonomous underwater vehicle – upAUV

ESTOC

Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), Crta. de Taliarte s/n, 35214 Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain

Carlos Corela, Lisboa University, Portugal

SEISMIC AND ACOUSTIC noise analysis at ESTOC site – SEACOUT

Station M, PAP, ESTOC, TENATSO/CVOO and DYFAMED

1. Sta. M: University of Bergen, Geophysical Institute, P.O. Box 7803,
NO-5020 Bergen, Norway                                       2. PAP: Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) – National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton, United Kingdom                                                           3. ESTOC: Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands (PLOCAN), Crta. de Taliarte s/n, 35214 Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain                                 4. TENATSO/CVOO: National Institute for Fisheries Research. Cova de Inglesa, C.P. 132 Mindelo -São Vicente, Cape Verde                        5. DYFAMED: CNRS-INSU, Observatoire Océanologique de Villefranche sur Mer 181 Chemin du Lazaret, 06230 Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

Luciana Génio, Aveiro University, Portugal

Larval Occurrences in Open Ocean: Connectivity studies in the East Atlantic and West Mediterranean – LO3CAted

OBSEA

Universtitat Politècnica de  Catalunya (UPC), SARTI Research Group

Barcelona, Spain

Torstein Pedersen, Nortek, Norway

Currentmeter intercomparison in a shallow water environment- CISWE

FixO3 MS14 Final (944.7 KiB)