EuroGO-SHIP: Enhancing Ocean Observations
Active projectProject start: December 2022 | Project end: November 2025
Funder: EU Horizon 2020
Principal Investigator: E. Malcolm S. Woodward
Other participants from PML: Prof Tim Smyth
The EuroGO-SHIP project aims to enhance the quality, integration and sustainability of ship-based hydrographic data collection across Europe.
Hydrographic data provides vital ocean information to support activities like weather forecasting, shipping, and climate research. While Europe already possesses world-class skills and infrastructure for gathering ocean data, the project seeks to further enhance quality and sustainability to meet 21st century requirements. EuroGO-SHIP will upgrade current strengths through the objectives:
- Developing new quality control methods, including machine learning, for even higher accuracy of hydrographic data.
- Creating a pool of shared marine equipment to give more scientists access to state-of-the-art instruments.
- Developing a centralised data management system for easier data sharing and archiving.
- Providing advanced training on equipment usage and data analysis to increase skills.
Through improving equipment, data, and training for ship-based hydrography, EuroGO-SHIP will enable Europe to maintain world-leading ocean observation programs into the future.