The JERICO-S3 project aims to bring the JERICO-RI to another level of integration and of relevance for society at large, by adding new innovative infrastructures, while integrating biogeochemical and biological observations in an operational way. 

Also increasing its inherent value through cooperation with other providers of coastal observations and information.

The overarching target of JERICO-S3 is to provide researchers with continuous and more valuable coastal data and datasets, coupling physical and biological information. As well as extending the cooperation with Marine Infrastructures in Europe (CMEMS, EuroARGO, EMSO, ICOS, EMBRC) and outside Europe (USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, etc).

Aims and objectives

The problems caused by climate change may lead to sizeable damage in and around European waters, in both the short and long term. So addressing this challenge appropriately is something that demands high priority, although this is largely hampered by the lack of a joint approach.

This project is an attempt to create greater unity in the monitoring of European waters and the search for suitable solutions. Moreover, the project should lead to more robust strategies and technological improvement. This will put policy makers in a better position to confront the stated hazards.

The aim of the project is to reach a broad-based research infrastructure for European seas, in which the range of measuring instruments, available to the various EU countries, can be put to joint use.

The project is in keeping with Rijkswaterstaat international marine strategy, which involves partnership to manage the North Sea within the framework of the MSFD and OSPAR.

Project period

2020 – 2022

European programme

Horizon 2020

Project website

Jerico RI


Rijkswaterstaat is part of this consortium, along with 39 other parties from countries such as France, Belgium, Spain, Germany and Norway. For a list of all parties, see the website of Jerico-S3.