The Fixed point Open Ocean Observatory network (FixO³) seeks to integrate European open ocean fixed point observatories and to improve access to these key installations for the broader community.

These will provide multidisciplinary observations in all parts of the oceans from the air-sea interface to the deep seafloor. Coordinated by the National Oceanography Centre, UK, FixO³ will build on the significant advances largely achieved through the FP7 programmes EuroSITES, ESONET and CARBOOCEAN.

With a budget of 7 Million Euros over 4 years (starting September 2013) the proposal has 29 partners drawn from academia, research institutions and SME’s. In addition 12 international experts from a wide range of disciplines comprise an Advisory Board.