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./p>

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.