The JRU EMSO-Italia is a coordination structure which brings together Italian research institutions and universities that pool human resources and equipment to monitor European seas.


The objective is to provide Italian and European marine scientists with technologically advanced infrastructures in order to study long-term time series of data about the European marine environment and for detecting natural and man-induced changes and hazards related to climate and biodiversity.

The JRU EMSO-Italia is an unprecedented commitment by major Italian research institutions and universities to join forces in the field of marine sciences and it allows Italy to maintain a leading role in the European Research Infrastructure EMSO.