Deep Ocean Cabled Observatories 24-25 May 2012

NIKHEF, Amsterdam

NIKHEF, Amsterdam

Science Park 105 1098 XG Amsterdam
Cabled observatories provide marine scientists with a large number of opportunities  previously completely unavailable. In this workshop, taking place in NIKHEF, Amsterdam (the Netherlands) on the 24th and 25th of May 2012, marine scientists (geoscientists, biologists, oceanographers, etc) and astroparticle physicists will jointly discuss current and future research options using deep ocean cabled observatories, the future of ocean research.
Some of the current cabled observatories were constructed specifically for ocean research. Others, such as the three pilot neutrino detectors - ANTARES, NEMO and NESTOR - in the Mediterranean deep sea, have been built by astroparticle physicists in order to search for cosmic neutrinos.
In both cases, these observatories have led to major scientific breakthroughs in their respective fields, of which a large number is summarised in a recent report produced by ASPERA entitled “From the Geosphere to the Cosmos”.
Just before the start of construction of the first phase of KM3NeT, the cubic-kilometre sized neutrino detector in the Mediterranean sea (an ESFRI infrastructure), ASPERA considered it vital to open the floor for extensive discussions amongst scientists from different disciplines, all working around deep sea cabled observatories.
The first day of the workshop will be dedicated to current research that uses the cabled detectors in the Mediterranean, but also to the global perspective, to research carried out in cabled observatories in Canada and the United States. The second day is dedicated to the future. What scientific questions could be answered thanks to collaborations around cabled observatories in the Mediterranean and beyond?
For more information please visit the following pages:
Event overview
Registration (the workshop is free to attend but registration is necessary)
Venue, Social program and accommodation
You can download a PDF of invitation that can be circulated to those who might be interested to attend the event here.
NEW! You can download a bulletin that summarises how to get to the venue and other practical information here.

Organising Committee:
Els de Wolf, Nikhef/University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hans van Haren, Royal NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands
Ino Agrafioti, IN2P3/CNRS, France
Local secretariat:
Eveline Schram, Nikhef, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Email:  Eveline.Schram [at]
Tel:    +31 - 20 - 592 2142
         +31 - 20 - 592 5054
  • Albert Palanques
  • Ana Almécija
  • Annarita Margiotta
  • Anne Marie Hayes
  • Athanasios Chondronasios
  • Autun Purser
  • Christian Tamburini
  • Christopher Barnes
  • Costas Synolakis
  • Dominique Lefevre
  • Ellen Livingston
  • Els de Wolf
  • Erwin Visser
  • Fabrizio Zgur
  • Felix JANSSEN
  • Gavin Macaulay
  • Gene Massion
  • Gianni Pavan
  • Giorgio Riccobene
  • Hans van Haren
  • Hélène Demonfaucon
  • Ian Randall
  • Imants (Monty) Priede
  • Ino Agrafioti
  • Jacopo Aguzzi
  • Jean-Francois rolin
  • Jens Greinert
  • Juergen Brunner
  • Katharina HENJES-KUNST
  • Laurenz Thomsean
  • Leonardo Contreira
  • Maarten de Jong
  • Maik Grunwald
  • Marcia Maia
  • Marco Cordelli
  • Marco Zavatarelli
  • Maria Tselengidou
  • Michel ANDRÉ
  • Nasser Kalantar
  • Nicolas Augé
  • Pal Kooijman
  • Paolo Favali
  • Paris Pagonis
  • Paschal COYLE
  • Pasquale Migliozzi
  • Petros Rapidis
  • Phil Lancaster
  • Remi Barbier
  • Riccardo Papaleo
  • Richard Lampitt
  • Robert Lahmann
  • Ryan Bay
  • Sandra Hesping
  • Simon Webster
  • stavros katsanevas
  • Stephan Schulte
  • Séverine Martini
  • Tassos Belias
  • Thomas Berghöfer
  • Tri Astraatmaja
  • Uli Katz
  • Vasilios Lykousis
  • Vlad Popa
  • Wiebe Kooistra
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      coffee 30m
    • 9:30 AM 10:50 AM
      Introduction Chaired by (Uli Katz)

      Chaired by

      Uli Katz

    • 9:30 AM 9:50 AM
      Welcome and Aim of Workshop 20m IN2P3/CNRS, France

      IN2P3/CNRS, France

      Speaker: Stavros KATSANEVAS (CNRS/IN2P3)
    • 9:50 AM 10:20 AM
      Neutrino Astroparticle physics 30m
      Speaker: Maarten De Jong
    • 10:20 AM 10:50 AM
      Existing cabled deep sea observatories 30m University of Aberdeen, UK

      University of Aberdeen, UK

      Speaker: Prof. Imants Priede
    • 10:50 AM 11:10 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:10 AM 12:20 PM
      Current synergies Chaired by (Paolo Favali)

      Chaired by

      Paolo Favali

    • 11:10 AM 11:40 AM
      Mediterranean Sea: Physical and biogeochemical oceanography highlights 30m University of Bologna, Italy

      University of Bologna, Italy

      Speaker: Dr Marco Zavatarelli
    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      Introduction to current sunergies in the Mediterrenean 20m CNRS/CPPM-Marseille, France

      CNRS/CPPM-Marseille, France

      Speaker: Paschal Coyle (Faculte des Sciences de Luminy)
    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      Seismology 20m Géoazur/CNRS, France

      Géoazur/CNRS, France

      Speaker: Anne Deschamps
    • 12:20 PM 1:40 PM
      Lunch 1h 20m
    • 1:40 PM 3:50 PM
      Current synergies (continued) Chaired by (Maarten de Jong)

      Chaired by

      Maarten de Jong

    • 1:40 PM 2:00 PM
      Operational oceanography science and services for Europe and Mediterranean 20m University of Bologna, Italy

      University of Bologna, Italy

      Speaker: Srdjan Dobricic
    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      Measurements of currents 20m Royal NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands

      Royal NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands

      Speaker: Hans van Haren
    • 2:20 PM 2:30 PM
      Abyssal undular vortices in the Eastern Mediterranean basin 10m
      Speaker: Giorgio Riccobene
    • 2:30 PM 2:50 PM
      Acoustic measurements 20m University of Erlangen, Germany

      University of Erlangen, Germany

      Speaker: Robert Lahmann
    • 2:50 PM 3:10 PM
      Optical measurements 20m CNRS / Université de la Méditerranée, France

      CNRS / Université de la Méditerranée, France

      Speaker: Christian Tamburini
    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      Oxygen 20m Université d'Aix-Marseille, France

      Université d'Aix-Marseille, France

      Speaker: Dominique Lefevre
    • 3:30 PM 3:50 PM
      Using video for science 20m CPPM/CNRS, France

      CPPM/CNRS, France

      Speaker: Juergen Brunner
    • 3:50 PM 4:20 PM
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 4:20 PM 5:50 PM
      Global Perspective Chaired by (Monty Priede)

      Chaired by

      Monty Priede

      Science Park 105 1098 XG Amsterdam
    • 4:20 PM 4:50 PM
      Neptune Canada 30m University of Victoria, Canada

      University of Victoria, Canada

      Science Park 105 1098 XG Amsterdam
      Speaker: Prof. Christopher R. Barnes
    • 4:50 PM 5:20 PM
      Monterey Accelerated Research System (MARS) 30m Monterey Bay, USA

      Monterey Bay, USA

      Speaker: Gene Massion
    • 6:00 PM 6:05 PM
      Bus departing to take participants to the boat 5m
    • 6:30 PM 8:30 PM
      Drinks on board MS 'Pieter Cornelisz Hooft' touring over the Amsterdam canals 2h Amsterdam canals

      Amsterdam canals

    • 8:30 PM 10:30 PM
      Workshop dinner in restaurant NEVA of the Hermitage 2h Amstel 51, Amsterdam

      Amstel 51, Amsterdam

    • 8:30 AM 9:00 AM
      Coffee 30m
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Multidisciplinary Science in Ice 30m UC Berkeley, USA

      UC Berkeley, USA

      Speaker: Ryan Bay
    • 9:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Towards the future... Chaired by (Els de Wolf)

      Chaired by

      Els de Wolf

    • 9:30 AM 10:00 AM
      Mobile robots for extreme environments: 2.5 years of continuous experience at Neptune Canada 30m Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

      Jacobs University Bremen, Germany

      Speaker: Prof. Laurenz Thomsean
    • 10:00 AM 10:20 AM
      Introduction to future synergy options 20m University of Erlangen, Germany

      University of Erlangen, Germany

      Speaker: Prof. Uli Katz
    • 10:20 AM 10:40 AM
      Sediment transport studies using a cabled observatory: what are the possibilities? 20m Institut of Marine Sciences (CSIC), SPAIN

      Institut of Marine Sciences (CSIC), SPAIN

      Speaker: Prof. Albert PALANQUES
    • 10:40 AM 11:00 AM
      High resolution oceanography 20m Royal NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands

      Royal NIOZ, Texel, the Netherlands

      Speaker: Hans van Haren
    • 11:00 AM 11:20 AM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:20 AM 12:40 PM
      Measuring in the future Chaired by (Vasilios Lykousis)

      Chaired by

      Vasilios Lykousis

    • 11:20 AM 11:40 AM
      Oceanography with continuous measurements 20m Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy

      Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, Italy

      Speaker: Marco Cordelli
    • 11:40 AM 12:00 PM
      Advancing acoustic measurements 20m Universita' di Pavia, Italy

      Universita' di Pavia, Italy

      Speaker: Gianni Pavan
    • 12:00 PM 12:20 PM
      Science using video: what can be done? 20m IPNL / University of Lyon & CNRS-IN2P3, France

      IPNL / University of Lyon & CNRS-IN2P3, France

      Speaker: Remi Barbier
    • 12:20 PM 12:40 PM
      FRAM - progress towards a multidisciplinary - and potentially cabled - observatory at the North Atlantic - Arctic transition 20m Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany

      Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology, Germany

      Speaker: Felix Janssen
    • 12:40 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 20m
    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      European Perspective Chaired by (Els de Wolf)

      Chaired by

      Els de Wolf

    • 2:00 PM 2:20 PM
      From EuroSITES to FixO3 20m National Oceanography Centre, Southampton , UK

      National Oceanography Centre, Southampton , UK

      Speaker: Prof. Lampitt Richard
    • 2:20 PM 2:50 PM
      EMSO-European ultidisciplinary Seafloor and water column Observatory 30m INGV, Italy

      INGV, Italy

      Speaker: Paolo Favali
    • 2:50 PM 3:10 PM
      EMBRC European Marine Biological Resource Centre 20m Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy

      Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Italy

      Speaker: Wiebe KOOISTRA
    • 3:10 PM 3:30 PM
      GMES in-situ coordination: Marine 20m European Environment Agency

      European Environment Agency

      Speaker: Anne Marie Hayes
    • 3:30 PM 3:50 PM
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 3:50 PM 4:10 PM
      Concluding Remarks of an Innocent Bystander 20m INSU/CNRS, France

      INSU/CNRS, France

      Speaker: Marcia Maia
    • 3:50 PM 5:10 PM
      Towards new collaborations Chaired by (Stavros Katsanevas)

      Chaired by

      Stavros Katsanevas

    • 4:10 PM 5:10 PM
      Roundtable: Towards more collaborations 1h