Maritime Forum

Maritime Forum Themes


SOCIB - Balearic Islands Ocean Observing and Forecasting System

Expert(s) : Rosa Rodriguez
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Type of member : Academia
Sea basin :
  • Mediterranean Sea
Topics :
  • Climate and the ocean
  • Healthy and clean ocean
Environmental domains :
  • Marine/Ocean
  • Climate
Main activities :
  • Marine Science / Research
SOCIB, the Balearic Islands Ocean Observing and Forecasting System is a well-established marine research infrastructure, a multi-platform ocean observing system that is leading a new era of ocean observation, a key grand challenge our society is facing. SOCIB and similar infrastructures worldwide, because of their scientific excellence, critical mass, multidisciplinary, integrated and targeted approach and open data policy, are establishing new research ecosystems that facilitate mission-oriented innovation and society engagement. Since 2014, SOCIB is included in the Spanish Large-Scale Singular Infrastructures Roadmap, providing streams of data, tools, products and modelling services for science and society, a clear performance indicator of SOCIB achievements. SOCIB has also significant outreach and education activities, now refocusing on a broader Responsible Research and Innovation Service.