INSPIRE Knowledge Base

IRCCM

Description
Organisation: 
International Research Consortium on Continental Margins
Acronym: 
IRCCM
Details
Mission and Objectives: 
The International Consortium on Continental Margins (IRCCM) is a broadly-based partnership of universities, research institutes, and industry targeted on marine research and education. It studies processes on continental margins, such as fluid flow, the methane/carbon cycle, as well as surface and subsurface imaging. The IRCCM addresses three fundamental pillars: research, infrastructure and education.
Formal Mandate: 
None
Mandate: 
International research consortium, industry financed, with university, research, and industry partners.
Activities: 
IRCCM provides a platform for access to large-scale infrastructure, development of innovative marine science technologies, offers a broad range of educational opportunities and avenues for direct and intense cooperation between industry and academia, as well as public outreach.
Membership: 
All major German marine research institutes (such as Alfred Wegener Institut, Bremerhaven); Rice University, US; and several universities specializing in the field, such as International University Bremen (IUB); Statoil, NorwayAll major German marine research institutes (such as Alfred Wegener Institut, Bremerhaven); Rice University, US; and several universities specializing in the field, such as International University Bremen (IUB); Statoil, Norway’s largest oil/gas company; plus further industry partners. By IUB membership linked with GiN, a GeoInformatics Competence Center covering Northern Germany in its entirety. Via IUB, Active member of the OpenGeospatial Consortium.
Typology: 
Thematic
PROPOSED ROLE IN INSPIRE DEVELOPMENT

Which role(s) do you foresee for the SDIC in INSPIRE development

  • submit reference material as input to the Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • allocate experts to Drafting Teams
  • yes
  • participate in the review process
  • yes
  • implement pilot projects to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • collect and describe user requirements related to Environmental policies
  • yes
  • register a project to test/revise/develop the draft Implementing Rules
  • yes
  • contribute to awareness raising and training
  • yes
  • be kept informed
  • yes
    Geographic Domain
    International
    North-European continental margin coastal areas
    Societal Sector
    research, data services, education
    Specific Expertise
    Previous Experience relevant for INSPIRE development
    setup of large-scale multi-dimensional raster (coverage) services; geophysics and oceanographics data capture, integration, servicing.
    Environmental application domains
    monitoring coastal areas, environmental risks, natural resources
    Primary Business
    research, data services, education