The objective of the GROOM project is to design a new European Research Infrastructure that uses underwater gliders for collecting oceanographic data. This new infrastructure shall be beneficial for a large number of marine activities and societal applications, which can be related to climate change, marine ecosystems, resources, or security and which rely on academic oceanographic research and/or operational oceanography systems.
GROOM will define the scientific, technological, and legal framework of this European glider capacity.
GROOM is a key project for building the required observatory network that would allow the Marine Strategy Framework Directive to be implemented.
The GROOM project has started in October 2011 for 3 years.