The Egagasini Node for marine offshore systems was established in 2007 as one of the SAEON Nodes for long term observations. It has grown into an internationally-recognised long-term ocean observing and modelling network. Whilst feeding into the SAEON vision, the Node vision is to advance our understanding of our marine systems through the ability to detect, predict and react to global change in order to create a sustainable ocean environment.
“World class” refers to SAEON’s aspiration to facilitate and conduct research of excellent quality
“Environmental” sets the domain of SAEON research – the ecological and physical processes that sustain all life on earth
“Research platforms” are the primary tools SAEON uses to support and conduct world-class research
“A sustainable society” is the ultimate goal of all of SAEON’s activities – creating the knowledge needed for sustainability of the ecosystems on which society depends and in which all life can flourish
Scientific and technical support for researchers
Datasets and models relating to environmental change
Long-term research sites, where repeated observations, experimental treatments and related data are permanently maintained.
Laboratories, in situ instruments, vehicles, boats and other equipment needed for conducting environmental research
Project-driven design and development of user-facing portals including Atlas’s to support policy and decision making.
The environmental science education programme (ESEP) is implemented through inter-actions with SAEON science engagement officers, scientists and technicians. Through these programmes we seek to attract, expose and encourage 14-17 year old students to pursue science careers.