Currently, there is the EuskOOS (i.e. Basque coastal operational oceanography system), comprising different in-situ observing marine platforms in the area. This includes a network of coastal stations, one operational deep sea buoy and a HF Radar system.
One of the main needs in the area is the work towards an integrated management of commercial fishing species (e.g. anchovy, hake, tuna, etc.). This pilot project will provide information needed to understand physical drivers of recruitment, biomass and distribution of this species towards more accurate stock models.