06/06/2017

The World Oceans Day will be the opportunity to discovering applications and new technologies for sea situational awareness.
The CMCC Foundation and Links Management and Technology S. p. A. will organize a free web meeting in order to present 4 online tools for the sea situational awareness. For each service, the session includes a first part with a web tutorial and a second part with open discussion.
Presented services make use of data from CMEMS (Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, marine.copernicus.eu).

The initiative will become an annual appointment. During its first edition, on June 8th, 2017, the web meeting will take place from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. via free access at the link indicated in the brochure of the event.

The web meeting will be in particular the occasion to present the following web applications realized by the CMCC Foundation:

  • SeaConditions, a service providing oceanographic, sea state and weather forecasts for the entire Mediterranean Sea;
  • Visir®, a new system for optimizing nautical routes in any meteo-marine condition in the Mediterranean sea;
  • OCEAN-SAR, a service provided to support maritime authorities and operational centres during search-and-rescue operations;
  • WITOIL, a service provided for prediction of transport and transformation of actual or hypothetical oil spills in the Mediterranean Sea.

Ocean Literacy literally means “ocean education and learning”. The ocean, noun singular. What we are used to divide in seas and oceans (that is, the Atlantic, the Pacific, the Indian Ocean; the Mediterranean Sea, the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, etc) is actually a unique, single system connected globally.
The ocean is fundamental for life on the Earth: it provides oxygen,  it absorbs carbon dioxide, it’s a key source of food and resources, it influences and regulates temperatures and the weather. Life originated in the ocean.
Dealing with ocean literacy means to support the understanding of the ocean while spreading knowledge about its influence on our lives and the mutual sway between our choices and actions and the ocean.
The main aim of Ocean Literacy is to foster the study of marine sciences at school while improving the awareness about the resources and services that the ocean provides us. Therefore Ocean Literacy wants to foster and spread awareness and engagement about the social, economic, cultural importance of the sea and its services, with a special focus on relevant stakeholders, including policy and decision makers, citizens and representatives of the private sector.

For more information, download the brochure of the event.

Join the FREE web meeting at the following link.