Funded by
  • European Commission - FP7, Space
Duration 39 months from 01/01/2009 to 31/03/2012

Coordinating organizationTop
  • MERCATOR OCEAN
CMCC Scientific LeaderTop CMCC Project managerTop DivisionTop General aimsTop
  • set up a concerted and integrated pan-European capacity for ocean monitoring and forecasting, using nationally-available skills and resources
  • demonstrate the operationally of the system, based on a “service oriented” organization, according to the European quality standards, and to achieve operational qualification and eventually qualification of Service
  • bring a new pan-European value for the benefit of the marine service providers on duty at national or European levels
  • contribute to the long-term sustainability of this pan-European capacity
  • provide observations, analysis and forecasts describing the physical state of the ocean
  • contribute to research on climate by providing long time-series of reanalysed parameters
CMCC RoleTop

The ANS division is involved in the production of qualified global ocean re-analyses (hindcasts) of the past variability on seasonal to decadal time scales. The optimal reconstruction of the dynamical ocean using remote sensing and in situ measurements recorded during the past 20-50 years will require well-tuned systems including new developments (i.e., the 3DVAR in our case) to comply with the expected applications from the re-analyses. In particular, CMCC will be part of a consortium of partners which will use the global configuration of NEMO code with a resolution up to 1/4° to perform multi decadal reanalysis using different assimilation schemes.

ActivityTop
  • Area 1 : MARINE SAFETY (marine operations, oil spill combat, ship routing, defense, search & rescue,…)
  • Area 2 : MARINE RESOURCES (fish stock management, ICES, FAO, …)
  • Area 3 : MARINE AND COASTAL ENVIRONMENT ( water quality, pollution, coastal activities,…)
  • Area 4 : CLIMATE & SEASONAL FORECASTING (climate monitoring, ice, seasonal forecasting,….)
PartnersTop
  • ACRI-ST - ACRI-ST SAS
  • ALTAMIRA - Altamira Information
  • AU - Aarhus Uiversitet
  • BC - Brockmann Consult
  • BSH - Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
  • CEFAS - Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science
  • CLS - Collecte Localisation Satellites
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • CSIC - Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  • DMI - Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
  • DTU - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
  • ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts
  • EDISOFT - Empresa de Servicos e Desenvolvimento de Software
  • ENEA - Agenzia per le Nuove tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
  • EPA (formerly CMR) - Aplinnkos Apsaugos Agentura
  • FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute- Ilmatieteen Laitos
  • HCMR - Hellenic Center for Marine Research
  • HZG - Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum fur Material und Kustenforschung
  • IEO - Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
  • IMI - Marine Institute
  • IMR - Institute of Marine Research - Havforskningsinstituttet
  • IMS-METU - Middle East technical University
  • INCDM - Istitutul National de Cercetare-Dezvoltare Marina Grigore Antipa
  • INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • INRH - Institut National de Recherche Halieutique
  • IOBAS - Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • IOLR - Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research
  • ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale
  • IST - Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • KNMI - Het Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
  • MERCATOR OCEAN
  • MET NO - Meteorologisk Institutt
  • MF - Météo France
  • Marine Hydrophysical Institute - Ukrainian National Academy Of Sciences
  • MIG - Instytut Morski W Gdansku
  • Tallinna Tehnikaulikool
  • NERC - Natural Environment Research Council
  • NERSC - Stiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmaaling
  • NIVA - Norsk Institutt For Vannforskning
  • Oc-Ucy - Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus
  • OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
  • PML - Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Puertos del Estado
  • Rbins/Mumm - Institut Royal Des Sciences Naturelles De Belgique
  • SMHI - Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut
  • STARLAB Barcelona
  • SYKE - Suomen Ympäristökeskus
  • MET OFFICE
  • UL - Latvijas Universitate
  • Uoa (Nkua/Iasa Uat) - National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens
  • UOP - University of Plymouth
  • Uread - University Of Reading
  • USAM - Ufficio Generale Spazio Aereo E Meteorologia