Young professionals in the field of operational oceanography

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The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) has been recently presented at the Copernicus Marine Week (25-29 September 2017).

CMCC researchers Gianandrea Mannarini, Rita Lecci and Ivan Federico, ocean applications scientist, oceanographer and coastal oceanographer and modeller at the CMCC Foundation – OPA – Ocean Predictions and Applications Division, respectively, are used to employ CMEMS in their daily work activities.
Gianandrea Mannarini uses CMEMS wave and ocean currents forecast data for a downstream service. It is called VISIR and operationally delivers optimal nautical routes.
Rita Lecci is the service manager for the Mediterranean Monitoring and Forecasting Center and the local service desk manager as well. Everyday she works on both sides of CMEMS, that is first delivering data and then using them for the different applications and services running operationally at the CMCC Foundation.

Ivan Federico is a downscaler of Copernicus products into high resolution coastal un-structured grid models.

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The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state, variability and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the global ocean and the European regional seas. It has been designed to respond to issues emerging in the environmental, business and scientific sectors: using information from both satellite and in situ observations, it provides state-of-the-art analyses and forecasts daily, which offer an unprecedented capability to observe, understand and anticipate marine environment events.
The CMEMS delivers a core information service to any user related to 4 areas of benefits be they service providers or end-users from the commercial sector or from the R&D sector: maritime safety; coastal and marine environment; marine resources; weather, seasonal forecasting and climate activities.
The observations and forecasts produced by the service support all marine applications.

For more information, visit the official Copernicus website.

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