CMEMS BS MFC – Copernicus Black Sea Monitoring Forecasting Centre – Phase 2

This contract is issued within the EU Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) to provide regular information about the physical state of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the Black Sea.

Duration
39 months from 01/01/2018 to 30/03/2021
Funded by
  • Mercator Océan as Entrusted Entity for the Copernicus Marine Service

Coordinating organization
  • IO-BAS Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Aacademy of Sciences

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

This contract is issued within the EU Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) to provide regular information about the physical state of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the Black Sea.
Continuous production of data about the Black Sea including analysis, 10 days forecasts and reanalysis, describing waves, currents, temperature, salinity, sea level and biogeochemistry.


CMCC Role

CMCC Foundation is Deputy Leader of the service and responsible for the Physics Production Unit (PU). Moreover, it is responsible for the Waves PU Backup and participates to the service evolution tasks.


Expected results

Release of products for the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Centre: analysis, 10 days forecasts and reanalysis, describing waves, currents, temperature, salinity, sea level and biogeochemistry.


Activity

Main service activities are grouped in:

  • Operations and data production
  • Service Desk
  • Products quality
  • System evolution
  • Cross cutting activities: multi-year products, ocean state report (OSR), ocean monitoring indicators (OMI), biogeochemical data assimilation
  • Management

Partners:

  • Fondazione CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
  • Ulg – Université de Liège
  • HZG – Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Institute for Coastal Research (HZG)
  • USOF – Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”
  • NIHWM – National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management

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