EuroSea – Improving and integrating the European Ocean Observing and Forecasting Systems

Although the Ocean is a fundamental part of the global system providing a wealth of resources, there are fundamental gaps in ocean observing and forecasting system, limiting our capacity in Europe to sustainably manage the ocean and its resources.

EuroSea works to improve the European ocean observing and forecasting system in a global context, delivering ocean observations and forecasts to advance scientific knowledge about ocean climate, marine ecosystems and their vulnerability to human impacts and to demonstrate the importance of the ocean to an economically viable and healthy society.

The EuroSea vision is to advance research and innovation towards a user-focused, truly interdisciplinary, and responsive European ocean observing and forecasting system, that delivers the essential information needed for human wellbeing and safety, sustainable development and blue economy in a changing world.

The EuroSea mission is co-designing European ocean observing and forecasting services and products that deliver information and support decision-making in the areas of climate, coastal and maritime activities, and ocean health.

Duration
48 months from 01/11/2019 to 31/10/2023
Funded by
  • European Commission

Coordinating organization
  • HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL (GEOMAR)

CMCC Scientific Leader
CMCC Project manager
Division

General aims

General objectives

  1. Strengthening European ocean observing and forecasting as an integrated entity within a global context;
  2. Improving the design for an integrated European ocean observing and forecasting system for the European seas and the Atlantic, including the deep sea;
  3. Improving and enhancing the readiness and integration of ocean observing networks;
  4. Enabling FAIR data, supporting integration of ocean data into Copernicus Marine Service, EMODnet and SeaDataNet portfolios;
  5. Delivering improved forecasts and new synthesis products by better use of data in models;
  6. Developing novel services, demonstrating the value of the ocean observing system to users;
  7. Supporting integrated, sustainable and fit-for-purpose ocean observing system by engaging with a range of end-users and other stakeholders.

CMCC role
CMCC is Task leader of 4.2 in WP4 where it coordinates the activities related to the assimilation of gliders and float observations in the Mediterranean Sea in collaboration with SOCIB and OGS. The task proposes to improve the MED-MFC marine forecasting system by including the glider observations in its data assimilation (DA) component (OceanVar), assess the impact of improved physical DA on biogeochemistry (BGC), intercomparison with a high-resolution regional model of the western Mediterranean Sea. Furthermore, assessment of BGC observations from BGC-Argo floats and gliders will be performed.

CMCC is also participating to the Task 4.6 where it contributes to the quality assessment of ocean variables from the C3S seasonal forecasts (in particular the CMCC seasonal forecast products). It also contributes to Task 4.3 on the Mediterranean model development and validation for improved forecasting.

CMCC contributes to WP5 (T5.2.1, 5.2.2, 5.2.3, 5.2.4, 5.2.5) for model downscaling (within CMEMS) in order to develop high resolution operational forecast systems for wave, sea level, sea surface temperature, and circulation in Gulf of Taranto and Taranto port and in the port of Alexandria in Egypt. CMCC will also assist in set up a sea level station in the Port of Taranto and will contribute to the development of the software to deliver the observation and forecasting products to the relevant users.

Finally, CMCC is Task leader of 7.2 in WP7 with the aim to demonstrate societal benefit of physical Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems by means of the design of user driven products.

Activities
Data Integration and Forecasting

Expected results
EuroSea will demonstrate the utility of the European Ocean Observing System through three demonstration activities focused on operational services, ocean health and climate, where a dialogue between actors in the ocean observing system will guide the development of the services, including market replication and innovation supporting the development of the blue economy.

Web site https://eurosea.eu/

Partner

1) EUROGOOS (EUROGOOS)

2) UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION -UNESCO (IOC/UNESCO),

3) MERCATOR OCEAN (MOI)

4) ALMA MATER STUDIORUM – UNIVERSITA DI BOLOGNA (UNIBO)

5) MARINE INSTITUTE (MI)

6) AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS (CSIC),

7) ECOLE NORMALE SUPERIEURE (ENS)

8) COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES (CLS)

9) ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI OCEANOGRAFIA E DI GEOFISICA SPERIMENTALE (OGS)

10) UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN (UiB)

11) UNITED KINGDOM RESEARCH AND INNOVATION (UKRI)

12) SORBONNE UNIVERSITE (SU)

13) SOCIB – CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DEL SISTEMA DE OBSERVACION COSTERO DE LAS ILLES BALEARS (SOCIB)

14) EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS (ECMWF)

15) INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK (IO PAN)

16) INSTITUT FUER WELTWIRTSCHAFT (IFW),

17) EURO-ARGO ERIC (EURO-ARGO ERIC)

18) CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS (CNRS)

19) INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L’EXPLOITATION DE LA MER (IFREMER)

20) INSTITUT ROYAL DES SCIENCES NATURELLES DE BELGIQUE (RBINS)

21) INSTITUT DE SCIENCE ET ETHIQUE (SCIENCETHICS)

22) ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE (ISPRA)

23) IEEE FRANCE SECTION (IEEE)

24) EUROPEAN MARINE BOARD IVZW (EMB)

25) INSTITUT MINES-TELECOM (IMT)

26) OCEAN NEXT (OCEAN NEXT)

27) FUNDACION AZTI – AZTI FUNDAZIOA (AZTI)

28) Puertos del Estado (EPPE)

29) ACRI-ST SAS (ACRI)

30) OVE ARUP & PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL LIMITED (ARUP)

31) HELLENIC CENTRE FOR MARINE RESEARCH (HCMR)
32) NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING (NIVA),

33) MET OFFICE (MET OFFICE)

34) EUROPEAN MULTIDISCIPLINARY SEAFLOORAND WATER COLUMN OBSERVATORY – EUROPEAN RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE CONSORTIUM (EMSO ERIC) (EMSO ERIC),

35) CONSORCIO PARA EL DISENO, CONSTRUCCION, EQUIPAMIENTO Y EXPLOTACION DE LA PLATAFORMA OCEANICA DE CANARIAS (PLOCAN)

36) UNIVERSITAET BREMEN (UBREMEN)

37) UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO (UPORTO),

38) STAZIONE ZOOLOGICA ANTON DOHRN (SZN)

39) ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG (AWI)

40) ETT SPA (ETT)

41) NOLOGIN CONSULTING SL (Nologin)

42) UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA (UPC)

43) DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT (DMI)

44) TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL (TalTech)

45) CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE (CNR)

46) INSTITUT DE RECHERCHE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT (IRD)

47) THE CHANCELLOR MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

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