MYOCEAN2 – Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service

MyOcean2 will ensure operational continuity and extension of the existing EC/FP7 MyOcean (2009-2012) services for the 2.5 year period from April 2012 to September 2014.

30 months from 01/04/2012 to 01/09/2014
Funded by
  • European Commission

Coordinating organization

CMCC Project manager

General aims

The main objective of the MyOcean2 project is to deliver and operate a rigorous, robust and sustainable GMES service component for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting in continuity with past and ongoing initiatives in the GMES and EU marine research framework, and thus help implement a stable and sustainable system configuration, including both service and organisation, to enable the GMES Marine Service operational phase to begin in late 2014.

Expected results
  1. production of a set of validated global ocean re-analysis for the physical and biogechemical state of the ocean over the period 1992-2012;
  2. production of ad-hoc user documentation and synthesis reports to facilitate and encourage the use of the re-analyses;
  3. improvement of the CMCC OceanVar assimilation scheme with the inclusion of new types of observations and new background error covariance models.


CMCC is WP leader for WP18 and member of the Executive Committee. CMCC participates also to WP4, WP10 and WP19.
The overall goal of  WP18 is to improve, harmonize and consolidate the work done in MyOcean concerning the production and assessment of global and regional re-analyses. The objectives are:

to produce reprocessed satellite and in-situ data sets and validated re-analysis of the 3D ocean state (physical and biochemistry) for Global and European Regional seas;
  2. to demonstrate the capability of MyOcean2 to provide specific products (e.g. indicators) and foster intermediate and downstream services for the benefit of users with regional and European environmental assessment responsibilities.

In WP4 CMCC participates in the outreach activities, in particular with EEA and new groups, to ensure that the MyOcean2 products are well known and adapted to user needs. CMCC contributes also to the preparation of a dedicated user workshop.
In WP10 CMCC develops a variational data assimilation scheme with the inclusion of new assimilated data sets (such as Level 3 SST, satellite SLA from TAPAS (Tailored Altimetry Products for Assimilation Systems) and floats trajectories).
In WP19 CMCC contributes to the improvement of data assimilation schemes with the development of ensemble protocols to specify more realistic background error covariance models and analysis uncertainties.

  • INGV - Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia
  • NERSC - Stiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmaaling
  • Puertos del Estado
  • Marine Hydrophysical Institute - Ukrainian National Academy Of Sciences
  • CLS - Collecte Localisation Satellites
  • CNRM - Météo France
  • KNMI - Het Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut
  • CNR - Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
  • MET NO - Meteorologisk Institutt
  • CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • HCMR - Hellenic Center for Marine Research
  • SMHI - Sveriges Meteorologiska och Hydrologiska Institut
  • EDISOFT - Empresa de Servicos e Desenvolvimento de Software
  • INRH - Institut National de Recherche Halieutique
  • IOBAS - Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
  • Oc-Ucy - Oceanography Center, University of Cyprus
  • BSH - Bundesamt fur Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie
  • BC - Brockmann Consult
  • DTU - Danmarks Tekniske Universitet
  • CSIC - Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
  • STARLAB Barcelona
  • Tallinna Tehnikaulikool
  • ALTAMIRA - Altamira Information
  • FMI - Finnish Meteorological Institute- Ilmatieteen Laitos
  • OGS - Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale
  • ISPRA - Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale
  • IOLR - Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research
  • IMR - Institute of Marine Research - Havforskningsinstituttet
  • IEO - Instituto Espanol de Oceanografia
  • UMT-IOI-MOU - Universita ta' Malta
  • IST - Instituto Superior Tecnico
  • NIMRD - Institutul national de cercetare-dezvoltare marina grigore antipa
  • CMCC - Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change
  • NERC - Natural Environment Research Council
  • PML - Plymouth Marine Laboratory
  • Uread - University Of Reading
  • IMI - Marine Institute
  • Rbins/Mumm - Institut Royal Des Sciences Naturelles De Belgique
  • HZG - Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht - Zentrum für Material und Küstenforschung
  • NIVA - Norwegian Institute for Water Research
  • NKUA - National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Nib - Nacionalni Institut Za Biologijo
  • AU - Aarhus Uiversitet
  • ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  • SYKE - Suomen Ympäristökeskus
  • UL - Latvijas Universitate
  • MIG - Instytut Morski W Gdansku
  • IMS-METU - Middle East technical University
  • UOP - University of Plymouth
  • Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut
  • IFREMER - Institute Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer
  • Agenzia Nazionale per le Nuove Tecnologie, l'Energia e lo Sviluppo Economico Sostenibile
  • Stato Maggiore Aeronautica – Ufficio Generale Spazio Aereo e Meteorologia
  • The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Aplinkos Apsaugos Agentura
  • Scientific Foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre

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