Research projects

Blue-Action – Arctic impact on weather and climate

The project is dedicated to the Arctic and the Northern Hemisphere to describe, model and predict the weather and climate of the regions and their teleconnections on seasonal to decadal time scales. This information will allow communities and businesses in Eurasia and North America to develop and plan their activities better.

Future Earth, Ocean.


CRESCENDO – Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach

CRESCENDO will improve the science based foundation of European Earth System Models (ESM) to produce robust, credible and trustworthy climate projections for the coming century within the framework of the World Climate Research Program’s (WCRP) 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). The use knowledge and data produced by an ensemble of ESMs will support the development of effective climate change policies and will contribute to the resilience and competitiveness of European Countries.

Future Earth, Global Policy.


ESiWACE2 – Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe, Phase 2

ESiWACE2 will deliver configurations of leading models that can make efficient use of the largest supercomputers in Europe and run at unprecedented resolution for high-quality weather and climate predictions. It will develop HPC benchmarks, increase flexibility to use heterogeneous hardware and co-design and provide targeted education and training for one of the most challenging applications to shape the future of HPC in Europe.


Global Physical Reanalysis Lot 2

The Monitoring and Forecasting Centre for the global Ocean (GLO MFC), coordinated by Mercator Ocean International is part of the seven Monitoring and Forecasting Centres (MFCs), and generates model-based products, providing operational analysis and forecasts together with long-term physical and biogeochemical Reanalyses covering the satellite altimetry era. The Reanalysis component shall produce an ensemble of Reanalyses generated by state-of-the-art ocean modeling and data assimilation components, extensively validated, and disseminated at high temporal and spatial resolutions. These global ocean Reanalysis products will be compiled in order to quantify the state of the ocean and its uncertainty using an ensemble approach.


MARINE-EO PCP – Marine EO Pre-Commercial Procurement

The aim of Marine-EO procurement is to develop, test and validate a bundle of innovative EO downstream services bringing incremental or radical innovations in the field of maritime awareness leveraging on the existing Copernicus services (i.e. CMEMS, Security) and other products from the Copernicus portfolio. The innovative EO downstream services are divided in 2 thematic areas: (i) Thematic Area 1: Copernicus marine environment monitoring and climate change (SATOCEAN service); (ii) Thematic Area 2: Copernicus security (SATSURVEILLANCE service)

Ocean, Cities & Coasts, Future Earth.


PRIMAVERA – PRocess-based climate sIMulation: AdVances in high resolution modelling and European climate Risk Assessment

PRIMAVERA draws on key scientific and technological advances in four cross-disciplinary areas: i) seamless weather and climate; ii) process-based assessment; iii) high-performance computing (HPC); iv) IT, networks and post-processing capacity for large datasets. Optimally combining these advances is a huge challenge and has never been attempted before. PRIMAVERA will, for the first time ever, make highly coordinated use of European high-resolution GCMs to provide trustworthy projections up to 2050.

Future Earth, Global Policy, Jobs & Growth, Ocean.


Reanalysis for the period covered by the satellite ocean observations (stream 3)

The Monitoring and Forecasting Centre for the global Ocean (GLO MFC), coordinated by Mercator Ocean International is part of the seven Monitoring and Forecasting Centres (MFCs), and generates model-based products, providing operational analysis and forecasts together with long-term physical and biogeochemical Reanalyses covering the satellite altimetry era. The Reanalysis component shall produce an ensemble of Reanalyses generated by state-of-the-art ocean modeling and data assimilation components, extensively validated, and disseminated at high temporal and spatial resolutions. These global ocean Reanalysis products will be compiled in order to quantify the state of the ocean and its uncertainty using an ensemble approach.

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