Ocean Predictions and Applications

The OPA Division deals with the development of models and methods for interdisciplinary research on marine operational forecasting, on the interactions between coastal areas and the open ocean, on the development of services and applications for all maritime economy sectors, including transport, security and management of coastal areas and marine resources, in the context of climate change adaptation problems.

OPA Division, in coordination with ODA Division, coordinates the European Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS, http://marine.copernicus.eu/) Monitoring Forecasting Center for the Mediterranean Sea (http://marine.copernicus.eu/about-us/about-producers/med-mfc/) and develops and maintains the physical modelling part of the CMEMS Monitoring Forecasting Center for the Black Sea (http://marine.copernicus.eu/about-us/about-producers/bs-mfc/).

To learn more, please visit the Ocean-Lab website.

OPA Publications

How COVID-19 Affected GHG Emissions of Ferries in Europe

Mannarini G., Salinas M., Carelli L., Fassò A.
2022, Sustainability, 14(9), 5287, DOI: 10.3390/su14095287, web page

The Black Sea Physics Analysis and Forecasting System within the Framework of the Copernicus Marine Service

Ciliberti S., Jansen E., Coppini G., Peneva E., Azevedo Martins D., Causio S., Stefanizzi M. L. , Cretì S., Lecci R., Nascimento Lima L., Ilicak M., Pinardi N., Palazov A.
2022, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 10(1), 48, 1-19, DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse10010048, web page

A High Resolution Reanalysis for the Mediterranean Sea

Escudier R., Clementi E., Cipollone A., Pistoia J., Drudi M., Grandi A., Lyubartsev V., Lecci R., Aydogdu A., Delrosso D., Omar M., Masina S., Coppini G., Pinardi N.
2021, Frontiers in Earth Science, VOLUME=9, PAGES=1060, DOI: DOI=10.3389/feart.2021.702285, web page

The Copernicus Marine Service from 2015 to 2021: six years of achievements

Le Traon P.Y., Abadie V., Ali A., Aouf L., Artioli Y., Ascione I., et al. (Aydogdu A., Ciliberti S., Cipollone A., Clementi E., Coppini G., Drudi M., Escudier R., Lecci R., Nascimento Lima L., Masina S., Pistoia J., )
2021, Special Issue Mercator Océan Journal #57, DOI: https://doi.org/10.48670/moi-cafr-n813, web page

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