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

A box model to represent estuarine dynamics in mesoscale resolution ocean models

Verri G., Pinardi N., Bryan F., Tseng Y.-h., Coppini G., Clementi E.
2020, Ocean Modelling, Volume 148, April 2020, 101587, DOI: 10.1016/j.ocemod.2020.101587, web page

Marine litter in the Croatian part of the middle Adriatic Sea: Simultaneous assessment of floating and seabed macro and micro litter abundance and composition.

Palatinus A., Kovač Viršek M., Robič U., Grego M., Bajt O., Šiljić J., Suaria G., Liubartseva S., Coppini G., Peterlin M.
2019, Mar. Pollut. Bull., Volume 139, February 2019, Pages 427-439, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2018.12.038, web page

Are Mediterranean Marine Protected Areas sheltered from plastic pollution?

Liubartseva S., Coppini G., Lecci R.
2019, Mar. Pollut. Bull., Volume 140, March 2019, Pages 579-587, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marpolbul.2019.01.022, web page

Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 3

Von Schuckmann K., Le Traon P.-Y., Smith N., Pascual A., Djavidnia S., Gattuso J.-P., Grégoire M., Nolan G., Aaboe S., Aguiar E., Alvarez Fanjul E., Alvera-Azcárate A., Aouf L., Barciela R., Behrens A., Belmonte Rivas M., Ismail S.B., Bentamy A., Borgini M., Vittorio E. B., Bensoussan N., Blauw A., Bryère P., Buongiorno Nardelli B., Caballero A., Çağlar Yumruktepe V., Cebrian E., Chiggiato J., Clementi E., Corgnati L., De Alfonso M., De Pascual Collar A., Deshayes J., Di Lorenzo E., Dominici J.-M., Dupouy C., Drévillon M., Echevin V., Eleveld M., Enserink L., García Sotillo M., Garnesson P., Garrabou J., Garric G., Gasparin F., Gayer G., Gohin F., Grandi A., Griffa A., Gourrion J., Hendricks S., Heuzé C., Holland E., Iovino D., Juza M., Kurt Kersting D., Kipson S., Kizilkaya Z., Korres G., Kõuts M., Lagemaa P., Lavergne T., Lavigne H., Ledoux J.-B., Legeais J.-F., Lehodey P., Linares C., Liu Y., Mader J., Maljutenko I., Mangin A., Manso-Narvarte I., Mantovani C., Markager S., Mason E., Mignot A., Menna M., Monier M., Mourre B., Müller M., Woge Nielsen J., Notarstefano G., Ocaña O., Pascual A., Patti B., Payne M.R., Peirache M., Pardo S., Pérez Gómez B., Pisano A., Perruche C., Andrew Peterson K., Pujol M.-I., Raudsepp U., Ravdas M., P. Raj R., Renshaw R., Reyes E., Ricker R., Rubio A., Sammartino M., Santoleri R., Sathyendranath S., Schroeder K., She J., Sparnocchia S., Staneva J., Stoffelen A., Szekely T., Tilstone G. H., Tinker J., Tintoré J., Tranchant B., Uiboupin R., Van der Zande D., Von Schuckmann K., Wood R., Woge Nielsen J., Zabala M., Zacharioudaki A., Zuberer F. & Zuo H.
2019, Proceedings of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science, and Technology. Journal of operational oceanography, 12(sup1):S1-S123., DOI: 10.1080/1755876X.2019.1633075, web page

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Providing oceanographic, sea state and weather forecasts for the entire Mediterranean Sea.
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