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

Preliminary Inter-comparison of AIS Data and Optimal Ship Tracks

Mannarini G., Carelli L., Zissis D., Spiliopoulos G., Chatzikokolakis K.
2019, TransNav - the International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation, Vol.13, N.1, March 2019, DOI: 10.12716/1001.13.01.04, web page


VISIR-1.b: ocean surface gravity waves and currents for energy-efficient navigation

Mannarini G., Carelli L.
2019, Geoscientific Model Development, vol.12, pag. 3449–3480, DOI: 10.5194/gmd-12-3449-2019, web page


Using canonical correlation analysis to produce dynamically based and highly efficient statistical observation operators

Jansen E., Pimentel S., Tse W.-H., Denaxa D., Korres G., Mirouze I., Storto A.
2019, Ocean Science, Vol. 15, pp. 1023-1032, DOI: 10.5194/os-15-1023-2019, web page


Successful blue economy examples with an emphasis on international perspectives

Wenhai L., Cusack C., Baker M., Tao W., Mingbao C., Paige K., Xiaofan Z., Levin L., Escobar E., Amon D., Yue Y., Reitz A., Neves A. A. S., O’Rourke E. , Mannarini G., Pearlman J., Tinker J., Horsburgh K. J. , Lehodey P., Pouliquen S., Dale T., Peng Z., Yufeng Y.
2019, Frontiers in Marine Science, volume 6, article 261, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00261, web page

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Data Visualization

Providing oceanographic, sea state and weather forecasts for the entire Mediterranean Sea.
Optimizing nautical routes in any meteo-marine condition
Supporting maritime authorities and operational centres during search-and-rescue operations
Prediction of transport and transformation of actual or hypothetical oil spills in the Mediterranean Sea.
Providing information on the environmental quality for the Mediterranean Sea waters.

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