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

Towards Least-CO2 Ferry Routes in the Adriatic Sea

Mannarini G., Carelli L., Orović J., Martinkus C.P., Coppini G.
2021, Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, 9 (2), DOI: 10.3390/jmse9020115, web page


Copernicus marine service ocean state report, issue 4 – Chapter 2.6 Ocean heat content in the Black Sea

Nascimento Lima L., Peneva E., Ciliberti S., Masina S., Lemieux B., Storto A. and Chtirkova B.
2020, Journal of Operational Oceanography, vol. 13, Issue sup. 1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2020.1785097, web page


Copernicus marine service ocean state report, issue 4 – Chapter 2.5 Spatio-temporal variability of the Black Sea Cold Intermediate Layer properties derived from in situ data

Valcheva N., Marinova V., Peneva E., Nascimento Lima L., Ciliberti S., Masina S.
2020, Journal of Operational Oceanography, vol. 13, Issue sup. 1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2020.1785097, web page


Copernicus marine service ocean state report, issue 4 – Chapter 2.4 Interannual variability in the Eastern and Western Mediterranean Overturning Index

Liubartseva S., Borile F., Clementi E., Masina S., Drudi M., Coppini G., Cessi P., Pinardi N.
2020, Journal of Operational Oceanography, vol. 13, issue sup. 1, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/1755876X.2020.1785097, 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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