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

Copernicus Marine Service Ocean State Report, Issue 3

Clementi E., Grandi A., Iovino D., 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., 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., Griffa A., Gourrion J., Hendricks S., Heuzé C., Holland E., 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


Challenges for Sustained Observing and Forecasting Systems in the Mediterranean Sea

Joaquín Tintoré Pinardi N., Álvarez-Fanjul E., Aguiar E., Álvarez-Berastegui D., Bajo M., Balbin R., Bozzano R., Buongiorno Nardelli B., Cardin V., Casas B., Charcos-Llorens M., Chiggiato J., Clementi E., Coppini G., Coppola L., Cossarini G., Deidun A., Deudero S., D'Ortenzio F., Drago A. Drudi M., El Serafy G., Escudier R., Farcy P. Federico I., Fernández J.G., Ferrarin C., Fossi C., Frangoulis C., Galgani F., Gana S., Lafuente J.G., Sotillo M.G., Garreau P., Gertman I., Gómez-Pujol L., Hayes D., Hernández-Lasheras J., Herut B., Heslop E., Hilmi K., Juza M., Kallos G., Korres G., Lecci R., Lazzari P., Lorente P. Liubartseva S., Louanchi F., Malacic V., Mannarini G., March D., Marullo S., Mauri E., Meszaros L., Mourre B., Mortier L., Muñoz-Mas C., Novellino A., Obaton D., Orfila A., Pascual A., Pensieri S., Pérez Gómez B., Pérez Rubio S., Perivoliotis L., Petihakis G., Petit de la Villéon L., Poulain P.M., Pouliquen S., Prieto L., Raimbault P., Reglero P., Reyes E., Rotllan P., Ruiz S., Ruiz J., Ruiz I., Francisco Ruiz-Orejón L., Salihoglu B., Salon S., Sammartino S., Sánchez Arcilla A., Sánchez-Román A., Sannino G., Santoleri R., Sardá R., Schroeder K., Simoncelli S., Sofianos S., Sylaios G., Tanhua T., Teruzzi A., Testor P., Tezcan D., Torner M., Trotta F., Umgiesser G., von Schuckmann K., Verri G., Vilibica I., Yucel M., Zavatarelli M, Zodiatis G., Grandi A., Pistoia J.
2019, Frontiers in Marine Science, vol.6, page 568, DOI: 10.3389/fmars.2019.00568, web page


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

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