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European Coastal sea Operational observing and forecasting system

Reference no: 36355
Acronym: ECOOP
Period: March 2007 till December 2010
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Climate; Environments; Forecasting; Information services; Marine; Modelling; Remote sensing; Technology transfer
Geographical terms: AE, Mediterranean Water [Marine Regions]; AN, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]; Europe [Marine Regions]; MED, Black Sea [Marine Regions]

Institutes (5)  Top 
  • The Danish Ministry of Transport and Energy; The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), more, partner
  • Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen; Operationele Directie Natuurlijk Milieu; Beheerseenheid Mathematisch Model Noordzee en Schelde-estuarium (BMM), more, partner
  • Université de Liège (ULG), more, partner
  • National Institute for Fisheries Research (INRH), more, partner
  • Hellenic Centre for Marine Research; Institute of Oceanography, more, partner

ECOOP IP is European coastatl shelf sea operatioan observing and forcasting system.
The overall goal of the project is to: Consolidate, integrate and further develop existing European coastal and regional seas operational observing and forecasting systems into an integrated pan-European system targeted at detecting environmental and climate changes, predicting their evolution, producing timely and quality assured forecasts, providing marine information.
This is to be attained in ECOOP by working to:

  1. Integrate existing coastal and regional sea observing (remote sensing, in-situ) networks into a pan-European observing system.
  2. Integrate existing coastal and regional sea forecasting systems into a pan-European forecasting system and assimilate pan-European observation database into the system
  3. Assess the quality of pan-European observing and forecasting system
  4. Advance key technologies for the current and next generation pan-European observing and forecasting system.
  5. Develop and generate value-added products for detecting environment and climate change signals
  6. Integrate and implement a pan-European Marine Information System of Systems (EuroMISS) for general end user needs
  7. Develop methodology and demonstrate an European Decision Support System for coastal and regional seas (EuroDeSS) that responds to the needs from targeted end users, as emphasized in the GEOSS and GMES initiatives
  8. Carry out technology transfer both in Europe and at intercontinental level, establish education and training capacities to meet the need for ocean forecasters.

ECOOP will meet the need for timely, quality assured long-term information as a basis for sound decision making, and will enhance delivery of benefits to society in the following initial areas as specified in the GEOSS Implementation Plan (which also complement the GMES initiative):

  • Understanding, assessing, predicting, mitigating, and adapting to climate variability and change
  • Improving the management and protection of coastal, and marine ecosystems

ECOOP will also apply and further develop key technologies (e.g., observing system optimal design, super-ensemble forecasting, estuary-coast-offshore interaction, ecosystem and sedimentary forecast
etc) for the sustainable development from the current generation to the next generation system, aiming for serving long-term implementation plans (e.g. GEOSS, in support of Water Framework Directive).

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