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Interoperable GMES Services for Environmental Risk Management in Marine and Coastal Areas of Europe


Project timeline
September 2006
36 months
August 2009
General Information
The open objectives of InterRisk are to develop an open system architecture for interoperable, GMES monitoring and forecasting services for marine and coastal areas and will be implemented in a network of services for several European regional seas. The services will be based on satellite data, in situ data and numerical models for the ocean and atmosphere and will be evaluated by users responsible for crisis mnagement in case of oil spills, harmful algal blooms and other marine pollution events. GKSS will run a node with web services for German users with data from ASAR, MERIS, Ferrybox providing information on wind-fields, potential oil slicks, alga blooms, exeptional bloom detection, and in-situ measurements in the southern part of the North Sea. As the system will use multible data streams, it will be able to provide a much better monitoring and forecasting capability in comparison with current systems in the addressed areas. This will make the system competitive in the market place and will lead to significant environmental improvements by minimising the impact of marine pollutants.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP6-IST-2005-2.5.12 ICT for environmental risk management
Project TypeSTREP
Contract Number035253
Co-ordinatorNansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NO)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Hajo Krasemann, Institute for Coastal Research, KOF Phone: +49 4152 87 2022, Fax : +49 4152 87 1596
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Institute of Oceanology, P A S, Sopot (PL), Nansen Environmental and RemoteSensing Center (NO), Centre de Documentation, de Recherche et d'Expérimentations sur les Pollutions Accidentelles des Eaux (FR), Innova Consorzio per L'Informatica e la Telematica (IT), Marine Institute (IE), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NO), OPTIMARE Sensorsysteme AG (DE), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), Ruhr-Universität Bochum (DE), SPACEBEL S.A./N.V. (BE), Universita' del Piemonte Orientale (IT), University College Cork (IE)

(completed August 2009)

Last Update: 16. April 2021