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European Coastal-shelf sea operational observing and forecasting system


Project timeline
February 2007
39 months
April 2010
General Information
The overall goal of ECOOP 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 (i)detecting environmental and climate changes, (ii)predicting their evolution, (iii)producing timely and quality assured forecasts, (iv)providing marine information services (including data, information products, knowledge and scientific advices) and (v)facilitate decision support needs.
This is to be attained through the following activities:
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.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP6-2005-Global-Change and Ecosystems, Area VI.1.2.: Integrated development of European coastal and regional seas forecasting systems.
Project TypeIntegrated Project
Contract NumberGOCE-CT-2005-036355
Co-ordinatorDanish Meteorological Institute, DK
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Wilhelm Petersen, KOI, Institute of Coastal Research, Phone: +49 4152 87 2358, Fax : +49 4152 87 2366 (initial contact: Dr. Friedhelm Schroeder, Institute of Coastal Research)
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Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung AWI (DE), Alma Mater Studiorum - Università die Bologna (IT), Azti Fundaziona (ES), Bar Ilan University (IL), Bolding and Burchard Hydrodynamics (DK), Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (DE), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg (DE), Chinese Academy of Sciences-Institute of Atmospheric Physics (CN), CLU SRL (IT), CNRS (FR), CNR, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Bologna (IT), Collecte Localisation Satellites SA (FR), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Danmarks Rumcenter (DK), Delft University of Technology (NL), Ente Per Le Nuove Tecnologie, L'Energia e L'Ambiente (IT), Ente Publico Puerteos del Estado Clima Maritimo (ES), Ente Publico Puertos del Estado (ES), European Commission (BE), Finnish Institute of Marine Research FIMR (FI), Fondazione IMC-Centro Marino Internationale - Onlus (IT), Georgian Academy of Sciences (GE), Gip Mercator Ocean (FR), Havforskningsinstituttet (NO), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), HR Wallingford Ltd (UK), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Institut National Agronomique de Tunisie (TN), Institut National De Recherche Halieutique (MA), Institute of Accelerating Systems and Applications (GR), Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Instituto Espaniol de Oceanografia (ES), Instituto Superior Tecnico (PT), Institutul National de Cercetare - Dezvoltare Marina (RO), Isreal Oceanographic and Limnological Research Ltd (IL), Mariene Informatie Service "MARIS" B.V. (NL), Marine Hydrophysical Institute - Ukranian National Academy of Science (UA), Marine Institute (IE), Météo France, Centre de Recherches Météorologiques (FR), Middle East Technical University (TR), National Environmental Research Institute (DK), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Norwegian Meteorological Institute (NO), NOVELTIS (FR), Orta Dogu Teknik Universitesi, Ankara (TR), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), Rijksinstituut voor Kust en Zee (NL), Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (BE), Russian State Hydrometeorlogical University (RU), Sofiiski Universitet "Sveti KlimentT Ohridski" (BG), State Oceanographic Institute (RU), Stiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmaaling (NO), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (EE), Techworks Marine Ltd (IE), Universita ta Malta (MT), Universitat Politecnica De Catalunya (ES), Université de Liège (BE), University College Cork (IE), University of Alexandria (EG), University of Cyprus (CY), University of Gdansk (PL), University of Reading (UK), University of Zagreb (HR), Xunta de Gallica-Conselleria de Medio Ambiente e desenvolement Sostible (ES)
Last Update: 16. April 2021