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Prototype Operational Continuity for the GMES Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Service


Project timeline
April 2012
30 months
September 2014
General Information
The main objective of the MyOcean2 project will be to operate a rigorous, robust and sustainable Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting component of the GMES Marine Service (OMF/GMS) delivering ocean physical state and ecosystem information to intermediate and downstream users in the areas of marine safety, marine resources, marine and coastal environment and climate, seasonal and weather forecasting.
This is highly consistent with the objective of the FP7 Space Work Programme to support a European Space Policy focusing on applications such as GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security), with benefits for citizens, but also other space foundation areas for the competitiveness of the European space industry.
In the period from April 2012 to September 2014, MyOcean2 will ensure a controlled continuation and extension of the services and systems already implemented in MyOcean, a previous funded FP7 project that has advanced the pre-operational marine service capabilities by conducting the necessary research and development. To enable the move to full operations as of 2014, MyOcean2 is targeting the prototype operations, and developing the necessary management and coordination environment, to provide GMES users with continuous access to the GMES service products, as well as the interfaces necessary to benefit from independent R&D activities.
MyOcean2 will produce and deliver services based upon the common-denominator ocean state variables that are required to help meet the needs for information of those responsible for environmental and civil security policy making, assessment and implementation.
MyOcean2 is also expected to have a significant impact on the emergence of a technically robust and sustainable GMES service infrastructure in Europe and significantly contribute to the environmental information base allowing Europe to independently evaluate its policy responses in a reliable and timely manner
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-SPACE-2011; SPA.2011.1.5-01
Project TypeCollaborative Project
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 283367
Co-ordinatorMercator Ocean Societe Civile (FR)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof Emil Stanev, Institute for Coastal Research, KSD Phone: +49 4152 87 1597, Fax: +49 4152 87 1565
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Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (PL), ACRI SA (FR), ALTAMIRA Information SL (ES), Aplinkos Apsaugos Agentura (LT), Bundesamt für Seeschiffahrt und Hydrographie (DE), Carsten Brockmann Consult (DE), Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), CNRS (FR), Collecte Localisation Satellites SA (FR), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (ES), Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), EDISOFT Empresa de Servicos e Desenvolvimento de Software SA (PT), 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 Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (UK), Finnish Environment Institute SYKE (FI), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FI), Gip Mercator Ocean (FR), Havforskningsinstituttet (NO), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), Institut Francais de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer IFREMER (FR), Institut National De Recherche Halieutique (MA), 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), Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (IT), Istituto Nazionale Di Oceanografia E Di Geofisica Sperimentale Ogs (IT), Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale (IT), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (NL), Latvijas Universitate (LV), Marine Hydrophysical Institute - Ukranian National Academy of Science (UA), Marine Institute (IE), Météo France, Centre de Recherches Météorologiques (FR), Met Office, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (UK), Middle East Technical University (TR), Nacionalni Institut Za Biologijo (SI), National And Kapodistrian University Of Athens (GR), Natural Environment Research Council (UK), Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NO), Norwegian Meteorological Office, Oslo (NO), Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK), Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (BE), Scientific foundation Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (RU), Starlab Barcelona SL (ES), Stato Maggiore Aeronautica - Ufficio Generale Spazio Aereo e Meteorologia (IT), Stiftelsen Nansen Senter for Fjernmaaling (NO), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool (EE), Technical University of Denmark (DK), The Secretary of State For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (UK), Universita ta Malta (MT), University of Aarhus (DK), University of Cyprus (CY), University of Plymouth (UK), University of Plymouth (UK), University of Reading (UK)
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Last Update: 16. April 2021