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COPERNICUS Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) - Ocean Colour System Evolution and Implementation


Project timeline
January 2018
39 months
March 2021
General Information
The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is the marine application component of the COPERNICUS program. The aim of the CMEMS is to deliver generic and systematic reference information on the physical state and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the Global Ocean and the European regional seas on a regular basis.

CMEMS is based on an architecture of seven distributed Monitoring and Forecasting Centres (MFCs) covering the Global Ocean and the European Regional Seas, fed by data collected from, and information provided by, four Production Centres (PC) - the so-called Thematic Assembly Centres (TACs). The TACs span the range from in-situ measurements to satellite remote sensing observations. The Ocean Colour Thematic Assembly Centre (OC TAC) is one of the assembly centres of the CMEMS and the folllow-up of the MyOcean OCTAC.

The task of Hereon in this contract is the validation of a Sentinel-3/OCLI algorithm for the Baltic Sea by means of in situ data provided by international partners.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaCOPERNICUS Ocean (CMEMS)
Project TypeCOPERNICUS Tender
Contract Number77-CMEMS-TAC-OC
Co-ordinatorCNR, Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Martin Hieronymi, Institute of Coastal Ocean Dynamics, Optical Oceanography, KDO, Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-2028
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT)
Copernicus Marine environment monitoring service website
Last Update: 16. April 2021