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Black Sea Monitoring and Forecasting Centre


Project timeline
April 2016
25 months
April 2018
General Information
BLACK SEA Marine Forecasting System (MFC) contributes to the development of the COPERNICUS Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS). The aim is to provide regular and systematic information about the physical state of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the Black Sea. The BS-MFC products will include analysis, 10 days forecast and reanalysis, and shall describe waves, currents, temperature, salinity, sea level and pelagic biogeochemistry. The BS-MFC approach is composed of four main groups of activities: 1) interfaces with the external data providers, 2) processing of information by the numerical models and the data assimilation systems and quality control of the information produced, 3) dissemination and archiving, together with the local Service Desk and 4) cross-cutting activities such as communication and training. Hereon will be responsible for Waves Physiys Production Unit (PU). This will be a technologically advanced and resilient configuration of the system that should provide an efficient and robust solution in cases of incidents.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaCOPERNICUS Ocean (CMEMS)
Project TypeCOPERNICUS Tender
Contract Number24-BS-MFC
Co-ordinatorInstitute of Oceanology, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Joanna Staneva, Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling, Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation, KSD, Phone: +49 (0)4152 87-1804
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Centro Euro-Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici SCARL (IT), Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences Istanbul Technical University (TR), Institute of Oceanology - Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), Sofiiski Universitet "Sveti KlimentT Ohridski" (BG), Université de Liège (BE)
Last Update: 16. April 2021