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Pre-operational marine service continuity in transition towards Copernicus


Project timeline
October 2014
8 months
May 2015
General Information
The main objective of the MyOcean Follow On project (MyOcean-FO) will be to operate a rigorous, robust and sustainable Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting component of the pre-operational Copernicus Marine Service 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 weather, climate and seasonal forecasting. In the period from October 2014 to May 2015, MyOcean-FO will ensure a controlled continuation and extension of the services already implemented in MyOcean and MyOcean2 FP7 projects that have advanced the pre-operational marine service capabilities. To enable the move to full operations, MyOcean-FO is targeting the prototype operations, and developing the management and coordination to continue the provision of Copernicus Marine Service products and the link with independent R&D activities.

MyOcean-FO will produce and deliver services based upon the common-denominator ocean state variables that are required to help meet the needs for information for environmental and civil security policy making, assessment and implementation. MyOcean-FO is also expected to have a significant impact on the emergence of a technically robust and sustainable Copernicus Service infrastructure in Europe.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaH2020-Adhoc-2014-20
Project TypeCoordination and Support Action
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 633085
Co-ordinatorMercator Ocean (FR)
Funding for the Project (€) Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Prof Emil Stanev,Institute of Coastal Systems - Analysis and Modeling, KSD, Phone: +49 4152 87 1597
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Maritime Institute in Gdańsk (PL), ACRI SA (FR), ALTAMIRA Information SL (ES), Aplinkos Apsaugos Agentura (LT), Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BG), 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), 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), 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 Institute (IE), Météo France, Centre de Recherches Météorologiques (FR), Mercator Ocean (FR), Met Office (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), 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 Reading (UK)
MyOcean FO website
Last Update: 16. April 2021