The initiative focuses on establishing comprehensive and streamlined chains to facilitate data transfer from raw observations all the way to actionable services. By integrating various data sources and methodologies, the project aims to provide accurate sea-level projections, communicate associated uncertainties, and outline the consequent financial implications. Two main tasks (5.1.3 and 5.1.2) have been defined to achieve this, addressing sea level projections and the amalgamation of tide gauge with satellite altimetry data respectively.
Impact During the Project
Enhanced Decision-Making Tools:
Traditional State: Previously, decision-makers may have lacked comprehensive tools that cohesively combined data from diverse sources to provide accurate sea level projections.
Advancement: Task 5.1.3 demonstrates a method for not just collating sea level projections but also effectively communicating the uncertainty associated with these projections, along with potential financial impacts. This provides a holistic view, enabling better-informed decisions.
Improved Understanding of Sea Level Rise:
Traditional State: Understanding of sea level changes over specific periods and their reasons was based on separate data sources and lacked a combined approach.
Advancement: Task 5.1.2 integrates tide gauge and satellite altimetry data to provide an insightful understanding of the sea level rise and its causative factors in the Mediterranean between 1960 and 2018.
Impact Post Project
No bespoke web portal existed for the EuroSea co-developers (MOWI, AVRAMAR) that translates ocean data into usable information.
Web portal co-designed and co-developed specifically to address user needs and containing oceanographic and meteorological information related to extreme marine events of importance in the users specific region.
Advancement over and above State of the Art
By creating integrated data delivery chains, there’s a transformative shift from isolated, fragmented data sources towards a cohesive, streamlined process that offers comprehensive services. The immediate advancements include refined tools for decision-makers and a consolidated understanding of sea level changes.
Furthermore, the project lays the foundation for future global endeavours, offering methodologies that can be adapted across regions.
Such advancements not only address the current challenges faced in understanding sea levels but also equip the global community with tools and methodologies for future scenarios.
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