This tool, implemented by EuroSea partner SOCIB (Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System), allows to monitor and visualise information on marine heat waves in the different sub-regions of the Mediterranean Sea. This is possible from a real-time detection of the event, to a projection of long-term variations in response to global warming. The application has been designed in consultation with environmental agencies and policy decision-makers, as well as educators.
This tool is described in the paper “Sub-regional marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea from observations: long-term surface changes, sub-surface and coastal responses” (Juza et al, 2022), published in Frontiers in Marine Science. In this paper, the researchers of SOCIB have proposed a comprehensive analysis of marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea at sub-regional scale from surface to subsurface and from open ocean to coastal near-shore waters, using remote sensing and multi-platform in situ observations.