Data integration, Assimilation, and Forecasting

  • Leader: Mercator Ocean International; Co-leader: Universita di Bologna
    Partners: GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC), Collecte Localisation Satellites SA (CLS), Instituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale (OGS), Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Universitetet i Bergen, Sorbonne Université, Sistema de Observacion Costero de las Illes Balears (SOCIB), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), AZTI Fundazioa, Puertos de L’Estado, ACRI-ST SAS

WP4 integrates all observational datasets from EuroSea into the European modelling and forecasting systems, from the global Copernicus Marine Service to the regional North East Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea systems. These consolidated in situ observation data sets will be ingested in the European modelling and forecasting systems at different space and time scales. Ensemble forecasting at regional level will be implemented specifically to extract Extreme Forecast Indices.

WP4 addresses the skill of ocean variables from the Copernicus Climate Change seasonal forecasting systems using Essential Climate Variables to develop user-relevant indicators. All new products, observational and model data, will be integrated in the Copernicus Marine Service and the Copernicus Climate Change System thus reaching Technology Readiness Levels 7 and 8.

TaskSub taskTitleTask leader
Task 4.0CoordinationPierre-Yves Le Traon
Task 4.1 Assimilation in the global and North East Atlantic (IBI) Copernicus Marine modelling system and analysis/forecast quality assessmentElisabeth Remy
Task 4.2Assimilation in the Mediterranean Sea Copernicus Marine modelling system and analysis/forecast quality assessmentSimona Masina 
Task 4.3Model development and validation for improved forecastingNadia Pinardi
Task 4.4Improving the use of in-situ observations for the long term validation of satellite observationsStephanie Guinehut
Task 4.5Synthesis product development based on ship-based in situ biogeochemical dataBenjamin Pfeil
Task 4.6Quality assessment of ocean variables from the C3S seasonal forecastsMagdalena Balmaseda