Ocean Health Demonstrator

  • Leader: Irish Marine Institute; Co-leader: Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas (CSIC)
    Partners: Sistema de Observacion Costero de las Illes Balears (SOCIB), Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut (DMI), Tallinna Tehnikaulikool, Xylem-Aanderaa

WP6 works with users in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Tourism, and Environmental Agencies to co-create products that help identify and foresee Extreme Marine Events (e.g. low pH or oxygen levels and marine heat waves), supporting adaptive management decisions.

Extreme marine events are threatening marine ecosystems, resources, food security and related businesses. WP6 demonstrates the value of ocean observing and forecasting at local to regional scales, developing downstream products and services to assess marine ecosystem health and provide early warnings for blue economy industries. WP6 facilitates science-stakeholder engagement focused on Atlantic Sargassum biohazard forecasting and monitoring and helps connect the Copernicus Marine Service and ICES communities to assess existing products.

WP6 will also integrate the EuroGOOS Baltic Operational Oceanographic System and the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) monitoring networks for a better operational oceanography system and enhanced environmental assessments in the Baltic Sea.

TaskSub taskTitleTask leader
Task 6.0Coordination and Co-developmentCaroline Cusack
Task 6.1 “Extreme Marine Events” Ocean Observing & ForecastingCaroline Cusack
Task 6.2Connecting CMEMS and fishery communities to increase uptake, and inform development of products for fishery managementGabriel Navarro
Task 6.3Multipurpose integration of BOOS & HELCOM observing networksJun She
Task 6.4System OperationInger Graves