Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)
|Convener: Angelique Melet | Co-Conveners: Ananda Pascual , Emanuela Clementi , Ciavatta Stefano|
The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state, variability and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the global ocean and the European regional seas. This capacity encompasses the description of the current situation (analysis), the variability at different spatial and temporal scales, the prediction of the situation a few days ahead (forecast), and the provision of consistent retrospective data records for recent years (re-analysis and reprocessed datasets). CMEMS provides a sustainable response to European user needs in four areas of benefits: (i) maritime safety, (ii) marine resources, (iii) coastal and marine environment, (iv) weather, seasonal forecast and climate.
The session will cover research activities that are required to maintain CMEMS systems at the state of the art and prepare their long-term evolution (e.g. physical and biogeochemical modeling, coupling with coastal systems; coupling with sea-ice, atmosphere & waves; data assimilation both for physics and biogeochemistry). We also welcome scientific presentations on the verification, validation and uncertainty estimates of CMEMS products and on the use of CMEMS products for downstream applications and the monitoring and long-term assessment of the ocean physical and biogeochemical states. Presentations should not be limited to research teams directly involved in CMEMS and participation from external teams (e.g. from H2020 projects relevant to CMEMS) is strongly encouraged, as well as presentations on the use of Sentinel products.