EGU General Assembly 2020
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Ocean reporting of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

Karina von Schuckmann and Pierre-Yves Le Traon
Karina von Schuckmann and Pierre-Yves Le Traon
  • Mercator Ocean International, Ramonville-Saint-Agne, France (

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) ocean state-of-the-art ocean reporting for the global ocean and European seas is part of the production center service elements in order to establish a unique reference of value-added expert information at a regular frequency. This is achieved through two principal activities:

  1. Annual release of the peer-reviewed CMEMS Ocean State Report containing a state-of-the-art value-added synthesis of the ocean state, variability and change from the past to present
  2. Ocean Monitoring Indicators and related operational framework on the CMEMS web portal. In particular, CMEMS has developed several indicators based on global or regional ocean reanalyses. For a series of indicators, consistency estimates are available, based on a multiproduct approach inherited from CLIVAR/GODAEIV-TT ORA IP.

This activity is aiming to reach a wide audience from the scientific community, over climate and environmental service and agencies, environmental reporting bodies, decision maker to the general public. Currently, the ocean state report activity is in its 5th cycle, and a huge number of indicators have been made freely available via the CMEMS web portal, including numerical data, scientific and quality context and product documentation. We will give here an overview on the CMEMS ocean reporting activity, highlight main outcomes, and introduce future plans and developments.

How to cite: von Schuckmann, K. and Le Traon, P.-Y.: Ocean reporting of the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service, EGU General Assembly 2020, Online, 4–8 May 2020, EGU2020-8626,, 2020


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