L’aventure continue avec MyOcean2 !
On March 31st 2012, the MyOcean project gave way to MyOcean2. The European Ocean Monitoring Service has just entered its pre-operational phase. From March 27th to 29th, a dedicated event for the MyOcean Closure and MyOcean2 Kick-Off took place in Brussels.
The aim of the MyOcean project, jointly funded by the European Commission and the Member States is to pool the resources of the various European ocean forecasting centres in order to create a GMES European Ocean Monitoring service by 2014.
The MyOcean operation, which was undertaken in 2009 came to an end on 31 March 2012 but without any break in service, as continuity is ensured by the MyOcean2 project with a 2-year mandate from the European Commission. MyOcean2 will be offering a more comprehensive and responsive service to more users (for Maritime Safety, Marine Resources, Coastal and Marine Environment, Weather, Climate and Seasonal Forecasting) in preparation for the future European GMES ocean monitoring service to be commissioned by the end of 2014. This service will be provided by ECOMF (the European Centre for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting).
Mercator Ocean leads WP1 (overall coordination out of which Project management office), leads and runs WP2 (Service evolution including the Service Desk), leads and runs WP5 (Global Ocean MFC) and contributes to Arctic MFC assessment and evolution(WP6); leads RTD activities in IBI MFC (WP9) ; contributes to Med Sea MFC assessment and evolution(WP10); WP17 – contributes to Product Quality design, reviews and metrics development; WP18 – leads Assessment task and contributes to reanalysis production for the global ocean; WP19 – contributes to NEMO developments and data assimilation studies.
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(*) GMES: Global Monitoring for Environement and Security
More information on the MyOcean website
Picture of the partners during the Kick Off Meeting in Brussels :