LAMBDA PROJECT (λ) – LAND-MARINE BOUNDARY DEVELOPMENTS AND ANALYSIS
PI and organization: R. Neves (MARETEC-IST)
Co-Is: F. Campuzano, A. I. Oliveira, L. Simionesei (MARETEC-IST)
F. Braunschweig, D. Brito (Action Modulers)
A. Turiel, E. Olmedo (BEC-ICM)
A. Novellino, G. Manzella, A. Paolo (ETT)
Abstract: The LAMBDA project aims to improve the CMEMS MFCs thermohaline circulation in coastal areas by a better characterisation of the land-marine boundary conditions, with special regard to the salinity fields, through exploring the capacities of watershed numerical modelling and its coupling to mesoscale regional ocean models. New Earth Observation sea surface salinity products and experts groups will evaluate the impact of LAMBDA project boundary conditions on the salinity fields of the regional ocean models PCOMS, a western Iberia regional ocean model, and CMEMS IBI and NWS MFCs. To achieve this objective the LAMBDA project consortium joins watershed modelling, remote sensing and software developers to MFCs operators and coastal experts through a communication activities to ensure that LAMBDA project products are sound and consistent. The communication strategy aims to integrate the project activities in wider working groups through regional and thematic EuroGOOS WGs and ICES WGs and international conference dissemination activities.