One of the ShareMED activities envisaged under WP3.1 for development, WP4.5 for testing, and WP5.1 for transfer of technology, consists in the relocatable operational system for short-term forecasts of oceanographic conditions (both hydrodynamic and biogeochemical) based on the coupled MITgcm-BFM model.
This work will be done in close cooperation with the National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics - OGS, who currently runs the Med scale biogeochemical analysis and forecasting system and will be developing the relocatable system within the ShareMED project. The relocatable modelling system will be set up at selected study sites in the Mediterranean, one of which being the Sicilian Channel.
The planned model domain is shown in Figure 1 although this may be altered to match computational resources. The extent of the domain is chosen such that interconnection and fluxes with the rest of the Mediterranean is adequate, and includes the Strait of Messina which is believed to have significant impacts on both the dynamics and biogeochemical aspects on the eastern Sicilian coast and the eastern part of the Malta-Sicily shelf next to the Malta slope.
Fig. 1 Model domain and bathymetry
To apply kindly send an email to Prof. Aldo Drago.
Deadline: 21 August 2020