Title: MYOCEAN-FO – Pre-Operational Marine Service Continuity in Transition towards Copernicus

Start date: 1 October 2014

End date: 31 May 2015

Coordinator: Prof. Aldo Drago

MyOcean was a European Network to monitor, analyse and forecast the Oceans. Its main objective was the implementation of the GMES (Global Monitoring for the Environment & Security) Marine Core Service, which resulted in the deployment of the first concerted and integrated pan-European capacity for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting.

By virtue of its track record in operational oceanography, and its involvement in European research networks, the Physical Oceanography Research Group was engaged as the Maltese partner in MyOcean.  Its main role in the project was to act as a local broker to promote the application of the MyOcean Marine Core Service (MCS) to the benefit of Maltese users, as well as to make use and transform marine regional scale data into added value products and services at the local scale.

The PO-Res.Grp was directly involved in the project implementation in relation to Calibration/Validation and Quality evaluation of Mediterranean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems, as well as in the assessment of MyOcean products and services to provide/update requirements for Maltese local users in the main areas of benefit identified by the MCS.

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