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Interoperable GMES Services for Environmental Risk Management in Marine and Coastal Areas of Europe

Objective

The overall objective is to develop a pilot system for interoperable GMES monitoring and forecasting services for environmental risk and crisis management in European marine and coastal areas. This pilot, the InterRisk system, will consist of a web portal offering access to all services, a suite of components for registration, maintenance and discovery of services, and a network of services in Norwegian, UK/Irish, French, German, Polish and Italian coastal waters.

The consortium will capture and analyse users' and service providers' requirements for sustainable GMES services, and design an open system architecture to accommodate the identified needs, based on established GIS and web services protocols, and compliant with INSPIRE recommendations. Ontologies and application schemas for the targeted application domains, monitoring and forecasting of oil spills, harmful algal blooms, eutrophication and environmental degradation, will be developed to enable data and metadata harmonisation between different service providers. Services will be implemented by a group of service providers in the consortium and integrated in the InterRisk system.

The services will be based on satellite data, in situ data and numerical models needed to monitor and forecast marine environmental degradation and crisis events. Both basic services, such as satellite data processing, in situ data delivery, model simulations, metadata catalogues, and complex services that will use several of the basic services, will be developed. Examples of complex services are oil spill fate prediction and water quality monitoring.

The network of InterRisk services will be embedded in the ESA Service Support Environment (SSE), which will provide the underlying infrastructure for the InterRisk system. Incremental development of services and SSE components will be used to facilitate rapid feedback from users and service providers, leading to improved products and services that can be sustained after the project.

Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR FJERNMAALING
Address
Thormoehlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Norway

Participants (14)

CENTRE DE DOCUMENTATION DE RECHERCHE ET D'EXPERIMENTATION SUR LES POLLUTIONS ACCIDENTELLES DES EAUX
France
Address
Rue Alain Colas 715
29200 Brest
GKSS - FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM GEESTHACHT GMBH
Germany
Address
Max-planck-strasse
21502 Geesthacht
INNOVA - CONSORZIO PER L'INFORMATICA E LA TELEMATICA
Italy
Address
Recinto Ii Fiorentini 12-21
75100 Matera
INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L' EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Rue Jean-jacques Rousseau 155
92130 Issy Les Moulineaux
INSTYTUT OCEANOLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Address
Ul. Powstancow Warszawy 55
81712 Sopot
METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
Address
Niels Henrik Abels Vei 40
0313 Oslo
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
Address
Brekkeveien 19 Kjelsaas
0411 Oslo
OPTIMARE SENSORSYSTEME AG
Germany
Address
Am Luneort 15 A
27572 Bremerhaven
PLYMOUTH MARINE LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place, The Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
RUHR-UNIVERSITAET BOCHUM
Germany
Address
Universitaetsstrasse 150
44780 Bochum
SPACEBEL SA
Belgium
Address
Parc Scientifique Du Sart-tilman - Rue Chasseurs Ardennais
4031 Liege (Angleur)
THE MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
Address
Rinville, Oranmore
Co Galway
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DEL PIEMONTE ORIENTALE AMEDEO AVOGADRO
Italy
Address
Via Duomo 6
13100 Vercelli
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Address
Western Road
Cork