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Arctic Cross-Copernicus forecast products for sea Ice and iceBERGs

Objective

Sea ice and icebergs are a major security risk for navigation and fisheries in Arctic waters. Both will remain a significant threat even in a warmer Arctic, where traffic is expected to increase. Sea Ice Services are needed more and more to support less experienced captains with automated high quality forecasts and new information about icebergs that are not available today.
To monitor and forecast sea ice types and icebergs ahead of time, adequate forecasts of sea ice, ocean, wind, and wave conditions for the whole Arctic are crucial. The Copernicus Marine and Climate Change Services provide such information products. However their uncertainties are not provided in a consistent and user-friendly manner. Reliable uncertainty estimates can however be based on forecast ensembles across the two Copernicus Services.
ACCIBERG will improve the quality of sea ice, and ocean products and their uncertainty estimates in both Copernicus Services. It will also extend the coverage of the satellite detection of icebergs and develop a completely new iceberg forecast service. ACCIBERG will build upon state of the art sea ice and ocean models, remote sensing algorithms, data assimilation and cloud computing to offer probabilistic sea ice and iceberg forecasts based on Copernicus data consistently. National or commercial sea ice services are limited to smaller regions and will benefit from the increased accuracy and consistency across the Copernicus products.
The new forecasts will be demonstrated in ACCIBERG by European Ice Services and ships of opportunity. The new iceberg forecasts will be automated and validated, and benefit a wide range of user groups navigating in the Arctic, from fisheries to cruise tourism, including Marine Surveillance under the Copernicus Security Service. We will provide prototype products ready to be implemented in the Copernicus services and accessible from a single entry point: its inherent cloud computing solution.

Coordinator

STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
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€ 786 717,50
Address
Jahnebakken 3
5007 Bergen
Norway

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Norge Vestlandet Vestland
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 786 717,50

Participants (6)

METEOROLOGISK INSTITUTT
Norway
Net EU contribution
€ 959 055,00
Address
Henrik Mohns Plass 1
0313 Oslo

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Norge Oslo og Viken Oslo
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Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 959 055,00
MERCATOR OCEAN
France
Net EU contribution
€ 238 868,75
Address
2 Avenue De L Aerodrome De Montaudran
31400 Toulouse

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Occitanie Midi-Pyrénées Haute-Garonne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 238 868,75
EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR MEDIUM-RANGE WEATHER FORECASTS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 674 637,50
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading

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South East (England) Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Berkshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 674 637,50
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 90 000,00
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 7
00185 Roma

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Centro (IT) Lazio Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 90 000,00
ITUNOVA TEKNOLOJI ANONIM SIRKETI
Türkiye
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€ 50 036,25
Address
Resitpasa Mah. Katar Cad. Teknokent Ari4 Binas 1 No: 2/50/6
34467 Sariyer Istanbul

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İstanbul İstanbul İstanbul
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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
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€ 50 036,25
DANMARKS METEOROLOGISKE INSTITUT
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 200 000,00
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Kobenhavn

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Byen København
Activity type
Research Organisations
Other funding
€ 200 000,00