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Enhanced ocean data assimilation and climate prediction

Objective

Ocean analyses provide a detailed description of ocean physical structure, and reproduced by assimilating observations into numerical ocean circulation models . The main aims of the ENACT proposal are:
(A) to enhance ocean data assimilation systems, by implementing the latest techniques and making full use of data from ocean observation networks, and thus to produce global ocean analyses over a multi-decadal period;
(B) to quantify the benefits of the enhanced systems with regard to their impact on seasonal climate prediction, and to use the analyses to investigate ocean climate and its variability. The improved ocean analyses will lead to more accurate and reliable climate forecasts for seasonal to internal timescales, with benefit to European activities that are sensitive to climate variations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
Address
London Road, Sutton House Room Sg/12
RG12 2SZ Bracknell
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue Gaspard Coriolis 42
31057 Toulouse
COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA
France
Address
8-10,Rue Hermes 8-10, Parc Technologique De Canal
31526 Ramonville St.agne
European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts - ECMWF
United Kingdom
Address
Shinfield Park
RG2 9AX Reading
ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA
Italy
Address
Via Di Vigna Murata 605
Roma
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.
Germany
Address
Bundesstra¯e 55
20146 Hamburg
NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Norway
Address
3A,edvard Griegsvej 3A
5059 Bergen
ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan 10
3730 AE De Bilt
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
Address
3 Early Gate
RG6 6AL Reading / Silchester