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Operational modelling for coastal zone management

Objective



In this project methods and techniques for continuous monitoring and operational forecasting for coastal waters shall be improved based upon existing operational circulation and dispersion model systems. OPCOM will address open questions concerning the usability of results from such models for the most relevant fields of medium to long-term coastal zone management in close cooperation with first and potential end-users. This will lead to the optimization of efforts to enhance forecast quality. In particular, it is envisaged to join deterministic and stochastic forecasting methods and techniques to improve the predictive capability of traditional models. Additional goals of the investigations will be to derive general criteria for the design of operational model systems to improve integrated coastal management. An additional important outcome of the project will be the development of a coastal management database structure incorporating essential information derived from (pre-) operational model systems and monitoring networks suitable for GOOS purposes. In this context it is envisaged to use experiences of the project partners from existing currently running operational model systems of coastal zones (e.g. Elbe estuary) or pre-operational models (e.g. Bay of Marennes-Oleron). No basic model development is envisaged but available and continuously produced model results shall be analyzed for coastal zone management purposes.
These model systems shall be modified during the project duration taking into account specific local demands for coastal management by possible first and possible end-users.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

HYDROMOD SCIENTIFIC CONSULTING GBR
Address
Bahnhofstrasse 52
22871 Wedel
Germany

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Place Du Séminaire
17137 L'houmeau
Environmental Impact Assessment Centre of Finland Ltd
Finland
Address
17B,tekniikantie
02150 Espoo
Environmental Research Institute Väkipyörä Ltd.
Finland
Address
2,Saaristokatu 2
65170 Vaasa
Hidromod-Modelaçao em Engenharia Lda.
Portugal
Address
349,Tagus Park Nucleo Central
2780 Oeiras
Instituto Superior Técnico
Portugal
Address
1,Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1096 Lisbon
Sogreah Ingenierie SNC
France
Address
6,Rue De La Lorraine
38130 Echirolles
University Elte of Budapest
Hungary
Address
10 B,bogdanty U.
1117 Budapest