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Ocean Strategic Services beyond 2015

Objective

"The first level of GMES applications in the marine area is mostly represented by the ""upstream"" services of the MCS (e.g. MyOcean). Unfortunately, the current MyOcean offering of products and services for biogeochemistry has limitations that prevent a full uptake by the potential users. The present project proposes to address these issues through a range of R&D activities designed to offer a set of solutions that shall benefit the Marine Core Service beyond 2015. The outcomes of the project are expected to benefit both the upstream and downstream services of the MCS. To achieve this, the OSS2015 team will conduct R&D work in three areas:
o The derivation of 3-D and 4-D representations of biogeochemical variables from the integration of gliders and floats in situ data and EO satellite data into cutting-edge numerical biogeochemical and bio-optical models. The models, assimilation schemes and output products from the models will be tested at two pilot sites (Mediterranean and North Atlantic)
o The generation and validation of satellite derived global time series of advanced biogeochemical products (POC, NPP, PFT, PSD) for carbon cycle science.
o The implementation of a prototype platform of ""on-demand"" services for product generation and distribution.
This system of services will be tested and demonstrated with the new biogeochemistry products developed during the project.
OSS2015 will also analyse the social and economical benefits and value of the products and services generated by the project.
The OSS2015 team is a good balance of ten partners from six scientific research institutions
and four SMEs and is designed to cover the needs of both science users and users interested in more applied services. A strong emphasis will be put on dialogue and interaction with users in order to identify their actual needs and adapt the OSS2015 services accordingly whenever possible."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geochemistry/biogeochemistry

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ACRI-ST SAS
Address
Route Du Pin Montard 260
06904 Sophia-antipolis Cedex
France
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 428 000
Administrative Contact
Odile Hembise (Dr.)

Participants (10)

NATO SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY ORGANIZATION - CENTRE FOR MARITIME RESEARCH & EXPERIMENTATION

Participation ended

Italy
Address
Viale San Bartolomeo 400
19126 La Spezia
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charles Trees (Mr.)
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS 6
France
EU contribution
€ 200 975
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Stéphanie Rossard (Dr.)
ARGANS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 294 273
Address
1 Davy Road Plymouth Science Park Atlas Building
PL6 8BX Plymouth
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Rabiah Nasir-Habeeb (Ms.)
NATO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ORGANISATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 253 258
Address
Boulevard Leopold Iii
1110 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Charles Trees (Mr.)
FRONTIER ECONOMICS LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 100 034
Address
High Holborn 71
WC1V 6DA London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Carslake (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITE DU LITTORAL
France
EU contribution
€ 113 880
Address
Place De L Yser 1
59375 Dunkerque
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sonia Boutoille (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 122 560
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
David O'connell (Dr.)
HELMHOLTZ ZENTRUM FUR OZEANFORSCHUNG KIEL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 232 720
Address
Wischhofstrasse 1-3
24148 Kiel
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jens-Uwe Moelck (Mr.)
DOKUZ EYLUL UNIVERSITESI
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 164 400
Address
Cumhuriyet Bulvari 144
35210 Alsancak Izmir
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sukru Turan Besiktepe (Prof.)
BANTRY MARINE RESEARCH STATION LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 89 900
Address
Gearhies
P75 AX07 Bantry
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Julie Maguire (Dr.)