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Stochastic Assimilation for the Next Generation Ocean Model Applications

Objective

MyOcean is the first EU project dedicated to the implementation of the GMES Marine Core Service for ocean monitoring and forecasting. The consortium is preparing a new FP7 proposal to expand the pre-operational service and move to full operations in 2014. Due to the nature of the call, R&D activities are limited to short-term developments closely linked to the operational needs. We propose a project that will provide the necessary link to new developments in data assimilation to ensure that future operational systems make use of state-of-the-art data-assimilation and related analysis tools.
A European network of expert teams in advanced data assimilation will extend existing modular data assimilation systems that have high flexibility in type of ocean model and assimilation method. Following specific design rules, new modules can be used in different modular systems. The systems will allow for efficient operational testing of the latest data assimilation methods, and quick comparison of assimilation methods for operational use. Furthermore, we will develop and implement modules that objectively determine the impact of existing and new observation types. Costumers of MyOcean products will be served by concentrating on data-assimilation methods that deliver probabilistic information on the products. To this end, existing ensemble methods will be included and new methods that allow for nonlinear and non-Gaussian systems will be developed.
A dedicated web portal will be set up that allows access to validated products, including documented performances on a variety of test cases. Consolidated versions are made available to the science community and Marine Forecasting Centres with indications on best practise implementation.
Workshops and summerschools on advanced assimilation methods and modular systems will ensure fast and efficient training to next generation oceanographers, ensuring world-leading operational oceanographic products for costumers and decision makers.

Call for proposal

FP7-SPACE-2011-1
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Funding Scheme

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

Coordinator

UNIVERSITE DE LIEGE
Address
Place Du 20 Aout 7
4000 Liege
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 565 410
Administrative Contact
Isabelle Halleux (Dr.)

Participants (5)

THE UNIVERSITY OF READING
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 248 564
Address
Whiteknights Campus Whiteknights House
RG6 6AH Reading
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Adam Bell (Mr.)
ALFRED-WEGENER-INSTITUT HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM FUR POLAR- UND MEERESFORSCHUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 229 917
Address
Am Handelshafen 12
27570 Bremerhaven
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Catherine Audebert (Ms.)
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT DELFT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 233 425
Address
Stevinweg 1
2628 CN Delft
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnold Willem Heemink (Prof.)
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 399 960
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Guillaume Rochet (Mr.)
STIFTELSEN NANSEN SENTER FOR MILJOOG FJERNMALING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 315 178
Address
Thormohlensgate 47
5006 Bergen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Lars Gunnar Veland (Mr.)