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Towards an operational prediction system for the north atlantic and european coastal zones

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2000-00032

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    30 November 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 581 031

  • EU contribution

    € 1 290 507

Coordinated by:

NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER

Norway

Objective

The objective of TOPAZ is to implement a preoperational monitoring and forecasting system for the North Atlantic, the Nordic Seas and the Arctic. The system will use a state of the art coupled ocean circulation and marine ecosystern model and assimilate observations available in near real time from satellites and in site observation programs. Sophisticated data assimilation methods will be used to assimilate the observations. Regional models will be nested into the large scale Atlantic model, to properly resolve the processes in the European coastal zone. Unique is the use of a single model by all participants I which ensure a focus on system development. Further, during a real time operation experiment the system will be used to predict mesoscale currents in support of offshore deep-water oil Production to market the TOPAZ system to an identified user group.

Coordinator

NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER

Address

3a,Edvard Griegsvej 3a
5059 Bergen

Norway

Participants (5)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH

Germany

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA

France

INSTITUT NATIONAL POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

UNIVERSITE JOSEPH FOURIER - GRENOBLE 1

France

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK3-CT-2000-00032

  • Start date

    1 December 2000

  • End date

    30 November 2003

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 581 031

  • EU contribution

    € 1 290 507

Coordinated by:

NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER

Norway