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Enhanced ocean data assimilation and climate prediction

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.

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Coordinator

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

Address

London Road, Sutton House Room Sg/12
Rg12 2sz Bracknell

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Paul MASON (Mr)

Participants (9)

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CENTRE EUROPEEN DE RECHERCHE ET DE FORMATION AVANCEE EN CALCUL SCIENTIFIQUE

France

COLLECTE LOCALISATION SATELLITES SA

France

European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts - ECMWF

United Kingdom

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI GEOFISICA E VULCANOLOGIA

Italy

MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

Germany

NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER

Norway

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Netherlands

UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI

France

UNIVERSITY OF READING

United Kingdom

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2001-00117

  • Start date

    1 January 2002

  • End date

    31 December 2004

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 937 276

  • EU contribution

    € 2 487 225

Coordinated by:

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

United Kingdom