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- MERSEA ('Marine Environment and Security for the European Area') project, supported by the European Commission, is directly related to the GMES (Global Monitoring for Environment and Security) Action Plan on global ocean monitoring and the marine theme. MERSEA Strand-1 project (initial period 2001-2003, cf. poster - 8Mb -) builds on the current European capabilities for development, implementation and operational use of marine modeling and data assimilation systems, space-borne observations and in-situ observing networks and systems.
- The overall objective is to facilitate the visibility, understanding and exchange of the ocean modelling data, output products for users and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the European Capacity for Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting, i.e. the following existing basin-scale integrated monitoring systems: FOAM (Met. Office, United Kingdom), MERCATOR (MERCATOR-OCEAN, France), MFS (INGV, Italy) and TOPAZ (NERSC, Norway).
- The project workplan included:
The results contributed to an improved monitoring of the marine environment and security.
MERSEA Strand 1 is followed by an Integrated Project (MERSEA IP, 2004-2008) that will use MERSEA Strand 1 results to build by 2008 the ocean component of GMES.
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