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EMOD-PACE work plan

EMOD-PACE is a challenging project which will run for a duration of 30 months. The workpackages (WP) are as follow :

WP0 - Project Coordination, Management and Communication

See the Communication section (News & Outreach).

WP1 - EU-China Web Portal & creation of interoperable information system linking EMODnet with NMDIS

WP1 provides visibility to the project results and gives access to data and products currently available in EMODnet, and NMDIS as well as those developed during the project. This is carried out via the EMODnet Central Web Portal and it will be the central entry point for the project. The dedicated web-page will display the results, promote cooperation and facilitate dialogue. The website will be bilingual (English-Chinese). NMDIS will also host a Chinese language version of the site on their central portal. The WMO_ICO Centre for Marine Meteorological and Oceanographic Climate Data (CMOC/China) is the executive of the CMOC/China  and promotes its general interest.

WP2 - Establishing data interoperability between EMODnet and NMDIS

WP2 is tackling data interoperability to facilitate a maximised interoperability of marine data between the EU (EMOD-network of data providers and others) and China exclusively through the NMDIS marine data systems for China and other parts of Asia. This will be implemented by developing and deploying an ‘EMODnet – NMDIS data brokerage service’ for common discovery and access to data from the EU and Asia via EMODnet NMDIS portals.

WP3 - Comparison of European and Chinese Models for Regional Sea Reanalysis

WP3 looks at the similarities and differences between European and Chinese ocean circulation models and reanalysis products. The intention of WP3 is to identify the most promising ways to improve the reanalysis. One European sea-basin and one Asian basin will be the subject of the analysis. The same data will be used by both EU and Chinese teams for calibration and validation.

WP4 - Comparison of European and Chinese models for seabed habitat and ecosystem vulnerability

is comparing the European and Chinese numerical models used for seabed habitats and ecosystem vulnerability by analysing the applicability of each side’s models in different areas.

WP5 - Coastal Adaptation

WP5 will provide data/information products (i.e. digital maps) for the Maritime Silk Route Seas for the following:

  • Relative and absolute sea level changes.
  • Coastal erosion.
  • Wetland degradation.
  • Vessel traffic density.