Wind, wave and sea level data are valuable sources under the GRISIS multidisciplinary and holistic analysis of natural risks. EMODnet Physics is making available aggregated and easy to use products that can be easily machine-to-machine integrated into the innovative multi-risk technological platform for management and mitigation of multiple risks that GRISIS project is developing in order to build resilence plans and infrastructure in South Italy.
In close collaboration with OceanOPS, EMODnet Physics is connecting multiple data sources with the OceanOPS metadata repository thanks to the unique identification system managed by OceanOPS. This is automatically reducing the duplication issues related to multi data sources and increasing the quality of the information system developed by EMODnet Physics. At the same time, EMODnet Physics is connecting OceanOPS to networks that are not yet under its radar to continuously improve the monitoring of the Ocean Observing systems operating in the global ocean.
Assist in Gravitation and Instrumentation (AGI) srl., was created as a spin-off of the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF). They recently developed the OS‑IS®(Ocean Seismic – Integrated Solution) technology, which is based on high sensitivity accelerometers to measure the sea-state (waves significant height and period) from inshore land.
The in situ data and wave nowcast products provided by EMODnet Physics and Data ingestion are useful tools for Outdoor Portofino, a company that promotes sport tourism and environmental education, to safely plan activities and promote sustainability for eco-friendly tourism. The company offers a wide package of lessons, tour guides and renting for outdoor activities and promotes marine conservation projects.
Berring Data Collective (BDC) is a start-up dedicated to ocean observation via collaboration with fishing vessels. Fishing gears such as nets and traps make an ideal platform for compact IoT sensors. When the gears are let down to the bottom and pulled back up with fish, sensors that are along for the ride collect water column profile data. When the net surface data is automatically sent onto ocean data users in near real time.
Despite fishes’ well documented strong sensitivity to temperature and other physical ocean parameters, modelling these shifts has proven difficult. A key issue is the scarcity of temperature data at depth, where fish usually are. As stated by Captain Lawrence Moffet, F/V Matt & Patt:
“Temperature data is absolutely critical to target specific species, especially with permit restrictions on by catch… It is not one degree, but a small fraction of a degree change in bottom temperature that completely changes a lobster’s behaviour.”
The Met Office provides forecasts of the ocean properties for the European North West Shelf through the Copernicus - Marine Environment Monitoring Service. In 2018, the forecast resolution was upgraded from ~7 to ~1.5 km. Validation at the basin scale and using typical metrics with daily means penalises the high-resolution system and does not reflect the superior performance of the high-resolution system. High resolution observations in selected areas of the model domain were crucial to demonstrate the improvement of the finer resolution model.
SINDBAD+, is a project co-funded by the European Commission (POR FESR 2014-2020), that aims at providing a service that can predict weather conditions and analyse its consequences on the navigation depending on the characteristics of the boat such as length, width and depth. The service targets luxury and leisure boaters. The SINDBAD partners use EMODnet Physics and EMODnet Bathymetry to initiate and validate data forecast models.
EMODnet Physics has developed a user-friendly interface for the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) In Situ Thematic Assembly Centre to improve the viewing service developed for outreach and promotion activities.
The EMODnet Physics Portal map viewer allows the Fisheries and Oceans department of the Government of Canada to quickly view where a platform is located and which platforms are located next to it.