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Year:2019
Author(s):Joaquín Tintoré, Nadia Pinardi, Enrique Álvarez-Fanjul, Eva Aguiar, Diego Álvarez-Berastegui, Marco Bajo, Rosa Balbin, Roberto Bozzano, Bruno Buongiorno Nardelli, Vanessa Cardin, Benjamin Casas, Miguel Charcos-Llorens, Jacopo Chiggiato, Emanuela Clementi, Giovanni Coppini, Laurent Coppola, Gianpiero Cossarini, Alan Deidun, Salud Deudero, Fabrizio D’Ortenzio, Aldo Drago, Massimiliano Drudi, Ghada El Serafy, Romain Escudier, Patrick Farcy, Ivan Federico, Juan Gabriel Fernández, Christian Ferrarin, Cristina Fossi, Constantin Frangoulis, Francois Galgani, Slim Gana, Jesús García Lafuente, Marcos García Sotillo, Pierre Garreau, Isaac Gertman, Lluis Gómez-Pujol, Alessandro Grandi, Daniel Hayes, Jaime Hernández-Lasheras, Barak Herut, Emma Heslop, Karim Hilmi, Melanie Juza, George Kallos, Gerasimos Korres, Rita Lecci, Paolo Lazzari, Pablo Lorente, Svitlana Liubartseva, Ferial Louanchi, Vlado Malacic, Gianandrea Mannarini, David March, Salvatore Marullo, Elena Mauri, Lorinc Meszaros, Baptiste Mourre, Laurent Mortier, Cristian Muñoz-Mas, Antonio Novellino, Dominique Obaton, Alejandro Orfila, Ananda Pascual, Sara Pensieri, Begoña Pérez Gómez, Susana Pérez Rubio, Leonidas Perivoliotis, George Petihakis, Loic Petit de la Villéon, Jenny Pistoia, Pierre-Marie Poulain, Sylvie Pouliquen, Laura Prieto, Patrick Raimbault, Patricia Reglero, Emma Reyes, Paz Rotllan, Simón Ruiz, Javier Ruiz, Inmaculada Ruiz, Luis Francisco Ruiz-Orejón, Baris Salihoglu, Stefano Salon, Simone Sammartino, Agustín Sánchez Arcilla, Antonio Sánchez-Román, Gianmaria Sannino, Rosalia Santoleri, Rafael Sardá, Katrin Schroeder, Simona Simoncelli, Sarantis Sofianos, Georgios Sylaios, Toste Tanhua, Anna Teruzzi, Pierre Testor, Devrim Tezcan, Marc Torner, Francesco Trotta, Georg Umgiesser, Karina von Schuckmann, Giorgia Verri, Ivica Vilibic, Mustafa Yucel, Marco Zavatarelli, George Zodiatis
Title:Challenges for Sustained Observing and Forecasting Systems in the Mediterranean Sea
Journal:Frontiers in Marine Science
ISSN:2296-7745
JCR Impact Factor:3.661
Volume:6
Issue No.:568
Pages:1
D.O.I.:https://doi.org/10.3389/fmars.2019.00568
Web:https://www.frontiersin.org
Abstract:The Mediterranean community represented in this paper is the result of more than 30
years of EU and nationally funded coordination, which has led to key contributions
in science concepts and operational initiatives. Together with the establishment of
operational services, the community has coordinated with universities, research centers,
research infrastructures and private companies to implement advanced multi-platform
and integrated observing and forecasting systems that facilitate the advancement of
operational services, scientific achievements and mission-oriented innovation. Thus, the
community can respond to societal challenges and stakeholders needs, developing
a variety of fit-for-purpose services such as the Copernicus Marine Service. The
combination of state-of-the-art observations and forecasting provides new opportunities
for downstream services in response to the needs of the heavily populated Mediterranean
coastal areas and to climate change. The challenge over the next decade is to
sustain ocean observations within the research community, to monitor the variability
at small scales, e.g., the mesoscale/submesoscale, to resolve the sub-basin/seasonal
and inter-annual variability in the circulation, and thus establish the decadal variability,
understand and correct the model-associated biases and to enhance model-data
integration and ensemble forecasting for uncertainty estimation. Better knowledge and
understanding of the level of Mediterranean variability will enable a subsequent evaluation
of the impacts and mitigation of the effect of human activities and climate change
on the biodiversity and the ecosystem, which will support environmental assessments
and decisions. Further challenges include extending the science-based added-value
products into societal relevant downstream services and engaging with communities to
build initiatives that will contribute to the 2030 Agenda and more specifically to SDG14
and the UN’s Decade of Ocean Science for sustainable development, by this contributing
to bridge the science-policy gap. The Mediterranean observing and forecasting capacity
was built on the basis of community best practices in monitoring and modeling, and can
serve as a basis for the development of an integrated global ocean observing system.

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  • Benjamín Casas Pérez
  • Ananda Pascual Ascaso
  • Joaquin Tintoré Subirana
  • Simón Ruiz Valero
  • Antonio Jesus Sanchez Roman
  • Related departments

  • Workshops and Oceanographic Instrumentation
  • Oceanography and Global Change
  • Related research groups

  • Marine Technologies, Operational and Coastal Oceanography