Sustainable development of marine ecosystems
The Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% of water. This incredible resource is under pressure due to over exploitation as well as direct and undirect effects of climate change and global warming.
EO science and services provide solutions for the monitoring Ocean Warming, Sea level rise, Acidification, Coastal areas. Earth Observation is becoming more and more relevant for forecasting improvements by providing extraordinary amount of data to support data assimilation in hydrodynamic models.
MEEO has been working on the implementation of marine data services to provide access to high resolution forecast maps of main marine parameters like currents, waves, sea temperature and sea salinity. The scope of this service is to support coastal authorities and commercial sectors like tourism and shipping to optimize their daily work.
In particular, MEEO contribution to the Coastal Crete pilot is to provide (by means of a customized ADAM instance) automatic data exchange management capabilities between the CMEMS Med MFC and the COASTAL CRETE models, enabling data visualization, combination, processing and download through the implementation of the Digital Earth concept. In the same way, MEEO is contributing to the Digital Twin Ocean H2020 project ILIAD, by developing, together with Forth, a unique access to three different services for the area of Crete: product exploration, ship routing, and oil spill back-tracking and forecasting (on-demand).
MEEO is proud to be part of the Consortium in charge of implementing the DestinE Core Service Platform (DESP) of the European Space Agency. The European initiative Destination Earth aims to create a “digital twin” of the...