HiSea Project featured at EGU 2019 General Assembly in Vienna

The EU-funded HiSea Project was selected to participate at the 2019 General Assembly of the European Geosciences Union (EGU), held April 7-12 2019 in Vienna.

HiSea was presented in the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) poster session, within the ‘Global ocean processes and oceanographic techniques’ programme. HiSea representatives Ghada El Serafy, Lőrinc Mészáros and Anna Spinosa, all of Deltares, presented the HiSea poster prepared for the event, and discussed the project with other participants.

“HiSea made important connections with representatives of various Copernicus service providers and Data and Information Access Services (DIAS) providers,” said HiSea representative Lőrinc Mészáros. “This will shape the technological development of HiSea and its cloud infrastructure,” he added.

The CMEMS session covered research activities aimed at keeping CMEMS systems up to date with the latest technological developments and enabling their long-term evolution (such as physical and biogeochemical modeling; coupling with coastal systems; atmosphere & waves; data assimilation for both physics and biogeochemistry). 

CMEMS provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state, variability and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the global ocean and the European regional seas, focusing end-users’ needs in four areas:

  • Maritime safety
  • Marine resources
  • Coastal and marine environment
  • Weather, seasonal forecast and climate

HiSea services will integrate Copernicus Services Products, including CMEMS products, local monitoring data and advanced numerical modelling. The services offered as HiSea’s end product are based on the harmonization of different types of data, and the added value is in their fusion and merging, including estimates of the uncertainties and including data provided by the users themselves through a crowd service concept.

This allows improving operation, planning and management of different marine activities in ports and aquaculture sectors. Such information services include among others early warning services, real-time crisis management, key performance indicators, information for planning operations, and a knowledge database.