ECFAS was delighted to be invited to participate in Copernicus Marine Service General Assembly from Jan 26-28 2021. ECFAS Coordinator, Dr. Clara Armaroli, IUSS, Italy, presented the project and showed how this new proof-of-concept product could potentially enhance and enrich the CMEMS offer in the coastal zone.
The General Assembly was an enormous success, engaging more than 635 unique participants, from more than 77 countries, and for a total of 16 hours of broadcast.
The General Assembly gathered:
- Data providers (The Monitoring and Forecasting Centers and Thematic Assembly Centers),
- Central Information System tenderers,
- Service Evolution beneficiaries,
- User Uptake program beneficiaries,
- Scientific and Technical Advisory group (STAC),
- Champion User Advisory Group (CUAG) members, and users.
The objectives were to review the achievements of the 2015-2021 Copernicus Marine Service and build the future plans.
ECFAS will provide a much-needed solution to bolster coastal resilience to climate risk and reduce population and infrastructure exposure by monitoring and supporting disaster preparedness, two factors that are fundamental to damage prevention and recovery if a storm hits. ECFAS will provide a “Proof of Concept” to demonstrate the practical feasibility of a coastal flood awareness system. Through a series of test cases (case study sites), ECFAS will build on existing tools from the Copernicus compendium, customizing them for applications in the coastal zone at pan-European scale.
You can find further information on the CMEMS General Assembly and watch reruns here. https://cmemsga2021.com/en