Far Field Models – WP6

Contact: Stefano Ciavatta

Email: avab@pml.ac.uk

Telephone: +44 1752 633100

TAPAS supports the assessment and planning of sustainable aquaculture by producing and processing information at the large spatial scale of regional marine ecosystems. The project improves existing approaches to combine Earth Observation (EO) and modeling. The regional biogeochemical models of this WP (representing the Mediterranean Sea, North West European Shelf, North Atlantic, and Baltic Sea) will produce decadal simulations of current and future scenarios of the ecosystem status, by using or even assimilating EO data. Post-processing of integrated EO and model outputs will provide environmental indicators for operational use. These indicators feed into decision support systems, leading to improved cost-efficiency of management practices.

Planned tasks to achieve

  1. Improving existing approaches to combine Earth Observation and modelling
  2. Developing additional indicators for operational use
  3. Provide relevant far field models and EO data to the other WPs

Completed tasks until 18th Month

  1. Two deliverables have been submitted
  2. Regional ecosystem models were configured in all the European Seas investigated in TAPAS
  3. All regional models were applied successfully in first multi-annual hindcast simulations