FORCOAST aims to offer information services co-designed with stakeholders, which provide high-resolution data of water quality and met-ocean variables at coastal zone and nearshore that are used to give focused answers to specific questions from the targeted wild fisheries, bivalve mariculture, and oysterground restoration sectors.
FORCOAST is developing, testing and demonstrating, in operational mode, novel Copernicus-based downstream information services that will incorporate Copernicus Marine, Land and Climate Services Products, local monitoring data and advanced modelling in the service.
FORCOAST – Earth Observation services for wild fisheries, oysterground restoration and bivalve mariculture along European coasts – is an EU-funded project which is comprised of 21 partners from The Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark, Ireland Portugal, Spain, Italy, Romania and Bulgaria.
Established in 2007, TERRASIGNA has built competencies in the domain of analysis, processing and interpretation of different types of Earth observation (EO) data. It provides customized Geo-Information services to a wide pool of public and private national, European and international clients.
MAST-FOCUS, University of Liège
MAST (Modeling for Aquatic Systems) is a research group of the University of Liège. The group activities are devoted to the development and use of advanced numerical model, data assimilation and analyses techniques for understanding, forecasting, projecting marine systems with a focus on marine and coastal ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles.
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
RBINS hosts the Museum of Natural Sciences and collections of specimens and it provides public services in terms of advice, expertise and studies. The mission of its Operational Directorate “Natural Environment” (OD Nature) is to support the management of the marine environment, particularly for Belgian waters, by scientific activities including mathematical modelling, in-situ measurements and management advice to policy-makers.
Danish Meteorological Institute
DMI provides meteorological, oceanographic and related services. DMI’s area of activity comprises forecasting and warning services as well as continuous monitoring of weather, sea state, climate, and related environmental conditions in the atmosphere, over land and in the sea.
The Department of Bioscience under the faculty of Science and Technology works marine issues. Topics covered include biodiversity, ecophysiology and evolution, marine spatial planning, effects of climate change, physical and biological oceanography, ecosystem modelling, and marine ecosystem management.
Instituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di GeofisicaSperimentale
The institute operates in fields related to Earth Sciences, Geophysics, Oceanography, Marine, Maritime and Inland Waters, Seismology and Infrastructures to contribute to the environmental protection, sustainable economic development and societal inclusion.