The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (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. The NOWMAPS (2) project provides CMEMS with this information for the North-West European Shelf region. NOWMAPS is led by the UK Met Office and includes Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the National Oceanography Centre and the Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie based in Hamburg.

The observations and forecasts provided via CMEMS support many marine users including marine safety, resource and environmental applications.

See also: Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) website.

Further Information

Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS)

This project has been completed

Key information

Funder: Mercator Ocean

Project start date: May 2015

Project end date: April 2018

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Jerry Blackford
Head of Science: Marine Systems Modelling Group

Other participants

Dr Jozef Skakala, Dr Momme Butenschon, Dr Stefano Ciavatta, Dr Susan Kay, Dr Yuri Artioli, Jerry Blackford