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Innovators I - W-MED

Innovators I User Partnership - W-MED

Demonstration of an information service providing operational sea state now-casting service in the Mediterranean Sea using a specific technique assimilating satellite and buoys data into forecasted wave fields obtained from the WAM model.

 
Project References
 Name Innovators I - W-MED
 Title Innovators I User Partnership - W-MED
 Programme DUE (Data User Element)
 Theme Innovators
Ocean
 Cost €100k
 Type Service Demonstration
 Status Completed (28/10/2005-30/04/2007)
 Sensors ENVISAT : RA:2
 
Project Description
 Objectives

The W-MED project aimed at developing and demonstrating an information service providing operational sea state now-casting service in the Mediterranean Sea based on the use of a specific technique assimilating satellite and buoys data into forecasted wave fields obtained from the WAM model.
The accuracy of the measurements, both buoys and satellites, is independent of the dimensions of the basin, so it is possible to use them to calibrate the model data in such a way that measured quantities are used for small corrections to a short-range forecast, which is assumed to be good.

 

Two categories of users can be served by the W-MED information service:

  • fixed users with a stationary computer or terminal that requires data transmission to and from a network;
  • mobile users in ports or in navigation with a smart phone, PDA or other handheld device that requires wireless data transmission.

 

The service covers planning and monitoring of off-shore operations, ship routing, historical analyses and oceanographic modelling.

 
 Results 1-page project presentation
10-page project presentation
3-page project presentation
Project Final Report
 
 
Project Consortium
 Prime contractor KELL :
 Subcontractors
 
User Partnership
 Users Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute : Italian Navy Hydrographic Institute
 
Contact Points
 Project Manager Mr. Fabrizio Aversa
Kell S.r.l.
Via E.Q. Visconti n. 8,
00193 - Rome ITALY
Tel: +39 06 36004916
Fax: +39 06 3216937
Email: faversa @ kell.it
 Technical Officer Espen Volden
European Space Agency - ESRIN D/EOP-SEP
Via Galileo Galilei C.P.94
I-00044 Frascati (Roma)
ITALY
Tel: +39 06-941.80624
Fax: +39 06-942.80552
Email: espen.volden@esa.int
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