Focus Area 1

Integrated observing and modelling
for short term coastal forecasting and early warnings

The mandate of Focus Area 1 Group is to provide a strategic vision, direction, and coordination for Core projects that will reinvent and transform our understanding and quantification of coastal ocean observability and predictability. The complexity (process interconnection, multiscale interactions, human pressures) of the Global Coastal Ocean system compels our Focus Area to invent, co-design, co-develop (together with the support of different stakeholders) and implement an integrated approach to observe and predict the global coastal ocean especially for what concerns the extreme events and the support to globally valid but locally customized solutions for the short lead time forecasting (2 weeks).

Expert members 

Membership may evolve/change as the core projects progress. 

Giovanni Coppini – co-Lead
Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation, ITALY

Pierre De Mey-Frémaux – co-Lead
Laboratoire d’Etudes en Géophysique et Océanographie Spatiales (LEGOS) (U.Toulouse/CNRS/CNES/IRD), FRANCE

Guimei Liu – co-Lead
National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center (NMEFC), CHINA