Operational Services

Work Package 5 “Coastal resilience and operational services demonstrator“ (WP5) advances the collection, quality control, interpretation and use of sea level data. This will lead to new sea level and climate services. WP5 develops a consistent approach for combining sparse tide gauge data with satellite altimetry in order to deliver a spatially complete picture of sea level changes.

WP5 creates an integrated set of tools and measuring instruments as an operational service to a city and the adjacent port in order to minimize risks and improve environmental management. High-resolution operational forecast systems for wave, sea level, sea surface temperature, and circulation will be developed at all test sites.

WP5 will prototype a multi-parametric monitoring station, model the interactions between sea level hazards, economic activity and risk, by developing prototype scenario planning and visualization tools, an implement these at the pilot sites in Barcelona, Taranto and Alexandria.