The group is concentrated on Mediterranean
nowcasting/forecasting activities ranging
from real time data analysis to assimilation techniques development
and forecast assessment. In particular its areas of active research
- Real Time quality control and dissemination protocols for satellite and in situ data
- Optimal Estimation techniques for initialization of forecasts
- Daily production and dissemination of ten days Mediterranean Sea forecasts and high resolution Adriatic Sea forecasts.
- Study of the Mediterranean and Adriatic Sea dynamics with numerical models.
- Development of coupled marine ecological models for studies of short-term forecasts and of the impacts of the climatic change on the ecosystems.
- Air-sea interaction studies in particular for off-line and synchronous ocean-atmopshere modelling.
In the framework of Operational Oceanography INGV has been involved in several European Union Projects and Italian international Projects, in particular:
The main objective of the Global Oceanography group is to study the role of the ocean in the global climate system and evaluate the impacts of climate changes on the physical state of the ocean and its ecosystem. The oceans play an important role on climate variability at long time scales through processes of heat storing and heat transport, large scale circulation, biomass distribution and CO2 exchanges at the ocean-atmosphere interface. The instruments available to the Global Ocean group are numerical models of different complexity and resolution, and ocean data assimilation systems. In summary, the research activity in such a context is devoted to the development of the physical and biogeochemical aspects of the oceanic component of an Earth System Model. The numerical activities of the Global Ocean group comprises:
Development and preoperational validation of GMES Marine Core Services
Implementation of a modular operational system for the continuous monitoring of marine oil pollution and forecast of oil pollutants’ dispersion
European coastal-shelf sea operational observing and forecasting system
A paneuropean infrastructure for ocean and marine data management
The project aims at the development and partial implementation of an integrated coastal area and river and urban waters management system that considers both observational and modelling components.