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High Frequency Radar European common data and metadata model Reference Card: all you need to know about High Frequency Radar (HFR) data harmonization at a glance

The major European marine data integrators and infrastructures (CMEMS, SeaDataNet and EMODnet Physics) and the Research Infrastructure JERICO are supporting and promoting the outcome of the HFR Task Team activities. New providers and operators are welcomed to join the network and be supported to implement the European common data and metadata model for real-time HFR surface current data. Thus they will be able to integrate the future CMEMS INSTAC catalogues (until V5 in April 2019).Reference Card – all you need to know about HFR data harmonization at a glance https://presentations.copernicus.org/EGU2018-13317_presentation.pdf

An interview with Loïc Petit de la Villéon, Deputy Coordinator CMEMS In Situ Thematic Assembly Centre

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS http://marine.copernicus.eu/) measures, models and forecasts the state of the global oceans and regional seas, providing more than 150 specific products comprising data from satellite images, ocean forecast models and ocean observations (measurements taken in the sea). Within CMEMS, the In Situ Thematic Assembly Centre (INSTAC) ensures that a steady supply of these in situ ocean measurements is made available to the other service components. Loïc Petit de la Villéon, Deputy Coordinator of the CMEMS INSTAC, told us more about what INSTAC does for CMEMS, how it works, and why it is important for the Copernicus Marine Service.

In situ data critical for the Copernicus Marine Service

The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) benefits from a range of in situ observations, drawn from a wide variety of platforms, including autonomous ocean-based observatories and sensors aboard ships. Almost 9000 platforms supply the service with data, which is critical for the production of the Copernicus Marine Service products.CMEMS has from the very beginning realized the value of in situ observations in the production line, making the CMEMS In Situ Thematic Assembly Centre (INSTAC) an integral part of the service provision. INSTAC builds on a range of in situ data providers, including, predominantly, the EuroGOOS Regional Operational Oceanographic Systems (ROOS) and the Joint WMO-IOC Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM). INSTAC also works closely with SeaDataNet, coordinating a network of European National Data Centres, and EMODnet, unlocking European in situ marine data for the majority of data parameters.