EuroGOOS roadmap for operational coastal downstream services

Type Article
Date 2023-07
Language English
Author(s) El Serafy Ghada1, 2, Mészáros Lőrinc1, 2, Fernández Vicente3, Capet Arthur4, She Jun5, Sotillo Marcos Garcia6, Melet Angelique7, Legrand Sebastien4, Mourre Baptiste8, Campuzano Francisco9, Federico Ivan10, Guarnieri Antonio11, Rubio Anna12, Dabrowski Tomasz13, Umgiesser Georg14, Staneva Joanna15, Ursella Laura16, Pairaud IvaneORCID17, Bruschi Antonello18, Frigstad Helen19, Baetens Katrijn4, Creach Veronique20, Charria GuillaumeORCID17, Alvarez Fanjul Enrique7
Affiliation(s) 1 : Unit of Marine and Coastal Systems, Deltares, Delft, Netherlands
2 : Applied Mathematics, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands
3 : European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Brussels, Belgium
4 : Operational Directorate Natural Environment (OD Nature), Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), Brussels, Belgium
5 : Department of Weather Research, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark
6 : Nologin Oceanic Weather systems, Nologin Consulting S.L., Zaragoza, Spain
7 : Mercator Ocean International (MOi), Toulouse, France
8 : Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System, SOCIB, Palma, Spain
9 : +ATLANTIC Colab, Peniche, Portugal
10 : Ocean Predictions and Applications, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici (CMCC), Lecce, Italy
11 : Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Sezione di Bologna, Bologna, Italy
12 : Marine Research, Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), AZTI, Pasaia, Spain
13 : Marine Institute, Ocean Science and Information Services, Galway, Ireland
14 : Institute of Marine Science, National Research Council (ISMAR-CNR), Venice, Italy
15 : Hydrodynamics and Data Assimilation, Institute for Coastal Systems, Helmholz Centre Hereon, Geesthacht, Germany
16 : Oceanography Section, National Institute of Oceanography and Applied Geophysics (OGS), Trieste, Italy
17 : Laboratoire d’Océanographie Physique et Spatiale (LOPS), Univ Brest, CNRS, IRD, French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), Plouzané, France
18 : National Centre for Coastal Zone Protection and Characterization, Marine Climatology and for Operational Oceanography, Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Rome, Italy
19 : Oceanography and Biogeochemistry, Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Grimstad, Norway
20 : Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Source Frontiers In Marine Science (2296-7745) (Frontiers Media SA), 2023-07 , Vol. 10 , P. 1177615 (21p.)
DOI 10.3389/fmars.2023.1177615
Keyword(s) EuroGOOS, operational oceanography, coastal services, roadmap, copernicus

The EuroGOOS Coastal working group examines the entire coastal value chain from coastal observations to services for coastal users. The main objective of the working group is to review the status quo, identify gaps and future steps needed to secure and improve the sustainability of the European coastal service provision. Within this framework, our white paper defines a EuroGOOS roadmap for sustained “community coastal downstream service” provision, provided by a broad EuroGOOS community with focus on the national and local scale services. After defining the coastal services in this context, we describe the main components of coastal service provision and explore community benefits and requirements through sectoral examples (aquaculture, coastal tourism, renewable energy, port, cross-sectoral) together with the main challenges and barriers to user uptake. Technology integration challenges are outlined with respect to multiparameter observations, multi-platform observations, the land-coast-ocean continuum, and multidisciplinary data integration. Finally, the technological, financial, and institutional sustainability of coastal observing and coastal service provision are discussed. The paper gives special attention to the delineation of upstream and downstream services, public-private partnerships and the important role of Copernicus in better covering the coastal zone. Therefore, our white paper is a policy and practice review providing a comprehensive overview, in-depth discussion and actionable recommendations (according to key short-term or medium-term priorities) on the envisaged elements of a roadmap for sustained coastal service provision. EuroGOOS, as an entity that unites European national operational oceanography centres, research institutes and scientists across various domains within the broader field of operational oceanography, offers to be the engine and intermediary for the knowledge transfer and communication of experiences, best practices and information, not only amongst its members, but also amongst the different (research) infrastructures, institutes and agencies that have interests in coastal oceanography in Europe.

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El Serafy Ghada, Mészáros Lőrinc, Fernández Vicente, Capet Arthur, She Jun, Sotillo Marcos Garcia, Melet Angelique, Legrand Sebastien, Mourre Baptiste, Campuzano Francisco, Federico Ivan, Guarnieri Antonio, Rubio Anna, Dabrowski Tomasz, Umgiesser Georg, Staneva Joanna, Ursella Laura, Pairaud Ivane, Bruschi Antonello, Frigstad Helen, Baetens Katrijn, Creach Veronique, Charria Guillaume, Alvarez Fanjul Enrique (2023). EuroGOOS roadmap for operational coastal downstream services. Frontiers In Marine Science, 10, 1177615 (21p.). Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :