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Wave products to enter the Copernicus Marine Service from 19 April 2017

Up to now, the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) provides freely more than 150 ocean products derived from Satellite/in situ/Models, dealing with the physical (temperature, salinity, ocean currents…) and biogeochemical (chlorophyll, dissolved oxygen…) state of the ocean over the European regional seas and the global ocean.

The year 2017 will see a major improvement in the CMEMS portfolio: Wave products, be from models, satellite or in situ observations will be available throughout 2017 and 2018. The first step of this important release will take place on April 19th 2017.

New wave products are answering the requirements from a large user panel in need of wave information in all ocean basins and the blue economy shall profit from those new open and free waves products.

Various markets such as for example the maritime transport sector, shipping industry, coast guards and port authorities will benefit from it.

Moreover, the Copernicus Marine Service wave products are a key input for the development of wave energy technologies which is developing fast to help secure Europe’s energy supply and reducing its fossil print.

Finally, the research and academic community shall also take a large advantage of the new wave products, and use them for example in ocean-atmosphere interaction studies or applied science to name a few.

Source CMEMS