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Generalities

OGS is an independent state national research institute active in the major geophysical research fields of seismic prospecting, seismology, applied and experimental oceanography, environmental geophysics. Since several years the Department of Oceanography carries out routine monitoring activity in the Adriatic and Mediterranean Sea by means of ships of opportunity and dedicates strong efforts on technological development and management of oceanographic instrumentation. OGS is National Oceanographic Data Centre for Italy within UNESCO IOC/IODE system, active in storing, qualifying and disseminating historical data sets, is Member of EuroGOOS and the Mediterranean Operational Oceanography Network (MOON).

 
Main Role in ADRICOSM-STAR

OGS is responsible for the continuation of the VOS monitoring program, collecting monthly XBT and meteo-data along the longitudinal axis of the Adriatic Sea (from Trieste to Durres) with a cross section from Durres to Bari, and contributes to the upgrading of the system with innovative expandable sensors and radiometric measurements. Beside this, the implementation of quality control (QC) methodologies and protocols will include the elaboration of information about the statistics of the profile with respect to the climatology of the region (computed in WP1) and the definition of data formats compatible with internationally accepted standards (WMO and MedAtlas or SeaDataNet). OGS is involved in rescuing and making available basic oceanographic, biological and ecological data for the northern and southern coastal strips, in assessing quality of rescued historical data, in producing climatologies and in the design and implementation of the ADRICOSM-STAR data base. OGS stores and makes available data both for observations and from models, designs and implements the data catalog and a web based discovery service based upon general structuring of the data collecting centres. OGS contributes in developing regional algorithm for chlorophyl, CDOM, TSM, K490 for Montenegro coastal waters.

   

The OGS participants are:
Alessandro Altenburger Web Site Management
Alberto Brosich Information Systems
Vanessa Cardin Physical Oceanography, Acquisition and Data Analysis
Manuel Bensi Physical Oceanography, Acquisition and Data Analysis
Alessandra Giorgetti Data Management
Elena Mauri In situ Satellite Data Analysis

 

OGS CATALOG

Historical Oceanographic DataBase click here
Historical Meteo Marine DataBase click here
In situ XBT and Meteo Data click here
Turbidity maps in the Adriatic Sea click here

OGS SERVICES

DM Discovery and Downloading click here
NRT Viewing click here
Images click here

ADRICOSM STAR NETWORK

Click on the map to go to ADRICOSM STAR network

PRODUCTS

ADRIATIC FORECAST click here
NRT XBT & CTD DATA click here
SATELLITE DATA click here
HISTORICAL DATA click here

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Supported by Italian Ministry for the Environment, Land and Sea

 

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Coordinated by CMCC, Centro Euro Mediterraneo per i Cambiamenti Climatici.