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The overall aim of this project is to examine the current data collection, observation, surveying, sampling and data assembly programs in the Baltic Sea basin, assess and demonstrate how they can fit into purpose in the 11 challenge areas in terms of data uncertainty, availability, accessibility and adequacy, and deliver the findings to stakeholders through an internet portal with dynamic mapping features and a stakeholder workshop. The Baltic Sea region is as defined by the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, i.e., the semi-enclose sea bounded by the parallel of the Skaw in the Skagerrak at 57°44.43'.
The proposed approach is, through demonstrating how data (mainly in-situ, incl. satellite and model when necessary) is fit-for-purpose in 11 challenge areas, examine the availability, accessibility, uncertainty and adequacy of the data, especially from EMODNET thematic database and Copernicus marine data e.g. MyOcean. The project is divided into 17 Work Packages (WPs), including 11 challenge area WPs, Portal WP13, Literature review WP1, Data adequacy report WP 15, Panel organization WP14 and Stakeholder workshop WP16 and Project Management WP17.
This report summarizes the findings of a literature survey to identify sources for the required characteristics for the Baltic Sea in order to address the needs in eleven predefined challenges. The identified data sources have as far as possible been evaluated with regard to: availability (accessibility, performance) and appropriateness.
10/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert - description
11/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert -
12/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert -
13/05/2016 - Oil leak Alert -
At 8:15 CET this morning (10/05/2016), a borehole located at (55,39974N ; 18,72303E) started to leak oil at a rate of 2500 barrels/day for a period of 3 days (1BBL=159L), which is equivalent to about 15tons/hour.
The accident area is about 119 km northeast of Polish coast (Wladyslawowo) and 153 km west of Klaipeda, where there are Spatial Protected Areas in Natura2000. The oil spill site has a water depth of about 86 meters.
48h HIRLAM forcing, made on the 10th
48h HIRLAM forcing, made on the 11th
48h HIRLAM forcing, made on the 12th
72h ECMWF forcing, made on the 10th
72h ECMWF forcing, made on the 11th
72h ECMWF forcing, made on the 12th
72h DMI model animation
The value of data can only be realized when they are used. Therefore one major factor to determine the volume of the value of data is their level of “fitness-for-the-use (FFU)”. The purpose of the Baltic Sea CheckPoint Data Adequacy Report (DAR) is to assess the FFU levels of the Baltic Sea data in areas of air, water, biota, seabed and human activities for their read more
The value of data can only be realized when they are used. Therefore one major factor to determine the volume of the value of data is their level of “fitness-for-the-use (FFU)”. The purpose of the Baltic Sea CheckPoint Data Adequacy Report (DAR) is to assess the FFU levels of the Baltic Sea data in areas of air, water, biota, seabed and human activities for their usages in social-economic benefit areas and marine knowledge generation, which are presented by eleven challenge areas predefined by DG-MARE. The data assessed include in situ observations, satellite observations, model data, human activity data and integrated data by combining models and observations.
The 11 expert teams will work on the 11 challenge areas, to demonstrate how the marine data is used to fit the purpose of stakeholder needs, as stated in the Call. At the same time, they will further examine the gaps of data availability, accessibility and uncertainty.
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