The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) delivers regular and systematic reference information on the physical state and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the Global Ocean and the European regional seas.
This capacity encompasses the description of the current situation (analysis), the prediction of the situation a few days ahead (forecast), and the provision of consistent retrospective data records for recent years (multi-year products).
The CMEMS provides a sustainable response to European user needs in application areas such as marine safety, marine resources, the marine and coastal environment and climate and meteorological forecasting. It is user driven, validated by its users and responsive to their requests and promotes and supports its user uptake.
The CMEMS is a core service, which delivers generic and reliable global and European numerical information, derived from space and in-situ observations and from models, with clear boundaries with the downstream sector using this information to provide services to their own users as value-added services delivered by national institutions and private companies.
Baltic Monitoring and Forecasting Centre (BAL MFC) is responsible in delivering ocean forecast and reanalysis products for the Baltic Sea area. BAL MFC has five partners: Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie (BSH), Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI), Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Department of Marine Systems, Tallinn University of Technology (MSI) and Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
Main duties of the MSI within BAL MFC is development and application of Ocean Monitoring Indicators, quality control of the products and development of numerical models (circulation, waves, biogeochemistry).