MyCOAST EAPA_285/2016

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Coordinated Atlantic coastal operational oceanographic observatory

Call 2016
Priority 3. Strengthening the territory's resilience to risks of natural, climate and human origin
Objective 3.1. Strenthening risks management systems

Lead partner:

Fundación AZTI – AZTI Fundazioa (AZTI)
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ERDF funding 2.249.215,71 €
Total budget 2.998.954,28 €
Duration 2017-11-15 - 2020-12-31


The European Union has funded large scale initiatives to protect, secure and develop the potential of marine and coastal environments. The aim of MYCOAST is to enhance the capability of risk management systems in the Atlantic region by improving co-operation between, observational and forecasting systems, and end users. This project aims to build a coordinated Atlantic Coastal Operational Observatory in the Atlantic Area joining capabilities from all the five countries and from existing cross-border cooperation activities, all targeted towards the improvement of coastal monitoring and forecasting tools to support threat and emergency response. The technical networking and specific synergies will strengthen the use and the dissemination of downstream applications of the Copernicus Marine and Environmental Monitoring Service (CMEMS) in order to address the common challenge of resilience.
The proposed data management tools will promote information sharing and interoperability between coastal observatories and the common European information sharing systems. To ensure effective implementation, the risk management tools will be developed and validated jointly with the key actors involved in managing and preventing coastal risks like flooding and coastal erosion, those in managing water quality issues, and those responsible for managing maritime safety and response to pollution incidents. Finally MYCOAST will improve the awareness of these risks in the Atlantic Area, and identify and promote opportunities for the private sector.

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Partner Location
1 Fundación AZTI – AZTI Fundazioa (AZTI) País Vasco (ES)
2 Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO) Galicia, Principado de Asturias, Cantabria, Andalucia (Cádiz), Islas Canarias (ES)
3 Instituto Tecnolóxico para o Control do Medio Mariño de Galicia (INTECMAR) Galicia (ES)
4 Foras na Mara (IMI) Border, Midland and Western (IE)
5 Universidade de Santiago de Compostela (USC) Galicia (ES)
6 Service hydrographique et océanographique de la marine (SHOM) Bretagne (FR)
7 Puertos del Estado (PdE) Andalucia (Huelva, Cádiz and Sevilla) (ES)
8 Institut Français de Recherche pour l’Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER) Bretagne (FR)
9 Dirección de Atención de Emergencias y Meteorología (DAEM) País Vasco (ES)
10 Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS) Dorset and Somerset (UK)
11 Instituto Superior Técnico (IST) Lisboa (PT)
12 Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Devon (UK)
13 Marine Scotland (MSS) Scotland (UK)
14 Dirección Xeral de Calidade Ambiental e Cambio Climático (DXCACC-MeteoGalicia) Galicia (ES)
15 Instituto Hidrográfico (IH) Lisboa (PT)
16 Autoridad Portuaria de A Coruña (APAC) Galicia (ES)
17 Subdirección Xeral de Gardacostas de Galícia. Consellería do Mar (Guardacostas Galicia) Galicia (ES)
18 European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS AISBL) Brussels (BE)
19 Qualitas Instruments Lda (QUALITAS) Lisboa (PT)
20 Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) South Western Scotland (UK)
21 Grand Port Maritime de Bordeaux (GPMB) Aquitaine (FR)
22 Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (CML) Lisboa (PT)
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