Black Sea coastal forecasting system
- 1Marine Hydrophysical Institute (MHI), 2, Kapitanskaya Street, 99011, Sevastopol, Crimea, Ukraine
- 2Institute of Oceanology (IO), First May Street 40, P.O. Box 152, Varna 9000, Bulgaria
- 3National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa"(NIMRD), 300 Blvd. Mamaia, 900581, Constanta 3, Romania
- 4Middle East Technical University, Institute of Marine Sciences (IMS), P.O. Box 28, 33731, Erdemli-Mersin, Turkey
Abstract. The Black Sea coastal nowcasting and forecasting system was built within the framework of EU FP6 ECOOP (European COastalshelf sea OPerational observing and forecasting system) project for five regions: the south-western basin along the coasts of Bulgaria and Turkey, the north-western shelf along the Romanian and Ukrainian coasts, coastal zone around of the Crimea peninsula, the north-eastern Russian coastal zone and the coastal zone of Georgia. The system operates in the real-time mode during the ECOOP project and afterwards. The forecasts include temperature, salinity and current velocity fields. Ecosystem model operates in the off-line mode near the Crimea coast.