Regional Modelling

Supporting environmental assessment and ecosystem-based management, Operational Ecology (OE) reconstructs past history and aims to predict the future status of the marine environment and ecosystem.

Through the project model systems have been developed for four European regional seas. These state of the art end to end modelling systems have been used to produce 20 year hindcasts (simulations of the past), Rapid Environmental Assessments (simulations of the very recent past) and further used to develop an approach to seasonal forecasting.