In autumn 2019, Copernicus Marine Service has launched the 3rd edition of the Ocean State Report, which is an annual assessment of the current state of the oceans. This edition focuses on the year 2017.
Report includes oceans natural variations and changes linked to climate change, offers a snapshot of ocean heat content and sea-surface temperature trends and anomalies. It is written by over 100 scientific experts from more than 30 European scientific institutions and their knowledge is combined with Earth Observation data. This report is not meant only for scientific community, it has an informative summary dedicated to decision makers, organizations and general public.
Report has three dedicated sections:
– Blue Ocean -currents, temperatures, waves, sea level, etc.;
– White ocean – ice coverage, velocity, concentration, icebergs, etc.;
– Green Ocean – CO2, nutrients, oxygen, primary production, etc.
More about Ocean State Report here.
Copernicus is the World’s largest and most ambitious Earth observation programme. It provides accurate, timely and easily accessible information to improve the management of the environment, understand and mitigate the effects of climate change and ensure civil security. Since 2017, the Institute for Environmental Solutions (IES) is a member and Latvia’s representative of Copernicus Relay and Academy networks. IES explains possibilities offered by the Copernicus program for national, business and public needs, organise training and information activities. Since 2015 IES in cooperation with European Space Agency is using Copernicus satellite data for assessment of different environmental and natural resources.
Find more about IES work in Copernicus network here.
Find more about IES cooperation with European Space Agency here.