Which Copernicus Marine Service products will be used in the Service?

Presently, there are 45 products in Copernicus Marine Service catalogue including chlorophyll-a parameter. These datasets include satellite product datasets, biogeochemical models and in-situ monitoring networks. Although focus will be set on satellite datasets, biogeochemical models and in-situ datasets will also be included or acknowledged to raise awareness of these. On a first stage of the CHLO4MSFD Service a poll among users will be conducted to detect which products should be made available preferently. The final list of products, including full name and links to the Copernicus Marine Service catalogue, will be published in this section in due time.

How will Copernicus Marine Service information be integrated in CHLO4MSFD Service?

CHLO4MSFD will harvest the above mentioned products from Copernicus Marine Service but also, new derived products will be generated from the original Copernicus Marine Service and other distributors datasets. These new value-added products will contribute to extend the current Copernicus Marine Service catalogue.

How will Copernicus Marine Service information be useful for this Service?

The data delivered through the CHLO4MSFD portal will be primarily based on products provided by Copernicus Marine Service (http://marine.copernicus.eu). Moreover, products from alternative providers will also be included if considered useful to support Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD).

After the implementation and communication of the service, feedback from users will be collected in order to detect the strengths and weakness of the services and data proposed. This information will provide a valuable input for datasets providers (such as Copernicus Marine Service) and service providers to improve their products according to the specific needs of MSFD actors and attract similar profile users to the use of remote sensing and models datasets.

This service will reinforce the visibility of Copernicus Marine Service datasets to users contributing to the MSFD, and facilitate understanding of these data to promote their introduction in MSFD.

Concerning the expected contribution to the MSFD, this service will try to stimulate actors responsible for the monitoring and assessment requirements under the MSFD to use data derived from other sources than those used traditionally, and implement appropriate methodologies to incorporate these into accurate and coherent assessment.