The targeted applications belong to four mains areas:
- Marine safety (e.g. marine operations, oil spill combat, ship routing, search & rescue);
- Marine resources management (e.g. fish stock management);
- Climate and seasonal forecasting (e.g. climate change monitoring, ice seasonal forcasting);
- Marine and coastal environment (e.g. ice sheet surveys, water quality, coastal activities).
MyOcean started on 1st January 2009 and will last for 39 months, with an estimated total cost of EUR 55 Millions. The project is partly funded by the European Commission under the 7th Framework Programme.
In cooperation notably with national meteorological services, the European Environment Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), MyOcean undertakes the pre-operational validation of the GMES Marine Service.
The project also aims at proposing a governance structure for the GMES Marine Service.
MyOcean is undertaken by a consortium led by Mercator Ocean and composed of 60 partners from across Europe. The consortium is structured around a core team of marine service operators supported by key R&D players and experts.