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Water data. When research and end-users get together

Jacob Tornfeldt Sørensen, Rodolfo Bolanos, Agustin Sanchez-Arcilla, Sandro Carniel and Joanna Staneva

(Submission #230)


The synergy created by combining the CEASELESS research project and DHI’s Water Data database experience, for coastal applications will be discussed and presented. DHI Water Data portal ( was created in response to DHI needs for managing the growing amount of data that exist on water, and developed with the aim of sharing experiences and knowledge of datasets, and how they should be used in an efficient manner. This data knowledge base, together with an easy access to relevant datasets, represent valuable concepts aligned with the INSPIRE directive. The basic motivations for the portal are then the capability to provide a mean for the water-related industry (and in particular coastal oceanography applications) to better access data favouring the preparation of knowledge-based solutions that require a number of factors, including easy access to good data that are fit for purpose. Copernicus Evolution and Applications with Sentinel Enhancements and Land Effluents for Shores and Seas “CEASELESS” is an EU H2020 project, whose general aim is to achieve a high-grade analysis of coastal sea dynamics based on superior level of information provided by Sentinel data combined with in-situ coastal observations and greater wealth of processes in metocean models that consider explicitly the land boundary condition. This will support an enhancement of the Copernicus coastal dimension that is timely and commensurate with the challenges faced by vulnerable coastal systems, contributing to create a weather-smart society and a variety of weather-based services. The geographical distribution of CEASELESS pilot cases, which include the North Atlantic/Mediterranean offshore domains and a set of coastal domains representing open/gulf coasts (Catalan coast and North Adriatic Sea) and estuary/inlet coasts (German Bight and Danish coast) offer a range of contrasting metocean conditions. The Water Data Portal provides an excellent opportunity to be used as a database for CEASELESS applications that enhance the CMEMS coastal dimension, proving the added value of the INSPIRE directive. This will ensure sustainability during the project duration and facilitate access to the data to CEASELESS partners. It will be demonstrated how CEASELESS data can be used to enrich CMEMS coastal applications while advancing the capabilities of the database and other digitalization developments aligned with INSPIRE.


Topic Area:  [1.2] Environmental monitoring and reporting
Abstract Type:  Oral Presentation

Additional Fields

Academic:   Yes
Data Provider:   No
Data User:   Yes
INSPIRE Implementer (IT):   No
INSPIRE newbies:   No
Policy Officers:   No
Public Administration (MS/Regional/Local):   No
Thematic specialists:   No

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