Copernicus Evolution and Applications with Sentinel Enhancements and Land Effluents for Shores and Seas (CEASELESS)

Objective:
The general aim of CEASELESS is to achieve a high-grade analysis of coastal sea dynamics based on superior level of information provided by Sentinel 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. 

Expected outcome: 

  • Processing tools supporting a combined analysis of high resolution remote sensed (RS) data and modelled results for 2-way validations of coastal processes and unstructured grids.
  • Data repositories for an efficient assessment (quality and uncertainty) and storage/retrieval of regularly updated (e.g. with changing bathymetry) metocean fields.
  • Co-registration and fusion for directionally asymmetric domains (presence of land border) to enhance the benefit of “local” assimilation for anisotropic/non-linear shallow water processes.
  • Assessment of the operational potential of the proposed Copernicus coastal evolution with a proof-of-concept based on performance (technical feasibility) and application value (economic viability).
  • Performance limits and good practice criteria for the combined exploitation of RS measurements/numerical fields/in-situ observations within a future Coastal Service in Copernicus.

The project began November 2016 and will run for 3 years.