COSYNA - Coastal Observing System for Northern and Arctic Seas
It is COSYNA’s mission to develop and operate an integrated observing and modelling system suitable for investigating the environmental state and variability of coastal areas, with a focus on the North Sea and Arctic coastal waters.
COSYNA aims to provide data and knowledge tools to help evaluate the role of coastal systems for local and regional scientific questions and to provide authorities, industry, and the public with tools to plan and manage routine tasks, respond to emergency situations and to evaluate trends. COSYNA specifically develops scientific products and instruments, and provides its infrastructure to the scientific community.
COSYNA is financed and coordinated by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research GmbH. The scientific work is carried out jointly with the following partners of the Helmholtz association, universities, and monitoring authorities.
The coastal platform of ACROSS will extend COSYNA to the land side (estuary) and to more offshore regions of the North Sea.