A pan-European concerted and integrated approach to operational wave modelling and forecasting – a complement to GMES MyOcean services


Project timeline
January 2012
36 months
December 2014
General Information
The main goal of MyWave is to lay the foundation for a future Marine Core Service that includes ocean waves. The project has identified four target areas where concerted research is needed to establish a high quality GMES Marine Core Service for ocean waves:
1. increase the use of earth observations by improving data processing algorithms and data assimilation systems,
2. improve the physics in current wave models and provide a framework for coupled model systems
3. establish a new standard for probabilistic wave forecasts based on ensemble methods,
4. derive standard protocols for validation products.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP7-SPACE-2011-1
Project TypeCollaborative project
Contract NumberGrant Agreement 284455
Co-ordinatorMeteorologisk Institutt (NO)
Total Eligible Costs (€) HZG Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for HZG (€)
Contact Person at HZG Dr. Arno Behrens, Institute of Coastal Research, KSD Phone: +49 4152 87 1556 Fax: +49 4152 87 1565
E-mail contact
Worldwide Europe

Consiglio Nazionale delle Richerche (IT), Ente Publico Puerteos del Estado Clima Maritimo (ES), Ente Publico Puertos del Estado (ES), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast (UK), Hellenic Center for Marine Reearch (GR), Instituto Nacional de Meteorologia (ES), Istituto Superiore per la Ricerca e la Protezione Ambientale (IT), Koninklijk Nederlands Meteorologisch Instituut (NL), Météo France, Centre de Recherches Météorologiques (FR), Met Office, Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research (UK), Norwegian Meteorological Office, Oslo (NO), Stato Maggiore Aeronautica - Ufficio Generale Spazio Aereo e Meteorologia (IT), Stichting Deltares (NL)
MyWave website
Last Update: 15. May 2017