Workshop “COASTAL OBSERVING AND FORECASTING SYSTEMS, TODAY & TOMORROW” Livorno, April 18-19, 2012 COASTAL OBSERVING AND FORECASTING SYSTEMS, TODAY & TOMORROW, an international workshop focused on reviewing existing systems for control and forecast of marine coastal areas, was dedicated to observational systems, operational coastal hydrodynamic and biogeochemical modeling, integrated systems and coastal observatories, and applications of integrated systems. The workshop was organized by LaMMA Consortium within the EU funded MOMAR project - “Integrated system for monitoring and control of the marine environment”, and it was aimed to creating a common path of marine and coastal monitoring between Sardinia, Tuscany and Corsica. The present monitoring procedures, especially as regards the Tuscan Archipelago, need to be upgraded, as shown by recent events such as the issues related to the sinking of the Costa Concordia at the Isola del Giglio. The workshop objectives were to give an accurate picture of the state of the art of control and forecast of marine coastal areas, as well as to motivate new research and applications within the variety of disciplines related to coastal observing and forecasting system. Presentations Session 1 - Coastal observations systems: remote and in-situ measurements of today and tomorrow Chairman: Pierre-Marie Poulain Workshop speakers PHOTOS Download Workshop Info&Program The audience Livorno Final conclusions In-situ based observations systems - Giuseppe M.R. Manzella, ENEA Lagrangian observations, an overview - Pierre-Marie Poulain, OGS Lagrangian observations networks - Luca Centurioni, SIO New EO products for Regional and Coastal Oceanography - Paolo Cipollini, NOC Satellite based monitoring and ocean color observations - Francis Gohin, IFREMER Ocean gliders for coastal monitoring - Baptiste Mourre, NURC Biogeochemical measurements from today to tomorrow: AUVs to UAV - Charles Trees, NURC Radar and drifter measurements for rapid response to marine accidents: the TOSCA network - Annalisa Griffa, CNR-ISMAR. Session 2 - Operational coastal modelling: reliability and applications Chairman: Jean-Marie Beckers Ocean-atmosphere interactions and their role in coastal areas - Jacopo Chiggiato, CNR-ISMAR The Mediterranean Ocean Forecasting System - Marina Tonani, INGV Mesoscale modelling issues - Pierre Garreau, IFREMER Data Assimilation and their impact in coastal modelling - Jean-Marie Beckers, University of Liège. Biogeochemical regional models - Cosimo Solidoro, OGS The Coastal Engineering scale - Francesco Lalli, ISPRA. Session 3 - Integrated Sea monitoring systems and Coastal Observatories Chairman: Joaquín Tintoré Coastal Observatories: SOCIB - Joaquín Tintoré Coastal Observatories: COSYNA - Friedhelm Schroeder The Poseidon Systems - Leonidas Perivoliotis Session 4 - Applications of integrated systems and EU regulations Chairman: Francois Galgani Coastal oil spill monitoring: the SOS-Bocche project - Andrea Cucco, CNR- IAMC Transnational integrated sea monitoring perspectives: the MOMAR project - Carlo Brandini, LaMMA Marine litter, observation/modelling and MSFD - Francois Galgani, IFREMER Applications to coastal scales product: the BFD - Marco Deserti, ARPA ER. Short presentations IMEDIA cruise: Tracking of eddies and meanders of the Northern Current in late winter (11-22 march 2012) - I. Pairaud (IFREMER), D. Fernandez, D. Le Berre, H. Benabdelmoumene, L. Bellomo, P. Garreau. X-Band Radar System for sea surface monitoring - G. Ludeno, S. Flamporius, A. Orlandi, C. Brandini, C. Lugni, F. Soldovieri, F. Serafino. COSMEMOS: a collaborative project - A. Antonini , E. Barro, R. Benedetti, S. Cristofori, A. Orlandi, A. Ortolani, L. Rovai Satellite and in situ monitoring of marine coastal waters in the Ligurian and North Tyrrhenian seas within the MOMAR Project - C. Lapucci, C. Brandini, A. Ortolani , F. Maselli, L. Massi, F. Galgani, C. Nuccio, B. Gozzini Posters YachtGOOS - A Recreational, Global Ocean Observing System - J. Allen (MyOcean Resources Ltd, Hornchurch, U.K.), E. Tesi, C. Fitzgerald, M. Unetti, J. Dunning and P. Cipollini. COSMEMOS: a collaborative project (poster) - A. Antonini (LaMMA Consortium, Florence, Italy), E. Barro, R. Benedetti, S. Cristofori, A. Orlandi, A. Ortolani , L. Rovai. Easy And Safe Yachting - L. Bardelli (ITSLAB, Italy). COASTALT: Coastal Altimetry contributes to regional sea level monitoring - P. Cipollini (Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, National Oceanographic Centre, U.K.), S. Vignudelli, A. Scozzari, J. Benveniste and the COASTALT Team. Drifter experiment in the Tuscan Archipelago - R. Gerin (OGS, Trieste, Italy), P.M. Poulain, L. Centurioni and C. McCall Satellite and in situ monitoring of marine coastal waters in the Ligurian and North Tyrrhenian seas within the MOMAR Project (poster) - C. Lapucci (LaMMA Consortium, Florence, Italy), C. Brandini, A. Ortolani , F. Maselli, L. Massi, F. Galgani, C. Nuccio, B. Gozzini X-Band Radar System for sea surface monitoring (poster) - G. Ludeno (IREA CNR, Naples, Italy), S. Flamporius, A. Orlandi, C. Brandini, C. Lugni, F. Soldovieri, F. Serafino. Gliders for Research, Ocean Observation & Management - E. Mauri (OGS, Trieste, Italy), P. Testor, L. Mortier, J. Karstensen, K. Heywood, D. Hayes. The MyOcean Ocean Colour Thematic Assembling Centre: a new Integrated European Service to access satellite ocean colour data - R. Santoleri (ISAC CNR, Rome, Italy), S. Colella, V. Forneris, G. Volpe, C. Tronconi, E. Böhm, P. Garnesson, A. Mangin, O. Hembise Fanton d’Andon, A. Lintu, F. Melin, F. Gohin, M. Taberner, P. Walker.