OSS2015 has developped and validated a Collaborative Platform based on the "Platform-as-a-service" paradigm. The aim is to support the generation of on-demand, bespoke Earth Observation products. The Platform provides the environment to implement the algorithms and process the data using remote sensing archives. In addition, validation tools, personnal data storage and data exchange facilities are available.
The Platform can be remotely accessed from computers running under Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.
To learn more about the Collaborative Platform, please use our Contact page.
The OSS2015 recommendations have been presented at the 7th EuroGOOS conference in Lisbon close to the end of the project (October 2014) to get feedback from the community. The 2014 EuroGOOS meeting was focused on the advent of the MCS. OSS2015 was represented with two oral presentations. It has been the opportunity to organise an OSS2015 workshop since some working sessions were dedicated to future configuration of the MCS and its links to Emodnet, SeaDataNet and EuroGOOS and most of the MCS future potential actors were present.
It aims to share oceanographic research with everybody who is interested. One of the main objectives is to generate awareness and interest in Ocean topics.
The program has been created at the Laboratoire d'Océanographie de Villefranche (France). It is organized in a participative way and its pluri-disciplinary team is composed of (future) researches, engineers, science facilitators, web-designers as well as school and university teachers and their students.
Thanks to the multiple supports at divers levels (e.g. European projects such as from OSS2015, educational authority of Nice, COI/UNESCO), the program proposes many activities. It particularly favors the online dissemination of science-based information towards a young audience.
On a dedicated website, you may find answers to a series of questions, a number of resources (e.g. animations, pictures and maps) and educational material including quizzes and games. With a quick click get information on e.g. observational tools, seasons in the oceans, or hands-on activities.
This initiative invites school classes to adopt a profiling float, to follow it during its scientific voyage and to share experiences.
The concept is based on the idea that a school class could adopt an underwater robot of the profiling float type and follow it during its scientific voyage. The trajectory of the float brings the students into an oceanic zone (e.g. the Mediterranean or the North Atlantic) and, in real-time, allows them to participate in the observations collected by this float as well as to the sciences that are associated.
The scientific voyage of a float can last 3 to 4 years. All during this time it can be accompanied to better understand the marine environment and the scientific approaches. On a specific web interface, the students can connect and share their acquired knowledge with an international adopt a float- community.
The adopt a float initiative is directly linked to the mon ocean & moi program.
The OSS2015 project was actively present at MyOcean Science Days in Toulouse, 22 to 24 September 2014.
The objective of the meeting was to report on the scientific preparatory work for the future Copernicus marine service and to pave the way for future R&D activities linked to the service. Associated European projects such as OSS2015 were given an opportunity to report on the achievements of their own objectives.
Two posters presented results issued from OSS2015. O. Fanton d'Andon et al., presents an overview of the project and its main outcomes, while C. Fontana et al. focuses on work performed in UPMC/LOV for the deployment of BioArgo floats.
In addition, O. Fanton d'Andon was appointed as chairperson for the plenary session "Predicting the Living Ocean" (photo), and A. Mangin was a member of the discussion panel on the topic "How to improve the overall design of our monitoring and forecasting systems ?".
The scientific "hot" topics addressed during the three days confirmed the right positioning of the OSS2015 project regarding the ocean bio-geochemistry.
Optimization of in-situ data collection, data assimilation, identification and modeling of bio-regions were particularly highlighted.
Land-Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone (LOICZ) is a core project of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP)
LOICZ is an international research project involving scientists from across the globe who have been investigating changes in the biology, chemistry and physics of the coastal zone since 1993. Since 2003, LOICZ has expanded its areas of research to include social, political and economic sciences in order to address the human dimensions of the coastal zone.
In 2011 LOICZ expanded its core activities from ongoing conceptual work on social-ecological systems, biogeochemical fluxes and modelling as well as methodology and application of governance assessments to special "Scientific Hotspots" of major societal concern. Namely these hotspots are Arctic Coasts, Islands at Risk, River-Mouth Systems, including Deltas and Estuaries, Urbanization in Coastal Zones as well as five Cross-Cutting activities.
The research results are used to explore the role humans play in the coastal zone, their vulnerability to changing environments, and the options to protect coasts for future generations.
The main goal of LOICZ is "to provide the knowledge, understanding and prediction needed to allow coastal communities to assess, anticipate and respond to the interaction of global change and local pressures which determine coastal change."
In 2013 LOICZ was invited to become part of the new 10-year Future Earth research initiative aiming at research for global sustainability.
OSS2015 is now affiliated to LOICZ and our project is now referenced by the LOICZ web portal.