Most of the marine economy sector relies on human activities taking place at the ocean surface: maritime transport, fisheries, oil & gas exploitation, maritime tourism. For protecting marine and coastal environments, while ensuring safe activities at the ocean surface, drift modelling estimation constitutes an efficient decision tool.
Since 2009, CLS (Collecte Localisation Satellites) has developed and maintains a suite of drift models named MOBIDRIFT, allowing the simulation of object drift at sea. It addresses several types of applications thanks to four specific modules: icebergs, particles (oil spill, algae, litter), search & rescue and containers. This drift model suite is forced by environmental data to calculate the impact on the modelled object.
The objective of this pilot is to take advantage of the NextGEOSS platform to enhance the actual service by: