BF-MFC provides regular and systematic information about the physical and biogeochemical state and dynamics of the Black sea. This data covers analysis of the current situation, forecasts of the situation over a few days (10 days) in advance and the provision of retrospective data records for several decades (reanalysis). The BF-MFC products describe waves, currents, temperature, salinity, sea level, chlorophyll, phytoplankton biomass, primary production, nitrate, phosphate and oxygen.



The BS-MFC approach is composed of four main activity blocks:

  1. interfaces with the external data providers;
  2. processing of information by the numerical models and the data assimilation systems and quality control of the information produced;
  3. dissemination and archiving, together with the local Service Desk and
  4. cross-cutting activities such as communication and training (see Figure here above). This is a user-driven service where system improvements have been pursued on the basis of clear feedbacks from stakeholders.



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IO-BAS IO-BAS : Management, local service desk, service evolution
A. Pazalov (coordinator)
CMCC CMCC : Physics, service evolution
G. Coppini, PI
S. Ciliberti, PI
mast ULg-MAST : biogeochemistry, service evolution
M. Grégoire, PI
L. Vandenbulcke
A. Capet
HZG HZG : waves, service evolution
Joanna Staneva, PI
USOF University of Sofia : service evolution
E. Stanev, PI
E. Peneva, PI
ITU Eurasia Institute of Earth Sciences : service evolution
E. Ozsoy, PI