Mohn-Sverdrup Center for Global Ocean Studies and Operational Oceanography
Satellite remote sensing research and applications in marine sciences.
Numerical modeling and data assimilation for operational monitoring and prediction of the ocean circulation, marine ecosystem and sea-ice.
The Modeling and Data Assimilation group has been carrying methodological developments in data assimilation and ocean modeling since the mid-90s with the introduction of the Ensemble Kalman Filter (EnKF, eVITA-EnKF project) and nested configurations of the HYbrid Coordinate Ocean Model (HYCOM) in different regions of the global oceans.
Since the years 2000, the group has been involved in operational forecasting activities with the TOPAZ system and is more recently turning into reanalysis applications since the TOPAZ system has been transferred for operational exploitation at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MyOcean project). The model is coupled to an in-house dynamic-thermodynamic sea ice model including novel developments for the Marginal Ice Zone (WIFAR project). The physical model is coupled to the Norwegian ecosystem model NORWECOM to study the coupling of physical and ecosystem processes at the meoscale along the Norwegian Coast (AcuSAT project) and for assimilation of ocean colour data over the North Atlantic and Arctic (GreenSeas project).
|Name||Field of Research|
|Bouillon, Sylvain||sea ice|
|Bergh, Jon E.||oceanography|
|Evensen, Geir||other scientific field|
|Hansen, Morten W.||oceanography|
|Johannessen, Johnny A.||
|Nilsen, Jan Even Øie||oceanography|
|Raanes, Patrick N.||mathematics|
CARBOCHANGE will provide the best possible process-based quantification of net ocean carbon uptake under changing climate conditions using past and present ocean carbon cycle changes for a better prediction of future ocean carbon uptake.
Advancing the quantitative knowledge of how planktonic marine ecosystems, including phytoplankton, bacterioplankton and zooplankton, will respond to environmental and climate changes
The ESA has initiated ClimateChange Initiatives for all Essential Climate Variables. the Ocean Colour CCI is the only one of them that related to a "living" variable.
Creating a data repository for Nordic and Arctic regions for Earth Observation data from polar orbiting satellites, serving research and application in marine, polar and climate sciences.
The conjunction of waves and sea ice represents a serious threats for the offshore activities in the Marginal Ice Zone. WIFAR is introducing the effect of waves into operational forecast models of the coupled ice-ocean system.