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Coordinated Atlantic Coastal Operational Oceanographic Observatory (MyCOAST)


The aim of MyCOAST is to enhance the capability of risk management systems in the Atlantic region by improving co-operation between observational and forecasting systems and end users. MyCOAST aims to build a coordinated Atlantic Coastal Operational Observatory in the Atlantic area joining capabilities from all the 5 partner states and from existing cross-border cooperation activities, all targeted towards the improvement of coastal monitoring and forecasting tools to support threat and emergency response.

The technical networking and specific synergies will strengthen the use and the dissemination of downstream applications of the Copernicus Marine and Environmental Monitoring Service (CMEMS) in order to address the common challenge of resilience of the coastal area to risk. The proposed data management tools will promote information sharing and interoperability between coastal observatories and the common European information sharing systems. To ensure effective implementation, the risk management tools will be developed and validated jointly with the key actors involved in managing and preventing coastal risks like flooding and coastal erosion, those in managing water quality issues, and those responsible for managing maritime safety and response to pollution incidents.

Finally MyCOAST will improve the awareness of risks in the Atlantic Area, and identify and promote opportunities for the private sector.

Project information


AZTI tecnalia, Spain


Spanish Institute of Oceanography, Spain

Technological Institute for Environmental control of Galicia, Spain

Marine Institute - Foras na Mara, Ireland

University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service, France

Ports of the State, Spain

French Institute of Research for Exploitation of the Sea ( IFREMER), France

Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), United Kingdom

Instituto Superior Técnico, POrtugal

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, United Kingdom

Marine Scotland, Scotland

Directorate General of Environmental Quality and Climate Change –Meteo Galicia, Spain)

Hydrographic Institute, Portugal

Qualitas Instruments Lda, Spain

Source of funding

EU INTERREG Atlantic Area transnational cooperation programme

Reference information


Published in Climate-ADAPT Mar 07 2019   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 04 2023

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