CoastPredict – Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean

CoastPredict – Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean

CoastPredict – Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean 1573 1048 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

Alma Mater Studiorum, University of Bologna – Italy

CoastPredict is transforming the science of observing and predicting the Global Coastal Ocean, from river catchments, including urban scales, to the oceanic slope waters.

It integrates observations with numerical models to produce predictions with uncertainties from extreme events to climate, for the coastal marine ecosystems (their services), biodiversity, co-designing transformative response to science and societal needs. CoastPredict redefines the concept of the ‘Global Coastal Ocean’, focusing on the many common worldwide features, to produce observations and predictions of natural variability and human-induced changes in the coastal areas and upgrades the infrastructure for data exchange in line with recognised standards.

Start Date: 01/05/2021
End Date: 30/04/2031

This Programme hosts the following Ocean Decade Projects:

Integrated coastal ocean observing and predicting

Future Coastal Ocean Climates

Integrating Coastal Hazard Warning Systems for TAC

Forecasting the Argentine Sea

European Knowledge Hub on Sea Level Rise

Coastal Ocean Resource Environment

AI ensemble engine for coastal hazard predictions

PH ocean observing and coastal resource management

Integrated Coastal Ocean Observing and Predicting

Climate Data for Community Action

Coastal Pollution Toolbox

Mangroves as Nature-based Solutions to Coastal Hazards in Eastern Ghana (MANCOGA)

Coastal Observation Lab in a Box (COLaB)

Global Coastal Ocean Restoration and Resilience

Fishing Vessel ocean Observing Network

South-East Australian Coastal Ocean Forecast System

Coastal Observation Lab in a Box

Popular Observatory of the Sea – Amazon coast

Reef-shaped coastlines: effects of climate change

Download here the brochure CoastPredict: Revolutionising Global Coastal Ocean observing and forecasting

Lead Contact: Nadia Pinardi (

challenges: Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Expand the Global Ocean Observing System, Increase community resilience to ocean hazards, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Unlock ocean-based solutions to climate change
ocean_basins: All Ocean Basins
type_of_action: Programme


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