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EDMERP Details


Project Title
Seasonal, INterannual and decAdal variability of atmosPere, oceanS and related marIne ecosystems
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Project Reference
Italian Ministry for the Environment and Territory
Associated programme
Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS)
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Geographic Area

Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea
Sea Area
Ionian Sea
Mediterranean Sea
Adriatic Sea


Data Theme
Chemical oceanography
Physical oceanography


The SINAPSI project aims to study the climate system at global and regional scales in order to improve our capability to understand and predict the climate variability at seasonal, interannual and decadal time scales for the atmosphere, ocean and marine ecosystems. The proposed research is based upon both existing observational data sets and modeling work and the collection of new observations and development of new models with two general goals: - to increase our capability to predict climate fluctuations in the atmosphere, ocean and marine ecosystems at the relevant time scales; - to define key climatic biogeochemical and physical parameters and key marine areas for monitoring the Mediterranean basin fluctuations in terms of the ecosystem response at the seasonal, interannual and decadal time scales. The SINAPSI Progetto Strategico connects with and complements some of the European Union activities in the MAST and ENVIRONMENT and CLIMATE programs (MTP-I, MATER, DICE, Seasonal Predictions, EuroCLIVAR, etc.) and it is in line with the general scope of CLIVAR, GOALS and IGBP (especially PAGES and GLOBEC).
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University of Bologna, Environmental Science, Laboratory SINCEM, Ravenna
Contact name
Pinardi Nadia
Other Partners
University of Bologna, Environmental Science, Laboratory SINCEM, Ravenna
OGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
University of Trieste, Department of Geological, Environmental and Marine Sciences
Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn of Naples
Università degli Studi di Napoli 'Parthenope' - Istituto di Meteorologia e Oceanografia
ISAC - Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (Rome)
CNR, Istituto per lo Studio della Dinamica delle Grandi Masse
CNR - Biophysics Institute
ENEA Centro Ricerche Ambiente Marino - La Spezia
Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR) - Bologna
Institute of Marine Science (ISMAR) - Ancona
ARPA Emilia-Romagna - Struttura Oceanografica Daphne
IAMC, Messina
ENEA Centro Ricerche Casaccia - Roma
CNR, Istituto di Scienze Marine (Sezione di Trieste)
CNR, Institute of Marine Science U.O.S. of Pozzuolo di Lerici (SP)
University of Milano "Bicocca", Dept.of Geological Sciences and Geotecnologies
CNR, Institute for the Marine and Coastal Environment (IAMC) - Oristano
CNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione Mazara del Vallo)


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