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November 2013
Validation Statistics

Among significant improvements, the MyOcean Service release on April 15th offers a new and complete historical validation statistics system for the near-real-time products. Discover the MyOcean team, its leader, Dr Jan Maksymczuk, and their realisations for improving MyOcean products' quality.


Sentinel-1 is a polar-orbiting, all-weather, day-and-night radar imaging mission for land and ocean services. The first Sentinel-1 satellite will be launched on a Soyuz rocket from Europe's Spaceport in French Guiana on 3 April 2014.

Illustration of Service to users

All service providers are concerned by one indicator in particular: user satisfaction. MyOcean services are no exception to the rule especially regarding the regular transition phases.

Satellite Image / NOAA

The intensity of a tropical cyclone depends on the amount of heat available in the ocean. This can be analysed and explained thanks to MyOcean analysis and Forecasts.

The MyOcean training session participants - Odessa 21-23 October 2013

Aiming at reinforcing the link between the MyOcean community and the regional users, the User Training Session “The Mediterranean and the Black seas” organised on 21-23 October, 2013 in Odessa (Ukraine) by the MyOcean partners MHI and OC-UCY fully met MyOcean users' expectations.


MyOcean is a user driven project. It is therefore of utmost importance to train users on the exploitation of MyOcean products & services.

Have your date for the next MyOcean training session in Ukraine dedicated to the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea !

MyOcean second User Workshop-Copenhagen-April 2013

The 2nd MyOcean User Workshop took place on 9-10 April 2013 in Copenhagen. It was organised in close cooperation with EEA, a Key- MyOcean user and partner , in particular to analyse and discuss the MyOcean contribution to the marine environment monitoring activities.


On the way to the Nicosia Declaration

On 10th October 2012, in the Cyprus Oceanography Centre of Cyprus University,  under the auspices of the Cyprus presidency of the European Union, a long‐term Strategic Partnership agreement was worked out by the MyOcean2 board and the National Agencies & Institutes of Member States, members of EuroGOOS.


Space-based observation systems and data are essential for GMES in general and for MyOcean services in particular. What about the recent EnviSat end of mission? What impacts on MyOcean services and products for users?

MyOcean2 logotype

On March 31st 2012, the MyOcean project gave way to MyOcean2. The European Ocean Monitoring Service has just entered its pre-operational phase. From March 27th to 29th, a dedicated event  for the MyOcean Closure and MyOcean2 Kick-Off took place in Brussels.