WIT Press


How To Protect Our Coasts - Main Results From The OPCOM Project

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/CENV000381

Volume

43

Pages

9

Published

2000

Size

1,085 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

K. Duwe & I. Nohren

Abstract

Within the MAST project OPCOM general criteria were derived for the design of operational model systems to improve integrated coastal management. This com- prised a comprehensive data and information basis, state-of-the-art but easy-to- handle and cheap information technology, sophisticated data assimilation tech- niques as well as long-term stability and the ability of the model systems to de- scribe the hydrographic variability of the respective area. The improvement of long-term operability and reliability of operational and pre-operational coastal zone models has been addressed by means of sensitivity analyses of selected test calculations. Furthermore, the evaluation of sensitivity studies of the input from meteorological and large-scale hydrographic models re- sulted in requirements on data quality and coverage and guidelines on judgement on

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