Research project

Copernicus Marine Environmental Service - Ocean Colour Thematic Assemblying Center 77-CMEMS-TAC-OC (DTA.AD004.203)

Thematic area

Earth system science and environmental technologies

Project area

Osservazione della Terra (DTA.AD004)

Structure responsible for the research project

Marine science institute (ISMAR)

Other structures collaborating in the research project

Project manager

Phone number: +390649934346


The Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) is one of the six services of the Copernicus program. Since the 1st May 2015 CMEMS provides regular and systematic reference information on the physical state, variability and dynamics of the ocean, ice and marine ecosystems for the global ocean and the European regional seas. CMEMS includes both satellite and in-situ high level products prepared by Thematic Assembly Centers (TACs) and modelling and data assimilation products prepared by Monitoring and Forecasting Centers (MFCs).
The Ocean Colour Thematic Assembly Centre (OC TAC) is one of the assembly centres of the CMEMS dedicated to colour satellite data. OCTAC shall contribute to CMEMS objectives by generating higher level observational combined products. The OCTAC should also play the role of expert centres for input data quality of current or past observations as this is of prime importance to generate multi-mission/multi-sensor observational products for both direct dissemination to users and assimilation by MFCs.



Start date of activity



ocean color, services, copernicus

Last update: 02/12/2023