Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service

adwaïsEO is responsible for the deployment and operation of the MFC dissemination system.

Since the 1st May 2015, the Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS) has been operationally delivering regular and systematic reference information on the physical state and dynamics of the ocean and marine ecosystems for the Global Ocean and the European regional seas. This capacity encompasses the description of the current situation (analysis), the prediction of the situation a few days ahead (forecast), and the provision of consistent retrospective data records for  recent years (multi-year products).


The CMEMS provides a sustainable response to European user needs in application areas such as marine safety, marine resources, the marine and coastal environment and climate and meteorological forecasting. It is user driven, validated by its users and responsive to their requests..


The CMEMS is a core service, which delivers generic and reliable global and European numerical information, derived from space and in-situ observations and from models, with clear boundaries with the downstream sector using this information to provide services to their own users as value-added services delivered by national institutions and private companies.

The information provided by the CMEMS is open and free of charge, and is compliant with European regulations, such as INSPIRE and the Delegated Regulation on Copernicus data and information policy;

  • It is accessible through a European one-stop-shop that includes a structured information catalogue;
  • It is monitored to ensure that it complies with its operational obligations to users. CMEMS information is state-of-the-art;
  • Its quality control is based on a documented quality system, and its upgrades are based on the results of short- to long-term R&D activities and by user demand.

A consortium led by the CNR (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy) is in charge of the specification, development, deployment and operation of the CMEMS distribution service.

The Dissemination Units (DUs) are in charge of the dissemination of the product elaborated by TACs (Thematic Assembly Centre) and MFCs (Monitoring and Forecasting Centres) making them available to users through several interfaces (WMS, DGF, Subsetting…).


In that context, adwaïsEO is responsible for the deployment and operation of the MFC dissemination system.