Our project aims to prepare numerical ocean models for the next generation Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (CMEMS).

In response to the future priorities for CMEMS, IMMERSE will develop new capabilities to:

  • enable the production of ocean forecasts and analyses that exploit upcoming high resolution satellite datasets;
  • deliver ocean analyses and forecasts with the higher spatial resolution and additional process complexity demanded by users;
  • exploit the opportunities of new high performance computing (HPC) technology;
  • allow easy interfacing of CMEMS products with detailed local coastal models.

These developments will be delivered in the NEMO ocean model, an established, world-class ocean modelling system that already forms the basis of the majority of CMEMS analysis and forecast products.


IMMERSE project integrates activities ranging from NEMO ocean model core development to demonstration for Copernicus Marine Services downstream users.


The IMMERSE consortium combines expertise in ocean modelling, applied mathematics, high performance computing, software engineering, and in-depth knowledge of the CMEMS systems and downstream CMEMS systems.

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On April 5th 2019, the IMMERSE Users Remote Workshop was held to introduce the IMMERSE interfaces to the CMEMS users community and coastal modellers, outside the project. The webinar was organized by CMCC Foundation and NOC. After a brief introduction to present the IMMERSE project and the Task 7.3 by Dorotea Iovino (CMCC), Yann Drillet from Mercator Ocean presented CMEMS and its main actions on Marine Services & System Evolutions, and the structure of DIAS « WekEO ».


IMMERSE project was officially launched on 24 and 25 January 2019 in Grenoble during the kick-off meeting with fourteen project partners. This kick-off meeting was an opportunity for the consortium to discuss the project methodology, the different activities to be implemented and the upcoming deadlines.