MELOA 1st Advisory Board Meeting




MELOA project had the first Advisory Board meeting on 16th May 2018, in Dublin (Ireland).


The Advisory Board is composed by representatives of the following institutions:

  • Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service (INSTAC), France
  • Group of Earth Observations (GEO), Switzerland
  • CSICO's Ocean and Atmosphere, Australia
  • Department of Oceanography from the University of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Marine Scotland Science, Scotland
  • MSC Terminal Valencia, Spain
  •  Surfline/Wavetrak, USA
  • Science and Technology Organisation - Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (STO CMRE), Italy
  • Météo-France, France
  • European Global Ocean Observing System (EuroGOOS), Belgium
  • European Citizen Science Association (ECSA), Germany


The MELOA team presented the project and reviewed the use cases for the WAVY family of products that are being developed in the scope of MELOA. Other topics such as timeframe for the availability of the WAVYs, local test campaigns and engagement activities were addressed.

The Advisory Board members provided a set of recommendations, including the identification of further use cases for the WAVY drifters. These will be compiled in the confidential deliverable First Advisory Board Recommendations Report, which will be taken into consideration in the future developments.


The next Advisory Board Meeting will take place next year.



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