1) Launched the Marinomica Platform that integrates new and existing model and in situ observation systems to provide new products and knowledge for the Mediterranean Sea
2) Launched 9 new in situ observatories in the eastern Mediterranean Sea and along the North African Coast, including 8 glider missions, 5 surface observatories and 2 sea bed landers
3) Set up and operated new or extended models for wave power, coastal erosions, fisheries, benthic biodiversity, jellyfish blooms and water quality in the Mediterranean Sea
4) Engaged with and influenced different policy processes and actors at local, regional and international levels to fill observational gaps with new in situ and model observatories and further develop Marinomica’s role as a decision support tool.
5) Provided extensive capacity building activities with a range of end-users in North African Countries and around the Mediterranean.
6) Pioneered testing of new sensor technologies, including micro plastic sensors.
7) Held 2 academically accredited summer schools to educate postgraduates and early career scientists platform and data usage.
8) Developed a suite of products and services for Marinomica that combine data integrated from existing platforms (e.g. Copernicus) with new ODYSSEA model and in situ observatories and extract secondary policy relevant indicators on water quality wave power, jellyfish abundance and distribution and fisheries.