The CMEP Vision
The Centre for Marine Environmental Prediction will
- Develop new technologies for observation,
prediction and visualization.
The main research goal of the Centre is marine prediction using advanced
numerical forecasting techniques, guided and tested using environmental
observation systems, including satellite-borne remote sensors and telemetered
instruments in and above the water. Interdisciplinary research and interactionsbetween atmospheric scientists, oceanographers and technological specialists
will be standard operating procedure for CMEP.
- Test the new technologies in the real
world. These tools and
approaches will be tested in pilot projects, jointly with government agencies
and local industry, to demonstrate their effectiveness and economic return,
both locally and in terms of export potential. One pilot project will be in
Lunenburg, where a physical-biological observation system will be linked to a
constantly-updated descriptive and predictive model.
Transfer technology. Partnerships with the private sector and
government agencies will be part of CMEP from the outset.
- Train highly qualified personnel. To meet the demand for scientists,
technicians and managers who can operate in this rapidly developing field, CMEP
will develop new curricula for university students, employ research associates,
and host visitors from private and government sectors for training and
- Educate the public. New methods for visualization of the
marine environment and interactive exchange of information will help students,
managers, and the general public to understand and appreciate changes in their