The "Sub-regional Mediterranean Marine Heat Waves" application is dedicated to the monitoring and visualization of sub-regional marine heat waves (MHW) in the Mediterranean Sea (see sub-regions in Figure 1). This operational added-value product provides continuous information about MHWs from event detection in real-time to long-term changes in response to global warming. This user-friendly interface aims at sharing relevant and timely ocean temperature information at sub-regional scale to diverse stakeholders (e.g. scientific community, education, public, policy decision-makers and environmental agencies).

Figure 1: Bathymetry (in m) in the Mediterranean Sea with the sub-regions of study (black boxes).

The portal is organized in three sections:
  • System description: definition and methodology applied, ocean datasets used, sub-regions of study, references.
  • Daily bulletin: daily monitoring of sea surface temperature providing MHW event detection in real-time and 10-day forecasts.
  • MHW indices: annual MHW indices over the last four decades informing about long-term changes of MHW characteristics.

  • Citation Juza, M., Fernández-Mora, A., and Tintoré, J. (2022). Sub-regional marine heat waves in the Mediterranean Sea from observations: long-term surface changes, sub-surface and coastal responses, Front. Mar. Sci., doi:10.3389/fmars.2022.785771.
    Data credits The sub-regional indicators are generated using E.U. Copernicus Marine Service Information.
    Acknowledgments Part of this work is supported by the EuroSea project, which has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 862626.

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