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The EU-funded ODYSSEA project opening conference was held in the city of Kavala, Greece June 6–8, 2017 HORIZON 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation has awarded ODYSSEA €8.4 million to develop an interoperable and cost-effective platform that fully integrates networks of observation and forecasting systems across the Mediterranean basin.
.The Democritus University of Thrace (DUTH), which leads the project, hosted the consortium’s 28 partner organizations. ODYSSEA includes research institutes, universities, policy makers, non-governmental organisations and SMEs from 14 EU and non-EU countries across the Mediterranean. The ODYSSEA platform will provide, through a public portal, on-demand information services, including forecasts. The project will include capacity building to maximise exploitation of the information services for creating business and research opportunities across the Mediterranean Sea basin.
HIDROMOD, a Portuguese SME working for 25 years in the areas of numerical modelling and Information and Communication Technologies is one of the reference partners HIDROMOD is the leader of “Designing the ODYSSEA Platform” workpackage.