This work package constitutes the baseline for the whole project. The focal activities are:
The extension of the existing CALYPSO radar network with two additional
radar sites on the southern coast of Malta (Għar Lapsi) and Gozo (Ta’
Ċenċ), and a third radar on the southern Sicilian coast (Licata), builds
upon the existing radar network composed of the four CODAR SeaSonde
radars. The work includes a radar frequency transmission assessment at
Għar Lapsi to assess the best technical specifications for the future
extension of the radar network to cover a greater area south of Malta
with installations in Lampedusa and Linosa.
Lagrangian drifters will be deployed and two ADCP surveys will be
conducted to validate the data measured by the network.
Personnel will receive training at the appropriate level depending on
whether they are new to the system or already experienced.
The installation of automatic weather stations in key ports in Malta
(Grand Harbour, Cirkewwa and Delimara) and Sicily (Ragusa, Pozzallo and
Mazara). This will form part of an operational system, called PORTO, to
be developed in the project and intended to provide holistic information
needed for safer navigation in ports especially during entry/exit of big
ships. The system will combine meteo-marine conditions from observations
and models. All the systems will be integrated into a common interface
and data delivery system.