provides information on the present sea surface currents and sea conditions in
the form of maps updated every hour in real time; state-of-the-art numerical
models assist to reliably predict how the state of the sea will evolve in the
time ahead. In combination, this operational chain of activities provides
essential data to a spectrum of applications and addresses the needs of a number
of responsible entities in Malta and Sicily. The usefulness of this effort is
measured by the level of usage of the data provided by CALYPSO, and these web
services are intended to facilitate the widespread use of the CALYPSO data streams.
Key targets include an improved response to marine hazards such as from oil
pollution, better control of the trans-boundary maritime space and greater
efficiency for security and safety at sea. CALYPSO aims to broaden the use of
the project HF radar system for further applications especially in search and
rescue, and in support of a wide range of Maltese and Sicilian stakeholders
including exploitation for improved weather and marine forecasts, as well as for
the monitoring of maritime flow and navigation in the Malta-Sicily Channel in combination
with ship detection and movement.
The service is targeted at responsible entities and stakeholders in general, but
appeals also to specialized users and the general public. It provides dedicated
flows of data for specific applications.
to gain full access to the CALYPSO web service.
The CALYPSO series of projects endeavour to provide a service to a wide range of
users. The HF radar network, covering