CORIS, a UN Ocean Decade endorsed project of CoastPredict

The Coastal Ocean Resource Infrastructure System (CORIS) project was officially endorsed as a UN Ocean Decade Action hosted by the CoastPredict Programme as a core project in September 2022. It is led by the Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB) and will be a key infrastructure to support the coastal ocean activities carried out worldwide by CoastPredict. It directly results from the efforts and achievements of JERICO projects, in particular with the development and design of the JERICO Coastal Ocean Resource Environment (CORE).

oceanpredict jerico-CORE infographicCORIS will provide sustainable delivery of high-quality environmental data and information, products to research, industry, and government for purposes such as ecosystem health, hazard response and resource management.

CORIS builds upon the JERICO-RI and offers a range of services including fully open access to data tools for managing and using data, best practices for observation, data management and user applications, as well as access to relevant documentation.

There is also a virtual workspace for analyses and translating data into information. However, CORIS does not store data but collaborates with global and regional repositories such as EMODnet, NCEI, SAEON, and AODN. This “one-stop shop” will support countries with mature ocean capabilities and developing regions with limited infrastructure.

This Project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme CoastPredict – Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean. CORIS will support all Focus Areas in the CoastPredict Programme.

Key Stats

Start Date: 01/10/2022
End Date: 30/09/2030
Lead Contact: Miguel Vicente Charcos Llorens (
Lead Institution: The Balearic Islands Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB), Spain
Geographic coverage: All Ocean Basins
Challenges: Create a digital representation of the Ocean, Project, Skills, knowledge and technology for all, Sustainably feed the global population

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