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JRC Marine Modelling Framework in support of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive: Inventory of models, basin configurations and datasets. Update 2018

The Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) is expecting that all EU Member States take the necessary measures to maintain or progressively achieve Good Environmental Status (GES) in the marine environment by the year 2020. In recent years, the JRC has delivered to the Commission scientific and technical support to the implementation of the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD). The Administrative Arrangement (AA) N110661/ENV.C.2/2016/733192 between DG Environment and DG JRC requires the development of models aiming at helping the evaluation and with the implementation of policies conductive of achieving GES in the different European basins. Within this AA, Deliverable 3.1 states that a report detailing the models held by JRC along with its physical location, technical installations and programme files should be produced by 31/12/2018. The present document fulfils this obligation by updating report #JRC100843 from 2016 with the latest developments in terms of model implementation at JRC. Concretely this report updates the previous one with a new biogeochemical model for the Black Sea, a new version of the biogeochemical model for the Mediterranean Sea, a set of new high trophic models for the Mediterranean Sea and hydrodynamic model implementations for the Baltic and Atlantic North-West European Shelf. Available model runs already stored at JRC HPC are also described.