CAMPUS is working to deliver two strategic outcomes:
This will require a step change in interaction between observing and model systems, including optimising the use of data for assimilation, and the evaluation and development of model systems. One of the main outcomes will be the improved prediction of episodic events, in particular the occurrence of phytoplankton blooms and oxygen depletion events, as well as inter-annual variability.
CAMPUS will recommend a comprehensive observational strategy, and evaluate it with a pilot study, resulting in greater efficiency and utility of UK observing systems. This will require significantly improved understanding of the key spatial and temporal scales of variability and their controls.