INGV (Italy) is an independent organization working under the supervision of the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research. The Bologna group - which works in this project - is responsible for the Mediterranean nowcasting/forecasting activities, including the development of numerical modelling at the basin and coastal scales, the data assimilation algorithms and the service for users.

INGV is supplying software and expertise to the ocean status assessment services. The software contributes to the computation of the indices for oceans assessment.