The Nazare Canyon Observatory (MONICAN) was implemented from 2008 to 2011 with the support of the EEA Grants 2004-2009 Financial Mechanism (project MONICAN). Presently this observatory is integrated in the network of European coastal observatories gathered under the European project JERICO-NEXT (H2020-INFRAIA 2014-2015).
The MONICAN real-time monitoring network, presently installed, includes:
The forecast of sea wave parameters for the location of the buoy was obtained based on the model run in WW3 Hydrographic Institute. The wind forecasts for the same location are obtained from the ECMWF model and made available by the Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera.