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Ocean forecasting systems

GODAE OceanView fosters the development and improvement of operational ocean analysis and forecasting systems worldwide. The most important aspects of this work relates to scientific advances in ocean modeling and data assimilation. The particluar challenges for the future will be on high resolution physical modeling, downscaling, biogeochemical and ecosystem modelling, ocean/wave/atmosphere coupling, data assimilation and coupled data assimilation, error estimates, long-term reanalyses and use of new observations.

The current systems linked to GODAE OceanView range from basin-scale to global coverage and from low to eddy-resolving resolution. Most of the systems assimilate real-time observations and more than half of them provide daily short term forecast. Their products are available through web services. More detailed information on the systems model specifications, assimilation schems, set-up and web services can be found below.


Systems linked to GODAE OceanViewCurrent GOVST representativesCountry
BLUElink> (Bureau of Meteorology)Gary BrassingtonAustralia
CONCEPTS (Fisheries and Oceans Canada/ Environment Canada)Natacha BernierCanada
ECCO (JPL/NASA)Patrick HeimbachUSA
ECMWF (Europe)Kristian MogensenInt
FOAM (Met Office)Matt MartinUK
HYCOM/NCODA (Multi-institutional)Pat HoganUSA
INCOIS (Indian National Center for Ocean Information Services)Abhisek ChatterjeeIndia
KOOFS/KOOS (Korea Ocean Observing and Forecasting System)Do-Seong ByunRepublic of Korea
NMEFC (National Marine Environmental Forecasting Center)Guimei LiuChina
Mercator Ocean International
(French Operational Oceanography Centre)
Yann DrilletFrance
MFS (Mediterranean Forecasting System)Giovanni CoppiniItaly
MOVE/MRI.COM (Japan Meteorological Agency)Yosuke FujiiJapan
REMO (Rede de Modelagem e Observacao Oceanografica - Network for Oceanographic Modeling and ObservationsClemente TanajuraBrazil
RTOFS (National Centre for Envrionment Prediction - NCEP)Avichal MehraUSA
TOPAZ (NERSC)Laurent BertinoNorway