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Advancing our capacity to predict the ocean

To operate in the ocean and make use of its resources in a sustainable way, describing and predicting the ocean is essential.

This requires first and foremost knowledge of its status and functioning. Understanding the ocean, accurately, describing and forecasting it and distributing that knowledge effectively provides societal benefit by supporting sustainable development, enhanced resilience and blue economy growth. Examples of this are reducing cross ocean ship transit times, increase safety and efficiency of marine economic activity, better predict coastal impact of severe marine weather events or provide insight into climate change impacts.