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Understanding our oceans

Ocean knowledge is gathered through ocean monitoring & observation, ocean analysis & prediction, production and use of ocean information and user feedback, and allows us to better understand ocean, weather, and environmental hazards, as well as climate change impacts and variability. Such ocean information is essential to supporting and guiding decisions on the pathway to sustainable development.

As an international programme and science network, OceanPredict enables broad collaboration in various ocean science areas, including improving the ocean prediction capacity of the future.

OceanPredict engages with national, international and intergovernmental partners to strengthen engagement with ocean science community, to co-design and co-develop ocean prediction and ocean observing systems, and to increase the societal impact of improved ocean prediction. This is achieved through dedicated task teams, close collaboration with the national ocean forecasting centres and contributions to relevant international projects and programmes.