Operational Ocean Forecasting Systems
Producing and delivering ocean forecasts
OceanPredict 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 particular challenges for the future will be on high resolution physical modeling, downscaling, biogeochemical and ecosystem modelling, ocean/wave/atmosphere coupling, coupled data assimilation, error estimates, long-term reanalyses and use of new observations.
The current systems linked to OceanPredict range from basin-scale to global coverage and from low to eddy-resolving resolutions. Most of the systems assimilate real-time observations and provide daily short-term forecast. Their products are available through web services.