Operational ocean forecasting systems are run daily providing our customers with ocean analysis and forecast products. The ocean forecasting development team is responsible for developing, supporting and maintaining the operational ocean systems.
The Forecast Ocean Assimilation Model FOAM is run for a number of global, regional and shelf seas configurations. It generates daily ocean analysis and forecast products. The ocean forecasting development team trial developments to the system and scientifically evaluate the impact on the model simulation. Following a successful trial, the team implements the changes in the operational systems.
The team is also responsible for the maintenance and development of both the Operational Sea surface temperature and sea Ice Analysis OSTIA system and the GHRSST Multi Product Ensemble GMPE. OSTIA is a SST analysis product that is used for a wide range of applications, including numerical weather prediction and climate monitoring. GMPE is a SST product derived from many international SST analyses, including OSTIA.
Last updated: 15 July 2014