The National Partnership for Ocean Prediction comprises the Met Office, Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science and the National Oceanography Centre.
The National Partnership for Ocean Prediction takes advantage of the research and service expertise in the partner organisations and their knowledge and observations of the marine environment.
Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is an International Centre of Excellence in Marine Science & Technology and a Collaborative Centre of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). It carries out innovative and timely fundamental, strategic and applied research in the marine environment from the uppermost reaches of estuaries to the open ocean.
PML is an independent, impartial provider of scientific research in the marine environment, with a focus on understanding biodiversity and ecosystem function, biogeochemical cycling, pollution and health, towards forecasting the role of the oceans in the Earth System.
PML bring to the partnership expertise in:
The Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas) are leaders in marine science and technology, providing innovative solutions for the aquatic environment, biodiversity and food security.
Cefas helps to shape and implement policy through internationally renowned science and collaborative relationships that span the UK government, the EU, non-governmental organisations, research centres and industry.
Cefas bring to the partnership expertise in:
The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is the Natural Environment Research Council's centre of excellence for oceanographic sciences. NOC has a remit to provide:
NOC brings to the partnership research in ocean modelling and its application on this full range of scale.
The Met Office brings to the partnership scientific expertise in:
In addition, world-class science from the Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services provides the scientific basis for climate change services which meet the requirements of our government and business customers.
The partners have extensive, and complementary expertise in collecting observations of the marine environment.
Last updated: 3 May 2016