GODAE effort - what is the current status?
Climate and seasonal forecasting, navy applications, marine safety, fisheries, the offshore industry and management of shelf/coastal areas are among the expected beneficiaries of GODAE.
The anticipated outcomes include
- Improved coastal, open ocean and climate forecasts
- A more responsive, efficient and sustainable system for data assembly and distribution
- An improved foundation for oceanic research and enhanced partnerships between the operational and research communities
- An enhanced, but cost-effective and sustainable ocean observing system.
Following the transition from the development phase to the demonstration phase of GODAE in 2004 many prototype operational centres have been set up in collaborating nations. These prototype centres provide regular ocean forecasts to users of different backgrounds and with different requirements.
In collaboration with GODAE researchers, the "Marine Environment and Security for the European Area" (Mersea), aims to develop a European system for operational monitoring and forecasting on global and regional scales, modelling ocean physics, biogeochemistry and ecosystems on timescales from days to months. This integrated system currently provides operational ocean products from the European GODAE partners.
Further links to GODAE products are listed below:
GODAE systems include both high resolution (eddy permitting or eddy resolving) systems that focus on ocean mesoscale description and forecasting, as well as lower resolution systems developed for climate applications.
(Last Updated: 08-03-2012)