Launching the OceanPrediction DCC Website: Empowering the Global Ocean Prediction Community

OceanPrediction website

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the OceanPrediction Decade Collaborative Centre (OceanPrediction DCC) website, a significant milestone in Mercator Ocean International’s (MOi) mission to enhance global cooperation surrounding Ocean prediction. As a pivotal component of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, the OceanPrediction DCC, implemented by MOi, strives to advance Ocean forecasting services worldwide through collaboration and innovation. Ournewly launched website serves as a dynamic platform where institutions and individuals can come together to share expertise, exchange information, and contribute to the collective goal of predicting our Ocean more accurately.

Learn about the Features on the OceanPrediction DCC Website

Atlas: Join our global community by registering (free of charge). Add your organization, your Ocean forecasting systems or services to our interactive Atlas, which aims to foster collaboration and knowledge-sharing among experts worldwide.

Forum: Engage in discussions, ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate with other members of the Ocean prediction community across the globe.

News & Events: Stay updated on the latest developments, announcements, latest research and advancements in the field, as well as events.

Exhibition Halls: Explore the various virtual exhibition halls containing:

  • Decade programs linked to OceanPrediction DCC
  • Centers worldwide involved in Ocean prediction
  • Examples of concrete services around the world, derived from Ocean prediction

Resources: Access our key guides, tools, and educational materials, created to build capacity in the field of operation oceanography and ocean forecasting:

  • Etoofs Guide: The Guide on Implementing Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems is a reference manual providing the international standards and best practices for setting up forecasting services. It is a unique and comprehensive reference document for the operational ocean modelling community designed to train and inspire professionals implementing Ocean monitoring forecasting systems worldwide.
  • Architecture Guide: Building an operational ocean forecasting service from scratch is a complex task, sometimes beyond the capabilities of less technically advanced institutions. This co-designed Architecture Guide provides the technical specifications and wiring diagrams to develop an Ocean Prediction System that is interoperable and ready to be integrated into digital twins.
  • ORL (Operational Readiness Level) Guide: This functions as a tool for developers to evaluate certain technical aspects of a system. Enhancing the ORL qualification of a service serves to implement best practices in Ocean forecasting, thereby improving the overall capacities of the system.

The OceanPrediction DCC website is more than just a digital platform; it is a hub to foster collaboration, drive innovation, and advance collective efforts toward the “Ocean we want”. Join our community by creating your account and get full access to all features (all available free-of-charge).

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