OCEAN

Oceanography and bathymetry data for a safe, efficient, and sustainable blue economy.

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the blue economy

The OECD predicts the value added by the Blue Economy will reach USD 3 trillion in 2030, with significant increases in fisheries, off-shore infrastructure, and port activities.

Science, technology, and innovation play a critical role in protecting our fragile oceans from this economic development, and preserving it for future generations.

biogeochemistry

Ocean biogeochemistry is the study of the chemical, physical, and biological processes that govern the cycling of elements and compounds in the ocean, playing a crucial role in regulating Earth's climate, marine ecosystems, and global biogeochemical cycles.

NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) is a general model of ocean circulation that is composed of several models, including the NEMO-TOP/PISCES model of biogeochemistry.

We provide web API access to forecast and hindcast NEMO data that can be used in aquaculture, offshore infrastructure, fisheries, blue carbon, ocean optics, and biodiversity monitoring.

physical oceanography forecast

Marine forecasting enables the prediction of fundamental ocean properties such as sea temperature, wave height, currents, salinities, and sea ice thickness. This information is essential when planning activities such as fisheries, shipping, tourism, offshore infrastructure, and other maritime operations, to ensure they occur in a safe, efficient, and sustainable way.

The official global Real-Time Ocean Forecast System RTOFS was developed and made available by the US National Weather Service and the US Navy. It is operated by the US National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and provides 3D gridded data with a 24 hour time step, forecasting ahead 120 hours.

bathymetry

Bathymetry is the study of the depth of the ocean floor, the information is critical to safe surface and sub-surface navigation. It can also provide valuable inputs to other models, such as ecosystem modelling for sustainable fisheries.

There is a concerted effort to produce a definitive map of the ocean floor by 2030. We provide web API access to this General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans (GEBCO). GEBCO releases a new grid each year, our web API provides access to the grid (current as at 11 May 2022).

Automate access to these models from your own software systems using our standard web Application Programming Interfaces.

university engagement


We collaborated with students from the University of Technology, Sydney, to explore biogeochemical modelling as a key tool for oyster reef restoration success.

Our API to the NEMO hindcast biogeochemistry model data was used to study variations in environmental factors alongside Oyster mass and mortality, as reported by Mazaleyrat et al. in Nature.

The figure below shows an animation of pH over the course of a decade in the region of interest. The seasonality of pH is evident; long-term acidification of the ocean was reported in the blog post here.

animation of biogeochemical properties off the coast of france using amentum scientifics web apis