Ocean Climate Metrics for New Zealand Marine Industries

The ‘Ocean Climate Metrics for New Zealand Marine Industries’ (OCForNZ) Project is a collaboration between the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) to develop ocean climate forecasts for New Zealand. It seeks to provide advanced knowledge to stakeholders around up-coming ocean conditions, with particular focus on the aquaculture industry and identification of marine heatwaves.

Project Data Products

The products are EXPERIMENTAL ONLY and do NOT currently form part of the Bureau's standard services in any way. Access to the products is made available for trial purposes only and on the basis that users are fully aware that these products are being tested and that users will not issue these products as real-time forecasts in any way. The forecast products are subject to the Bureau's copyright and disclaimer.

The following conditions apply:

  • Products are not official Bureau products, they are prototype products
  • Products are only to be used for trial purposes to assess their usefulness and not as an ongoing service
  • Products are not operationally supported, they may occasionally be unavailable for periods of up to 2 weeks e.g., due to system upgrades
  • The look and feel of products may change at any stage without notice
  • Products may be added and removed at any stage without notice
  • The OCForNZ product tools and website will cease 6 months after the end of the project
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