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.
- Realtime Prototype Forecast Products: Forecast Visualisation Tool
- Hindcast Forecast Skill Assessment and Analysis: Skill and Analysis Page
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:
- de Burgh-Day, C. O., Spillman, C. M., Stevens, C., Alves A., and Rickard G. (Accepted): Predicting seasonal ocean variability around New Zealand using a coupled ocean-atmosphere model. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research