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Oceanography Projects: Australian Bureau of Meteorology

Australian Ocean Data Network
Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)
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Contact Information

ocean_services@bom.gov.au

Brief description

Oceanic conditions are a critical factor in the earth's climate system. They directly influence fisheries and most aquaculture endeavours, while knowledge of them is essential for such diverse applications as coastal construction, maritime safety, marine pollution response and sustainable management of the marine environment.

Oceanographic Services comprise some of the most recent additions to the suite of services provided by the Bureau of Meteorology. Since taking responsibility for operating the national centre for tidal expertise (the National Tidal Centre or NTC) in 2004, operational oceanographic services in the Bureau have grown rapidly.

With the introduction of the routine provision of several new products from the BLUElink ocean prediction system, Oceanographic Services now encompass a substantial set of informative products which support the safer and more intelligent use of the ocean by users who undertake a wide range of activities on or near Australia's great oceanic environments. BLUElink is a multi-million dollar initiative by the Bureau, the CSIRO and the Royal Australian Navy to provide the nation with a major step forward in our ongoing understanding of the behaviour of the vast coastal and ocean areas in our neighbourhood, and for our ability to operate in those environments more safely, more effectively and for a more sustainable future.

The Bureau has been providing tidal services, including predictions, tsunami services, ocean surface wave predictions, and a range of products concerning ocean temperature including sea surface temperature (SST) analyses and temperature-depth analyses, for some time. The new products from the BLUElink system now provide both analyses and daily forecasts out to 7 days, for a range of surface oceanographic variables, including SST, surface currents, surface salinity, and sea level elevation anomaly. These products support improvement to regional climate forecasts, ship routing to achieve greater fuel savings, improvement to maritime rescue and safety capabilities, and the identification of changes in coastal water temperatures, salinity and currents that directly influence reefs, aquaculture and all forms of marine life.

Oceanographic Services encompasses a wide range of National and International Projects associated with the Bureau of Meteorology. These include the Australian Baseline Sea Level Monitoring Project, BLUElink Ocean Forecasting Australia, the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC), and the South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project. To learn more about these projects and view their online data, click on the links below.

Notes

Credit
Oceanographic Services, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)

Created: 12 11 2008

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168,-9 168,-86 45,-86 45,-9 168,-9

106.5,-49.5

Other Information
(Oceanographic Projects Homepage)

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/

Australian Baseline Sea Level Monitoring Project (ABSLMP) - The project is designed to monitor sea level around the coastline of Australia. The ultimate goal is to identify long period sea level changes, with particular emphasis on the enhanced greenhouse effect on sea level. (Australian Baseline Sea Level Monitoring Project (ABSLMP))

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/projects/abslmp/abslmp.shtml

The BLUElink Project - BLUElink is a collaboration between CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Royal Australian Navy. It is a system designed to predict ocean currents, temperature and salinity for up to seven days in advance. (The BLUElink Project)

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/bluelink/

Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) - Using the latest advances in technology, including satellites and instruments in the ocean, to observe physical and biological properties around Australia. (Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS))

uri : http://www.imos.org.au/

Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC) - The Australian Tsunami Warning System (ATWS) is a national effort between the Australian Bureau of Meteorology, Geoscience Australian and Emergency Management Australian to provide a comprehensive tsunami warning system. (Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC))

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/tsunami/about_jatwc.shtml

South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) - The South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP) is an Australian Government initiative, funded by the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID), which will enable South Pacific Island Countries to better manage their own environments and contribute to achieving sustainable development. (South Pacific Sea Level and Climate Monitoring Project (SPSLCMP))

uri : http://www.bom.gov.au/oceanography/projects/spslcmp/spslcmp.shtml

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