Operational models provide the infrastructure to support marine decision making and also relevant information on the ocean dynamics. In recent years, these systems for the coastal and shelf seas become feasible due to the increasing maturity of numerical models, advances in systematic and real-time monitoring, and progresses in data assimilation techniques and applications.
Numerical models play an important rule since they provide continuously state estimates and forecasts of coastal and ocean state. For the last decade MARETEC has been developed operational models systems to provide information to deal with marine environment problems, to satisfy needs at different levels from the community and also to perform estuarine\ocean dynamics studies.
- Ocean operational model :
- Operational models for estuaries:
- Water quality and alert systems for bathing waters