Monday, January 28, 2008

An Indian Ocean forecasting system

An Indo-Norwegian agreement was signed here on Thursday to collaborate in developing an operational ocean modelling and data assimilation system for the Indian Ocean—the TOPAZ Indian Ocean forecasting system.

The parties from Norway are the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre (NERSC) and the University of Bergen (UoB), while the Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS) and Nansen Environmental Research Centre-India (NERCI) Kochi are from India.

According to a press release issued here, the TOPAZ Indian Ocean system has been implemented, assessed and used by a group of scientists of Bergen and Kochi.

Under the agreement, the development and validation work of the system will progress jointly at Bergen, Kochi and Hyderabad.

The goal of the agreement is that TOPAZ India Ocean forecasting system should be used operationally at INCOIS for operational forecasting for the Indian Ocean, including nested higher resolution models for the coastal regions in both the Bay of Bengal and the Arabian Sea, the release added.

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