SOCIB / Modelling and Forecasting facility

The Modelling and Forecasting Facility platform maintains three operational forecasting systems:

  • An ocean forecasting system representing currents, temperature, salinity and sea level in the western Mediterranean Sea

  • A meteo-tsunami forecasting system aiming at predicting the occurrence of meteo-tsunamis ("rissagues") in  Ciutadella Harbor (Menorca, Spain)

  • A wave forecasting system implemented around the Balearic Islands

The development and improvement of the forecasting systems are based on the scientific research carried out in the Modelling and Forecasting Facility in collaboration with others Spanish and international institutions.

The Western Mediterranean Operational Forecasting System

Balearic Islands (View high-resolution animation)

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