Naval Oceanography


  Fleet Numerical

 ______________________________________________________________About Us


The Navy’s Operational Supercomputing Center – provides supercomputing excellence for Fleet safety and decision superiority

Supports 24x7 theater operations with the Department of Defense’s (DoD) only global Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) capability

Operates the nation’s only global NWP model protected from cyber terrorism and cyber warfare attack to Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance standards

Possesses world-class expertise in meteorology, oceanography, climatology, computer science and military operations


Operational Capabilities

Hosts 24x7 watch to provide tailored products and data in support of mission planning and execution at all classification levels up to top secret/sensitive compartmented information

Provides computerized weather and ocean prediction products, tactically enhanced weather satellite imagery, and related tactical decision aids and data on Navy computer systems

Provides the Navy’s only supercomputer and high-performance data distribution system dedicated to operations, the Primary Oceanographic Prediction System.

Provides mission-specific weather forecasts to US and Allied submarines in support of global operations


World-class Modeling

World-class weather and ocean models:

·  Navy Operational Global Atmospheric Prediction System

·  Coupled Ocean/Atmosphere Mesoscale Prediction System

·  Navy Atmospheric Variational Data Assimilation System

·  Navy Aerosol Analysis and Prediction System

·  Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Navy hurricane model

·  Wave Watch 3 Ocean Wave Model

·  Navy Coupled Ocean Data Assimilation System

·  Ensemble Forecast System

Scheduled and on-demand products specific to Fleet and Joint operations

Zero- to 240-hour forecasts of atmospheric and oceanographic conditions

Strategic climatological products tailored for long-range mission planning

Worldwide meteorological and oceanographic data assimilation (assimilating ~6 million observations daily)

Atmospheric forcing to drive all Navy ocean and acoustic models

 Command Relationships

Echelon IV command under Commander, Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command (COMNAVMETOCCOM), a service provider of U.S. Fleet Forces Command

Collocated and closely partnered with the Marine Meteorology Division of the Naval Research Laboratory, a model for successful transition of research into operations

Benefits from association with the Naval Postgraduate School, particularly in the areas of meteorology, oceanography, information technology and operations research

Partnered with the Naval Oceanographic Office for ocean modeling support and collaboration

Partnered with National Weather Service and Air Force for backup and collaboration