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China published Ocean Forecasting System for the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road on 10 December, 2018
2018-12-27
On 10 December, 2018, the global operational ocean forecasting products for the 21th Century Maritime Silk Road were published. To satisfy the demand for accurate ocean forecasting products by the Member States, IOC-WESTPAC joined with the FIO to publish OFS products through WESTPAC’s official website. The OFS provides five-day forecast products and downloadable archived data of surface wave height, wave period, sea level, three-dimensional ocean currents, sea temperature and salinity. Such information is able to serve the needs of Member States and support a variety of human activities, e.g., prevention/reduction of marine hazards, fishery management, protection of the marine environment, and conservation of marine ecosystems. All products are distributed for non-commercial use with citation “FIO-COM products.” The forecasting products can be accessed easily via the Internet and the “Global Ocean on Desk” cell phone APP. When using this dataset in a paper, please quote the version number and cite this paper (Qiao et al., 2019). 

Qiao F, Wang G, Somkiat Khokiattiwong, Mohd Fadzil Mohd Akhir, Zhu W, Xiao B, 2019. China published Ocean Forecasting System for the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road on 10 December, 2018. Acta Oceanologica Sinica, 38(1):1-3, doi: 10.1007/s13131-019-1365-y

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