SIMOcean Sea State Index Service

This service refers to the Sea State Index Service developed in the scope of the SIMOcean project. Its main objective is to provide Sea State Index information to harbor entries based on correlations between harbor entrances conditions established by the Portuguese Maritime Authority with sea-state indices (both conventional and newly-derived) for port approaches, from high resolution wave model predictions, combined with wind, cloud cover and precipitation forecasts.

SIMOcean, co-funded by the EEA Grants Programme, is integrated in the initiative of the Portuguese Government to develop a set of coordinated systems providing access to national marine data. Several datasets, currently scattered among different departments of the Portuguese Meteorological (IPMA) and the Navy's Hydrographic (IH) Institutes, will be brought together in a Open Data system to be exploited by three flagship value added services: a) Fishing Areas Characterization; b) Sea State Index for Harbour Areas; c) Diagnostic of Meteo-oceanographic Fields.

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Coordinate Reference System WGS 1984
Language English
Legal Constraints The pilot can be used free of charge for the duration of the NextGEOSS project. If the results are used in publications or other Web sites, we request you to mention the SIMOcean project as provider of data which you used.
Purpose The main objective of this service is to provide Sea State Index information to harbor entries based on correlations between harbour entrances conditions established by the Portuguese Maritime Authority with sea-state indices (both conventional and newly-derived) for port approaches, from high resolution wave model predictions, combined with wind, cloud cover and precipitation forecasts.
Update Frequency continual
Pilot Validity Period 01 November, 2016 TO 01 November, 2023
Contact e-mail nuno[dot]grosso[at]deimos[dot]com[dot]pt
individualName Nuno Grosso
organisationName Elecnor Deimos