South-East Australian Coastal Ocean Forecast System

South-East Australian Coastal Ocean Forecast System

South-East Australian Coastal Ocean Forecast System 2500 1872 Ocean Decade

Lead institution:

University of New South Wales (UNSW, Sydney) – Australia

This project will combine cutting edge ocean sensing and advanced numerical modelling to provide an open access high resolution ocean forecast system for South-Eastern Australian coastal waters and the East Australian Current (EAC).

The EAC, an ocean warming hotspot, flows along South-Eastern Australia, where 80% of the population lives impacting the weather, climate and ocean productivity.

These services are essential for enhancing operational efficiencies, sustainable growth, and risk mitigation in coastal industries, including commercial shipping and fishing, supporting coastal community prosperity and protecting environmental health and biosecurity. We will integrate high resolution operational ocean observing and modelling programmes with forecasting capabilities to make meaningful predictions about the state of our coastal oceans. This programme will create a new, dynamic and more integrated knowledge base – reducing uncertainty, maximising opportunity, and preparing for future ocean changes.

This project is hosted by the Ocean Decade Programme CoastPredict – Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean. 

Start Date: 01/07/2023
End Date: 01/12/2029

Lead Contact: Moninya Roughan (

challenges: 4- Sustainable Ocean Economy, 7- Ocean Observations, 9- Capacity Development
ocean_basins: South Pacific Ocean
type_of_action: Project


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