Researchers from CSIRO and the Australian Bureau of Meteorology worked together to develop Australia`s first operational ocean forecast system, called OceanMAPS. OceanMAPS was implemented operationally at the Bureau of Meteorology in September 2007.
Forecasting capabilities on regional-scales have also been developed, using a suite of ocean, atmosphere, and wave models. The developed capabilities include a sophisticated user interface that allows Bluelink partners to independently set up and execute a model for delivery of a forecast.
Littoral (surf-zone) applications include development of capabilities for the prediction of waves, currents and morphological change in the littoral zone as part of Rapid Environmental Assessment activities for Bluelink partners.