Gross, T. F. National Ocean Service, Coastal Survey Development Laboratory, tom.gross@noaa.gov
Walstad, L. F. University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Sciences, walstad@hpl.umces.edu
Aikman III, F. National Ocean Service, Coastal Survey Development Laboratory, frank.aikman@noaa.gov
Klein, C. C.. Office of the Naval Deputy to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Fred.Klein@noaa.gov

 
COASTAL MARINE DEMONSTRATION: DISSEMINATING REAL-TIME OBSERVATIONS AND MODEL-BASED NOWCAST AND FORECAST MARINE INFORMATION.
 
Advances in oceanographic measurement capabilities, numerical hydrodynamic modeling, data communications, and display technology have reached the point where it is now feasible to provide, in real time, oceanographic products to the maritime community similar to the weather products used by the aviation community. The NOPP Coastal Marine Demonstration project will evaluate the possibilities, needs, and technical requirements of a marine prediction and navigation system based on hydrodynamic numerical models of the East Coast of the United States, leading into a high resolution model of Chesapeake Bay. For two 2-month-long demonstration periods the project will deliver real-time oceanographic information such as water level, current, temperature and salinity and meteorological information such as wind and visibility in both a nowcast and short-term (12 - 24hr.) forecast mode to the maritime community. A group of
 
Day: Friday, Feb. 5
Time: 02:45 - 03:00pm
Location: Eldorado Hotel
 
Code: SS12FR0245E