OOMG part of GOFFISH Gulf Research Consortium

The Ocean Observing and Modeling Group (OOMG) is proud to be part of the third phase of the Gulf Research Program’s  Understanding Gulf Ocean Systems (UGOS) program. Funded by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, this research continues investigations of Gulf of Mexico ocean dynamics, with a focus on the Loop Current and its eddies.

OOMG joins academic, industry, and government partners in GOFFISH: Advancing Gulf of Mexico Operational Forecasting with Application to Fisheries, Industry Safety, and Natural Hazards. This five year collaboration aims to achieve measurable and significant improvements in short- to medium-range (1- to 10-day), subseasonal, and long-range (3- to 6-month) prediction skill of sustained continuous operational forecasts of Gulf of Mexico ocean dynamics.

OOMG researchers will contribute to

  • developing a Gulf of Mexico analysis-forecast system based on ROMS with data assimilation,  applying and developing new eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) and ML techniques
  • applying OSSEs to quantify the utility of future observing systems and determine optimal and rapid adaptive sampling strategies
  • developing and applying probabilistic forecast and analysis techniques to quantify variability and uncertainty due to initial and boundary conditions, predictability limits, predictive capabilities, and operational risks

See the GOFFISH website for more details.

The full NAS announcement was released March 18, 2022.

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