Marine Institute

The Irish Marine Institute runs several ocean models that are provided routinely to users. These include a 2km horizontal resolution model of the Irish region with 40 vertical levels using the ROMS model. ROMS is also nested for two bays, Galway Bay and Bantry Bay at an approximate horizontal resolution of 200m, with 20 vertical levels.

The Bantry Bay model includes both physical and biogeochemical fields. An oild spill model with a GIS front-end has also been developed under the ARCOPOL project.IMI also runs the SWAN wave model operationally at 3km resolution.

Typical model products are focused on hindcast applications such as site assessment for offshore aquaculture, criminal investigations (based on Lagrangian particle tracking), fisheries stock assessment and ocean energy industry development.

Model forecasts can be found here.