BLUElink is an ocean modelling and analysis tool used for accurately forecasting ocean conditions.
BLUElink: reliable ocean forecasting
A global ocean forecasting system that provides information on oceanic conditions to help manage Australia's diverse area of maritime operations. Delivered in partnership by CSIRO, the Bureau of Meteorology and the Royal Australian Navy.
1 October 2013 | Updated 5 November 2013
Unpredictable ocean conditions create risk and uncertainty for industries and sectors that rely on the ocean, especially our maritime and naval industries.
BLUElink addresses this challenge by using complex data streams from a number of different sources to create a comprehensive suite of ocean forecasts that predict all types of marine weather scenarios, from local beach conditions to oceanic interactions on a global scale.
Observations taken from the sea and the sky (via satellite) are processed and interpreted to create accurate, near-real time models and forecasts.
This information is then shared with the Royal Australian Navy, marine planners, and maritime industry and safety authorities, to help guide their activities at sea and near shore.
By learning more about our oceans and beaches, we can create innovative approaches to understanding the marine environment and supporting its sustainability, as well as boosting the efficiency and profitability of ocean-based industries and services.
You can view the latest BLUElink forecasts at the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) [external link].
Now in its third operational phase, BLUElink is organised into three target zones: global, regional and littoral (or close to shore).