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Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center is the Navy’s Operational Numerical Environmental Prediction Center, providing 24/7 weather and ocean prediction products and forecasts in support of Fleet safety and warfighting effectiveness. Additional capabilities include a dedicated climatology team to provide tailored products and data in support of mission planning and execution.
The center does this with the Navy’s only supercomputer and high-performance data distribution system dedicated to operations. All that is only significant because of the world-class team of dedicated military and civilian personnel consisting of renowned experts in meteorology, oceanography, climatology, computer science, and military operations.
Fleet Numerical collaborates with the Naval Postgraduate School, particularly in the areas of meteorology, oceanography, information technology, and operations research. A model for successful transition of research into operations, the center closely partners with the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Oceanography, Acoustics, and Space Division, and the center is co-located and closely partnered with the NRL Marine Meteorology Division.