Oceanographic & Climate Services (OCS) is a diverse team made up of oceanographers, ocean modellers, and project managers. We work across three core areas: observing our oceans, ocean modelling, and climate services. Specifically, our role involves collecting ocean data; developing and operating models to produce ocean forecasts in Irish waters, and assisting government departments and local authorities with climate services and climate adaptation. We deliver scientific services to policymakers, fisheries, marine environment, aquaculture, and search and rescue, and a significant part of our work involves international collaboration with like-institutions and academic partners.
- Sea-level rises of between 2-3 mm per annum since the 1990s
- A rise of ~0.5C in sea surface temperatures on Ireland’s north coast over the past ten years.
- Identification of surface water acidification
- Identification of a year-round presence of harmful algal species
Our Core Areas
Oceanographic and Climate Services (OCS) encompasses three major areas: observing our ocean; ocean modelling, and climate services. Our team works across these three core areas to deliver crucial observational datasets, models, products and services, to users inclusive of policymakers, scientists, and the wider public.