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Coupled Northwest Atlantic Prediction System (CNAPS)

CNAPS is a three-dimensional marine environment nowcast and forecast model developed by the Ocean Observing and Modeling Group. This fully coupled ocean circulation, wave, and atmosphere modeling system predicts conditions over a wide area of the coastal northwest Atlantic Ocean on a daily basis.

Aquaculture application: Users can collect model-generated data on oceanographic and physical parameters that predicts particle movement 72 hours out. Useful to observe and predict oceanographic trends for aquaculture screening and planning.

Contributing Partners: NCSU

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NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

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