When making decisions during operations, naval commanders, planners and operators rely on meteorological and oceanographic data and forecasts. However, in the coastal zone, where NATO navies typically operate, the environment can change dramatically over short distances and lengths of time. In addition, resources to gather meteorological and oceanographic data are typically limited as is our understanding of complex ocean processes. These limitations create uncertainties. Researchers at the Centre are trying to quantify these uncertainties.
Read more on the Environmental Knowledge and Operational Effectiveness fact sheet.