Salish Sea MEOPAR Project Documentation

This is a collection of documentation about the Salish Sea MEOPAR project. There is a companion collection of project tools documentation.

About the Project

The Salish Sea is home to a large population of Canadians living in coastal communities at risk to ocean related hazards. There is an ongoing need to assess the impact of these hazards on human and marine environments through a multidisciplinary approach involving Canadian oceanographers, biologists, and social scientists. The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response network (MEOPAR) provides a platform to accelerate this type of research.

The Salish Sea MEOPAR project team is developing a three-dimensional ocean model for the Strait of Georgia and Salish Sea. Using the NEMO modelling architecture the Salish Sea model will be used to evaluate storm surge risk in coastal communities. A long term goal is to include a coupled biogeochemical modelling component.




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