The Bluelink Partnership

The goal of Bluelink is to:

“Develop and maintain world-leading global, regional, and littoral ocean forecast systems to support Defence applications and maintain a national ocean forecasting capability for Australia.”

The Bluelink program combines state-of-the art ocean observing systems – satellite altimetry, satellite SST, autonomous Argo floats – with the latest modelling and data assimilation technology to estimate the three-dimensional ocean circulation.

The stated objectives of Bluelink are:

  1. Sustainment of world-leading global and high-resolution ocean-atmosphere-wave forecasts.
  2. Enhance ocean forecasting capabilities through a portfolio of research and development activities.
  3. Collaborate as strong partners in the ocean forecasting enterprise, to generate synergies from partner efforts and provide leadership for the benefit of Australia.