CSIRO provides a suite of regional ocean, atmosphere, wave and littoral zone modelling systems that enable high resolution forecasts in user-configured subdomains that are nested within the global model outputs.

The Relocatable Ocean Atmosphere Model (ROAM) is a user-driven relocatable local area model used for Defence and wider community applications. The ROAM suite includes ocean, waves, atmosphere and surf modelling tools.

Schematic of ROAM components

The components of ROAM

The ROAM tools run on a CSIRO-supported platform and are configured through an intuitive web interface from a browser on any computer with access to the internet.  The figure below illustrates the region selection and grid definition tool for the regional ocean model.

Sceenshot of ROAM interface

ROAM enables users to select their area of interest