Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre

About us

Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre (POFC) is an international centre of expertise in ocean modelling. We deliver computer simulations of ocean state both for the past (hindcast) and the future (forecast), which have a wide range of applications in operational oceanography. We provide a fully integrated end-to-end solution from data collection, research, model development and configuration to end-user training. We work globally and have created regional ocean models for the Arabian Sea (including the Gulf), the western Arctic Ocean, the Black and Celtic Seas.

Latest news

Academics from the Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre have secured funding from the British Council to gain a better understanding of what is causing sea levels to fall by around one metre every year in Dead Sea.

This research will see our academics work alongside the National Institute of Oceanography in Israel and the University of Jordan on this new study.

Find out more in our press release

By Gusjer via Wikimedia Commons

Contact the Plymouth Ocean Forecasting Centre

School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA