Meet our Partners
The US Army Corps of Engineers Alaska District provided
funding to generate multiple long-term wave climatology estimates along their
shoreline. This was the first
opportunity to implement temporal and spatially varying ice coverage in this
complex environment. In addition the
Alaska District support the migration of all of wave
information, products through a Google Earth interface, now used by the Wave
The Coastal Data Information Program (CDIP) partners with
WIS on the collection of essential validation data sets, and the development
and application of wavefield analysis technology. The Corps of Engineers is a co-sponsor of
The National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA) is a strong partner in WIS activities.
WIS participates in the National Data Buoy Center (NDBC) observing
program, which provides essential hindcast validation. The Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory
(GRERL) has been instrumental in providing boundary condition data, ice field
archives and technical guidance for the Great Lakes Hindcasts. The National Centers for Environmental
Prediction (NCEP) collaborates with WIS on the use of the WaveWatch III numerical
wave model used for the Pacific Hindcast.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has supported
WIS hindcast studies in the Great Lakes.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is collaborating with WIS on
climate change effects in the Alaska domain.
The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS)
supports the installation and maintenance of observations used for WIS validations, and WIS contributes both data and model outputs
Environment Canada supports observations and modeling in the
Great Lakes, Eastern Pacific, and Western Atlantic Oceans.
Oceanweather provides high-resolution wind fields, including
kinematic reanalysis of critical storm events, for use in forcing the WIS wave
The Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG) maintains the WAM wave model used for
several of the WIS hindcasts. WIS
collaborates with HZG on the test and evaluation of WAM source term
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), together with
the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology,
addresses met/ocean observations, data management and service products. WIS is an active participant in JCOMM.
WIS collaborates with the European Center for Medium-Range
Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on the development and implementation of the WAM
numerical wave model used for several WIS hindcasts.
University of Michigan (UM) has contributed data to support
validation of the WIS Lake Michigan hindcast.
WIS has a long standing partnership with University of
Miami/Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS) that has
focused on numerical wave modeling and Hurricane forecasting.
University of Alaska Fairbanks has contributed to WIS wave
modeling and data collection in Alaska.