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New indicator (wind at 10m + 3hr cumulated precipitation) to identify wind-induced convergence


Weather and Wave forecast @ 5 days with 2 runs per day (00:00 and 12:00 UTC)


Wave hindcast 1990-2010 for the whole Mediterranean basin available at a 0.1° resolution


Last mile propagation for Ligurian Coast Available


Last Mile Wave Propagation for the Ligurian Sea will be soon available thanks to the collaboration with Istituto Idrografico della Marina


Last Mile Wave Propagation on Andalusian coast program started in cooperation with CEAMA, Univ. of Granada


Spot Forecast now available


Scientific agreement with ARPAL Liguria is about to start


Daily Forecast operative for Mediterranean, Seas around Italy and Northern Tyrrhenian


MeteOcean group at DICCA publishes daily 120 hours forecasts for the Mediterranean Basin, for the Seas around Italy and for the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea.

The WavewatchIII model is operational at DICCA, University of Genoa, with a 10km grid resolution over the whole Mediterranean basin. A nested grid of 2km resolution covers the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea and the Ligurian Sea. Wind forcing is obtained by means of WRF runs with 10 km grid resolution for the whole Mediterranean basin and with 3.3 km grid resolution for the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea. WRF is initialized with the global model NCEP-GFS at 0.5° resolution.

WaveWatchIII model (2009) has been developed by the National Weather Service (NWS), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Wave Forecast Maps - Height and Period - 5 days forecast

Mediterranean Basin - Unstructured Mesh @200m Northern Tyrrhenian - Unstructured Mesh @200m Sardinia - Unstructured Mesh @200m Corse - Unstructured Mesh @200m Sicily - Unstructured Mesh @200m

Weather Forecast Maps - 3 days forecast

MSLP Temp 2m Wind 10m
Mediterranean 10 km
Northern Italy
Genoa Area



120 hours wave forecasts for the Mediterranean Basin, the Seas around Italy and the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea are published daily. Forecasts are performed on a gridsize of 10x10km for the Mediterranean Basin and on a gridsize of 2x2km for the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea.

Stream live webcams have been recollected around the Italian coast to allow the user to monitor real-time sea conditions.

We can provide customized wave forecast for different needs (commercial and leisure navigation, ships routing, weather surveillance, broadcasting of alerts).


MeteOcean group at DICCA has developed an hindcast analysis for the period 1979-2016 for the whole Mediterranean basin with a resolution of 0.1°. The model chain is forced with the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) Climate Forecast System Reanalysis (CFSR) data at 0.5° resolution. The same operational model employed for the forecast has been employed for the hindcast analysis. Validation of the model has been extensively performed (see publication). Output can be provided hourly and can be requested for single points or zonal maps.

For any inquire and information please contact meteocean(at)dicca.unige.it

Network and Collaborations

Re-analysis and future projection for the Gold Coast (Queensland, Australia) wave climate in collaboration with the GCCM and GCCRP, Griffith University

Meteorological modelling, optimization and validation of WRF model are developed together with the Environmental Physics Laboratory

Setting up and validation of the WavewatchIII model have been developed thanks to the support and collaboration of Centro Funzionale Meteo-Idrologico di Protezione Civile della Regione Liguria

Weather forecast maps are developed with the support of the academic start-up PM_TEN

Last mile wave propagation analysis for the Northern Tyrrhenian Sea is being developed thanks to the collaboration agreement signed with the Istituto Idrografico della Marina

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