Forecasting the Argentine Sea

Ocean Decade ID : 91.2
Lead Institution

Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA/CONICET-UBA) – Center for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (CIMA/CONICET-UBA)

Lead Institution Contact Person

Claudia Gloria Simionato –

Countries where the project will be implemented:



An institutional network of science, technology, and innovation organizations will be built to develop, implement and provide support and continuity to an oceanic forecasting system for sea level and ocean waves for the Southwestern Atlantic (Argentinean) Continental Shelf, that will run operationally at the SMN. A web portal will be developed to provide free access to the information produced to the public. The project will also focus on training of human resources and will work with the multiplicity of potential users to motivate the use of the new tools and induce/co-produce with them an analysis and survey of the needs of Argentina in relation to operational products for the coastal ocean. This project is implemented under the framework of Pampa Azul Initiative, an inter-ministerial initiative of the government of Argentina. Pampa Azul articulates actions promoted by different institutions in scientific research, technological development and innovation areas related to the sea.

Team Members
  • Matías Dinápoli, Center for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (CIMA/CONICET-UBA)
  • Guadalupe Alonso, Hydrographic Service (SHN)
  • Paula Etala, National Meteorological Service (SMN)
  • Yanina García Skabar, National Meteorological Service (SMN)
  • Walter Dragani, Hydrographic Service (SHN)
  • Mariano Re, National Institute for Water (INA)
  • Nicolás Tomazín, National Institute for Water (INA)
  • Diego Moreira, Center for Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (CIMA/CONICET-UBA)
  • Mónica Fiore, Hydrographic Service (SHN)
  • Enrique D’Onofrio, Institute of Applied Geodesy and Geophysics