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1<h3>About NEMO</h3>
2
3<a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu">NEMO</a> standing for <strong>Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean</strong> 
4is a state-of-the-art modelling framework for research activities and forecasting services in
5ocean and climate sciences, developed in a sustainable way by a European consortium.
6
7<h4>Overview</h4>
8
9<p>
10The NEMO ocean model has 3 major components:
11</p>
12
13<ul style="list-style-type: disclosure-closed;">
14   <li>
15     <span style="color: blue;">NEMO-OCE</span> 
16     models the ocean {thermo}dynamics and solves the primitive equations
17   </li>
18   <li>
19     <span style="color: grey;">NEMO-ICE (SI<sup>3</sup>: Sea-Ice Integrated Initiative)</span> 
20     models sea-ice {thermo}dynamics, brine inclusions and subgrid-scale thickness variations
21   </li>
22   <li>
23     <span style="color: green;">NEMO-TOP (Tracers in the Ocean Paradigm)</span> 
24     models the {on,off}line oceanic tracers transport and biogeochemical processes (using PISCES)
25   </li>
26</ul>
27
28<p>
29  These physical core engines are described in their respective
30  <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/documentation">reference manuals</a> 
31  that must be cited for any work related to their use.
32</p>
33
34<h4>Additional capabilities</h4>
35
36<ul style="list-style-type: square; padding-left: 1.5em;">
37   <li>Create
38     <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/framework/components/interfaces/#Mesh_refinement_AGRIF">embedded zooms</a> 
39     seamlessly thanks to 2-way nesting package <a href="https://agrif.imag.fr">AGRIF</a>
40   </li>
41   <li>Input-Output through effective
42     <a href="https://forge.ipsl.jussieu.fr/ioserver">XIOS</a> 
43     software
44   </li>
45   <li>Coupling interface to other Earth system components based on
46     <a href="https://portal.enes.org/oasis">OASIS</a>
47   </li>
48   <li>Opportunity to integrate an external biogeochemistry model</li>
49   <li>Versatile
50     <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/framework/components/interfaces/#Interfaces_with_observations">data interface</a>
51   </li>
52   <li>Set of
53     <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/framework/components/interfaces/">utilities</a> 
54     is also provided to {pre,post}process your data
55   </li>
56</ul>
57
58<h4>Reference Configurations and Test Cases</h4>
59
60Several <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/framework/components/configurations">built-in configurations</a> are provided to evaluate the skills and performances of the model.
61They can be used as as first easy set-up and as template for setting up a new configuration.<br>
62<a href="https://github.com/NEMO-ocean/NEMO-examples">Idealized test cases</a> addressing specific physical processes are also available for download.
63
64<h4>Project literature</h4>
65
66<table class="table" style="width: unset; margin:auto">
67  <thead><tr><th>Component</th><th>Reference Manual</th><th>User Guide</th></tr></thead>
68  <tbody>
69    <tr>
70      <td>
71        <span style="color: blue;">NEMO-OCE</span>
72      </td>
73      <td>
74        <a href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1464816">
75          <img style="vertical-align: text-bottom;" 
76               src="https://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1464816.svg" alt="NEMO manual">
77        </a>
78      </td>
79      <td>
80        <img style="vertical-align: text-bottom;" 
81             src="https://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1475325.svg" alt="NEMO user guide">
82      </td>
83    </tr>
84    <tr>
85      <td>
86        <span style="color: grey;">NEMO-ICE</span></td>
87      <td>
88        <img style="vertical-align: text-bottom;"
89             src="https://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1471689.svg" alt="SI3 manual">
90      </td>
91      <td></td>
92    </tr>
93    <tr>
94      <td>
95        <span style="color: green;">NEMO-TOP</span>
96      </td>
97      <td>
98        <img style="vertical-align: text-bottom;" 
99             src="https://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1471700.svg" alt="TOP manual">
100      </td>
101      <td></td>
102    </tr>
103  </tbody>
104</table>
105
106<p>
107Since 2014 the project has a <a href="https://www.geosci-model-dev.net/special_issue40.html">Special Issue</a> in
108the open-access journal Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) from the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
109The main scope is to collect relevant manuscripts covering various topics and
110to provide a single portal to assess the model potential and evolution.<br>
111Used by a wide audience,
112numerous <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/projects">associated projects</a> have been carried out and
113<a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/bibliography/publications">various publications</a> are available.
114</p>
115
116<h4>Consortium bodies</h4>
117
118<p>
119The <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/category/institutes">NEMO Consortium</a> pulling together 5 European institutes
120plans <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/consortium/governance">the sustainable development</a> in order to
121keep a reliable evolving framework <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/consortium/history">since 2008</a>.
122</p>
123
124<div style="text-align: center;">
125  <ul style="list-style-type: none; padding: 0 0;">
126    <li style="display: inline-block; width: 100px;">
127      <a href="https://www.cmcc.it" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">
128        <img style="height: 50px;" 
129             src="https://nemo-ocean.eu/wp-content/uploads/CMCC.png"       alt="CMCC logo">
130      </a>
131    </li>
132    <li style="display: inline-block; width: 100px;">
133      <a href="https://www.cnrs.fr" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">
134        <img style="height: 50px;" 
135             src="https://nemo-ocean.eu/wp-content/uploads/CNRS.gif"       alt="CNRS logo">
136      </a>
137    </li>
138    <li style="display: inline-block; width: 100px;">
139      <a href="https://www.mercator-ocean.fr" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">
140        <img style="height: 50px;" 
141             src="https://nemo-ocean.eu/wp-content/uploads/MOI.png"        alt="MOI logo">
142      </a>
143    </li>
144    <li style="display: inline-block; width: 100px;">
145      <a href="https://www.metoffice.gov.uk" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">
146        <img style="height: 50px;" 
147           src="https://nemo-ocean.eu/wp-content/uploads/Met_Office.png" alt="Met Office logo">
148      </a>
149    </li>
150    <li style="display: inline-block; width: 100px;">
151      <a href="https://nerc.ukri.org" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">
152        <img style="height: 50px;" 
153             src="https://nemo-ocean.eu/wp-content/uploads/NERC.gif"       alt="NERC logo">
154      </a>
155    </li>
156  </ul>
157</div>
158
159<p>
160It defines the <a href="https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1471663">multi-year development strategy</a> 
161that is implemented by the <a href="https://nemo-ocean.eu/consortium/team">System Team</a> on a yearly basis
162in order to regularly release a new version.<br>
163When the need arises,
164<a href="https://forge.ipsl.jussieu.fr/nemo/wiki/WorkingGroups">working groups</a> are created or resumed
165to gather the community expertise for advising on the development activities.
166</p>
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