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NEMO for *Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean* is a state-of-the-art modelling framework,
for research activities and forecasting services in ocean and climate sciences,
developed in a sustainable way by a European consortium since 2008.


Overview
========

The NEMO ocean model has 3 major components:

- OPA models the ocean [thermo]dynamics and solves the primitive equations (``./src/OCE``)
- SI3 simulates ice [thermo]dynamics, brine inclusions and subgrid-scale thickness variations (``./src/ICE``)
- TOP models the [on|off]line oceanic tracers transport and the biogeochemical processes (``./src/TOP``)

These physical core engines are described in their respective `reference documentation`_ that must be cited for any work related to their use.

Assets and ready-to-use solutions
=================================

Not only does the NEMO framework model the ocean circulation,
it offers various features to enable

- Create :doc:`embedded zooms <zooms>` seamlessly thanks to 2-way nesting package `AGRIF`_.
- Opportunity to integrate an :doc:`alternative biogeochemistry model <tracers>`
- Versatile :doc:`data_assimilation <data assimilation>`.
- Generation of :doc:`diagnostics <diagnostics>` through effective `XIOS`_ server.
- Roll-out Earth system modelling with :doc:`coupling interface <coupling>` to `OASIS`_.

| Several :doc:`built-in configurations <configurations>` are provided to evaluate the skills and performances of
   the model which can be used as templates for :doc:`setting up a new configuration <setup>` (``./cfgs``).
| The end user could also find online some :doc:`idealised test cases <test_cases>` to serve as templates and
   to study particular processes (``./tests``).

A set of :doc:`utilities <tools>` is also provided to [pre|post]process your data (``./tools``).

Documentation and references
============================

A walkthrough tutorial_ illustrates how to get code dependencies, compile and execute NEMO.

Reference manuals and quick start guide can be build from source and exported to HTML or PDF formats (``./doc``) or directly downloaded from the NEMO website.

The reference documentation is archived online

+-------+-------------------+----------------+
|       | Reference manual  | |NEMO manual|_ |
| |OPA| +-------------------+----------------+
|       | Quick start guide | |NEMO guide|_  |
+-------+-------------------+----------------+
| |SI3|                     | |SI3 manual|_  |
+---------------------------+----------------+
| |TOP|                     | |TOP manual|_  |
+---------------------------+----------------+

Since 2014 the project has a `Special Issue`_ in the open-access journal Geoscientific Model Development (GMD) from the European Geosciences Union (EGU).
The main scope is to collect relevant manuscripts covering various topics and to provide a single portal to assess the model potential and evolution.

Used by a wide audience, numerous `associated projects`_ have been carried out and extensive `bibliography`_ published.

NEMO Consortium
===============

The NEMO Consortium pulling together 5 European institutes (CMCC_, CNRS_, MOI_, `Met Office`_ and NERC_) plans the sustainable development in order to keep a reliable evolving framework since 2008.

It defines the NEMO strategy that is implemented by the System Team on a yearly basis in order to release a new version almost every four years.

When the need arises, `working groups`_ are created or resumed to gather the community expertise for advising on the development activities.

.. |NEMO manual| image:: http://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1464816.svg
.. |NEMO guide|  image:: http://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1475325.svg
.. |SI3 manual|  image:: http://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1471689.svg
.. |TOP manual|  image:: http://zenodo.org/badge/DOI/10.5281/zenodo.1471700.svg

.. _tutorial  source::trunk/INSTALL.rst
.. _working groups : https://forge.ipsl.jussieu.fr/nemo/wiki/WorkingGroups
.. _reference documentation : https://www.nemo-ocean.eu/bibliography/documentation/
.. _Special Issue : http://www.geosci-model-dev.net/special_issue40.html
.. _associated projects : https://www.nemo-ocean.eu/projects/
.. _bibliography : https://www.nemo-ocean.eu/wp-content/plugins/wp-bibtexbrowser/bibtexbrowser.php?bib=nemo.bib
.. _CMCC : https://www.cmcc.it/
.. _CNRS : http://www.cnrs.fr/
.. _MOI : https://www.mercator-ocean.fr
.. _Met Office : https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
.. _NERC : https://nerc.ukri.org/