NEMO Scientific Advisory Committee (NSAC)

Last edition: 06/23/20 16:30:05 by clevy


Ensure NEMO remains a world-leading ocean model


Advise the NEMO Steering Committee (NSC), Developers Committee (NDC) and Science Team (NST) on:

  • The priorities and opportunities for improving the current NEMO system
  • The NEMO strategy and work plans
  • Participation in international collaborations.

The focus of the advice should be on a 3-5 year period.

Expected ways of working

NEMO scientists will make presentations or provide reports on topics agreed between NDC and SAC chairs. SAC members will provide assessments, feedback and recommendations on these topics and make suggestions for topics for next meeting

Frequency and timing of meetings

SAC members will be invited to participate in the NEMO Development Strategy (NDS) meetings that are held once every 5-6 years
One or two meetings will be held in between the NDS meetings


The scope includes:

  • Scientific & technical algorithms
  • Software engineering methods & practices
  • Assessments of scientific and technical performance
  • Interfaces with other systems (particularly the air-sea interface, bio-geochemical models and data assimilation systems)
  • Coordination with other groups

In scope: physical core, sea-ice, bio-geochemistry, physical parametrisations, verification & validation
Out of scope: data assimilation systems, user support

The scope can be amended with the agreement of the NDC and the NSC.


The NSC with advice from the NEMO Developers Committee chair and NEMO System Team leader will appoint a chair
A core group of 3-5 experts will be invited by the NSC
The period of appointments/invitations will normally be 3-5 years; they may be renewable.
Additional members may be invited to specific meetings depending on the agenda items.

Agenda and Minutes from meetings

Existing entries (anti-chronological)


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