Ocean Modeling

Group Leader: 
Annette Samuelsen


About us

Performs research within modeling of physical ocean and marine ecosystem.

Research Objectives

The Ocean Modeling Group at NERSC performs research in modeling of physical ocean processes, marine ecosystem and data assimilation with applications towards operational oceanography, marine research, and climate research. Our research centers around the ocean model HYCOM with ecosystem applications (HYCOM-NORWECOM and HYCOM-ECOSMO).  In collaboration with the Data Assimialtion Group (https://www.nersc.no/group/data-assimilation-and-forecasting-group) the EnKF is applied both for parameter and state estimation in these models.


Name Area of Expertise
Achref Othmani oceanography
Annette Samuelsen oceanography
Bjørn Backeberg oceanography
Çağlar Yumruktepe oceanography
Jiping Xie oceanography
Tsuyoshi Wakamatsu


Marine sediments can tell us about climate change in eastern Africa 2 million years ago

02.11.2021 - 09:15 Henrike Wilborn
A new publication in Nature shows that a shift in air circulation is responsible for the eastern African climate having changed to dry conditions about two...

A hidden gem article: How risky are oil spills along the Norwegian coast for fish?

20.07.2021 - 08:00 Henrike Wilborn
Annette Samuelsen, research leader of our Ocean Modelling Group, published an article in 2019 that recently made it on the “Hidden gems” list of the ICES...

Agulhas Current meanders facilitate shelf-slope exchange on the Eastern Agulhas Bank

04.12.2018 - 14:15 Asle Wingsternes
Agulhas Current meanders are some of the largest events that take place in the Agulhas Current system. They have a large impact on the shelf circulation and...