February 6, 2024

NECCTON Releases Best Practices Guide for Model Development

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Download: NECCTON Best practices for implementing new BGC process modules in CMEMS/FABM

NECCTON is dedicated to enhancing the Copernicus Marine Service, and this week announces the release of its concise guide for biogeochemical/ecological model development. This document outlines practical strategies for model implementation, fostering interoperability across CMEMS Monitoring and Forecasting Centres (MFCs). 

The framework chosen for this purpose is the Framework for Aquatic Biogeochemical Models (FABM), which underpins a wide range of marine biogeochemical models. A core strength of FABM is its ability to interface with numerous hydrodynamic models, including those used within CMEMS (NEMO, HYCOM).

Key features include modular model development concepts and recommendations for common process models. These best practices aim to optimize model interoperability within NECCTON and facilitate sharing across CMEMS MFCs.

The report outlines “best practices” for biogeochemical/ecological model development within NECCTON and documents the FABM functionality introduced to support this. Specifically, (1) it describes the concepts of modular model development and its practical implementation in FABM, (2) it gives recommendations for the implementations of common types of process models, and (3) it provides guidance for model testing and distribution of code.

 

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