Distress and


The operational JCOMM official web site provides the marine weather information broadcast via Inmarsat-C SafetyNET by all National Meteorological Services (NMS) appointed as Issuing Services within the framework of the WMO Marine Broadcast System for the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System.

Some information broadcast by NAVTEX is also included (Common abbreviations for International NAVTEX).

Information on navigational warnings, including warnings for some of them, may be found on the NAVAREA co-ordinators websites
A current list of METAREA co-ordinators is available here.

Caution: The Internet is not part of the Maritime Safety Information's operational data stream and should never be relied upon as a means to obtain the latest forecast and warning information. Access to the Site may be interrupted or delayed from time to time, update may also experience occasional gaps. Please refer to OFFICIAL sources, Inmarsat SafetyNET or international NAVTEX services, for more complete information.

Links to Issuing Services and to some Preparation Services web sites are also provided.

Mariners are welcome to use information presented in this web site. In case of re-transmission, the text of the bulletins shall not be altered and credit to the respective NMSs shall be given.

This JCOMM website, developed and maintained by Meteo-France, is operational since June 2003 and will continue to grow and evolve. Suggestions are welcomed (Mireille Mayoka).

Note for additional interesting websites : JCOMM Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System (MPERSS), WMO Severe Weather Information Centre, EUMETNET meteoalarm
Transmission schedules Metareas Map Glossary

W3C-401-valid Viewable With Any Browser meteoalarm EUMETNET
Meteo France Website