Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS)

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New website : https://wwmiws.wmo.int


About the WMO-IMO Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service

This website displays the marine forecast and warning products that are provided to mariners via SafetyNet and Navtex,
as part of the World Meteorological Organization's (WMO) Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS),
within the framework of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
More information about the GMDSS is available at the GMDSS Master Plan module of GISIS.

The worlds' oceans have been divided into 21 areas, called METAREAS, for the provision of marine products to shipping.

The products displayed are issued by the National Meteorological Services (NMS) appointed as WWMIWS Issuing Services.
METAREA Coordinators are assigned to coordinate provision of the marine services for each area. View the MetArea Coordinator contact list .

The International Hydrographic Organization's Worldwide Navigational Warning Service is responsible for navigational Maritime Safety Information.
Updated details for NAVAREA Coordinators can be found here. Direct links to the NAVAREA co-ordinators websites are here.

This website was developed and maintained by Météo-France. It has been operational since June 2003 and will continue to grow and evolve. Suggestions are welcomed (Mireille Mayoka).

Note for additional interesting websites : WMO Severe Weather Information Centre, EUMETNET Meteoalarm.

The products displayed on this website may be subject to terms of use under Copyright or Creative Commons. Please contact the respective Meteorological office for these terms.

This website uses information that is transmitted by Meteorological Offices via the World Meteorological Organization's Information System (WIS),
and the availability of products may be interrupted or delayed from time to time. Please refer to the respective Meteorological Office websites as the authoritative source.

Common abbreviations for International NAVTEX Transmission schedule METAREA Map Glossary