About the 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 Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS), within the framework of the Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS).
The worlds' oceans have been divided into 21 areas, called MetArea's, 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.
Information on the Worldwide Navigational Warning Service (operated by the International Hydrographic Organization), may be found using the NAVAREA co-ordinators websites.
This website was developed and maintained by Meteo-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 : JCOMM Marine Pollution Emergency Response Support System (MPERSS), WMO Severe Weather Information Centre, EUMETNET meteoalarm
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.