What is NEMO? 

NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the Ocean) is a state-of-the-art modeling framework for oceanographic research, operational oceanography seasonal forecast and climate studies.
NEMO includes:

  • 5 major components
    • the blue ocean (ocean dynamics, NEMO-OPA)
    • the white ocean (sea-ice, NEMO-LIM)
    • the green ocean (biogeochemistry, NEMO-TOP) ;
    • the adaptative mesh refinement software (AGRIF) ;
    • the assimilation component NEMO_TAM
  • some reference configurations allowing to set-up and validate the applications ;
  • a set of scripts and tools (including pre- and post-processing) to use the system.

NEMO is used by a large community: Since 2015, ~ 100 projects and 1000 registered users (half in Europe, and half elsewhere) . See list of projects

NEMO is available under the CeCILL license (public license).
To gain access to the system, you need to register (click here or on "Register" in top right panel).

The evolution and reliability of NEMO are organised and controlled by a European Consortium created in 2008 between  

"Purpose of the Consortium
The purpose of this Agreement is to set up appropriate arrangements for the successful and sustainable development of the NEMO System as a well-organised, state-of-the-art ocean model code system suitable for both research and operational work."

Text of the Consortium Agreement is here:


NEMO is a shared reliable evolving system. These objectives rely on the work of the NEMO System Team.



NEMO configuration manager announcement

Release of NEMO Configuration Manager

2016 NEMO Users Meeting

2016 NEMO Users meeting 22-23 June 2016 in Lecce (IT)

NEMO release nemo_v3_6_STABLE available

Announcement of nemo_v3_6_STABLE release

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