Main milestones in the project

Date Event
2011 INGV and CMCC join the NEMO Consortium
2008 NEMO Consortium agreement is signed between CNRS, Mercator, Met-Office, and NOC.
Contours of the NEMO platform are clearly defined (reference versions, components, reference configurations, tools…).
The NEMO System Team is created as a joint and sustainable effort of ocean model developers.
New NEMO web site: www.nemo-ocean.eu . Ensure distribution of NEMO, its documentation and visibility of expertise.
Building the NEMO forge for code distribution, history, documentation, ticketing system.
2006 NOC adopts NEMO
2005 Use of a ticketing system (FLYSPRAY) for users requests
Release of NEMO-OPA9 with its new NEMO web site
First IPCC simulation using NEMO as ocean component at IPSL
2004 NEMO will be distributed with a free licence.
First meeting of the Developer’s Committee to discuss development strategy and workplan
2003 Building NEMO as a European platform:
Memorandum Of Understanding between CNRS, Mercator and Hadley Center is envisaged to elaborate a common development strategy. At this early stage, the main point is already to share expertise and optimize efforts between the experts developing the platform.
MET-Office chooses NEMO for its ocean dynamics component
ECMWF chooses NEMO for its ocean component
The new NEMO name is chosen and the contours of the platform are discussed (components, tools, distribution, support…)
Launch of the DRAKKAR project as a joint effort towards high resolution configurations.
2002 OPA becomes available with its history through the web using CVS.
Preliminary discussions with Hadley Center.
First deposit of OPA in a version control tool (CVS)
Deposit of OPA at French Agency for program protection (APP)
2001 First operational forecast at Mercator
First OPA web site
1998 Beyond academic research: Mercator chooses OPA as its modelling platform to build the French offshore forecasting system.
First version describing the service associated with the OPA platform
Quality control of the code using CADNA(Control of Accuracy and Debugging for Numerical Applications)
1980-1998 Before NEMO
– 1996 Creation of the ORCA global tripolar grid
– 1990 OPA in-core model on the CRAY-2
– 1980 A3D out of core model is build, synchronously with the availability with the CRAY-1 computer