The numerical wave model WAVEWATCHIII ® [1] is distributed by NOAA, its development is managed by many institutes in which IFREMER is mainly involved. The model resolves the wave action equation in the domain of wave number and directions. The estimate of the wave energy spectrum is discretized in frequency and direction to reproduce the space and time evolution of the sea state.

Numerous projects are based on this model : 

-Wave and current forecast with the project MARC

-Wave reanalysis along the French coastline with the project HOMERE

-Wave reanalysis on various regions with the ERC project IOWAGA