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Data and Products of the Regional Ice Ocean Prediction System (RIOPS)

The Regional Ice Ocean Prediction System (RIOPS) provides 48 hr ice and ocean forecasts four times per day on a 1/12° resolution grid (3-8 km). RIOPS is initialized using analyses from the Global Ice-Ocean Prediction System (GIOPS). Atmospheric fluxes for 48 hr forecasts are calculated using fields from the Regional Deterministic Prediction System (RDPS).


How to access the data

This data is available on the MSC Datamart data server service as well as MSC GeoMet:

An overview and examples to access and use the Meteorological Service of Canada's open data is available.


The end-user licence for Environment and Climate Change Canada's data servers specifies the conditions of use of this data.



Technical documentation


The chronology of changes to the Regional Ice Ocean Prediction System (RIOPS) is available here.