For the past 172 years, NAVOCEANO, currently comprised of 1,000 military and civilian personnel, has rapidly and effectively responded to the evolutionary demands of the U.S. Navy. As the Navy prepares for the challenges of the 21st century, NAVOCEANO has shifted its focus from traditional deep-water regions to those of the littoral (shallow water). Providing support to the Joint Warfighters in all mission areas, NAVOCEANO provides a broad array of products and services, backed by one of the world's largest supercomputing centers and the world's largest oceanographic library.
NAVOCEANO’s coastal oceanographic products are primarily delivered to the fleet customer through the Warfighting Support Center (WSC). The WSC receives requests from and tailors and delivers specific products for a given customer. The WSC works cooperatively with the Oceanography Department when specific new requests require coastal oceanographic data and/or coastal predictions not already available on the NAVOCEANO Web site.