The i-MarNet has three specific objectives:

  • To establish a community of stakeholders, model developers and model users to help determine the biogeochemical model hierarchy needed by the UK science community.  
  • Undertake a comparison of existing UK global biogeochemical models to provide a systematic body of evidence by spring 2013 to inform UKMO model selection for the next IPCC assessment.
  • To define a roadmap for the development of the next generation ocean biogeochemical model in terms of specific areas to be addressed and possible approaches, and requirements for analytical tools to quantify model skill and demonstrate traceability