SoG-bloomcast - Strait of Georgia Spring Bloom Forecast

Author: Doug Latornell <>
License:Apache License, Version 2.0

SoG-bloomcast is a an operational oceanography project to provide daily updated forecasts of the first spring phytoplankton bloom in the Strait of Georgia on the British Columbia south coast. In addition to being part of an active research program on the physics and biogeochemistry of the Salish Sea, SoG-bloomcast is intended as a demonstration of how small university research groups can use lightweight software automation to publish near-real-time model results to the web.

SoG-bloomcast uses the SOG coupled physics-biogeochemical model for deep estuaries ( to do its science, and publishes its results to the web at

SoG-bloomcast is written in Python.


The SoG-bloomcast code and documentation are copyright 2011-2014 by Doug Latornell and The University of British Columbia.

They are licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0. Please see the LICENSE and CITATION files for details of the license, and how to cite the SoG-bloomcast project.