We would like to express our gratitude to IMEDEA for hosting part of the SOCIB modelling facility.

Rutgers University, CMRE and Puertos del Estado are also thanked for their help at various stages of the development of the SOCIB operational models and for their constructive comments and suggestions that helped to improve the SOCIB forecasting system.

We are grateful to the COPERNICUS Marine Environment Monitoring Service, the Mediterranean Forecasting System, Mercator-Océan, IFREMER and AVISO for their operational ocean products.

We thank the  Agencia Estatal de Meteorologia for the valuable operational Hirlam model forecasts, as well as Puertos del Estado and MétéoFrance for the data from their marine buoy network.