The Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB) is a Unique Scientific and Technical Infrastructure (ICTS) that operates a coastal ocean observing and forecasting system, a scientific and technological infrastructure providing free, open, quality-controlled, validated, and timely streams of oceanographic data, as well as data stewardship and long-term preservation.
As part of its activities, SOCIB manages a variety of observing facilities (oceanographic buoys, gliders, high-frequency radars, etc.) in order to provide a continuous and real-time in-situ monitoring of the ocean state. Different sensors are placed in SOCIB observing facilities allowing access to physical, biochemical, and climatological data. In addition to this, and in order to facilitate a proactive response to changes in metocean conditions, SOCIB also provides hydrodynamical (WMOP), wave (SAPO), or meteorological (BRIFS) forecasts over the Western Mediterranean Sea.