Coastal and Regional Ocean Community model (CROCO)
CROCO is a new oceanic modeling system built upon ROMS_AGRIF and the non-hydrostatic kernel of SNH (under testing), gradually including algorithms from MARS3D (sediments) and HYCOM (vertical coordinates). An important objective of CROCO is to provide the possibility to resolve very fine scales (especially in coastal area, and their interactions with larger scales. It is the oceanic component of a complex coupled system including various components as: atmosphere, waves, sediment transport, morphodynamics, biogeochemical cycles, and up to ecosystems. This version is still in development with changes on daily basis. Thus it should be use with care by experienced developers until its official release.
Regional Oceanic Modeling System with mesh refinement (ROMS_AGRIF)
Over the past decade, we have developed at UCLA, Rutgers University, and IRD a 3D numerical oceanic model intended for simulating currents, ecosystems, biogeochemical cycles, and sediment movements in various coastal regions. The IRD version of the code, ROMS_AGRIF, makes use of the AGRIF grid refinement procedure developed at the LJK-IMAG and is accompanied by a powerful toolbox for pre- and post-processing: ROMSTOOLS. This version is not evolving anymore (see CROCO description) but has been extensively tested. Therefore it's the one recommended for users looking for a stable version.