This website displays the marine meteorological warnings and meteorological forecast information that are provided to mariners via International Enhanced Group Call (EGC) Service and NAVTEX, as part of the World Meteorological Organization
's (WMO) Worldwide Met-Ocean Information and Warning Service (WWMIWS), within the framework of the International Maritime Organization
's (IMO) Global Maritime Distress & Safety System (GMDSS). More information about the GMDSS is available at the GMDSS Master Plan module of GISIS
The worlds' oceans have been divided into 21 areas, called METAREAS, for the provision of marine meteorological information and services to shipping.