SAROM sea surface salinity and currents

Notice to eSA-Marine Users

Due to the upgrade of computing facilities at the National Computational Infrastructure (NCI), the eSA-Marine system will be temporarily suspended on Friday 22 Nov.

SARDI and the Bureau of Meteorology will be working together to minimize this downtime and we expect eSA-Marine website will operational in the first quarter of 2020.  As soon as the new forecast models are available we will  resume publishing our regular forecasts on this website.

Please contact Dr Mark Doubell (SARDI, with any enquiries regarding eSA-Marine system, including how we can possibly help during the eSA-Marine downtime.

More Information about the NCI upgrade is available at:  Preparing for Gadi.

The Southern Australian Regional Ocean Model (SAROM) sea surface salinity and currents map displays the following conditions:

  • Sea surface salinity shown using colour scale.
  • Surface current speed and direction indicated by arrow length and arrow direction.

Times shown above the map are Universal Time Coordinated (UTC) and Adelaide Central Daylight Time (ACDT) or Adelaide Central Standard Time (ACST)

View current 'now-cast' sea surface salinity and currents

Hind-cast/forecast animation - best viewed in Firefox:

Port Le Hunte Ceduna inner Ceduna outer Streaky Bay outer Streaky Bay inner Anxious Bay Flinders Island inner Flinders Island souter Point Drummond Coffin Bay inner Coffin Bay outer Neptune Island inner Neptune Island outer Vivonne Bay Cape Willoughby Victor Harbor Salt Creek inner Salt Creek outer Kingston Robe Southend Port Macdonnell Mount Richmond Cape Bridgewater NRSKAI (Kangaroo Island) SAM5CB (Coffin Bay) SAM8SG (mouth of Spencer Gulf) CapduCouedic GAB offshore 1 GAB offshore 2 SW Rocky Cabbage Young Rocks Sanders Banks

Download full sea surface salinity and currents sequence


This is a research and experimental product and no liability is assumed for the use of the eSA-Marine system or its products including now-casts and forecasts. In particular, this includes all conditions outlined in the general PIRSA disclaimer that can be accessed here or at the bottom of this page. Moreover, other sources of ocean now-cast/forecasts and or data may not align or be consistent with output from the eSA-Marine System which may be in error and/or out of date. Users should obtain their own independent advice. No liability is assumed for the eSA-Marine products presented here.

Page Last Reviewed: 28 Mar 2017
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