WAVEWATCH III® Software License
Software, as understood herein, shall be broadly interpreted as being
inclusive of algorithms, source code, object code, data bases and related
documentation, all of which shall be furnished free of charge to the Licensee.
Corrections, upgrades or enhancements may be furnished and, if furnished,
shall also be furnished to the Licensee without charge. NOAA, however, is not
required to develop or furnish such corrections, upgrades or enhancements.
NOAA's software, whether that initially furnished or corrections or upgrades,
are furnished "as is". NOAA furnishes its software without any warranty
whatsoever and is not responsible for any direct, indirect or consequential
damages that may be incurred by the Licensee. Warranties of merchantability,
fitness for any particular purpose, title, and non-infringement, are
The Licensee is not required to develop any software related to the licensed
software. However, in the event that the Licensee does so, the Licensee is
required to offer same to NOAA for inclusion under the instant licensing terms
with NOAA's licensed software along with documentation regarding its
principles, use and its advantages. This includes changes to the wave model
proper including numerical and physical approaches to wave modeling, and
boundary layer parameterizations embedded in the wave model The Licensee is
encouraged but not obligated to provide pre-and post processing tools for
model input and output. The software required to be offered shall not include
additional models to which the wave model may be coupled, such as oceanic or
atmospheric circulation models. The software provided by the Licensee shall be
consistent with the latest model version available to the Licensee, and
interface routines to the software provided shall conform to programming
standards as outlined in the model documentation. The software offered to NOAA
shall be offered as is, without any warranties whatsoever and without any
liability for damages whatsoever. NOAA shall not be required to include a
Licensee's software as part of its software. Licensee's offered software
shall not include software developed by others.
A Licensee may reproduce sufficient software to satisfy its needs. All copies
shall bear the name of the software with any version number as well as
replicas of any applied copyright notice, trademark notice, other notices and
credit lines. Additionally, if the copies have been modified, e.g. with
deletions or additions, this shall be so stated and identified.
All of Licensee's employees who have a need to use the software may have
access to the software but only after reading the instant license and stating,
in writing, that they have read and understood the license and have agreed to
its terms. Licensee is responsible for employing reasonable efforts to assure
that only those of its employees that should have access to the software, in
fact, have access.
The Licensee may use the software for any purpose relating to sea state
No disclosure of any portion of the software, whether by means of a media or
verbally, may be made to any third party by the Licensee or the Licensee's
The Licensee is responsible for compliance with any applicable export or
import control laws of the United States.
© 2009 National Weather Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration. All rights reserved. WAVEWATCH III® is a trademark of
the National Weather Service. No unauthorized use without permission.