Coriolis room - Observatoire Midi-Pyrénées
September 8-9, 2005
Under the scientific patronage of the MFSTEP and MERSEA European R&D projects (DG XII FP5-6)
|Objectives of Workshop|
This workshop will primarily aim at discussing methodological developments in progress within the MFSTEP and MERSEA European projects concerning (1) the downscaling of basin-scale estimates and forecasts of hydrodynamical ocean models to regional and coastal (shelf) domains and specification of initial and boundary conditions; (2) data assimilation of local data not used or incompletely used in larger-scale models; (3) forecasting in the local models. The areas of interest will be the major coastal zones, with a particular focus on the near Atlantic and Mediterranean. We will also be seeking the point of view of regional and coastal modellers and forecasters within these two communities and outside of them.
Finally, we will discuss the potential of these methodologies to address the needs of operational oceanography and the development of ocean services. For practical reasons and in order to facilitate discussion and the definition of main axes for the years to come, the attendance will be limited to partners in the aforementioned projects, invited colleagues, and their collaborators. Poster space will be provided if needed.
MFSTEP partners will have the opportunity to publish their presented work in the Internet journal “EGU Ocean Science” (Dec 2005 deadline).
|Pierre De Mey, LEGOS-POC, Toulouse
|Muriel Lux, NOVELTIS, Toulouse
Thursday, September 8
08:30 Bus from city centre
Part 1 : Ongoing methodological developments in MFSTEP and MERSEA
This part will review in some detail the current progress on R&D of downscaling and data assimilation methods in regional and coastal models in both projects, illustrate the concepts with some results, and provide some time for discussion of individual approaches.
Detailed research talks by MFSTEP-WP7 and MERSEA-WP10 partners:
09:15 Blayo et al. : Grid refinement and specification of open boundary conditions with AGRIF
09:55 Auclair, Lux et al. : Initialisation and boundary forcing of coastal ocean models – The VIFOP tool
10:30 Coffee break
10:50 De Mey, Auclair et al. : Estimation, prediction, and array design in coastal/shelf seas using ensemble methods
11:25 Taillandier and Devenon : Identification of initial and boundary conditions with 4D-var using interior observations
12:05 Vandenbulcke et al. : Data assimilation in two-way nested models
12:45 Lunch buffet (Lyot Room)
Part 2 : Research status in the community
This part reviews the status of some of the relevant coastal research in the oceanographic community, pertaining to modelling, observations and data assimilation.
Research talks by participants (see tentative list further down).
15:40 Coffee break
17:30 Bus to city centre
Dinner on your own
Friday, September 9
08:30 Bus from city centre
Tentative list of talks in Part 2:
Marsaleix et al.: What information can coastal modellers extract from general circulation solutions?
Skliris et al.: Downscaling, assimilation and forecasting in the Eastern Mediterranean
Zodiatis et al.: Downscaling and forecasting with CYCOFOS and user applications
Davidson et al. : Downscaling and assimilation in a regional observation and forecasting system in Newfoundland
Oddo et al. : The ADRICOSM regional exercise
Marchesiello, Echevin et al. : Please provide title
Morrow et al. : Satellite altimetry for the observation of coastal scales
Andreu-Burillo et al.: Data assimilation in the Irish Sea with the EnKF
Jordà et al. : Data assimilation in the Catalan sea
She et al. : Data assimilation and observational array design in the ODON project
Mourre et al. : Please provide title
Letellier and Lyard : An ensemble-based representer method for assimilation in tidal models
Bertino et al. : Non-Gaussian data assimilation
Part 3 : Challenges and needs of coastal operational oceanography
Here we will focus on several particular issues: quantitative estimation of coastal marine parameters, forecasting, and the R&D needed towards providing ocean services at the regional/coastal scales. One of the objectives of this session is to show where the need is in terms of downscaling in operational oceanography.
Tentative list of talks by invited participants:
11:20 Pinardi et al.: Downscaling of models and of observational networks in MFS and MOON
11:40 Holt et al. : The Met Office view of regional and coastal operational oceanography
12:00 Obaton et al. : The MERCATOR view of regional and coastal operational oceanography
12:20 De Roeck et al. : The IFREMER view of regional and coastal operational oceanography
12:40 Buch et al. : The role of downscaling and coastal data assimilation in ECOOP
13:00 Lunch buffet (Lyot Room)
14:00 Coffee available during discussions
14:00 Discussion: how can research help provide better services in coastal and shelf seas? (moderators: Holt, De Roeck)
15:00 De Mey : Discussion: Meeting wrap-up, remaining scientific challenges, opportunities for funding and collaborative work (moderators: De Mey, Barnier)
16:00 End of meeting
16:15 Bus to city centre
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