Marine Environmental Monitoring and Predictions (Liège 2004)
|Event Date/Time: May 03, 2004||End Date/Time: May 07, 2004|
|Registration Date: May 04, 2004|
|Early Registration Date: Mar 15, 2004|
|Abstract Submission Date: Sep 30, 2004|
The aim of the colloquium is to bring together scientists in order to identify the most critical scientific improvements to be brought to these modelling and monitoring systems for marine environmental predictions. The colloquium will give the operational community an opportunity to express scientific needs and priorities based on experience from years of ocean observations and forecasting. Among the topics which should be covered by the presentations are the following:
-Data related problems:
cost/benefit analyses of observation networks (data impact studies), definition for optimal spatial and temporal coverage, operational quality check of data, optimisation of observational systems, integration of multidisciplinary observations, strategies for data storage and reanalyses, qualitative and quantitative assessments of operational products,
-Modelling and marine data assimilation aspects:
assessments, understanding and correction of biases, model error modeling, intercomparison strategies, specific adaptations for coastal zones vs. open ocean monitoring and modelling systems,
-Data Assimilation aspects:
development of new assimilation techniques and next generation models (e.g. finite volumes, adaptive grids), incorporation of coastal data into open ocean models or global systems, up and downscaling problems, coupling with atmospheric models, ice cover models and incorporation of bio-geochemical modelling into operational models, operational ecosystem modelling.
- Demonstrations of operational or practical products (e.g. pollution management, climate predictions) are also welcome as well as presentations of existing operational systems and their defined needs for scientific development.