Understanding the Benefits of Operational Ocean and Forecasting Systems (OOFS)
IOC/GOOS/OTGA & Mercator Ocean & WMO Awareness Workshop (Online)
01 - 16 June 2021
Organizer & Staff
This online workshop will provide an overview of Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems. Three main topics will be addressed:
- the international context and motivations,
- modelling the ocean and operating systems,
- disseminating ocean information.
Aims and Objectives
The aim of the training is to give the attendees a general understanding about Operational Ocean Monitoring and Forecasting Systems (OOFS). It will demonstrate the current practices for ocean monitoring and forecasting systems and serve to strengthen the implementation of new OOFS.
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the end of this training course, the participanst will:
- Understand the international standards and best-practices necessary for setting up an operational oceanography and forecasting systems service;
- be able to describe the architecture of an operational ocean monitoring and forecasting system;
- Understand the modelling of the ocean from the collection of ocean observations to final ocean forecasts
- Understand user–driven services, how they relate to the routine supplies and relevant products and information to users along with relevant services driven by user requirements;
Target audience and prerequisites
No specific technical pre-requisites needed. However, participants should have a clear link/ responsibility related to operational ocean forecasting systems in their country, including its implementation. Participants need to have a good working level of the English language.
- Rationale and international context:
- Building an OOFS in an international context
- Advantage of building an OOFS for economy, society and environment
- Modeling the ocean and operating systems:
- The architecture of an OOFS
- Systems operations (collecting data, modeling, validation)
- Modeling the ocean (circulation, waves, sea level and biogeochemistry)
- Disseminating the information:
- Presentation of outreach tools and disseminating catalogues,
- Downstream applications.
- D.Chang Seng
- A. Mehra
- A. Repucci
- J. Siddorn
- M. Drevillon
- Fujiang Yu
- Lotfi Aouf
- Elodie Gutcknecht
- L. Crosnier
- K. Von Schuckman
- others to be confirmed
- Online assynchronous phase (1-13 June 2021): background reading material and videos will be made available on the OT e-Learning platform for preparation for the synchronous sessions. Participants are expected to go through these contents before the live event. This should take 5 - 6 hours;
- Online synchronous phase (14-16 June 2021): 2,5-hour long workshops each day; 2 similar sessions will be organised each day:
- 08:00 - 10:30 CEST
- 17:00 - 19:30 CEST
Participants are expected to attend one of the above sessions for each of the 3 days of the live workshop.
No tuition fees apply.
To register please fill in the online application form (registration closes 30 May 2021).
For questions please contact:
- IOC/GOOS: email@example.com
- IOC/OTGA Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Total Invited: 150
Not confirmed: 0
Label(s): OceanTeacher training course
Created at 22:07 on 31 Mar 2021 by Cláudia Delgado
Last Updated at 09:45 on 06 Jan 2023 by Sofie de Baenst