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10th ICSHMO conference

Date added: Tuesday 19th July 2011

The 10th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO) will be held from

23 -27 April 2012

at the Tjibaou Cultural Center in Noumea, New Caledonia.


Please visit the conference web site: http://www.colloque.ird.fr/icshmo-2012/ for further informatio, registration, etc.

Deadline for short abstracts, including poster abstracts is 15 September 2011.


Of particular interest to the ocean observing and ocean forecasting community will be the session on

"Ocean Observing Systems and Operational Oceanography", see abstract below.


Andreas Schiller (CSIRO, Hobart, Australia)

Jerome Vialard (LOCEAN, IRD, Paris, France)

Juliet Hermes (SAEON, Roggebaai, South Africa)

Abstract: The last 20 years have provided us with an unprecedented ability to observe, monitor and forecast the oceans. In-situ and remotely sensed ocean observations underpin many research and application areas, including climate research and operational oceanography. The latter aims to address many challenges with timescales from days to decades and regions ranging from coastal areas to the global ocean. This session invites presentations about the development of the global ocean observing system, the development and application of operational ocean forecasting systems and the relationship between operational oceanography and the design/development of the ocean observing system. This includes – but is not limited to:

  • the global and regional analyses and forecasting systems (incl. modelling and data assimilation);
  • the development and scientific testing of the next generation of systems covering bio-geochemical and eco-systems and extending from the open ocean into the shelf seas and coastal waters;
  • the exploitation of this capability in other applications (weather forecasting, seasonal and decadal prediction, climate change detection and its coastal impacts, etc);
  • the assessment of the contribution of the various components of the global ocean observing system and scientific guidance for improved design and implementation of the ocean observing system (e.g. Observing System Experiments (OSEs) and Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)).