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GOV International School / Objectives


After the two first international summer schools held in Lalonde-Les-Maures (France, 2004) and Perth (Australia, 2010) it is proposed to organize a third international school on Operational Oceanography according to the following main motivations:

  • To bring together young scientists and professionals who will be the principal movers and users of operational oceanographic data in the next 10 or 20 years.
  • To summarize present knowledge of the various components of operational oceanography (numerical models, data assimilation, observations, systems, applications) and present an integrated perspective for the applications.
  • To show how science can benefit from operational routine products and how operational oceanography can benefit from the most recent scientific advances.
  • To open the way towards the new frontiers of operational oceanography both in terms of scientific challenges and applications. Four specific directions can be addressed, namely the coastal ocean areas that are characterized by multiple and interacting scales including open ocean shelf-slope exchanges, the coupled ocean-atmosphere system, ocean biogeochemistry, and the use of new datasets (from the upcoming satellites such as Sentinels and SWOT).