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GODAE OceanView Symposium - Oral presentations 

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- Session 2

- Session 3

- Session 4

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Session 1: Overview and International context
1.0.0Welcome and thanks (1.2 MB)Local host & GODAE OceanView Co-chairs
1.0.1Short Introduction (2 MB)David Legler, NOAA & Eric Lindstrom, NASA
1.1In-Situ Observations, Ocean Analyses and GOV (2.8 MB)David Legler, NOAA
1.2History and future perspective: An external view (0.6 MB)Neville Smith, BoM
1.3GODAE OceanView's role in an evolving Global Ocean Observing System (2 MB)Albert Fischer, IOC
1.4Synergies in Ocean Modeling and Remote Sensing in the next Decade (9.2 MB)Eric Lindstrom, NASA
1.5GODAE OceanView: broad overview of the structure, context and international collaborations (1.9 MB)Andreas Schiller, CSIRO
Eric Dombrowsky, Mercator Ocean
1.6Objectives and expected outcomes (0.5 MB)Andreas Schiller, CSIRO
Eric Dombrowsky, Mercator Ocean


Session 2: Operational Oceanography Infrastructure: Where we are now – 15 years of progress
2.1 National and international efforts for a sustained Ocean Observing System (2 talks)
2.1.1Current status of the in situ ocean observing system (5 MB)Candyce Clark, NOAA
2.1.2Current status of the remote sensing ocean observing system (4 MB)Pierre-Yves Le Traon, Ifremer/Mercator Ocean
2.2 Evolution of National and regional Ocean Forecasting and Analysis Systems (3 talks)
2.2.1Current status of global and regional ocean prediction systems established during GODAE and GODAE OceanView (1.9 MB)Marina Tonani, INGV
2.2.2Current status of global and regional ocean prediction systems established since GODAE (9.4 MB)Hui Wang, NMEFC
2.2.3Current status of development of ocean environmental information services 4 MB)Pierre Bahurel, Mercator Ocean
2.3 Overview of downstream applications & services (3 talks)
2.3.1Downstream applications served by the national GODAE OceanView systems (1.9 MB)Mike Bell, Met Office
2.3.2Predictions of the drift and dispersion of nuclear contamination following the Fukushima incident (2.5 MB)Zulema Garaffo, NOAA/NCEP
2.3.2Exploitation of ocean predictions by the oil and gas industry (3.4 MB)Ralph Rayner, IMarEST



Session 3: Key Scientific & Technological Advances- From Scientific capabilities & data requirements to user applications
3.1 Ocean Modelling and Data Assimilation: Underpinning Ocean Forecasting and Reanalysis (3 talks)
3.1.1Short overview of DA and Modelling in GOV (0.4 MB)Eric Chassignet, Florida State University
3.1.2Overview of the modeling and data assimilation approach within Mercator (1.5 MB)Yann Drillett, Mercator Ocean
3.1.3Overview of the GOFS, the U.S. Navy ocean prediction system (5.4 MB)Pat Hogan, NRL
3.2 Evaluating the impact of Observations on Ocean Forecasting Systems: Dividends from investing in a Global Ocean Observing System (2 talks)
3.2.1Overview of Observing System Evaluation in GOV (3 MB)Gilles Larnicol, CLS & Peter Oke, CSIRO
3.2.2Observation impact studies at Mercator Ocean (1.7 MB)Elisabeth Remy, Mercator Ocean
3.3 Validation of Ocean Forecasting Systems: Addressing User needs for accurate and timely information (2 talks)
3.3.1Intercomparing ocean estimates during the last decades: new approaches and results in the framework of the joint CLIVAR/GOV GSOP effort (3.7 MB)Magdalena Balmaseda, ECMWF
3.3.2Near real time assessment of operational oceanography forecast products: advances in the GOV community, overview of Class 4 and MultiModel assessment approaches (4.7 MB)Gregory Smith, Environment Canada
3.4 Ocean Forecasting in the Coastal Domain: Scientific Challenges and User - Needs/benefits (3 talks)
3.4.1The Coastal Oceans and Shelf Seas Task Team (3.4 MB)Villy Kourafalou & Pierre De Mey
3.4.2Development of the Canadian Regional Operational Ice-Ocean Forecast System in CONCEPTS (7 MB)Fraser Davidson, DFO
3.4.3Performance Evaluation of NOAA/National Ocean Service’s Operational Forecast Systems (2.2 MB)Aijun Zhang, NOAA
3.5 Marine Ecosystem Analysis & Prediction: The next frontier of Ocean Forecasting – new users and societal benefits
3.5.1Incorporating Optical Processes into Physical-Biogeochemical Models in the Pacific Ocean (5.4 MB)Fei Chai, University of Maine
3.5.2Building the capacity for forecasting/predicting marine biogeochemistry and ecosystems (21.5 MB)Marion Gehlen, IPSL, LSCE
3.5.3Operational ecosystem research: understanding user scientific requirements and gaps in order to deliver policy outcomes (4 MB)Rosa Barciela, Met Office
3.6 Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave Prediction: En-route to combined ocean and atmosphere weather prediction
3.6.1Short- to medium-range coupled prediction GODAE OceanView Symposium (2.5 MB)Gary Brassington, BoM
3.6.2Summary of short- to medium-range forecasting developments at UK Met Office (1.7 MB)Matt Martin, Met Office
3.6.3Regional and Global Coupled Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Forecasting Activities at CMC (4 MB)Greg Smith, Environment Canada



Session 4: A vision of the future of Ocean Forecasting
4.1 The future of Ocean Observations
4.1.1New Directions for the Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) (1.9 MB)Eric Lindstrom, NASA
4.1.2The Future of Global Ocean Observations in the Argo Program (1.5 MB)Susan Wijffels, CSIRO/ CAWCR
4.1.3Challenges and opportunities for satellite oceanography (1.5 MB)Hans Bonekamp, EUMESAT
4.1.4Global Coastal Observing Systems and Services: Opportunities and Challenges (5 MB)Paul DiGiacomo, NOAA
4.2 Enhanced User Engagement
4.2.1GOV outlook on end user use: applications and future trends (3.5 MB)Fraser Davidson, DFO
4.2.2Ocean observing and forecasting stakeholders and beneficiaries (2.2 MB)Ralph Rayner, IMarEST, IOOS
4.3 Implementing a long-term international programme for ocean analysis and forecasting
4.3.1Ocean analysis and forecasting: Enabling operational services (2.1 MB)Ming Ji, NOAA
4.3.2Synthesis of new scientific challenges for GOVST (2.4 MB)Eric Dombrowsky, Andreas Schiller plus GOVST TT-co-chairs
4.4 Closing
4.4Concluding presentation & thanks (0.6 MB)GOVST co-chairs