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COSS-TT-2 workshop

CMCC, Lecce, 4-7 February 2013


Meeting presentations in order of agenda (updated - 14 February 2013).

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Introduction and key-note address

a.Workshop oveview and objectivesVilly Kourafalou & Pierre De Mey (COSS-TT co-chairs)U. Miami / LEGOSPDF (0.3 MB)
b.CMCC overviewGiovanni CoppiniCMCCPDF (1.5 MB)
c.Key-note presentation: The science of ocean predictions in the coastal zone: issues and perspectivesNadia PinardiINGVPDF (3 MB)


Theme 1 - Coastal System reviews

1.1The Mediterranean Forecasting SystemMarina TonaniINGV, ItalyPDF (2.8 MB)
1.2Towards a new operational forecasting system in Adriatic and Ionian SeaMaria Barara GalatiCMCC, ItalyPDF (7.5 MB)
1.3Forecasting at the Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea scale: the POSEIDON systemGerasimos KorresHellenic Centre for Marine Research, GreecePDF (4.5 MB)
1.4IONIO “IOnian Integrated marine Observatory” ProjectPaolo OddoINGV, ItalyPDF (3.4 MB)
1.5The Northern Levantine Circulation Model (NLEV), Sea-Level Calibration and ApplicationsAli AydogduMiddle East Technical University, TurkeyPDF (34 MB)
1.6From the deep ocean to the estuarine intertidal areas: an operational framework for the Portuguese Exclusive Economic ZoneFrancisco J CampuzanoMARETEC, ProtugalPDF (6.5 MB)
1.7Regional High Resolution Reanalysis over European North East Shelf domainMounir BenkiranCLS, FrancePDF (1.5 MB)
1.8Improvements to the operational Marine Core Service (MyOcean) model for the Northwest European shelf seasEnda O'DeaMet Office, UKPDF (2.5 MB)
1.9Recent developments in the European coastal observing and forecasting systems. Selected examplesEmil StanevHZG, GermanyPDF (3.5 MB)
1.10An evaluation of real-time forecast models of Middle Atlantic Bight continental shelf watersJohn WilkinRutgers University, USAPDF (5 MB)
1.11The South American initiatives in regional modeling with focus on operational oceanographyMauro CiranoREMO, BrazilPDF (2.5 MB)
1.12Ocean circulation forecasts along the coasts of the US Pacific Northwest regionAlexander KurapovOregon State University, USAPDF (7 MB)
1.13Assimilative simulation of the counter-wind current in the northern SCS in winterJiping XieIAP, ChinaPDF (6.7 MB)
1.14Assimilation of SST to the Yellow and East China Sea circulation model using the ensemble Kalman filterByoung-Ju ChoiKunsan Nationa University, South KoreaNot available
1.15Numerical simulation on estuarine and coastal circulation in the Caribbean and the Virgin Islands using ROMSMiguel SolanoUniverity of Puerto RicoPDF (3.5 MB)


Theme 2A - Advances in integrated coastal observations

2A.1Array testing and impact of observations in the coastal ocean by ensemble methodsPierre De MeyLEGOS, FrancePDF (2.7 MB)
2A.2Glider observations and regional ocean predictions at CMREBaptiste MourreCentre for Maritime Research and Experimenation, NATOPDF (16 MB)
2A.3Observing Systems Experiment with coastal in situ observations in the Adriatic SeaSrdjan DobricicCMCC, ItalyPDF (1.2 MB)
2A.4The CYCOFOS operational flow forecast: now assimilating glider dataDaniel HayesUniversity of CyprusPDF (2 MB)
2A.5Coastal observing system in the Gulf of Finland (Baltic Sea)Taavi LiblikTallinn University, EstoniaPDF (4.5 MB)
2A.6Statistical Assessment of the Black Sea Observing Systems: ARGO Floats and Altimetry During 2005-2012Emil StanevHZG, GermanyPDF (3.4 MB)
2A.7Gulf of Mexico prediction and Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)Villy KourafalouUniversity of Miami, USAPDF (2.2 MB)
2A.8Observing System Experiments Using a Multi-Scale Three-Dimensional Variational Data Assimilation SystemZhijin LiJPL/NASA, USAPDF (6.7 MB)
2A.9The ROMS 4D-Var Data Assimilation SystemAndrew MooreUniversity of California, USAPDF (1 MB)
2A.10Application of ROMS 4D-Var assimilation methods to the California Current SystemChristopher EdwardsUniversity of CaliforniaPDF (4.3 MB)
2A.11Data assimilation of the high-resolution but non-cloud-free sea surface temperature obtained from the Aqua-Terra satellites (MODIS-SST) using an ensemble Kalman FilterYasumasa MiyazawaJAMSTEC, JapanPDF (1.6 MB)


Theme 2B - Advances in Downscaling

2B.1An experiment of Spectral Nudging Application Operational Modelling of N-W Mediterranean
PREVIMER: Preliminary results
Pierre GarreauIfremer, FrancePDF (3.9 MB)
2B.2Downscaling to Study Interactions between the Coastal Ocean and Bay/EstuaryYi ChaoRemote Sensing Solutions Inc., USAPDF (2.8 MB)
2B.3eReefs: Modelling the Great Barrier ReefMike HerzfeldCSIRO, AustraliaPDF (2.6 MB)


Theme 2C - Coastal applications

2C.1SeaConditions: to know the present and future sea conditions for safer navigation and informed sea-territory managementGiovanni CoppiniCMCC, ItalyPDF (4 MB)
2C.2Early warning system level forecast along the Italian coast: a semi-empirical approachAntonio BonaduceCMCC, ItalyPDF (2.3 MB)
2C.3Ocean predictions for supporting the marine safety in the MediterraneanGeorge ZodiatisUniversity of CyprusPDF (2.4 MB)
2C.4Oil spill modelling in the southeastern MediterraneanSteve BrennerBar Ilan University, IsraelPDF (1.6 MB)
2C.5High-resolution real-time forecasting systems for predicting the water circulation and the fate of dispersed pollutants in coastal areasAndrea CuccoCNR-IAMC, ItalyPDF (5.3 MB)


Session 3 - Memorandum of Understanding and COSS activities

3.1Memorandum of understanding - introductionJulia RogersLegal consultant, ItalyPDF
3.2Memorandum of understanding - overview & possibilitiesNadia PinardiINGV, ItalyPDF
3.3MuO - documentJulia RogersLelgal consultant, ItalyWord-doc
3.4GODAE OceanView symposium announcementKirsten Wilmer-BeckerMet Office, UKPDF
3.5Workshop outcomes and discussionVilly Kourafalou and Pierre De MeyUniversity of Miami / LEGOSPDF


Invited presentations

5.0International initiative: EuroGOOS Coastal Modelling GroupPaolo OddoINGV, ItalyPDF
5.1MEDSLIK projectGiovanni CoppiniCMCC, ItalyPDF



P.1Development of a high-resolution Japanese coastal ocean model toward operational monitoring and forecastingKei SakamotoMRI, JapanPDF (38 MB)
P.2Parallelizing the Hydrodynamical Code of the Cyprus Coastal Ocean Forecasting SystemDan Hayes & George ZodiatisUniversity of CyprusPDF (3 MB)
P.3Coupled land-ocean model for the coastal fisheries in a Region of Freshwater Influence (ROFI): A case study in Funka BayNadia AyoubLEGOS/CNRS, FranceNot available
P.4Covariance localization and statistically robust ensemble updatesAlexander BarthUniversity of Liege, BelgiumPDF (2.4 MB)
P.5Altimetry data dedicated to Coastal Ocean AnalysisClaire DufauCLS, FrancePDF (1.7 MB)
P.6Coastal Altimetry: A New Resource for Validation and Assimilation?Marcello PassaroNOC, UKPDF (1.5 MB)
P.7Development of an incremental 4DVAR system for ocean model downscalingYoichi IshikawaJAMSTEC, JapanPDF (27.6 MB)
P.8MEDSLIK-II open source oil spill model: Validation and application to emergency cases in the Mediterranean SeaMichela De DominicisINGV, ItalyPDF (16 MB)
P.9 'WaveForUs': Daily Wave and Circulation Forecasts for Public and Emergency Use in the Thermaikos GulfYannis KrestenitisAristole University of Thessaloniki, GreecePDF (11 MB)