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COSS-TT workshop 2015


4th GODAE OceanView Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team (COSS-TT) International Coordination Workshop (COSS-ICW4)

hosted by MARETEC, Lisbon, Portugal

International Coordination Workshop 4 (COSS-ICW4) + Pilot ARCOM workshop

 Where:MARETEC, Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
 When:31 August -4 September 2015
 Duration:5 Days (Mon - Fri)

Pierre De Mey (Co-chair of COSS-TT, LEGOS)
Villy Kourafalou (Co-chair of COSS-TT, University of Miami)
Francisco Campuzano (MARETEC)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (GODAE OceanView coordinator, Met Office)

 Announcement status:Second Announcement (Further Update) - 20 May 2015


COSS-TT/ARCOM workshop group photo

COSS-TT/ARCOM Workshop Group Photo


The COSS-TT/ARCOM workshop report is now available from this website (4 February 2016).



The main goal of the Coastal Ocean and Shelf Seas Task Team (COSS-TT) is to work in coordination with GOVST and GOOS towards the provision of a sound scientific basis for sustainable multidisciplinary downscaling and forecasting activities in the world coastal oceans. The strategic goal of the TT is to help achieve a truly seamless framework from the global to the coastal/littoral scale. The TT Workplan is included in the main GOV Workplan available on the GOV web site and updated annually.


Important community links:

This year the COSS-ICW4 workshop will launch the 1st Altimetry for Regional/Coastal Ocean ModelsWorkshop (Pilot ARCOM workshop), and will organize the COSS-ICW4 in coordination with the GODAE OceanView Intercomparisons and Validation Task Team (IV-TT). Both of these connections are important for successful COSS observational and forecasting systems and will strengthen COSS-TT priorities.

The COSS-TT has also started to build stronger links with the Coastal Altimetry Community to open up opportunities to facilitate cross-fertilization of ideas and to pave the way for routine assimilation of improved coastal altimetry data in coastal models.



  • All COSS-TT members or substitutes
  • Representatives fromt the GODAE OceanView Science Team and the GOV Patrons' Group
  • Attendees of previous workshops
  • Members of the broader COSS community, especially those interested in science and methods related to regional/coastal ocean monitoring and forecasting



The workshop will be hosted by MARETEC, a research group from the Instituto Superior Técnico which is part from Universidade de Lisboa.

More information about location, venue and accommodation will be made available soon.


Local hosts and organizers

Local hosts: (contacts for practical workshop organization questions)

  • Sara Freitas, sara.freitas@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
  • Cristina Latoeira, cristina.latoeira@tecnico.ulisboa.pt
  • Francisco Campuzano, campuzanofj.maretec@tecnico.ulisboa.pt

COSS-TT co-chairs: (contacts for scientific/agenda-related questions)

GOV programme office : (contact for website-related questions)