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Oral and poster presentations

University of Cape Town/ Breakwater Lodge, Cape Town, 3 - 7 April 2017

5th COSS-TT International coordincation meeting (ICM-5)


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Welcome and Introduction

0.1Welcome and introductionBjorn BackebergCSIRSouth Africa
0.2Observation challenges in the Agulhas Current coastal and shelf regionsMarjolaine KrugCSIRSouth Africa
0.3Recent GOV activities and Patron's feedbackKirsten Wilmer-BeckerMet OfficeUK
0.4Meeting objectives and discussionPierre De Mey & Villy KourafalouLEGOS & University of MiamiFrance & USA


Session 1: Science in support of coastal ocean forecasting

1.1Modelling the impact of Large Agulhas Current Meanders on Shelf WatersNeil MalanUniversity of Cape Town/ SAEONSouth Africa
1.2Remote versus local forcing of the Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems of the Southern HemisphereSerena IlligIRDFrance
1.3The role of large-scale modes of climate variability on the Cape Point wave recordJennifer VeitchSAEONSouth Africa
1.4An ocean-atmosphere-wave regional coupled model: improving predictions in the North Sea and Baltic SeaJoanna StanevaInstitute for Coastal Research, HZGGermany
1.5Coastal modelling of a mega delta; tide and river interactionsLucy BrichenoNational Oceanography CentreUK
1.6Impact of the tides, wind and shelf circulation on the Gironde river plume dynamicsFlorence ToublancCNESFrance
1.7Inter-basin exchange in the Azov-Black-Marmara-Medirerranean SeasEmil StanevInstitute of Coastal Research, HZGGermany
1.8From regional ocean to shelf coastal sea modeling: dynamical downscaling of the CMEMS (MED-MFC) products and estuarine dynamics representation" (to be updated)Rita LecciCMCCItaly
1.9A multiplatform experiment to unravel meso- and submesoscale processes in an intense front (AlborEx) * 24 MBAnanda PascualIMEDEA(CSIC-UIB)Spain
1.10Ongoing research for a French coastal integrated ocean observing system * 52 MBGuillaume CharriaIFREMER / LOPSFrance
1.11Response of coastal ocean to the heavy rainfall in the mid-latitude coastal ocean: numerical simulations in the Yellow SeaByoung-Ju ChoiKunsan National UniversityKorea
1.12Applications of a high-resolution bay/coastal regional system to process studies at the Baia de Todos os Santos and adjacent Eastern Brazilian Shelf * 11 MBMauro CiranoREMOBrazil


Session 2: Coastal model assessment

2.1Comparison of global, regional and coastal operational model solutions in the IBI Area: A review of CMEMS core & PdE downstream ocean forecast services on Spanish coastal waters.Marcos Garcia SotilloPuertos del EstadoSpain
2.2Global and regional model comparison: OFAM vs eReefsMike HerzfeldCSIROAustralia
2.3Operational forecasting at the German coast - local vs. global modelsFrank JanssenBSHGermany
2.4Assessment of operational ocean forecasting systems in the Western Mediterranean using multiplatform in situ data and an eddy trackerSimon RuizIMEDEA (CSIC-UIB)Spain
2.5Stochastic Coastal/Regional Uncertainty Modelling: insights from ensemble sensitivity/consistency experimentsPierre De MeyLEGOS/CNRSFrance


Session 3: Altimetry for coastal/regional ocean models

3.1An overview of recent progress in Coastal Altimetry and its synergies with modelingClaire DufauCLSFrance
3.2Altimetry in coastal oceanogrpahy: highlights from the 10th Coastal Altimetry Workshop (CAW)John WilkinRutgers UniversityUSA
3.3Sea level processes in coastal and shelf seasBaptiste MourreSOCIBSpain
3.4Observed eddy dissipation in the Agulhas CurrentLaura BrabyDepartment of Oceanography, University of Cape TownSouth Africa
3.5Investigating the relationship between volume transport and sea surface height in the Agulhas Current using the Hybrid Coordinate Ocean Model.Estee VermeulenUniversity of Cape TownUSA
3.6The impact of satellite altimeter observations on data-assimilative model based estimates of circulation in the Mid-Atlantic BightJohn WilkinRutgers UniversityUSA
3.7Brazilian Coastal current representation on a 4DVar regional modelling systemGabriel Vieira de CarvalhoProoceanoGermany
3.8HF processes assimilation in a 1/12° regional modelMounir BenkiranMercator OceanFrance
3.9Modelling high-frequency sea level oscillations associated with meteotsunamis over the Balearic shelfBaptiste MourreSOCIBSpain
3.10Coastal ocean studies in the SWOT Science TeamPierre De MeyLEGOS/CNRSFrance

Session 4: Operational and pre-operational ocean forecasting systems

4.1Pre-operational coastal ocean products at NOAA's NCEP/EMC.Zulema GaraffoIMSG at NOAA/NCEP/EMCUSA
4.2Regional activities at Mercator OceanBruno LevierMercator OceanFrance
4.3Development and Application of the coastal Operational Forecasting System in ChinaGuimei LiuNATIONAL MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL FORECASTING CENTERChina
4.4High-resolution forecasting models based on NEMO for coastal waters around CanadaYouyu LuFisheries and Oceans CanadaCanada
4.5Developments in the Met Office shelf seas forecasting system: 3D data assimilation, high resolution and coupling.Enda O'DeaMet OfficeUK
4.6West Coast Ocean Forecast System: skill assessments and analyses of anomalous oceanic conditions in 2014Alexander KurapovOregon State UniversityUSA
4.7The after-runner storm surge along the north coast of Vietnam simulated by the 2D ROMS modelNguyen Ba ThuyNational Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting - NCHMFVietnam
4.8Impact of sea surface temperature observations on an eddy - resolving ocean reanalysis of the AgulhasBjorn BackebergCSIR / Nansen-Tutu CentreSouth Africa
4.9Application and improvement of Ensemble Optimal Interpolation on Regional Ocean Modeling System (ROMS)Zhaoyi WangNational Marine Enviromental Forecasting Center of ChinaChina
4.10Modeling the drift and spread of oil slicks in the Northern Gulf of Mexico using SAR imagery and forcing from a high-resolution hydrodynamic modelCeclie WettreMet.noNorway
4.11Integrating ocean observations across the coastal shelf boundaryJohn WilkinRutgers UniversityUSA


Session 5: Outcomes

5.1ARCOM session summaryClaire DufauCLSFrance
5.2GOV interactions and supportPierre de MeyLEGOSFrance




P.1.1Addressing Challenges of Coastal Communities through Ocean Research for Developing Economies (ACCORD)Lucy BrichenoNational Oceanography CentreUK
P.1.2Modelling and Observing the East Australian Current System and its impacts on shelf circulationMoninya RoughanUNSWAustralia
P.2.1Significance of model-data comparisons for high-resolution coastal simulations: an example in the Bay of Biscay (North-East Atlantic)Nadia AyoubLEGOS/CNRSFrance
P.2.2An Improvement of model performance in according high resolution in the Coastal areaJin-Yong ChoiKIOSTSouth Korea
P.2.3Towards a Coastal Modelling System for South Africa: A St Helena Bay Case StudyCharine CollinsSouth African Environmental Observation Network (SAEON)South Africa
P.2.4Multi-platform coastal model assessment and impact of downscaling in the Western Mediterranean SeaBaptiste MourreSOCIBSpain
P.2.5"Operational oceanography and coastal forecasting "Joint Research Activity Project in JERICO-NEXT, the European Coastal Observatory NetworkBaptiste MourreSOCIBSpain
P.4.1The UKC2 regional coupled prediction systemLucy BrichenoNational Oceanography CentreUK
P.4.2Development of an Infrastructure for South African Shelf and Coastal modellingDeirdre ByrneNational Department of Environmental Affairs, South AfricaSouth Africa
P.4.3Recent Development of Operational Forecasting System for Hydro-dynamic Characteristics over the seas around KoreaKwang-Soon ParkKorea Institute of Ocean Science and TechnologyKorea
P.4.4Development of a Brazilian Integrated Operation Forecast ModelBruno PrimoLOF/COPPEFrance