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COSSTT-ICM5 and ARCOM - Call for papers



 Meeting topics / themes:
 1Science in support to coastal ocean forecasting with the following special themes in particular: representation of coastal upwellings and river plumes in models, including interdisciplinary aspects (bgc, sediments).
 2Coastal model assessment, with the following special theme in particular: comparison of large-scale and downscaled coastal systems with the same set of metrics (as agreed in Lisbon).
 3Altimetry for regional/coastal ocean models, with the following special theme in particular: processes influencing coastal sea-level dynamics, realistic modelling of those processes (ARCOM community session)
 4Operational and pre-operational ocean forecasting systems, with the following special themes in particular: coastal forecasting system description and updates; quality and performance of large-scale ocean forecasting systems in the coastal areas.


To submit an abstract(s) please visit the workshop registration and abstract submission page.

Authors are invited to indicate the relevant theme(s) for their abstract, when submitting as well as whether their preference is an oral or poster presentation.


Important dates:

Abstract submissions deadline (UPDATED)

February, 7, 2017

Meeting registration deadline

March 15, 2017



To support the meeting we have to ask all participants for a registration fee of R 2,500 (~ £150, €180 or $185). This fee will cover costs for meeting rooms, breaks and lunches. The Nansen-Tutu Centre and SAEON will sponsor the ice breaker and a dinner.

Please go to the payment page for further instructions.

Payment needs to be made by 17 March 2017.




Places are limited so early registration is recommended.

Participation is invited from

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