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GODAE OceanView - GSOP- CLIVAR workshop 2011

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Workshop on Observing System Evaluation and Intercomparisons

 Where:University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), California, USA
 When:13-17 June 2011
 Duration:5 Days
 Organisers:

Peter Oke (Co-chair of OSEval -TT, CSIRO)
Magdalena Balmaseda (CLIVAR-GSOP, ECMWF)
Matt Martin (Co-chair IV -TT, Met Office)
Jim Cummings (GODAE OceanView, NRL)
Andrew Moore (UCSC, local organiser)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (GODAE OceanView coordinator, Met Office)

 

This workshop was initiated by the co-chairs of the GODAE OceanView Task Teams on
- Observing System Evaluation (OSEval-TT)
- Intercomparison and Validation (IV-TT)

 

Workshop participants - June 2011

 

Meeting report

The meeting report has now been published (September 2011) and is available from the document section of this website.

 

Purpose:

The purpose of the meeting is to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas on ocean data assimilation and ocean forecasting. The workshop is intended to be a mix of oral presentations, open discussion, and poster presentations. Oral (and poster) presentations will be invited on:

  • data assimilation methods
  • observing system evaluation activities (OSEs, OSSEs, etc)
  • routine monitoring/validation of ocean analysis and forecast systems
  • inter-comparisons (of short-range and seasonal forecast systems)
  • validation (of forecasts and hindcasts).

Applications of interest include short-range forecasting (GODAE OceanView), seasonal to decadal forecasting (CLIVAR), and reanalyses (GODAE OceanView and CLIVAR GSOP); global and regional applications; in operational and research environments.

Some specific goals of the workshop include:

  • demonstration of the value of in situ and satellite observations on short-term, seasonal and decadal forecast systems
  • review and inter-comparison of class 4 metrics from operational short-range forecast systems
  • linking inter-comparison and monitoring activities within GODAE OceanView to those of CLIVAR.

Expected outcomes of the workshop:

  • status report on ocean data assimilation systems
  • status reports on OSE and Intercomparison experiments
  • updated workplans for OSE and IV Task Teams in GOV
  • improved collaborations between GOV and CLIVAR