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Revised agenda - (28 June 2011)

Location: University of California, Santa Cruz, California, USA

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Preliminary Agenda

* Invited speakers

Day 1 - Monday, 13 June 2011

Introductions (Convener: Peter Oke)
9:00 - 9:20Peter Oke, CSIRO
Purpose of meeting /meeting forum etc.
9:20 - 9:40Peter, Oke CSIRO
GODAE OceanView, OSEval-TT and IV-TT
9:40 - 10:00Keith Haines, ESSC
Recent advances in forecasting systems (Convener: Peter Oke)
10:00 - 10:30Jim Cummings*Status of Global HYCOM/NCODA Analysis Forecast System (shared with Pat Hogan)
10:30 - 11:00Bernard Barnier*
GLORYS - The French reanalysis effort
11:00 - 11:15Break
11:15 - 11:45Magdalena Balmaseda*
The NEW ORA-S4 ECMWF ocean reanalysis
11:45 - 12:30Eric Linstrom, Ed Harrison, Keith Haines, Gary Brassington
→ What the ocean community really needs
→ What groups make decisions about GOOS?
→ How are decisions to change components of the GOOS made?
→ How can we engage with those groups to help them make informed decisions?
→ How can the ocean forecasting community best convey relevant findings that have implications for the GOOS to the broader community?
→ Open Q&A
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (Put posters up)
Posters (Convener: Andy Moore)
 14:00 - 14:30
Poster summaries (about 5 min each)
Melanie JuzaContribution of regions not sampled by the Argo array to the variability of the global ocean heat content
Clement Ubelmann
OSSEs to evaluate the impact of the future SWOT assimilated data in a regional coastal model
Avichal Mehra
A Real-time Operational Global Ocean Forecast System
Keith Haines (for Hao Zuo)
Assimilation impacts on Arctic Ocean circulation, heat and freshwater budgets
Keith Haines (for Vladimir Stepanov)The impact of EN3 and RAPID data assimilation on the change of heat balance in the Atlantic
Jiang ZhuCoupled assimilation of both atmospheric and oceanic observations for ENSO prediction using an intermediate coupled model
Data assimilation methods (Convener: Andy Moore)
14:30 - 15:00Craig Bishop*
Accounting for ensemble variance inaccuracy with Hybrid Ensemble 4D-VAR
15:00 - 15:30Anthony Weaver*
Using ensembles in variational assimilation
15:30 - 15:45Break
15:45 - 16:00Fabrice Hernandez
The new 1/12° global forecasting system at Mercator in the framework of MyOcean
16:00 - 16:15Terry O'KanePredicting the East Australian Current
16:15 - 16:30Isabelle Mirouze
Representation of correlation function using one-dimensional implicit diffusion
16:30 - 16:45Oscar AlvesTowards coupled data assimilation in an intra-seasonal ensemble forecast system
16:45 - 17:00Balu NadigaModel Bias Correction in Ensemble Ocean Data Assimilation
17:00 - 17:30Discussion on presentations
17:30End of day 1



Day 2 - Tuesday, 14 June 2011

OSEs and OSSEs (Convener: Matt Martin)
9:00 - 9:20Gilles Larnicol
GODAE OceanView OSEval Work Plan (OSEs/OSSEs)
9:20 - 9:50Yosuke Fujii*
Ocean Observing System Evaluation for Seasonal/Decadal prediction
9:50 - 10:20Andy Moore*
Assessing the Information Content and Impact of Observations on Ocean Circulation Estimates using 4D-VAR
10:20 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:00Peter Oke (for Pavel Sakov)Metrics for quantifying onservation impact in data assimilation: application to the TOPAZ pilot reanalysis
11:00 - 11:15Gilles Larnicol
New diagnostics to assess the impact of satellite constellation for (sub)meso-scale applications
11:15 - 11:30Dan Lea
FOAM observing system evaluation (OSE) experiments in near-real time
11:30 - 11:45Discussion of presentations
11:45 - 12:00
Oscar AlvesSalinity initialisation and seasonal prediction
12:00 - 12:15Chris EdwardsThe UCSC California Current System Data Assimilative Ocean Modeling System
12:15 - 12:30
Peter OkeDesign and Assessment of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System
12:30 - 12:40
Instructions for OSEval breakout session (Peter Oke)
12:40 - 14:00Lunch
Breakout sessions
OSEval - Breakout session
  • Routine OSEs - assess status and how to improve them;
  • Techniques for OSE/OSSEs; Is the methodology sound?
  • Community nature run for OSSEs;
  • Quantifying the impact of assimilation "bad data"? How do we document bad data (black lists, reports to data providers)?
  • What should be the null hypothesis? Observations are useful unless demonstrated otherwise - or - observations are not useful unless demonstrated?
  • How to measure impact? Skill scores only, or process studies? Assessing impact of new and future observing systems (planned experiments);
  • How can the scientific/operational community reach the "policy makers"? What is the role of GODAE OceanView? ET-OOFS? Etc.?
  • Recent literature review (given by nominated participants);
  • Other
14:00 - 15:30GODAE OceanView (Discussion leaders: Peter Oke & Gilles Larnicol)
14:00 - 15:30CLIVAR group (Discussion leaders: Magdalena Balmaseda & Oscar Alves)
15:30 - 16:00Break
16:00 - 17:00Plenary Breakout Summaries and Discussion (30 min each)
17:00Close of day 2



Day 3 - Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Inter-Comparisons and validation (IV) (Convener: Magdalena Balmaseda)
9:00 - 9:20Fabrice Hernandez
GODAE OceanView IV Work Plan
9:20 - 9:50Yan Xue*
Comparative Analysis of Upper Heat Content Variability from Ensemble Operational Ocean Analyses
9:50 - 10:20Alexandre Kurapov*
The data assimilation component of the real-time coastal ocean circulation forecast system off Oregon
10:20 - 10:45Break
10:45 - 11:00Tong LeeInferring meridional heat transport through meridional volume transport of the AMOC
11:00 - 11:15Clemente Tanajura
A Sensitivity Study of short-range Forecasts over the Atlantic METAREA V with HYCOM and the Cooper Haines Scheme using different sea surface heights
11:15 - 11:30Mario AdaniQuality Assessment of a 1985 - 2007 Mediterranean Sea Reanalysis
11:30 - 11:45Stephanie GuinehutCombination of in-situ and satellite observations to monitor the Global Ocean State
11:45 - 12:00Gary BrassingtonOceanMAPS version 2 - what did we get from the upgrade?
12:00 - 12:30Discussion of morning presentations
13:30Close of day 3
Afternoon outing (Golf, Whale watching, Aquarium, ....)


Day 4 - Thursday, 16 June 2011

Intercomparisons and validation (IV) (Convener: Jim Cummings)
9:00 - 9:15Andrea Storto
The CMCC experience in the context of Global Ocean reanalyses
9:15 - 9:30Oscar AlvesAn ensemble ocean data assimilation system for seasonal prediction and its comparison with other state-of-the-art ocean reanalysis
9:30 - 9:45Balakrishnan NairReal-time and delayed mode validation for the Indian Ocean Forecasting System (INDOFOS)
9:45 - 10:00Gregory SmithEvaluation of CONCEPTS Ice-Ocean Forecasting System
10:00 - 10:15Santha Akella
The GMAO Ocean Retrospective Analysis
10:15 - 10:30Discussion of morning presentations
10:30 - 10:40Instructions for IV Breakout sessions (Matt Martin)
10:40 - 11:00Break
Breakout sessions
Intercomparison and validation - Breakout session
  • Validation techniques;
  • Links between global and regional forecast systems;
  • What is the impact of nesting - what is the relative skill of regional and global models?
  • Routine inter-comparisons for forecast metrics and climate indices;
  • Monitoring climate; what indics should be used (heat content, thermocline depth, 26D isotherm depth for hurricanes/TCs) How many indices can we digest?
  • Should an ensemble approach be used?
  • Who is reporting climate indices? How are they reported? Multi-center indices are likley to have more impact - who will coordinate, disseminate etc.
  • Recent literature review (given by nominated participants)
  • Other.....
11:00 - 12:30GODAE OceanView group (Discussion leaders: Matt Martin & Fabice Hernandez)
11:00 - 12:30CLIVAR group (Discussion leaders: Tong Lee & Keith Haines)
12:30 - 14:00Lunch
Community Engagement (Convener: Gary Brassington)
14:00 - 15:00Plenary Breakout Summaries and Discussion (30 min each)
Discussion starters
15:00 - 15:10Peter Oke
Observation Impact Statements
15:10 - 15:20Keith HainesGODAE OceanView and CLIVAR working together
15:20 - 15:50Eric LindstromFramework for Ocean Observing
15:50 - 16:00Instructions for Community Engagement Breakout session (Gary Brassington)
16:00 - 16:30Break


Breakout sessions
Community Engagement - Breakout session
  • What is an Observation Impact Statement (OIS)?
    What information should be included?
    How frequently should they be published?
  • What common ground do GODAE OceanView and CLIVAR have?
    How can GODAE OceanView and CLIVAR communities help/learn from/work with each other?
16:30 - 17:30Group A: Mixed GODAE OceanView/CLIVAR group (Discussion leaders: Gary Brassington & Ed Harrison)
16:30 - 17:30Group B: Mixed GODAE OceanView/CLIVAR group (Discussion leaders: Hans Bonekamp & Eric Lindstrom)
17:30Close of day 4
19:00Dinner, Ideal Bar & Grill, 106 Beach Street, Santa Cruz


Day 5 - Friday, 17 June 2011

Summary sessions (Convener: Peter Oke)
9:00 - 10:00Plenary Breakout Summaries and Discussion (30 min each)
10:00 -10:30Gary BrassingtonImplications for engagement with stakeholders and policy makers
10:30 - 11:00Break
11:00 - 11:30Peter OkeGODAE OceanView OSEval outcomes
11:30 - 12:00Matt MartinGODAE OceanView IV outcomes
12:00 - 12:30Magdalena BalmasedaCLIVAR GSOP outcomes
12:30 - 13:00Kirsten Wilmer-BeckerMeeting report summary and adoption
13:00Workshop closes