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Joint DA/MEAP-TT Workshop


Joint GODAE OceanView Data Assimilation Task Team & Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Task Team (DA/MEAP) Workshop

11-13 July 2016


hosted by University of California Santa Cruz, USA

 Where:UCSC, Santa Cruz, USA
 When:11-13 July 2016
 Duration:3 Days (Mon - Wed)

Matt Martin (DA-TT, Met Office)
Andy Moore (DA-TT, University of California Santa Cruz)
Katja Fennel (MEAP-TT, Dalhousie University)
Marion Gehlen (MEAP-TT, LSCE)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (GODAE OceanView coordinator, Met Office)

 Announcement status:Second announcement published 17 May 2016
 Abstract submission deadine

Now closed - see abstract information here


DA-MEAP-TT group-photo

DA-MEAP-TT workshop participants, July 2016


The Joint DA-MEAP-TT workshop report is now available from this website (12 October 2016).



The Data Assimilation-Task Team fosters the development and evaluation of data assimilation systems relevant to GOV to support the coordination of the fundamental and challenging issues in the ocean forecasting process, of which data assimilation is a significant part.

The Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Task Team is addressing the development of the underpinning science and tools which will eventually enable full integration of biogeochemistry and, ultimately, ecosystems in existing physical operational systems. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of the biogeochemical observing systems, assimilation and modelling of Essential Biogeochemical Variables (EBV) and bridging the gap with end-users. This is an area of growing interest.


Meeting format:

  • A 3-day meeting with a maximum of 100 scientists comprised of DA-TT and MEAP-TT members as well as other invited attendees.
  • Joint plenary sessions to discuss issues common to both TTs.
  • Individual TT sessions to discuss specific work plan items.
  • MEAP-TT specific plenary sessions on the final day.
  • Presentations selected as a mixture of invited presentations and through submission of abstracts.


Workshop aims and objectives:

  • For physical and biogeochemical ocean data assimilation scientists to meet and discuss the latest progress and identify ways of improving on the current state-of-the-art in both disciplines, and where they overlap. Results of the workshop will translate into a review/best practices paper on biogeochemical DA at regional and global scale.
  • To discuss progress with the MEAP-TT and DA-TT work plans and discuss options for future work.
  • To assess the current state of services to fisheries provided by GOV systems.



  • DA-TT members or substitutes
  • MEAP-TT members or substitutes
  • Representatives from the GODAE OceanView Science Team and the GOV Patrons' Group
  • Ocean DA experts not directly involved in GOV are also invited to attend
  • Biogeochemical and ecosystem modeling experts not directly involved in GOV are also invited to attend

We can only accommodate a maximum of 100 participants and will run registration on a first come, first serve basis.



The workshop will be hosted by the University of California Santa Cruz.

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


Local hosts and organizers

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

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

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