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Dalhousie University, 23 & 24 June 2015


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Welcome and Introduction

A3GODAE OceanView OverviewFraser DavidsonDFO, Canada
A4MEAP-TT Workshop objectivesMarion GehlenLSCE, France


Session 1: Data assimilation applications for biology/biogeochemical models

1.0Session introductionEmlyn Jones and Yann DrilletCSIRO, Australia & Mercator Ocean, France
1.1Description and assessment of global physical/biogeochemical coupling designed for climate and real time applicationsYann DrilletMercator Ocean, France
1.2Data assimilation in a 1/4° coupled physical-biogeochemical model of the North Atlantic: Stochastic parameterizations of biogeochemical uncertaintiesFlorent GarnierCNRS/UJF/LGGE, France
1.4The implementation of a 4-dimensional variational data assimilation approach for regional interdisciplinary ocean modelingChristopher EdwardsUC Santa Cruz, USA
1.5Assimilation of remotely-sensed surface reflectance into a coupled hydrodynamic - biogeochemical model of the Great Barrier Reef, AustraliaEmlyn JonesCSIRO, Australia
1.6Explaining variability observed in calcification during the mesocosm experiment PeECE-IShubham KrishnaGEOMAR, Germany
1.7Probabilistic Approaches for Data AssimilationMichael DowdDalhousie University, Canada
1.8Deterministic ensemble Kalman filter for combined state and parameter estimation: application to a 3-D physical-biological ocean modelLiuqian YuDalhousie University, Canada


Session 2: Downscaling from global to regional biological/biogeochemical applications

2.1High resolution operational physical/biogeochemical coupled model systems developed at Mercator OcéanYann DrilletMercator Ocean, France
2.2Ocean Resolution Impact on Modelled Global ExportMariona ClaretMcGill University, Canada
2.3Future changes of nutrient dynamics and biological productivity in California Current SystemFei ChaiUniversity of Maine, USA
2.4Towards a regional circulation/biogeochemical model for the British Columbia continental shelfAngelica PeñaDFO, Canada
2.5Regional simulation ensemble of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Scotian Shelf and Gulf of Maine future ocean climateJoël ChasséDFO, Canada
2.6The Gulf of St. Lawrence biogeochemical model: a tool to study past and future human impacts on the ecosystemDiane LavoieDFO, Canada
2.7Downscaling carbon chemistry to the scale of individual reefs: output of a coupled hydrodynamic – biogeochemical modelMark BairdCSIRO, Australia


Session 3: Assessment of biological/biogeochemical model complexity needed for operational applications

3.0Session introductionMarjorie FriedrichsVirginia Institute of Marine Science, USA
3.1Insights into ecosystem model parameterization from a new hindcast /projection of spring plankton dynamics in the Bering SeaNeil BanasUniversity of Strathclyde, Glasgow
3.2Comparing the optimization and data assimilation capabilities of biogeochemical ocean models of different complexitiesJ Paul MatternUC Santa Cruz, USA
3.3Comparing the performance of two ecosystem models in the North AtlanticAnnette SamuelsenNERSC, Norway
3.4Evaluating an evaluation dataset: satellite derived chlorophyll-aStephanie DutkiewiczMIT, USA
3.5Using biogeochemical data assimilation to assess the relative skill of multiple ecosystem models: Effects of increasing planktonic food web complexityMarjorie FriedrichsVirginia Institute of Marine Science, USA


Session 4: End-user perspectives on requirements for biological/biogeochemical model applications

4.1Ocean-Colour Products and Activities of the Ocean Colour Climate Change Initiative of ESAShubha Sathyendranath & Stefano CiavattaPML, UK
4.2Requirements from the physical ocean prediction system for biogeochemistry forecastsFraser DavisdonDFO, Canada
4.3Incorporating seasonal climate forecasts into a harvest control rule for Pacific sardineDesiree TommasiPrinceton University  & NOAA
4.4Ecological Forecasting at NOAAChristopher BrownNOAA, USA
4.5National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Framework for Advancing Ecological ForecastingBecky BaltesNOAA, USA
4.6Modeling biogeochemical processes associated with hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico: implications for managementArnaud LaurentDalhousie University, Canada



IDPoster titleFirst nameSurnameAffiliation
 1Does bottom roughness determine hypoxic extent? A model intercomparison for the northern Gulf of MexicoKatjaFennelDalhousie University, Canada
 2Challenges associated with operational modeling of low-oxygen waters in Chesapeake Bay: results from a multiple modeling effortCarlFriedrichsVirginia Institute of Marine Science, USA
 3Biogeochemical Modeling of the Southern Ross SeaKaufmanDaniel EVirginia Institute of Marine Science, USA
4The role of model complexity in determining spring bloom phenology and spatial patterns in the coastal northwest North AtlanticAngelaKuhnDalhousie University, Canada
5Operational management of tuna fisheries in IndonesiaPatrickLehodeyCLS< France
6Sequential 4D-Var assimilation with vertical profiles of temperature, salinity and chlorophyll-a in an estuary with strong stratificationTeruhisaOkadaOsaka University, Japan
7Investigating the influence of Atlantic water inflow on the ecosystem in a regional model for the Fram straitAnnetteSamuelsenNERSC, Norway
8Multi-year prediction of Marine Productivity in the Tropical PacificRolandSeferianIPSL, France
9Dynamical aspect of the dissolved inorganic carbon in a long-term ocean state estimationTsuyoshiWakamatsuJAMSTEC, Japan
10"Ocean-atmosphere-lower trophic level ecosystem" synthesized data set produced from a global coupled data assimilation systemTsuyoshiWakamatsuJAMSTEC, Japan
11Ocean-atmosphere-lower level ecosystem coupled data assimilation system: A case study of the phytoplankton bloomTsuyoshiWakamatsuJAMSTEC, Japan