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OPST – 6, June 2022

6th Annual Meeting of the OceanPredict Science Team (OPST-6)

15, 16 and 17 June 2022


Where: Online, MS Teams
When: 15, 16 and 17 June 2022
Duration: 3 days @ 2 hours each day
Organisers: Eric Chassignet (FSU)
Fraser Davidson (ECCC/DFO)
PN Vinayachandran (Indian Institute of Science)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (Met Office)
Announcement N/A



  • Members of the OceanPredict Science Team (OPST)
  • Members of the OceanPredict Advisory Board (OPAS)
  • Invited guests



Fraser Davidson, OPST co-chair
Eric Chassignet, OPST co-chair
PN Vinayachandran, OPST co-chair
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker, OP Programme Office



OPST-6 agenda

The OPST-6 agenda can be downloaded from the document section:

OPST-6 agenda

(Update: 15 June 2022)

Attendance – all days combined (15, 16 and 17 June 2022)


First name Surname Affiliation Role
1 Santha Akella NASA CP-TT co-chair
2 Enrique Alvarez Fanjul MOi DCC director
3 Pierre Bahurel MOi OPAS member
4 Eric Bayler NOAA OPAS member
5 Eric Chassignet FSU OPST member
6 Stefano Ciavatta MOi MEAP-TT co-chair
7 Giovanni Coppini CMCC OPST member
8 Fraser Davidson DFO/ECCC OPST co-chair
9 Pierre De Mey-Frémaux CNRS/LEGOS COSS-TT co-chair
10 Tatiana Der Avedissian Economist Guest
11 Paul DiGiacomo NOAA OPAS co-chair
12 Marie Drevillon MOi OPST co-chair
13 Yann Drillet MOi OPST member
14 Mikhail Entel BoM OPAS member
15 David Ford Met Office OPOS-WG co-chair
16 Marjy Friedrichs Virginia Institute of Marine Science MEAP-TT co-chair
17 Yosuke Fujii MRI-JMA OS-Eval TT co-chair
18 Isabelle Gaboury DFO OPAS member
19 Chris Harris Met Office CP-TT co-chair
20 Fabrice Hernandez IRD IV-TT co-chair
21 Pat Hogan NOAA OPST member
22 Vassiliki H. Kourafalou University of Miami/RSMAS COSS-TT co-chair
23 Alex Kurapov NOAA COSS-TT co-chair
24 Pierre-Yves Le Traon MOi OPAS co-chair
25 David Legler NOAA Obs Co-De co-chair (guest)
26 Jean-Michel Lellouche MOi Guest
27 Matt Martin Met Office DA-TT co-chair
28 Simona Masina CMCC OPST member
29 Kristian Mogensen ECMWF CP-TT co-chair
30 Andy Moore UCSC DA-TT co-chair
31 Peter Oke CSIRO Guest
32 Arya Paul INCOIS OPST member
33 Elisabeth Remy MOi OS-Eval TT co-chair
34 Hal Ritchie ECCC OPST member
35 Andreas Schiller Unaffiliated OPST member
36 Greg Smith ECCC IV-TT co-chair
37 Ann Kristin Sperrevik Met.No ECOP
38 Clemente Tanajura UFBA/REMO OPST member
39 Hendrik Tolman NOAA OPAS member
40 PN Vinayachandran Indian Institute of Science OPST co-chair
41 Liying Wan NMEFC Guest
42 Kirsten Wilmer-Becker Met Office OPST member
43 Goro Yamanaka MRI-JMA OPST member
44 Yang Yang NMEFC Guest
45 Xueming Zhu NMEFC Guest

OPST-6 presentations

Day 1 – 15 June 2022

OPST interaction with external partners and the UN Decade partner programmes, and OPST new working group on OP operational prediction systems

Title Presenter Affiliation Role
“OceanPrediction DCC
A Decade Collaborative Centre
to build the ocean prediction we need
Enrique Alvarez Mercator Ocean International DCC and ETOOFS representative
An Introduction to World Ocean Initiative Tatiana Der Avedissian Home – World Ocean initiative ( Invited speaker
Realizing the Benefits of Ocean Knowledge through Ocean Observing Co-Design David Legler NOAA Invited speaker
CoastPredict: Observing and Predicting the Global Coastal Ocean Villy Kourafalou Univ. of Miami/RSMAS OPST member and COSS-TT co-chair
ForeSea – The Ocean Prediction Capacity of the Future Eric Chassignet Florida State University OPST co-chair
SynObs Updates Yosuke Fujii MRI-JMA OPST member and OS-Eval TT co-chair
Operational Systems Working Group (OPOS-WG) David Ford Met Office OPST member and OPOS-WG co-chair

Day 2 – 16 June 2022

OceanPredict Task Teams reports

Title Presenter Affiliation Role
Task Team presentations – latest activities and support for ForeSea and SynObs Various (Task Team co-chairs) – see below Various OPST members
OS-Eval TT Elisabeth Remy Mercator Ocean International OS-Eval TT co-chair
IV-TT Fabrice Hernandez IRD IV-TT co-chair
MEAP-TT Marjy Friedrichs Virginia Institute of Marine Science MEAP-TT co-chair
COSS-TT Pierre De Mey-Frémaux CNRS/LEGOS COSS-TT co-chair
DA-TT Matt Martin Met Office DA-TT co-chair
CP-TT Santha Akella NASA CP-TT co-chair

Day 3 – 17 June 2022

OPST business meeting

Title Presenter Affiliation Role
ETOOFS update Pierre Bahurel Mercator Ocean International ETOOFS director and OPAS member
OP communication and online presence PN Vinayachandran Indian Institute of Science OPST co-chair
OP ’24 – next OP symposium Eric Chassignet FSU/COAPS OPST co-chair
OP housekeeping Fraser Davidson and Kirsten Wilmer-Becker DFO/ECCC and Met Office OPST co-hairs and OP programme officer


OPST meeting recordings are only open to attendees of the OPST-5 meeting. To access the recordings you require a password. Please contact the programme office in case of questions.

The OPST-6 report can be downloaded from this website.