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OPST – 8, Nov 2023

8th Annual Meeting of the OceanPredict Science Team (OPST-8)

6 – 10 November 2023


Where: Busan, Republic of Korea – In-person meeting
When: 6 – 10 November 2023 (Mon – Fri)
Duration: 4.5 day meeting 
Organisers: Do-Seong Byun (Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency)
Fraser Davidson (ECCC/DFO)
Marie Drevillon (MOI)
PN Vinayachandran (Indian Institute of Science)
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker (Met Office)
  • Mon – Fri, 6-10 November 2023
  • In-person meeting (possibly hybrid – tbc)
  • Busan, Republic of Korea

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OPST-8 registration

You will be able to register for the OPST-8 meeting (6-10 Nov 2023) as well as submit an abstract for the OPST-8 science day (if applicable).

If you do not intend to submit an abstract please only fill in the Registration section and then submit the form.

Information about travel and hotel will be made available on the OP website. Please contact the OP programme office in case of questions.


Do you plan to attend the OPST-8 meeting in person?
We hope that you will be able to attend the whole event. Please let us know what your plans are.
Dinner: For those attending in person, we hope to organise a meeting dinner during the week. Please let us know if you would be interested to take part.
Sightseeing trip: For those attending in person, we hope to organise a sightseeing trip at the end of the meeting. Please let us know if you would be interested to take part.
If you plan to attend in person, will you need an invitation letter for visa purposes?

If you do not intend to submit an abstract please ignore the next items a submit the form.


If you are planning to give a presentation at the Science Day during OPST-8, please submit an abstract.

Please note that the abstract submission is mostly meant for local scientist presenting their work on science day. If you are an OPST member and would like to present on science day you also can submit an abstract, but please be aware that preference for presentations is given to submitters/presenters from the host country.

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——————————————————- NEW UPDATE —————————————————–

The new hotel is now confirmed. We will stay and meet at the Grab the Ocean hotel.

You can book your hotel room starting from 4 September 2023 via the hotel website. Please contact the programme office if you have questions.

If you click on the image(s) below you will be able to see more information the hotel facilities and room options.


If you want to book any other accommodation in Busan, everyone is welcome to do so.

Booking should be made as early as possible because hotel reservation can be difficult due to many events planned in November at Busan.

The meeting will run from Mon, 6 Nov morning (9:00) to Fri, 10 Nov, lunch time (12:30). We are intending to organise a meeting dinner on day 2 (Tue) and a sightseeing trip in day 5 (Fri afternoon).

In a bit more detail:

Mon (day 1): Introduction day – meeting objectives, UN Decade and other external engagements

Tue (day 2): OP symposium planning, TTs, OPOS overview, DINNER

Wed (day 3): System overview, observing systems, OPAS meeting

Thu (day 4): Science Day (mostly local scientist presentations)

Fri (day 5): Programme office updates, communications, future plans, SIGHTSEEING TRIP

A full agenda will be provided asap.

All OPST and OPAS members are warmly invited to attend the OPST-8 meeting in person.

We will also welcome guests and representatives from national research groups and institutes.


No First name Surname Affiliation Representation
1 Chang-Won Ahn MEGAZONECLOUD Science Day presenter
2 Santha Akella NASA CP-TT
3 Enrique Alvarez Fanjul Mercator Ocean International OP expert
4 Eric Bayler NOAA/NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research (STAR) OPAS
5 Laurent Bertino NERSC OPOS
6 Gary Brassington BoM OPOS
7 Do-Seong Byun Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Agency OPOS and science day presenter
8 Jeong-Yeob Chae Department of Ocean Sciences, Inha University, Republic of Korea Science Day presenter
9 Pilhun Chang Forecast Research Department, National Institute of Meteorological Sciences, Korea Science Day presenter
10 Eric Chassignet Florida State University OP expert
11 Jungwoon Choi KIOST Guest
12 Heung-Bae Choi GeoSystem Research Corporation Guest
13 Byoung-Ju Choi Chonnam National University Local organiser and Science Day presenter
14 Jeyun Chun KIOST  Guest
15 Stefano Ciavatta MOi MEAP-TT
16 Emanuela Clementi CMCC Guest
17 Stephanie Cuven MOi OP coordinator
18 Fraser Davidson ECCC OPST co-chair
19 Pierre De Mey-Frémaux CNRS/LEGOS COSS-TT
20 Marie Drevillon MOi OPST co-chair
21 Yann Drillet MOi OPOS
22 Dmitry Dukhovskoy NOAA OPOS
23 Mikhail Entel Australian Bureau of Meteorology OPAS
24 Karen Evans CSIRO Invited speaker
25 Luiz Claudio Fonseca Brazilian Navy OPOS
26 David Ford Met Office OPOS
27 Yosuke Fujii JMA/MRI OSEval-TT
28 Bon-Ho Gu KIOST Guest
29 Kiyoung Heo KIOST Guest
30 Fabrice Hernandez IRD/LEGOS IV-TT
31 Emma Heslop IOC/UNESCO Invited speaker
32 Pat Hogan NOAA OPOS
33 Sang-Hun Jeong KIOST Guest
34 Hyeok Jin GeoSystem Research Corporation Science Day presenter
35 Kwangwoog Jung Seoul National University Science Day presenter
36 Hyoun-Woo Kang KIOST Science Day presenter
37 Nam-Hoon Kim KIOST Science Day presenter
38 YoungHo Kim Pukyong National University Science Day presenter
39 Deoksu Kim KIOST Guest
40 Hojin Kim KIOST Guest
41 Yong-Yub Kim IBS Center for Climate Physics Guest
42 Sang-Yeob Kim KIOST Guest
43 Villy Kourafalou Univ. of Miami COSS-TT
44 Alexander Kurapov NOAA COSS-TT
45 Jae-Il Kwon KIOST Local organiser and Science Day presenter
46 Yeong-Yeon Kwon KIOST Guest
47 Pierre Yves Le Traon MOi OPAS
48 Dong Eun Lee Chungnam National University Science Day presenter
49 Jae-Ho Lee KIOST Guest
50 Jeong-Gil Lee KIOST Science Day presenter
51 Joonho Lee UST21 Science Day presenter
52 Joon-Soo Lee National Institute of Fisheries Science Science day presenter
53 Guimei Liu NMEFC OPOS
54 Matthew Martin Met Office DA-TT
55 Simona Masina CMCC Expert
56 Kristian Mogensen ECMWF CP-TT
57 Andrew Moore University of California Santa Cruz DA-TT
58 Peter Oke CSIRO Invited speaker
59 Young-Min Park GeoSystem Research Corporation Guest
60 Sung-Hwan Park KIOST Guest
61 Young-Gyu Park KIOST Science Day presenter
62 Francis Pavanathara INCOIS OPAS
63 Nadia Pinardi UniBo Invited speaker
64 Joanna Post IOC/UNESCO Invited speaker
65 Elisabeth Remy MOi OSEval-TT
66 Hal Ritchie ECCC OP expert
67 Andreas Schiller Unaffiliated OP expert
68 Vineet Kumar Singh Typhoon research Center, Jeju National University Science Day presenter
69 Gregory Smith ECCC IV-TT
70 Jun-Hyeok Son IBS center for climate physics in Pusan National University, Korea Guest
71 Ann Kristin Sperrevik The Norwegian Meteorological Institute DA-TT
72 Clemente Tanajura UFBA & REMO OPOS
73 Jennifer Veitch SAEON OPOS
74 PN Vinayachandran Indian Institute of Science OPST co-chair
75 Martin Visbeck GEOMAR Invited speaker
76 Liying Wan National Marine Environmental Forecasting Ceter, Guest
77 Zhaoyi Wang National Marine Environmental Forecast Center Guest
78 Kirsten Wilmer-Becker Met Office OP coordinator
79 Goro Yamanaka Meteorological Research Institute OPOS
80 Liuqian Yu Hong Kong University MEAP-TT

The OPST-8 presentation (pdf) can be viewed/downloaded from the list below.

Science Day presentation are available here.

Presentation no Session / presentation title Presenter Affiliation
1. OPST-8 objective and priorities
1.1 OPST-8 introduction Kirsten Wilmer-Becker Met Office
1.2 OPST-8 meeting objectives and priorities Fraser Davidson ECCC
2. OP and links with the UN Decade
2.1 OceanPrediction DCC: Assets at the service of ForeSea Enrique Alvarez MOi
2.2 ForeSea and OP Eric Chassignet FSU
2.3 UN Ocean Decade Project SynObs Yosuke Fujii MRI-JMA
3. OP engagement with UN Decade programmes and partner organisations
3.1 CoastPredict – Revolutionising Global Coastal Ocean observing and predicting Nadia Pinardi University of Bologna
3.2 Ocean Observing Co-Design Emma Heslop IOC/UNESCO
3.3 The GEO Blue Planet initiative Pierre-Yves Le Traon MOi
3.4 DITTO – Opportunities of Digital Twins of the Ocean to Future-Proof Sustainable Development Martin Visbeck GEOMAR
4. OP symposium 2024
4.1 Organisational status of symposium planning Marie Drevillon MOi
4.2 Science strategy and programme planning Eric Chassignet FSU
5. Task Teams reports
5.1 Coastal Ocean and Shelf Sea Task Team (COSS-TT) Alex Kurapov NOAA
5.2 Coupled Prediction Task Team (CP-TT) Kristian Mogensen ECMWF
5.3 Data Assimilation Task Team (DA-TT) Andy Moore UCSC
5.4 Observing System and Evaluation Task Team (OS-Eval TT) Elisabeth Remy MOi
5.5 Intercomparison and Valuation Task Team (IV-TT) Fabrice Hernandez IRD/LEGOS
5.6 Marine Ecosystem Analysis and Prediction Task Team (MEAP-TT) Liuqian Yu Hong Kong University
6.1 OPOS progress and plans David Ford Met Office
6.2 OPOS-WG and ocean best practices Fraser Davidson ECCC
6.3 Global and Mediterranean Operational Forecasting systems @ CMCC-OGS, Italy Emanuela Clementi CMCC
6.4 TOPAZ – Norway Laurent Bertino NERSC
6.5 An update on South Africa’s Operational Forecast System Jennifer Veitch SAEON
6.6 REMO – Oceanographic Modeling and Observation Network, Brazil Clemente Tanajura UFBA/REMO
6.7 Canadian Contributions to improved coupled environmental predictions Fraser Davidson ECCC/DFO
6.8 Update from the US global ocean prediction efforts (using HYCOM), USA Eric Chassignet FSU
6.9 FOAM – Met Office systems updates, UK David Ford Met Office
6.10 The ECMWF operational system, UK/Europe Kristian Mogensen ECMWF
6.11 Update of Operational Forecasting Systems in China Guimei Liu NMEFC
6.12 INDian Ocean FOrecast System (INDOFOS) Francis Pavanathara INCOIS
6.13 Mercator Ocean international, France Yann Drillet MOi
6.14 Operational Real Time Ocean Forecast System at NOAA/NWS/NCEP, USA Dmitry Dukhovskoy NOAA
6.15 JMA operational ocean prediction system – MOVE/MRI.COM, Japan Goro Yamanaka MRI-JMA
6.16 Operational systems update, Australia Gary Brassington BoM
7. Observing systems and OP
7.1 Argo: Present and Future Challenges Peter Oke CSIRO
7.2 GOOS interaction with Ocean Predict Joanna Post IOC/UNESCO
7.3 The Global Ocean Observing System for Marine Life Karen Evans CSIRO
7.4 Contributions from satellite observations Elisabeth Remy MOi
7.5 SWOT overview Pierre-Yves Le Traon MOi
8. OPST business
8.1 OPAS meeting Stephanie Cuven MOi
8.2 OPAS group discussion outcomes Pierre-Yves Le Traon MOi
8.3 Introduction – new OP programme office assistant Stephanie Cuven MOi
8.4 OP programme office activities Kirsten Wilmer-Becker Met Office
8.5 Review of OPST-8 meeting actions Kirsten Wilmer-Becker Met Office
8.6 OP Future Plan – brief future vision statement by co-chairs, strategy review, executive committee introduction, OPST-OPOS interactions, .. Fraser Davidson ECCC

The OPST-8 Science Day saw various contributions from the host country covering different topics, including “Regional and global operational ocean forecasting systems in Korea, user application of ocean forecasting systems and science in support of ocean prediction. Presentation were made as oral talks and posters.


Oral presentations
Session 1: Regional and global operational ocean forecasting systems in Korea
1.1 KHOA’s activity on ocean forecasting activities and their applications Do-Seong Byun (KHOA) Abstract Recording (includes the 5 first presentations)
1.2 Development of a marine forecasting system for use in fisheries Joon-Soo Lee (NIFS) Abstract Recording (includes the 5 first presentations)
1.3 Introduction to Korean Operational Oceanographic System (KOOS) Jae Il Kwon (KIOST) Abstract Recording (includes the 5 first presentations)
1.4 Operational Wave Forecasting System in KMA and its Applications Pilhun Chang (NIMS) Abstract Recording (includes the 5 first presentations)
1.5 Introduction to KIOST Ocean Climate Seasonal Prediction Modeling and Outlook Service Hyoun-Woo Kang (KIOST) Abstract Recording (includes the 5 first presentations)
Session 2: User application of ocean forecasting systems
2.1 Digital Twin for Ocean – Extension of Our Experiences and Experiments Changwon Ahn (MEGAZONE CLOUD) Abstract Recording
2.2 Applicability of AGRIF in the Regional Ocean Circulation Model Hyeok Jin (Geosystem Research) Abstract Recording
2.3 Application of numerical models in UST21: from coastal to open ocean Joonho Lee (UST21) Abstract Recording
2.4 Tracking the pumice rafts from the Fukutoku-Okanoba submarine volcano with Satellites and a Lagrangian Particles trajectory model Young-Gyu Park (KIOST) Abstract Recording
2.5 The achievement of KOOS in national agencies and industries Nam-Hoon Kim (KIOST) Abstract Recording
Session 3: Science in support of ocean prediction
3.1 Local stratification preconditions the marine heatwaves in the Yellow Sea Dong Eun Lee (Chungnam National University) Abstract Recording
3.2 Containerization of numerical ocean model for computational reproducibility and portability in the cloud computing Kwangwoog Jung (Seoul Nat. University) Abstract Recording
3.3 Evaluation of impact on regional observing system through Observing System Experiment in Northwest Pacific YoungHo Kim (Pukyong National University) Abstract Recording
3.4 Evaluation of ocean reanalysis data for the Yellow Sea and East Sea Byoung-Ju Choi (Chonnam National University) Abstract Recording
3.5 Impact of satellite-based thickness data assimilation on bias reduction in Arctic sea ice concentration Jeong-Gil Lee (Chonnam Nat. University) Abstract Recording
3.6 Prediction of sea surface current around the Korean peninsula using artificial neural network Jeong-Yeob Chae (Inha University) Abstract Recording
3.7 Seasonal differences in tropical cyclone-induced sea surface cooling in the western North Pacific Vineet Kumar Singh (Jeju National University) Abstract Recording
No Poster presentation title Poster presenter Abstract Poster (pdf) for download
1 Influence of warm surface water originating from the East China Sea on surface water temperature off the south coast of Korea in summer Jong-Kyu Kim and Byoung-Ju Choi (Chonnam Nat. University) Abstract
2 An assessment of High-Resolution regional ocean reanalysis for Northwest Pacific K-ORA22 Inseong Chang (Pukyong National University) Abstract
3 Conducting and Performance Evaluation of a High-Resolution Regional Ocean Model in Yeosu-Gwangyang Bay using GFDL MOM6 Nayoung Park, Inseong Chang, Young Ho Kim (Pukyong Nat. University) Abstract
4 A numerical study on Natural and Anthropogenic effects on Primary Production in Gwangyang Bay, Korea Seung-Hwa Chae1, Yang-Ki Cho1, Yong-jin Tak2 and Myeong-Taek Kwak3 (1Seoul National University 2Gangneung-Wonju National University 3Chonnam Nat. University) Abstract
5 Influence of warm surface water originating from the East China Sea on surface water temperature off the south coast of Korea in summer Jae-Sung Choi and Byoung-Ju Choi (Chonnam National University), Kyungman Kwon (KIOST) Abstract
6 A multi-year climate prediction system based on CESM2 Yong-Yub Kim (PKNU) et al Abstract
7 Development of Four-Dimensional Variational Global Ocean Data Assimilation System for Coupled Predictions in Japan Meteorological Agency and Evaluation of the effects of Argo Data Quality Control in the System Yosuke Fujii, MRI-JMA Abstract

Recordings of parts of the OPST-8 meeting will be available with the OPST-8 report.

Please visit the following website for Visa and Covid-information:

The OPST-8 report will be available soon.