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EuroSea/OceanPredict workshop Session 2

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Session 2: Extreme marine events – observing, modelling, forecasting and user accessibility

Exacerbated by climate change, marine extreme events, in the form of marine heatwaves, ocean acidification, deoxygenation, tropical cyclones, storm surges and other stressors are becoming more common, threatening marine ecosystems, resources, lives, and livelihoods. While the tools to monitor and forecast such extreme events are improving, their integration into operational services and policy advice has yet to mature in many regions. In this session we seek to provide insight into the marine extreme events monitoring and forecasting efforts. Of particular importance is the interaction and co-creation of products and services with the stakeholders (scientists, industry, policy makers) along with the development and documentation of best practices to observe and forecast extreme marine events.


In this session, we welcome contributions in the following areas:

  • Marine extreme event monitoring and forecasting efforts (possibly supported by Case Studies)
  • Integration of new methods (AI, Machine Learning, ..) in support of operational forecasting of marine extreme events (e.g. heatwaves)
  • Assimilation of biological or carbon data in ecosystem analysis and prediction systems
  • Methods of identifying an optimal observing system design for extreme marine events considering user accessibility to extreme marine event observation data and forecast products (midstream, downstream) and product utility
  • Transparency and uncertainties in extreme marine event forecasting, specifically considering end users