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EuroSea/OceanPredict workshop Session 3

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Session 3: Coastal Ocean: Modelling, observing system design and product utility

Coastal regions are one of the most highly populated areas in the world and provide livelihoods, living space and recreation for society. Monitoring and forecasting the ocean in the shelf, near-shore, estuary, and river areas is of great importance for ocean safety, marine health and blue economy, and so coastal applications should be taking into consideration when designing coastal ocean observing and prediction systems.

This session will explore what downscaling approaches are needed to go from coastal circulation to high-resolution bay, estuary or river models, what observing systems are effective to constrain coastal ocean phenomena and what data assimilation methods can be applied to constrain phenomena at smaller spatial and times scales. The session will also look at the utility of current coastal modelling and forecasting tools for users and whether these are sufficient for their applications.


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

  • Downscaling approaches moving from coastal circulation models to high-resolution models of bays, estuaries and rivers
  • Special data assimilation techniques for constraining coastal ocean phenomena with a smaller spatial scale and a shorter time scale
  • Requirements for coastal observing systems to constrain coastal phenomena
  • Utility of current coastal modelling and forecasting tools for users
  • Coastal ocean prediction standards and best practice