Synergistic Observing Network for Ocean Prediction (SynObs)
SynObs will seek to extract maximum benefit from combining various observation platform measurements, typically satellite and in situ observation data, or combinations of coastal and open ocean platforms for ocean/coastal predictions.
SynObs aims to identify the optimal combination of the different ocean observation platforms through observing system design and evaluation, and to develop assimilation methods which can enable drawing synergistic effects from these combinations. Targets of SynObs include open-ocean, such as global, tropical, mid-latitude, arctic and subarctic oceans, as well as coastal-sea, and biogeochemical observing systems.
SynObs has now been endorsed as UN Decade Project
SynObs was officially launched at the Joint OS-Eval TT/CP-TT workshop in Tsukuba, Japan, 15-18 Nov 2022
SynObs original proposal
SynObs as a project of ForeSea was submitted to the UN Decade second call for action in Jan 2022.
The submission document includes details on
- project partners and supporting organisations
- project objectives
- planned project activities and expected outcomes
- and more …
SynObs Steering Team
Co-chairs are marked in bold.
|First name||Surname||Affiliation / OP team; UN project|
|Fraser||Davidson||ECCC/DFO (OPST co-chair)|
|Pierre||De Mey-Frémaux||CNRS/LEGOS (COSS-TT co-chair)|
|Marjory||Friedrichs||Virginia Institute of Marine Science (MEAP-TT co-chair)|
|Yosuke||Fujii||MRI-JMA (OS-Eval TT co-chair)|
|David||Legler||NOAA (Ocean Observing Co-Design)|
|Andrew M||Moore||UCSC (DA-TT co-chair)|
|Elisabeth||Remy||MOi (OS-Eval-TT co-chair)|
|Kirsten||Wilmer-Becker||Met Office (OP coordinator)|
SynObs Steering Team meetings
The SynObs Steering Team has quarterly meetings to discuss the project progress.
|4 April 2023 (Tue)||4th SynObs Steering Team meeting||Steering Team members||TBC||TBC|
|5 Dec 2022 (Mon)||3rd SynObs Steering Team meeting||Steering Team members||Summary||No recording|
|26 April 2022 (Tue)||2nd SynObs Steering Team meeting||Marjy Friedrichs, Yosuke Fujii, David Legler, Andy Moore, Peter Oke, Elisabeth Remy, Kirsten Wilmer-Becker||SynObs-ST2_v02.pdf||SynObs-meeting recordings|
|16 Feb 2022 (Wed)||1st SynObs Steering Team meeting||Yosuke Fujii, Pierre De Mey-Frémaux , Friedrichs, Andy Moore, David Legler, Peter Oke, Elisabeth Remy, Kirsten Wilmer-Becker||SynObs-ST1-presentation-Fujii.pdf||SynObs-meeting recordings|
SynObs Web meetings
The SynObs Web meetings are organised about every 2 months.
- All members of the SynObs mailing list are welcomed to participate.
- The SynObs web meetings are often combined with OS-Eval TT web meetings.
- Current focus on guidelines of the SynObs flagship OSEs
|1 Mar 2023 (21-22 UTC)||SynObs 2nd Web Meeting – 2nd session||Notes||No recording|
|23 Feb 2023 (14-15 UTC)||SynObs 2nd Web Meeting – 1st session||Notes|
|31 Jan 20023 (21-22 UTC)||SynObs 1st Web Meeting – 2nd session||Notes||No recording|
|23 Jan 2023 (14-15 UTC)||SynObs 1st Web Meeting – 1st session||Notes||No recording|
We are grateful to the following institutions for their support of SynObs.
If your institute can officially support SynObs, please inform to [email protected]
To be added
SynObs ST Meeting 4
Date&Time: 05 Apr 2023, 21-22UTC [Converto to your time]
See the event webpage for the detail.
SynObs flagship OSE/OSSE
For the annual activity report to UNESCO/IOC
If your center/institute/project can officially support SynObs as a partner institution, llease imform and give the information on the website of the institution to the project office ([email protected]). [List of partner institutions]