OceanObs09

23 September 2009

Day 3 draft agenda

Delivering services to society

The day is devoted to describing the progress made during the last decade in delivering services to society based on ocean observations and ocean information. The day will examine how the respective activities and applications can be expanded, what the anticipated benefits will be and which observing, modeling and synthesis systems are required to reach those goals. The session will concentrate on the scientific and technological aspects of developing and delivering services, with Day 5 concentrating on the frameworks to promote the development and delivery of these services.

9:00-10:30 Session 3A
Information and assessment
Session chair: Ilana Wainer
This session will address issues related to providing physical, biological and chemical near-realtime information about the state of the ocean and its application for marine core services. Those issues include data acquisition, approaches as well as applications. The session will include the issue and approaches to ecosystems nowcasting, the role of physical and biogeochemical observations for this and the need for an evolution of the observing system for this purpose over the next decade. The session will likewise address issues of monitoring ocean carbon storage, its approaches, applications and its role in the international carbon emission scheme. This session will also address the state of ocean models and required evolutions over the next decade. Important to discuss is required information and technology input, and applications now and in the future which are in need of ocean nowcasting. Explaining the benefits and payoff of such systems and the importance of the ocean observing system will be essential, as well as required modifications of the observing system.
  • Physical hindcasts and nowcasts: evolution and skill for service delivery - Pierre-Yves Le Traon (20 min)
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  • Monitoring and nowcasting of Harmful Algal Blooms - Richard Stumpf (20 min)
    contributing CWPs »

  • Assessment of the current ocean carbon sink and its implications for climate change and mitigation - Arne Körtzinger (20 min)
    contributing CWPs »
  • Questions and discussion (20 min)

see CWPs authors have marked as contributing generally to this session »
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10:30-11:00 coffee
11:00-12:30 Session 3B
Forecasting
Session chair: Lisa Goddard
This session will address issues related to forecasting the ocean and the role the ocean and ocean observations play in forecasting the weather and the climate system and its impacts. Thematically this is sub-divided in short-term forecasting, seasonal to inter-annual and decadal. However, the issue of seamless prediction can be addressed as well. Important to discuss is required information and technology developments and applications, which are and will be in need of environmental forecasting.  Explaining the benefits and payoff of such systems and the importance of a sustained ocean observing system for it will be essential. This session will also address issues of ocean analyses and state estimation for forecasting and will discuss observing components essential now and in the future. This session will also address the state of coupled models and required evolutions over the next decade.
  • Short-term forecasts: delivery and observational requirements- Gary Brassington (20 min)
    contributing CWPs »

  • Ocean observations for an end-to-end Seasonal forecasting system - Magdalena Balmaseda (20 min)
    contributing CWPs »

  • Decadal-to-centennial forecasting - James Hurrell (20 min)
    contributing CWPs »
  • Questions and discussion (20 min)

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12:30-14:00 Lunch
  14:00-15:45

Session 3C
Hazards, Impacts, and Management
Session chair: José Muelbert
This session will address issues related to hazards coming from the ocean, related to resource management, to economic benefits from future ocean information technology and to resilience, adaptation, sustainable development. This will include the impact of climate change and rising sea level on coastal zones, the impact of waves on ocean resources and management as well as coastal protection, the impact of pollution and information technology required to manage it. The session will also address the role of the ocean for tropical cyclone now- and forecasting.

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15:45-18:00

coffee and
Poster Session

16:00-17:30
Community Fora

parallel topical sessions will be led by the international research organizations, and will produce suggestions for the conference outcome statement. They will provide an opportunity for participants to debate in more detail identify common plans, or a common strategy to move forward, and to contribute to the conference outcome

  • WCRP Forum: towards integrated ocean basin observations planning (Martin Visbeck and Anthony Busalacchi, WCRP)
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  • Ocean Biodiversity (Ron O'Dor, CoML)
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18:00-19:00 Roundtable discussion: Imperatives for Ocean Observing in a Changing World

Much of the design and many of the features of the present global ocean observing system developed in the late 20th century under scientific guidance during TOGA and WOCE for the purpose of ocean science and climate research. Today there are many more imperatives for ocean observing beyond ocean science and climate research. Operational oceanography, ecosystem-based management, sea level change, ocean acidification, coastal zone management, and sustainable resource development place new information demands on the global observing system. Better articulating and realizing societal benefits from the observing system is now widely appreciated. This Roundtable will explore the newer demands on the ocean observing system and ideas for system evolution to better respond to societal needs as well as continue to support ocean science and climate research.

Moderator: Eric Lindstrom

   
15:45-17:45 Public side meeting
Review of user requirements for the ESA Storm Surge project
contact: Boram Lee
19:00-20:00 Public side event
Applied Acoustical Oceanography for the Global Ocean Observing System
contact: Brian Dushaw
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Community White Paper (CWP) core contributions as noted by the lead author during the submission process. If your paper is not appropriately reflected in the links above, revise your submission »

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