Preparation of papers
1. General Objectives
The Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) is a practical
demonstration of near real-time, global ocean data assimilation that provides regular,
complete descriptions of the temperature, salinity and velocity structure of the ocean
in support of operational oceanography, seasonal-to-decadal climate forecasts and
analyses, and oceanographic research. As of 2007, a number of real-time and offline
global and regional ocean simulations are available for use, for instance by regional
and coastal modellers seeking suitable initial and boundary conditions within
their particular geographic domain. In order to foster interactions between coastal
modelers using or planning to use large-scale GODAE products, and between them and the
large-scale GODAE systems, it is proposed to have two Coastal Workshops in 2007 and 2008.
The general objectives of the workshops are as follows:
- Assess the impact of GODAE products on downscaled/nested regional,
coastal and shelf seas models li>
- Share experience and procedures on important scientific issues of the
coastal systems, including: downscaling and initialization, tides and
high frequencies, benefit evaluation and metrics, data assimilation. li>
2. The 2007 GODAE Coastal Workshop
The 2007 GODAE Coastal Workshop will be held in
Liverpool, UK , on 10-11 October 2007. The main
theme will be "Assessing the value of GODAE products in coastal and shelf seas".
Our host will be the Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory .
The venue will be the Foresight Centre,
situated in the centre of the city and within walking distance to the main train station
and to hotels and restaurants.
The workshop will start at 9:00 on October 10, and ends at 17:30 on October 11.
The workshop programme will include thematic talks, presentations of established regional and
coastal systems, as well as work-in-progress informal talks and discussions on ongoing relevant
In order to facilitate the discussions and interactions, the number of attendees will be
kept to approx. 50 people.
The workshop is primarily aimed at the following communities:
The pre-registration is now CLOSED.
Registration is now open. The deadline is August 31, 2007. The final programme will be available shortly
thereafter. Attendees are expected to stay for the whole duration of the
The attendance will be limited to 50 people. Priority will be given in that order, to:
- Presenters of accepted oral and poster presentations
- People on the workshop mailing list
- Other interested colleagues or students depending on remaining availability
In order to register for this workshop, please visit the
GODAE website registration page
and fill in the regsitration form. It is not required to re-enter your abstract information.
The organisation of a workshop this size unfortunately induces costs that can not
all be covered by the organisers. Therefore a workshop fee of £75
has been agreed.
In order to pay the fee for the workshop we have arranged three methods for you to use:
- Payment by cash
Cash payments in GBP (Stirling) will be possible on arrival.
A receipt will be provided.
- Payment by bank transfer
Payments must be made in GBP (Stirling) and you must quote POL GODAE WORKSHOP as
a reference to your payment.
- Payment by cheque
Cheques should be sent to POL and need to be in GPB (Stirling) and have to be made
payable to 'NERC'. Also POL GODAE WORKSHOP needs to be quoted.
International/national bank details should be obtained from POL by emailing a request
for these details to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following request:
In order to make a payment towards the GODAE Coastal and Shelf Seas Workshop at POL,
10-11 October 2007, I would like to request the bank details for national and international
Receipts will be issued on request.
6. Preparation of papers for the workshop
Papers should focus on the main theme of the workshop:'Assessing the
value of GODAE products in coastal and shelf seas'. The format of this meeting is a
Please prepare your presentations in order to stir discussion and maximise the interactions with
the audience, and leave ample time for discussion.
Oral presentations are 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion.
The board size accommodates posters of up to a size of A0 (Portrait format). Posters should stay up for the
whole duration of the workshop.
A list of suggested important topics to follow:
Positive or negative impact of initial or boundary conditions using large-scale GODAE
products on the performance of regional/coastal/shelf seas systems; methods used to
assess impact li>
Examples demonstrating the potential of GODAE products to improve the local solutions,
and the potential of local models to add value to GODAE products li>
Discussions on regional datasets, the definition of regional metrics and their use to
measure consistency, accuracy, quality, value and benefit li>
Talks on relevant scientific issues in coastal systems: downscaling and initialization,
tides and high frequencies, benefit evaluation and metrics, data assimilation li>
Examine the particular impact of satellite altimetry on coastal systems (direct through
data assimilation, indirect through GODAE initial/boundary conditions); in particular:
potential impact of degraded altimetry coverage, complementarity with coastal
measurements (radars, tide gauges, etc.) li>
Description of codes and data which could be shared among participants (initialization,
tidal toolboxes, data assimilation, etc.) li>
Discussion of actions and projects at the coastal scale beyond GODAE. li>
7. Carbon offsetting voluntary program
The web site Climatecare
and other sites provide a way to calculate and neutralize the greenhouse gas emissions
occurred during your air or surface travel to the Workshop. Collected funds are typically
used for reforestation and waste recycling projects worldwide.
GODAE Web Site:
GODAE website →
New GODAE website - now live
GODAE Coastal and Shelf Seas Working Group, 2006: "Towards the assessment and demonstration
of the value of GODAE results for coastal and shelf seas models and forecasting systems"
GODAE White Paper, P. De Mey, ed., 74pp.
Second edition coming up