This course is open to 70 PhD students, post-doctoral scientists and possibly young academics. The curriculum will include topics covering the leading edge of science in ocean observing systems, as well as the latest methods and techniques for analysis, data assimilation and ocean modelling.
This is the the third international school and will focus on frontier research in oeprational oceanography. Four specific directions will be addressed, namely the coastal ocean areas that are characterised by multiple and interacting scales including open ocean shelf-slope exchanges, the coupled ocean-atmosphere system, ocean biogeochemistry and the use of new datasets.
The objective is to bring princpal young scientists together to obtain present knowledge of the various components of operational oceanography and present an integrated perspective for the applications of such components. The students will learn how science can benefit from operational routine products and how operational oceanography can benefit from the most recent scientific advances. This course will open the way toowards the new frontiers of operational oceanography both in terms of scientific challenges and applications.
The school will bring together senior experts and young researchers from across the world and expose them to the latest research in oceanography and how it will impact operational oceanography. The next generation of scientists should be trained in order to be able to advance real-time ocean forecasting and the design and implementation of ocean observing systems. All of the invited lectures will be assembled and published in a text book through an international editor.