Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics Workshop

21 - 24 September 2020

Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics (STUOD) project is the ERC Synergy Grant, led by Imperial College London (ICL), National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automatic Control (INRIA) and the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER). The project aims to deliver new capabilities for assessing variability and uncertainty in upper ocean dynamics. It will provide decision makers a means of quantifying the effects of local patterns of sea level rise, heat uptake, carbon storage and change of oxygen content and pH in the ocean. Its multimodal monitoring will enhance the scientific understanding of marine debris transport, tracking of oil spills and accumulation of plastic in the sea.

This meeting is the remote Inaugural STUOD Workshop which will focus on a range of fundamental topic areas, including:

  1. observations at high resolution of upper ocean properties such as temperature, salinity, sea-surface topography, wind, waves and velocity
  2. large scale numerical simulations
  3. data-based stochastic equations for upper ocean dynamics that quantify simulation error
  4. stochastic data assimilation to reduce uncertainty

Scientific Organising Committee:
• Prof Darryl Holm (Imperial College of London),
• Prof Bertrand Chapron (Ifremer),
• Prof Dan Crisan (Imperial College of London),
• Prof Etienne Mémin (INRIA).

The confirmed speakers include:

  • Prof Darryl Holm (PI, Imperial College London, UK)
  • Prof Bertrand Chapron (PI, Ifremer, France),
  • Prof Dan Crisan (PI, Imperial College London, UK),
  • Prof Etienne Mémin (PI, INRIA, France)
  • Dr Oana Lang (PDRA, Imperial College London, UK),
  • Dr Wei Pan (PDRA, Imperial College London, UK),
  • Dr So Takao (PDRA, Imperial College London, UK),
  • Dr Nicolas Reul (PDRA, IFREMER, France)
  • Dr Jean-Francois Piolle (Engineer, IFREMER, France)
  • Erwin Luesink (PhD, Imperial College London, UK)
  • Long Li (PhD, INRIA, France)
  • Prof Sebastian Reich (University of Potsdam, Germany)
  • Prof Peter Korn (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany)
  • Prof Laurent Bertino (Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Centre, France)
  • Prof Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown University, US)
  • Prof Arnaud Debussche (Ecole Normale Supérieure de Rennes, France)
  • Prof Jacques Sainte-Marie (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, France)
  • Prof Laurent Debreu (National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control, France)
  • Prof Laure Zanna (New York University, US)
  • Prof Anne Marie Treguier (French National Centre for Scientific Research, France)

Programme and Format

The full programme for the event will be announced at a later stage

This 4-day event will include individual presentations, snapshot presentations and networking sessions. A tentative format is overview talks in the morning and focused discussion sessions in the afternoon. The speakers will include leading mid-career and senior researchers as well as early-career researchers.

This structure will yield opportunities for: investigators at an early stage of their career to have discussions with established scientist, fostering potential future research collaborations,
networking as well as inclusion and training of the next generation of researchers

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This seminar series is supported as part of the Virtual Forum for Knowledge Exchange in the Mathematical Sciences.

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