Australian Coastal and Oceans Modelling and Observations Workshop (ACOMO) 2012

 

When

03/10/12 08:00 - 04/10/12 17:30

Location

Shine Dome, Canberra


Attendance

Invite Only.

 

Workshop Report

The ACOMO workshop report can be downloaded here.


Description

This is expected to be the first in a series of national workshops that, over time, will contribute to the co-evolution of an integrated national marine observing and modelling capability for Australia that is appropriate to our status as a ‘marine nation’.

This meeting will primarily be focused on ocean to coastal modeling; but we will introduce issues around biogeochemical and near shore modeling.

Themes

Topics

Linking Bluewater to the coasts: developments in observations and modelling

·         Future plans for Bluelink (BOM/CSIRO/RAN)

·         BGC observations and modelling in Australia

·         Sea level and storm surge observations and modelling.

·         The IMOS/AODN Portal and Value added products

·         IMOS Ocean Remote Sensing developments including IMOS OceanCurrent

Developments in coastal modelling and observations

·         ROMS modelling in the regions, e.g. WA, NSW, SA, NT etc

·         GBR Hydrodynamic Modelling and e-Reefs

·         The National Plan for Environmental information: pilot Project

·         IMOS near real-time data-streams and observing system design

Developments in near shore modelling and observations

·         Wave, littoral zone modelling

·         Sediment transport modelling

Emerging/other modeling approaches and tools.

·         National eResearch developments (NCI, RDSI, NeCTAR, ANDS) including the Marine Virtual Laboratory (MARVL)

·         Adaptive Modelling and catchment to coast modelling.

·         Development of human capability (e.g. in data assimilation

Depending on how well it goes, we would envisage this workshop spawning other engagements, for example between modelling practitioners and the consumers of model output, such as Commonwealth and State management agencies, industry partners. We would also expect the agenda for future national workshops to emerge, with an increasing focus on biophysical integration, and a long term goal of sustained ecological observing underpinning operational ecosystem modelling.  Hopefully ACOMO will become an anticipated annual or biannual event.


The Organising committee  

Katy Hill (IMOS-Chair), Andreas Schiller (CSIRO), Roger Proctor (IMOS), Chari Pattiaratchi (UWA) and Moninya Roughan (UNSW).

Logistics: Donna Chilcott.

Meeting Structure

Contributions will be in the form of community level extended abstracts/ presentations, and an open poster session. Focussed discussion sessions will be used to identify next steps and future directions.

Funding

The meeting will be supported by the IMOS Office. Participation and talks are by invite only; and participants will be expected to self-fund their own travel and accommodation.

Additional support is being provided by the University of Western Australia, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, the UNSW School of Maths and Statistcs, Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences, and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences.

Abstracts 

  • Extended abstracts (for Oral Presentations) can be downloaded here. 
  • Poster abstracts can be downloaded here.

Agenda and Presentations

Wednesday  3rd October.

8.00-8.30

Arrival, registration and coffee

 

8.30-8.35

Katy Hill

Housekeeping.

8.35-8.45

Tim Moltmann

Welcome/introduction

Near shore observations and modelling. Chair: Katy Hill, Rapporteur: Roger Proctor

8.45-9.15

Kathy McInnnes, John Church, Neil White, Chari Pattiaratchi, Diana Greenslade, Jane Sexton.

Sea levels, storm surges and Tsunamis; modelling  and observations

9.15-9.45

Bill Peirson, Mike Banner, Mark Hemer and Chari Pattiaratchi

Wave and near shore modelling, status and observation requirements in Australia.

9.45-10.15

Ian Turner, Graham Symonds, Ron Cox and James Carley

Littoral Zone Modelling; status and observational requirements in Australia.

10.15-10.45

Nugzar Margvaleshgili, Cedric. Griffiths, Chris Dyt, Barbara Robson and Scott Nichol.

Coastal sediment-transport modelling and observational needs

10.45-11.15

Coffee

11.15-11.45

DISCUSSION led by Tim Moltmann

From a national perspective, what are the highest priority observations and datasets required by the modelling communities?

Regional/Coastal Observations and Modelling:  Chair: Roger Proctor, Rapporteur: Andreas Schiller

11.45-12.15

John Wilkin, Julia Levin, Javier Zavala-Garay and Hernan Arango

Integrating modelling and data assimilation using ROMS with a Coastal Ocean Observing System for the U.S. Middle Atlantic Bight

12.15-12.45

John Middleton, Chari Pattiaratchi, Moninya Roughan, John Luick, Greg Ivey, Ryan Lowe, Helen Phillips, Jessica Benthusen, Sarath Wijeratne, Helen McDonald

ROMS Modelling in Australia: status, plans and aspirations.

12.45-1.30

Lunch


1.30-2.00

Craig Steinberg, Chari Pattiaratchi, Moninya Roughan, Mark Baird, Lucy Wyatt.

Observation Update

2.00-2.30

Alex Kurapov and Peng Yu

The data assimilation component of the real-time coastal ocean forecast system implemented off Oregon (US West coast)

2.30-3.00

Emlyn Jones, Mike Herzfeld, Phil Gillibrand, Karen Wild Allen,  Greg Timms, Chris Sharman, Richard Brinkman, Hemerson Tonin, Nuzgar Margvelasvili, Paul Rigby                                                                             

Australian coastal modelling and information systems: assisting management decision making.

3.00-3.30

Coffee

3.30-4.00

Greg Stuart, Andrew Woolf

National Plan for Environmental Information: pilot project

4.00-4.30

DISCUSSION  led by John Gunn

Do we need to do more to foster collaboration within Australia between groups working at regional/coastal scales?

 

Thursday 4th October

National/Bluewater Observations and Modelling: Chair: Moninya Roughan, Rapporteur: Chari Pattiaratchi

8.30-9.00

Peter Craig, Gary Brassington, Joanne Haynes, Andreas Schiller, Tim Pugh, Paul Sandery, Peter Oke and Graham Symonds

BLUElink – status, challenges and future

9.00-9.30

Ken Ridgway, Susan Wijffels, Boris Kelly-Gerreyn, Eric Schulz, Pete Strutton, Peter Oke.

Key bluewater observing systems and datasets; and their use in modelling

9.30-10.00

Andreas Schiller, Peter Oke, Pavel Sakov

Observing system experiments: Recent progress and future plans.

10.00-10.30

David Griffin and Edward King

Remote Sensing: observing a big country

10.30-11.00

Coffee

11.00-11.30

Richard Matear, Andrew Lenton, Matt Chaimberlain, Pete Strutton, Peter Oke

Biogeochemical modelling and data assimilation:  Bluelink, International progress.

11.30-12.00

Roger Proctor, Peter Blain, Sebastien Mancini

IMOS/AODN Ocean Portal: tools for data delivery

12.00-12.30

DISCUSSION led by Neville Smith

What are the next steps for the use of models in observing system design, e.g.

-           Multiple modelling approaches,

-          Coastal models

-          International collaboration

12.30-1.30

Lunch

Emerging/other modelling approaches (Chair:  Chari Pattiaratchi, Rapporteur: Katy Hill)

1.30-2.00

Peter Craig and Andreas Schiller

The CAWCR-WfO ocean modelling review – from climate to coasts

2.00-2.30

Graham Rickard, Stephane Popinet, Joanne O’Callaghan, John Zeldis.

Modelling Activities in New Zealand: Development of an Adaptive Model Framework

2.30-3.00

Roger Proctor, Peter Oke, Uwe Rosebrock, Brendan Davey

The Marine Virtual Laboratory (MARVL) and Information System (MARVLIS).

3.30-4.00

Tim Pugh, Martin Dix and Ben Evans

Establishing the Climate and Weather Science Laboratory

3.30-4.00

Coffee

4.00-4.30

DISCUSSION led by Jason Middleton

What are potential/priority areas for future capacity/capability development?

4.30-5.00

DISCUSSION led by Ian Poiner

Conclusions/next steps.

5.00-5.30

 Tim Moltmann, Katy Hill

Wrap up/Meeting close

 

Funding

The meeting will be supported by the IMOS Office. Participation and talks are by invite only; and participants will be expected to self-fund their own travel and accommodation.

Additional support is being provided by the University of Western Australia, CSIRO Wealth from Oceans Flagship, the UNSW School of Maths and Statistcs, Sydney Institute of Marine Sciences, and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences.