Australian Coastal and Oceans Modelling and Observations Workshop (ACOMO) 2016


11-12 October 2016


Shine Dome, Canberra


Invitation Only.


The agenda for ACOMO 2016 can be viewed here.


The report for ACOMO 2016 can be viewed here.


IMOS is commencing its second decade and due to the success and increased interest in the ACOMO workshops, our third ACOMO workshop will be held mid-October this year. We expect an increasing focus on biophysical integration, ecosystem modelling and innovation. The purpose is to keep encouraging, advance and support the co-evolution and engagement between Australia’s integrated marine observing system and our national coastal and ocean modelling capability.

This meeting will be organised around the following Themes and related Topics:


1. BGC and Ecosystem modelling and observationsOpen topic 
2. Polar dynamics and processesOpen topic 
3. Nearshore and coastal processes1. Wave predictions and models
2. Estuaries 
3. Beach processes
4. Boundary currents and shelf systems1. Climate drivers
2. Marine heat waves
3. Sub-mesoscale processes 
5. End user applications in oceanography1. Partnering with industry and government for applied outcomes

The Organising committee

Ana Lara-Lopez (IMOS-Chair), Roger Proctor (IMOS), Ryan Lowe (UWA), Emlyn Jones (CSIRO), Moninya Roughan (UNSW), Julia Blanchard (UTas) and Jessica Melbourne-Thomas (ACE CRC).

Logistics: Donna Harris (IMOS Office).

Meeting Structure

Contributions will be in the form of presentations selected by the Organising committee from the pool of submitted abstracts, and an open poster session.

Focussed discussion sessions will be used to identify next steps and future directions.


The meeting will be supported by the IMOS Office. Participation is by invitation only; and participants will be expected to fund their own travel and accommodation.


Abstract submission for presentations and posters are open to all invited participants. However, the Organising committee reserves the right to select and combine similar abstracts submitted for presentations and ask the authors to submit an extended abstract and present their work together in the form of a community level contribution.


The following accommodation venues, which are a short walk to the Shine Dome, are holding rooms for us, you will need to book your accommodation direct with the hotel of choice as soon as possible as parliament are sitting around this time and rooms will become scarce.

University House – Ph : +612 6125 5211 and quote ACOMO – rooms range between $152-167

QT Canberra - $269 inc breakfast

Book online at

Click on 'make a booking'
Select QT Canberra from the drop down menu, and enter your dates and number of people
in the Corporate ID field, enter ACOMOWEB
Click 'Çheck rates and availability' 

Conference Dinner

The conference dinner will be held at The Parlour, a short walk from the Shine Dome.
Tuesday 11 October, 7:00 pm.


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