Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP)

About Us


Thursday, April 10, 2014 to Friday, April 11, 2014
Monday, April 7, 2014 to Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Monday, April 15, 2013 to Friday, April 19, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013 to Saturday, February 23, 2013
Monday, February 18, 2013 to Wednesday, February 20, 2013

OMDP Panel Members

Name Role Institute Country
G. Danabasoglu (1, 5) Co-Chair 2014 National Center for Atmospheric Research USA
H. Drange Co-Chair 2014 University of Bergen Norway
S. Marsland (2) Member 2014 CSIRO, CAWCR Australia
H. Johnson Member 2014 Dept of Earth Science, University of Oxford UK
D. Holland (3) Member 2015 Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University USA
G. Nurser Member 2015 National Oceanography Center UK
Y. Komuro Member 2016 JAMSTEC Japan
S. Masina Member 2016 CMCC Italy
A. Oschlies Member 2016 GEOMAR Germany
E. Curchitser Member 2015 Rutgers University USA
M. Winton (5) Member 2014 Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Lab., NOAA USA
C. Böning Ex officio GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Germany
A. M. Treguier (4) Ex officio Laboratoire de Physique de Océans, IFREMER France
E. Chassignet (7) Ex officio Florida State University USA
R. Greatbatch Ex officio GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Germany
H. Banks Ex officio UK Met Office UK
S. Griffies (6) Ex officio NOAA/GFDL USA


Within the ocean modeling community, there are examples of a number of successful named intercomparison activities such as OCMIP, DYNAMO, DAMEE, and DOME that are organized around particular research questions with protocols designed specifically to address those questions.


Terms of Reference

1. To stimulate the development of ocean models for research in climate and related fields.

2. To encourage investigations of the effects of model formulation on the results of ocean models, making use of sensitivity studies and intercomparisons.

3. To promote interaction amongst the ocean modelling community and between this and other communities through workshops and other activities.

4. To stimulate the validation of ocean models when used in stand alone mode and as part of a coupled ocean-atmosphere model, using oceanographic data and other methods, and to advise on the observational requirements of such studies.

5. To publicise developments in ocean models amongst the climate modelling community.

6. To collaborate with other activities in areas of overlapping responsibility.

7. To advise on ocean modelling and related issues and to report on its activities to the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group and the CLIVAR co-chair of WGCM.