Future Directions in High-resolution Ocean Modelling

Ocean models are an integral part of today’s ocean and climate research. Advances in high-resolution ocean modelling provide opportunities but also challenges for simulating the ocean climate system, particularly with the growing availability of observational measures.

A CLIVAR workshop addressing challenges and future directions in high-resolution ocean modelling will be held in Kiel, Germany, on October 7-9, 2020 hosted by GEOMAR. During the workshop we will celebrate the achievements and contributions of Prof. Claus Böning to ocean science and numerical modelling of the ocean. Claus will retire in fall 2020.

The focus of the workshop will be on the realistic representation of the eddying ocean and its interannual to decadal variability in forced basin and/or global ocean-sea ice models as well as in coupled climate models, with the ocean models utilizing spatial resolutions sufficient to admit a vigorous transient mesoscale eddy field. We particularly invite contributions linking observations and reanalysis products with models. Studies furthering the understanding of ocean physics as a driver of biogeochemical processes are also welcome.

Guide for deadlines:

1. February - 25. May 2020

Abstract Submission

26. May - 15. July 2020

Early Registration

16 July - 12. September 2020


Scientific steering committee: Arne Biastoch and Torge Martin (GEOMAR), Helene Hewitt (UK MetOffice), Anne-Marie Treguier (CNRS), Stephen Griffies (NOAA-GFDL), Gokhan Danabasoglu (NCAR), Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown University)

More details are found at http://events.geomar.de/~OM2020