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Workshop FINEMED au MIO cette semaine

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Dés ce lundi matin, nous accueillons au MIO une 40aine de personnes pour le Workshop international "FINEMED " que nous organisons dans le cadre de l’AT Couplage avec Francesco d’Ovidio du LOCEAN.

Dans ce cadre, la salle de convivialité du 1er étage sera occupée pour les pauses café du matin (de 10:30 à 11:00), les repas du midi et de l’après-midi (de 16:00 à 16:30) lundi prochain (le 26), et mardi (le 27 juin).

Le Workshop se déroulera pour la partie théorie dans l’amphi OCEANOMED lundi et mardi. Pour la partie pratique entre les salles Egee, Alboran, Marmara et la salle Info.

“Preparing next generation fine scale experiments in the Mediterranean sea”

The open ocean fine scale (10-100 kms) has emerged in the last decade as the key regime which mediates physical and biogeochemical exchanges occurring at the ocean surface with both the atmosphere and the ocean interior. Fine scale features are 10-100 km wide and have lifetimes of the order of days to weeks. These scales can be nowadays easily handled by high resolution models but observationally, the spatiotemporal requirements needed to sample them represent a challenge for in situ experiments. The situation is expected to improve in the near future, thanks to recent satellite missions (e.g., Sentinels) and next ones (e.g., SWOT), together with advancements in autonomous platforms and high throughput underway instruments. In this regard, the Mediterranean sea is set to play a special role : due to its easy accessibility, small Rossby radius, energetic boundary currents, very low cloud coverage, and low tides, it is an ideal “pocket ocean” where to combine high resolution satellite observations and multi-platform in situ experiments. This workshop aims at identifying current trends for high resolution, biophysical satellite data and in situ experiments in all the Mediterranean, focusing in particular on cooperation opportunities by pooling together experimental facilities and regional knowledge. The workshop aims also at preparing the experimental activities accompanying the US-French altimetry mission SWOT, which is expected to resolve features down to 15 km including near to the coast, and which will have two cross-over sites in the south western Mediterranean and in the Levantine basin. The workshop will consist in lectures by regional experts of Mediterranean fine scale biophysical processes, round tables, and exercises for PhD students, in particular on high resolution satellite data analysis and the multiplatform design of fine-scale resolving adaptive sampling strategies.

Format : Workshop/PhD summer school. The program will consist in lectures about submesoscale biophysical processes in the Mediterranean (theory, models, and observations), short talks for introducing the institutions of the international participants, round tables for discussing about cooperation opportunities, and exercises about satellite-guided, multiplatform sampling strategies for PhD students. The main objective for students will be to prepare a document proposing an hypothetical in situ experiment in the Mediterranean, using the concepts and the experimental tools described in the lectures.

Keywords : Mesoscale and submesoscale biophysical processes in the Mediterranean ; multisatellite data analysis ; Lagrangian methods ; multi-platform sampling strategies.

Dates : 26, 27, 28 June 2017

Place : Mediterranean Institute of Oceanology, Luminy, Marseille, France.

Grants : A few grants covering part of the expenses are offered by the SWOT Science Team through the BIOSWOT and DEKOSIM projects, in particular for PhD students.

Scientific Committee : F. d’Ovidio (LOCEAN, Paris), A. Doglioli (MIO, Marseille), G. Grégori (MIO, Marseille, France) ; P. Testor (LOCEAN, Paris, France), B. Fach (METU, Erdemli, Turke

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