Summer School ORSS #4 - Ocean Remote Sensing Synergy

Pôle Numérique, Technopôle Brest Iroise, France
September 10 to 14, 2018

Over the last decade, the ocean community witnessed the launch of over 30 new ocean-related satellite missions worldwide. Plans for new satellites aimed to improve the spatial-temporal sampling, are already laid well into the foreseeable future. Today, we are already considering Petabytes of data to download, manage, analyse, and transform into accessible information. Increasing computer power and understandings of relevant physical processes are also rapidly evolving, and contribute to advances in model accuracy and resolution refinement. The different satellite sensors can be combined to provide the required high spatio-temporal sampling using physically or statistically based merging approaches.
This year, the summer school will focus on the air-sea interactions between surface winds, swells and currents. Lectures by invited speakers will provide both a broad coverage of applications to multi-sensor/multi-tracer ocean sensing data and also data assimilation. Each lecture will comprise a Python practical session with applications to real multi-sensor satellite data or simulated data.
The summer school will start on Monday 10th (11 am) and will finish on Friday 14th (12 am). It will comprise five main lectures:

Lecture 1
 - Introduction to spatial oceanography (data acquisition, overview, problematic)
Lecture 2 - Visualization tools for multi-sensor spatio-temporal remote sensing data
Lecture 3 - Swell and extreme waves
Lecture 4 - Wave-current interaction
Lecture 5 - Data assimilation methods (state-space models, Ensemble Kalman Filter)

Each lecture will include both a theoretical course and a practical session with applications to multi-sensor remote sensing or physical simulation datasets. A poster session will provide opportunities for the participants to introduce and discuss their research interests with the other participants and the speakers.

Here is the detailed program:

Monday the 10th of September:

11h00 to 12h00: Introduction words with questions
14h00 to 15h30: Introduction to remote sensing
15h30 to 17h00: Currents from altimetry

Tuesday the 11th of September:
09h00 to 12h00: Model waves and observations
14h00 to 17h00: Sapsis replacement on extreme waves and local events

Wednesday the 12th of September:
09h00 to 12h00: Wave current interaction at small/large scales
14h00 to 18h00: Afternoon beach
18h00 to 23h00: Gala evening

Thursday the 13th of September:
09h00 to 12h00: Data assimilation courses
14h00 to 17h00: Application on interpolation of fireworks swell fields

Friday the 14th of September:
09h00 to 12h00: General reminder and discussion of issues
Confirmed invited speakers
Permanent speakers

The summer school takes place at Pôle Numerique Brest Iroise, Plouzané, France. It is located at the west of Brest (about 10 km of downtown).

Hotels in Brest
  - Hotel de la rade
  - Hotel IBIS Brest centre
  - Kelig Hotel
  - Hotel IBIS Brest port

How to come to Brest
  - Plane: up to 10 flights from Paris (1h30)
  - Train: up to 10 travels from Paris (4h30)

What to do around Brest
  - Regional natural park (website)
  - Islands (website)
  - Oceanopolis aquarium park (website)
  - Ferry boats to UK, Ireland and Spain (website)
  - Outdoor activities: fishing, sailing, surfing, etc.
Fabrice Collard René Garello Fabrice Ardhuin Pierre Tandeo Ronan Fablet Bertrand Chapron 
With the support of

  • Réseau National des Systèmes Complexes
  • IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society
  • Université Bretagne Loire
  • BreTel

 Registration is closed

The cost of the registration is 100€

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