Latest Ocean Virtual Laboratory tools in action, applied to ocean surface waves and currents analysis with hands-on training.
Analyzing and understanding the complexity of Ocean surface waves and currents together with their interactions, require the use of complementary multi-sensor satellite, in-situ and model output data. Such analysis will be demonstrated with hands-on training on participants' own computers using the Ocean Virtual Laboratory open source online and standalone tools developed for the last 10 years under ESA support.
The Workshop will present the synergy between a wide variety of observations to better understand upper layer ocean dynamics. During the two days we will cover:
- How can we observe the ocean today
- Observation of the surface currents
- Observation of the waves
- Observation of Wave-currents interaction
- How to use the OVL tools for visualisation and analysis of these observations
The workshop will be mainly interactive, looking at and analysing a wide variety of data using the OceanVirtualLab Visualisation tools:
- Online web portal (ovl.oceandatalab.com)
- SEAScope standalone application (can be downloaded from seascope.oceandatalab.com)
We are limited to 40 participants.
The workshop is free for the selected participants (no participation fees).
Participants are expected to bring and work on their own laptop. A mouse is recommended to enjoy the visualisation tools.
Registration is closed.
This workshop is endorsed by the HUB ISblue, as an action of the HUB Training program.
Venue: Pôle Numérique Brest Iroise (PNBI). 305 Av. Alexis de Rochon, 29280 Plouzané
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Agenda Tuesday 14th
|Introduction||Agenda, brief presentation of tools and themes|
|Introduction to OVL portal||Discover the web portal visualisation tools|
|Observation of the ocean||Lecture on the observation of the ocean from space|
|Data synergy on OVL||Presentation of SEAShot and how to save and share interesting test cases|
|Install SEAScope||Brief Presentation of SEAScope analyses and Visualisation tool, Installation and add data|
|Observe currents||Lecture on the observability of ocean surface current|
|Retrieve currents from SSH and wind||Learn to use SEAScope and perform analyses. Compute geostrophic and Ekman current using a python notebook and SEAScope|
|Observe waves||Lecture on the observability of waves|
|Wave spectrum computation||Compute wave spectrum using remote sensing observation. Test case will use SEAScope and python notebooks||End of day|
Agenda Wednesday 15th
|Synoptic analyses using OVL and SEAScope||Draw a synoptic chart on OVL, retrieve automatically frontal structures using python notebooks and SEAScope|
|Convert into SEAScope data format||Presentation of SEAScope data converter and installation|
|Wave Current Interaction||Learn the basics of wave current interaction and simulate wave rays propagation in the presence of current using python notebooks and SEAScope|
|Conclusion and Discussion||Feedbacks on the Visualisation and Analysis tools used during the workshop||End of Workshop|