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:
For more information see the Ocean Virtual Laboratory (OVL) overview.

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.

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Venue: Pôle Numérique Brest Iroise (PNBI). 305 Av. Alexis de Rochon, 29280 Plouzané
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Agenda Tuesday 14th

Time Subject Description
Welcome coffee
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
Coffee Break
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
Lunch Break
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
Coffee Break
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

Time Subject Description
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
Coffee Break
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
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