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 open until the 31st of May 2022 (included).

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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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09:00 - Welcome
09:15 - Lecture: Overview of ocean observation
10:00 - Interactive session: Browsing the different sensors using
10:30 - Coffee Break
10:45 - Interactive session: Browsing the different sensors using
11:30 - Interactive session: SEAScope standalone application presentation and installation
12:15 - Lunch Break
13:45 - Lecture: Observe the currents using available sensor
14:20 - Interactive Session: First analyses using SEAScope: reconstruct the current using observations
15:00 - Coffee Break
15:15 - Lecture: Observe the waves using available sensors
16:00 - Interactive session: Wave spectrum using observation

09:00 - Interactive session: Synoptic analysis using and SEAScope
10:00 - Interactive session: Wave current interactions
10:30 - Coffee Break
10:45 - Interactive session: Wave current interactions
11:45 - Conclusion and exchanges on the Visualisation tools used during the workshop
12:30 - End of workshop
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