Following the Data Assimilation workshop end of 2018, MOI has now organized a virtual meeting that brings together MOI shareholders and interested parties to discuss evolutions and best-practices for Ocean Modeling and Forecasting. The online workshop took place on June 29-30, with more than 75 remote participants. They have discussed innovations, how to improve models and increase prediction skills and discussed also possible future collaborations.
The meeting objectives was to i) develop a European strategy for systematic assessment of numerical models for subseasonal to seasonal ocean predictions; ii) Develop a strategy for coupling ocean-atmosphere-hydrology numerical models; iii) Develop a forum for structured and unstructured forecasting models to interact, from the global to the harbor scale; iv) Identify steps to converge on approaches and tools, in close collaboration with other European initiatives.
This collaboration can bring improvements to a wide-range of models including the global Copernicus Marine physical model, regional MOI models, and models specific to the shareholders. There were multiple MOI shareholder representatives at the meeting from: CNRS, Met Office UK, NERSC, Meteo France, Puertos del Estado, IRD, SHOM, Ifremer, and CMCC.