Conferences & Training
Marine Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Workshop and Training Held
On December 12th, Marine Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Workshop and Training was held by the State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED). The main theme of the Workshop is marine carbon cycle and ocean acidification, which have attracted intensive attention around the world in recent years. The Workshop has attracted over 130 scientists 15 nations and regions, e.g. Bangladesh, Kampuchea, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Norway, Pakistan, Niger, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Taiwan and the United States, etc. Academician PAN Delu, Director of SOED Professor Chai Fei and Chen-Tung Arthur Chen of National Sun Yat-sen University co-chaired the Workshop.
The first two days of SatCO2 were academic workshops, including 8 keynote speeches and 17 normal speeches, which promote the understanding of attendees and pave the technical way for further international cooperation. During the Workshop, the Panel Discussion group composed by 10 distinguished scientists from different countries launched a heated discussion on “Opportunities of Collaboration” and identified several key international cooperation aspirations.
The last three days of SatCO2 were advanced training courses. First of all, five reports on marine carbon chemistry, remote sensing inversion of oceanic carbon parameter, remote sensing data analysis of long time series, remote sensing monitoring of marine red tide, and the introduction of the functions of SatCO2 software developed by SOED. SOED prepared 18 computers with the installation of the SatCO2 software in English version and CO2SYS software for training.
Motivated by vital national needs for protecting maritime rights and interests and for disaster prevention and mitigation, and with the goals of improving technology and theory used for establishing three-dimensional marine environmental monitoring and prediction systems, staff at SOED carries out research on satellite marine environment dynamics, with an emphasis on application. The lab creates unique marine science and technology platform with distinctive international influences. There are three main research themes at SOED: Technology and Application of Satellite Remote Sensing, Ocean Dynamic Processes and Ecosystems, Ocean Circulation and Climate Change. And there are four public platforms: Satellite Ground Station, Argo Data Center, Marine Instrument Sharing Platform, and Computer Center. These public platforms serve marine observation data not only to researchers but also to marine laboratories nationwide.
In order to promote remote sensing data to a wider range, SOED Laboratories and Zhejiang University team have developed a free sharing of SatCO2 (ocean carbon cycle remote sensing) software for multidisciplinary researchers, especially non-remote sensing professionals Facilitate the application of remote sensing data and development. Satell2 software can be used to link SOED laboratory data center, according to the latest research results produced by a variety of professional remote sensing data sets, combined with the user's native data, in three-dimensional visualization of the Earth data analysis, and ocean carbon flux estimates. The software is still in the development stage, but also according to user needs and new research results continue to update and adjust the training course is SatCO2 software beta version of the first public appearance. Researchers can obtain up-to-date information on software and database updates through the SOED lab website, the SOED micro signal public number, and the SatCO2 e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) and the QQ group (419021880), and offer software feedback and functionality demand.
The 8th Workshop on Ocean Data Assimilation and the 2nd Argo Science Workshop Held
The initiator of China Argo Project and the founder of Argo Ocean Observatory Network,November 5th - 8th, organized by SOED, and hosted by Zhejiang Ocean University and Zhejiang Marine Development Research Institute, hosted The 8th Workshop on Ocean Data Assimilation and the 2nd Argo Science Workshop was held in Zhoushan. 103 representatives of 26 departments at home and abroad attended the Workshop.
Academician CHAO Jiping reviewed the hardships and achievements of China Argo Project and Argo Ocean Observatory Network. Over 30 experts and scholars from home and abroad were invited to give reports at the Workshop, such as Dr. ZHU Jiang of Institute of Atmospheric Physics,, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. CHEN Changsheng of the University of Massachusetts, Dr. LI Qingquan of National Climate Center, Dr. Zhang Ren of The Army Engineering University of PLA, and Dr. CHEN Xianyao of the First Institute Of Oceanography, SOA.
The themes of the Workshop involves the development of marine data assimilation system, scientific theoretical methods and techniques of marine data assimilation, operational application of marine data assimilation techniques, the development of Argo observing systems, the application of Argo data in basic research, marine data assimilation system, and operational forecasting system, the research and development of domestic automatic profile buoy technology, etc.
The Workshop was attended mainly by representatives of young and middle-aged scientific and technological workers. They had a lively mind and a strong sense of innovation. The Workshop helped them have a more comprehensive understanding of Zhoushan's history and achievements, and also demonstrated the achievements in Zhejiang Province and Zhoushan City after the implementation of Zhejiang Marine Economic Development Demonstration Zone and the Construction of Zhoushan Islands New Area.
WMO/IOC-Data Buoy Cooperation Panel(DBCP) NPOMS-2 Held
From October 22nd to 24th, WMO/IOC-Data Buoy Cooperation Panel(DBCP) NPOMS-2 was held by SOED in Hangzhou. More than 30 delegates from the Second Regional Association (Asia) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission/West Pacific Committee (IOC/WESTPAC) were invited to attend the Seminar. The Seminar was initiated by IOC, which is affiliated to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), WMO, and Climate Project Office of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The director of SOED Researcher CHEN Dake serves as the president of DBCP.
DBCP is a cooperational project jointly initiated by WMO and IOC. DBCP/NPOMS-2 aims at guiding global marine/meteorological scientists to exchange researches and prospects of ocean and climate in the North Pacific region, as well as to explore the possibilities for collaborative research.
The theme of this seminar is the use of regional ocean observations for enhancing the awareness and forecast of typhoon capacity. The seminar presented the recent progress of the regional projects of typhoon and sea-air interaction, exchanged the mechanism and process of the study of typhoon-ocean interaction, explored the intention of regional cooperation projects to enhance typhoon observation and forecasting, and elaborated on the key role of ocean observations on cyclone and the impact of typhoon on the socio-economy. Meanwhile, the seminar will also have academic exchanges and discussions on the cast of marine buoy, buoy data collection, processing and distribution technology.
The meeting was held to strengthen academic exchanges with marine/meteorological scientists from neighboring countries and regions, and to explore ways to develop international cooperation projects, in order to enhance our influence in marine and climate research.