Conferences & Training
Ocean Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Workshop and Training (II) Successfully held in Hangzhou
December, 2th-5th, 2017, Ocean Carbon from Space (SatCO2): Joint Science Workshop and Training (II) was held in Hangzhou. This SatCO2 Meeting was organized by State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED), and co-organized by Key Laboratory of Resources and Environment Information System of Zhejiang Province (Zhejiang University), National Marine Environmental Monitoring Center, Asia-Pacific Ocean Research Center (National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan), Key Laboratory of Space Ocean Remote Sensing and Applications (National Satellite Ocean Application Service), Oceanographic Remote Sensing Commission of China.
Dr. Bai Yan, Deputy Director of SOED, said that ocean carbon from space is a multidisciplinary research. After nearly 10 years’ effort, SOED has gradually made SatCO2 an academic brand for cutting-edge product of marine carbon cycle from space, thematic dataset, data sharing, information visualization analysis, and software operational system, data center, training courses and cross-disciplinary research platform, etc. Last year, the first SatCO2 Meeting was successfully held. In the future, SatCO2 will be held once a year. All marine researchers are welcome to participate and enhance mutual cooperation. At the same time, it is also hoped that more scientists will share ocean remote sensing observations and services through our SatCO2 software and data centers.
In order to promote the service of remote sensing data in a broader scale, SOED collaborated with Zhejiang University and developed a freely shared SatCO2 (Ocean Carbon Cycle Remote Sensing) software for multidisciplinary researchers, especially non-remote sensing professionals. SatCO2 can be used to link SOED data center to retrieve various professional remote sensing datasets based on the latest research results, and can be connected to the measured data to conduct visual data analysis, ocean carbon flux estimation, red tide recognition, and other operations on three-dimensional earth.
SatCO2 Pro V1.0 Beta was arousing great interest since the first public debut of the First Satco2 Workshop in 2016. The beta 2.0 released in this workshop has been greatly enhanced in functionality and stability, and is capable to afford 100 users at the same time. Currently SatCO2 software is still in the testing phase, but will continue to be updated and adjusted. Researchers can have access to up-to-date information of software and database by SOED official website, SOED WeChat, SatCO2 email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and QQ group (419021880), and provide feedback.
Currently, two satellite ground stations of SOED, which are located in Hangzhou and Yuhang separately, can receive data of over 10 polar-orbit and geostationary satellites, and store a large amount of ocean satellite data. With the special equipment fund from the Ministry of Science and Technology,SOED is building a remote sensing cloud data center at Lin'an base. After the completion of Lin'an Data Sharing Center in 2018, it is expected to be able to provide long-term sequence multi-source remote sensing data sharing and online remote sensing data application services. The official version of SatCO2 Professional software will also be released in 2018.
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 (email@example.com) and the QQ group (419021880), and offer software feedback and functionality demand.
Eighth Workshop on Ocean Data Assimilation and Second Argo Science Workshop held
Organized by SOED (initiator of the China Argo Project) and hosted by Zhejiang Ocean University and the Zhejiang Marine Development Research Institute, the Eighth Workshop on Ocean Data Assimilation and the Second Argo Science Workshop were held in Zhoushan from November 5–8, 2017. The workshops were attended by 103 representatives of 26 departments in China and overseas.
Academician CHAO Jiping reviewed the challenges and achievements of the China Argo Project and the Argo Ocean Observatory Network. Over 30 experts and scholars from home and abroad were invited to give reports at the workshops, including Dr. ZHU Jiang of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dr. CHEN Changsheng of the University of Massachusetts, Dr. LI Qingquan of the National Climate Center, Dr. Zhang Ren of The Army Engineering University of PLA, and Dr. CHEN Xianyao of the First Institute Of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration.
The themes of the workshops included the development of marine data assimilation systems; scientific theoretical methods and techniques of marine data assimilation; the operational application of marine data assimilation techniques; the development of Argo observing systems; the application of Argo data in basic research, marine data assimilation systems, and operational forecasting systems; and the research and development of domestic automatic profile buoy technology.
The workshops were attended mainly by young and middle-aged scientific and technological workers. They had lively minds and a strong sense of innovation. The workshops 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 the 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 22 to 24, the WMO/IOC-Data Buoy Cooperation Panel (DBCP) NPOMS-2 was hosted 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 the IOC, which is affiliated to the 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 cooperative project jointly initiated by WMO and IOC. The aim of DBCP/NPOMS is to help global marine/meteorological scientists to exchange research and forecasts about the ocean and climate in the North Pacific region, and to explore possibilities for collaborative research.
The theme of this seminar was the use of regional ocean observations for enhancing awareness and forecasts of typhoon capacity. The seminar included presentations about recent progress in regional projects about typhoons and sea-air interactions, the mechanism and process of the study of typhoon-ocean interactions, the intention of regional cooperation projects to enhance typhoon observation and forecasting, and the key role of ocean observations of cyclones and the socio-economic impact of typhoons. The seminar also featured academic exchanges and discussions on marine buoys and buoy data collection, processing and distribution technology.
The meeting was held to strengthen academic exchanges among marine/meteorological scientists from neighboring countries and regions and to explore ways to develop international cooperation projects to enhance our influence in marine and climate research.