Application Guideline for the 1st Online “Ocean Star Open Course” in 2021—“Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) in Ocean Flows: Computational Methods” delivered by Professor Erick Freji


In order to promote interdisciplinary integration and academic exchange, State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics established the “Ocean Star Open Course” Series. The first open course in 2021 will invite the Distinguished Visiting Ocean-Star Scholar, Professor Erick Fredj from the Jerusalem College of Technology to deliver the course “Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) in Ocean Flows: Computational Methods”. We welcome the post-graduates, Ph.D candidates, post-docs and other scholars who research in the relative fields registered with the course.


      Professor Erick Fredj

Erick Fredj is a professor of computer science at the Jerusalem College of Technology (Israel) and an affiliated faculty member at the Dept. of Marine & Coastal Sciences Rutgers, State University of New Jersey (USA). Fredj has established clear worldwide leadership in oceanographic computational algorithms and applied numerical analysis. Fredj is currently focused on improving the remote sensing and in situ instrumentation used to measure the physical and biological aspects of the ocean. Some examples of work he has done include particle tracking and analysis toolbox (PaTATO), Fast Gap Filling of the coastal ocean surface current (Gap Filling Toolbox), and a 3D numerical model to Track Marine Plastic Debris (TrackMPD). Fredj has developed numerical and empirical tools for his laboratory and field research, both used worldwide. His research in applied computer algorithms and numerical analysis is unique in its versatility and applicability to multiple disciplines.

1.    Information about the Course

1.1   Course Title

        Lagrangian Coherent Structures (LCS) in Ocean Flows: Computational Methods

1.2   Schedule

        15:00-18:20 Beijing Time, 24 January, 2021,

        15:00-18:20 Beijing Time, 24 January, 2021

1.3   Teaching Language: English

1.4   Course Delivery

        The six courses will be virtually delivered via Tecent Meeting (or its international version VooV Meeting). The conference ID and password will be emailed to the trainees in advance.

1.5   Brief Introduction of the Course

        6 lectures on Energy dissipation routes in the ocean, local and nonlocal mixing and its consequences for deterministic prediction, the occurrence of Lagrangian coherence, inertial coherent structures, and their detection; transport by coherent vortices in the ocean; extraction of persistent transport patterns from large oceanic data sets; finite-size effects; applications (microplastic in the ocean, oil spill evolution prediction).

1.6   Preparation

        The trainees should be equipped with a laptop or a PC, as well as the microphone and camera to be engaged in the online course. All lectures will be given in English and the lecture notes will be sent to accepted participants.


2. Application Guideline

2.1 Who Can Apply

      Post graduates, PhD Candidates, Post-docs and scholars researching in relative fields.

2.2 When to Apply

     From 7 January to 19 January.

2.3 Application and Admission

      The intended applicants could download the application form via The application form and curriculum vitae should be sent to the email address with the subject “Application for Ocean Star Open Course of SOED in 2021”. The admission process would be completed before 22 January and the recommend reading list will be sent to the trainees in advance.

2.4 Tuition Fee

      The open course is free to the trainees, and this online course would not provide any extra fee for the accepted trainees.

2.5 Contact Person

      Miss Hou, Secretary of Foreign Affairs

      Tel: 86-0571-81963561