FOO / ACOMO 2022

The theme for the combined workshop this year is ‘Improving Integration to Optimise Operational Outcomes’.

Our goal for this meeting is to stimulate debate about ways that our observations, and outputs from the models into which they flow, can be used to support maritime safety and security, maximise the productivity of marine industries while minimising environmental impacts, and assist in the management of biodiversity and coastal environments.

The combined workshop will feature invited speakers, submitted abstract presentations and finish with a panel discussion on the following topic:

How can we integrate existing models to develop a skillful National Scale Prediction System?


Keynote speakers: David Carter, Professor Andy Hogg and Commander Belinda Finlay

Emerging tool/methods/observation platforms in operational oceanography
Session Chair: Dr Karen Wild-Allen, CSIRO

Inferring nonlinear internal wave currents from sparse observations using machine learning
Lachlan Astfalck

An update on the capabilities of IMOS sub-facility 11e for satellite altimeter calibration and validation
Jack Beardsley

Quantifying compositional genomics observations to enable broad uptake in ecosystem modelling
Levente Bodrossy

Towards an operational sea-ice forecasting system for the Antarctic/Southern Ocean
Gary Brassington

Using long-time series of temperature and currents to contextualize the physical environment
Madeleine Cahill

Validation and application of low-cost wave buoys for monitoring a range of nearshore coastal hazards
Michael Cuttler

Dynamic ocean explorer – an immersive experience to visualise oceanography data
Ming Feng

Application of Machine Learning to reduce operational wave forecast errors
Jeff Hansen

Best practices in operational oceanography
Session Chair: Dr Paul van Ruth, IMOS

Ocean analysis system uplift for operational resilience
Aihong Zhong

Catching waves: Development of a national infrastructure for in-situ wave observations
Ana Berger

Best practice metocean survey design to prove critical data for offshore windfarm design
Gregory Bush

Uncertainty in ocean forecasts
Jessica Sweeney

Understanding measurement quality
Michael Wiegele

Coastal – shelf – open ocean connection to improve operational oceanography
Session Chair: Professor Moninya Roughan, University of New South Wales

Ocean modelling – 2-way coupled systems from global to 10m scales
Ivica Janekovic

Spatial, temporal, and vertical variability of small-scale fronts and eddies on the Australian Northwest shelf
Jen-ping Peng

Environmental change implications for tropical cyclone impact
Christelle Auguste

Emerging tool/methods/observation platforms in operational oceanography
Session Chair: Dr Gary Brassington, Bureau of Meteorology

Crowdsourcing ocean observations in partnership with the fishing sector
Moninya Roughan

A high-resolution two-way nested model of Boston Bay, South Australia
Charles James

North West shelf of Australia and 4D-Var data assimilation, what can go wrong in baroclinic internal tidal dominated region?
Ivica Janekovic

Estimating ocean surface currents from remotely sensed observations
Nicole Jones

Observing the East Australian current from the coherent jet to the eddy field: Assessing observation impact 3 ways
Moninya Roughan

IMOS OceanCurrent Surface waves product: A tool for up-to-date ocean wave conditions around Australia
Salman Saeed Khan

The new Australian CMIP6-derived global wind-wave climate ensemble
Alberto Meucci

Digital twin simulations distinguish anthropogenic nutrient impacts from natural variability in a complex coastal ecosystem with salmon aquaculture
Karen Wild-Allen

Ocean extremes
Session Chair: Professor Chari Pattiaratchi, The University of Western Australia

Observations of ocean extreme events in Southern Australia
Hugo De Oliveira

Coastal ocean modelling to elucidate ocean extremes at climate scales
Vanessa Hernaman

An analysis of historical marine heat waves over the Australian region based on multiple satellite observation products
Yuwei Hu

Improving monitoring and prediction of coastal temperature extremes in shallow nearshore environments
Ryan Lowe

Australian climate service: Next generation wave hindcast for Australasia and beyond
Claire Spillman

Predicting ocean extremes at sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales for operational decision support
Claire Spillman

The rising tide: Modelling of cyclone-forced inundation of a natural wetland habitat on the North-West shelf of Australia
Ryan Alexander

Real time data/forecast model use and applications
Session Chair: Mr Greg Williams, RPS MetOcean

Applications of a high-resolution hydrodynamic model and particle tracking to facilitate coral restoration around Lizard Island, QLD
Jack Beardsley

Which IMOS sea surface temperature product should I use?
Helen Beggs

A data-driven model for real-time forecasting of wave elevations and motions of offshore floating structures
Jialun Chen

Real time data/forecast model use and applications
Session Chair: Dr Helen Beggs, Bureau of Meteorology

eSA-Marine: Application of an ocean forecast modelling system to assist decision support in South Australia’s fisheries and aquaculture sectors
Mark Doubell

Evaluating a high spatiotemporal resolution XBT observation system of the EAC using observing system simulation experiments
David Gwyther

Phase-resolved wave prediction in spread seas using an optimized array of buoys: Theory and validation using field data
Thobani Hlophe

Assessment of near real time observations for operational OceanMAPS
Xinmei Huang

Real time data/forecast model use and applications
Session Chair: Dr Helen Beggs, Bureau of Meteorology

Responding to maritime accidents in the Indian ocean
Charitha Pattiaratchi

A conceivable Indian Ocean operational oil spill tracking, forecast, warning and mitigation system
Nick D’Adamo

Operational ocean prediction
Session Chair: Dr Claire Spillman, Bureau of Meteorology

Major advances in ocean forecasting at the Bureau of Meteorology
Gary Brassington

Data assimilation in ROAM-Ocean – performance assessment
David Griffin

Toward an Australian national coastal model
Emlyn Jones

Refining air-sea interactions using floating wind profilers
Greg Williams

Recent upgrade to the Bureau’s operational wave model
Aihong Zhong

Towards improved operational wave modelling at the Bureau of meteorology
Stefan Zieger

Research Scientist, Sea-level, Waves, and Coastal Extremes, Oceans & Atmosphere, CSIRO Giovanna Lorenzin
Advisor Spacial Intelligence, Integrated Operations Response, Australian Maritime Safety Authority Greg Williams
Technical Director – MetOcean, RPS Energy David Carter
CEO, Austral Fisheries Professor Ryan Lowe
Oceans Graduate School, UWA Oceans Institute Dr Claire Spillman
Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology

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