Bologna, Italy - June 16 / 20, 2008
Summer School

In the fields of oceanography, meteorology and climatology, the Data Assimilation (DA) combines in an optimal way observations and models. In the atmosphere DA is mature and developed, while in the recent years it has become the central part of operational oceanographic systems and climatological studies of the oceans. The DA School will describe the fundamental methods and techniques used in the DA and state of the art applications. Theoretical lectures will be followed by  practical exercises. The School will cover Monte Carlo, variational, ensemble and Lagrangian methods, and will present operational DA systems and climatological applications.

Organizing Committee
Srdjan Dobricic, C.M.C.C., Bologna, Italy  -  Tomislava Vukicevic, University of Colorado

Organization secretariat
Telephone: ++39 051 3782 637 -  fax: ++39051 3782 654


  • Tomislava Vukicevic (University of Colorado)
  •  Peter van Leeuwen (Utrecht University)
  • Nadia Pinardi (University of Bologna)
  • Vincent Taillandier (LOCEAN)
  • Srdjan Dobricic (CMCC)
  • Simona Masina (CMCC)
  • Alessandro Bonazzi (INGV)
  • Mario Adani (INGV)

It is required that the participants have an adequate knowledge of English. The number of participants is limited to 20 students. The registration fee of 200 euro is obligatory. A limited number of students can obtain financial support covering all expenses.

When applying the participants should send by e-mail a letter of interest and a C.V. Those participants who would like to obtain financial support should send by e-mail a letter of recommendation.

The e-mail address is:

The deadline for requesting participation is May 20th  2008.

When and WhereTop
Bologna, Italy - June 16 / 20, 2008


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