CMCC Webinar – IMMERSE User Remote Workshop on Interfaces


Stefania Ciliberti – Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici Michela De Dominicis – National Oceanography Center
Yann Drillet – Mercator Ocean International
James Harle – National Oceanography Center
Jeff Polton – National Oceanography Center
Laura Stefanizzi – Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

Dorotea Iovino – Fondazione Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

3.00 pm: Introduction, IMMERSE and WP7 Activities – Dorotea Iovino, CMCC
3.15 pm: Copernicus Marine Service & DIAS – Yann Drillet, MOI
3.30 pm: Scope of T7.3 and Questionnaire for Users – Stefania Ciliberti, CMCC – Jeff Polton, NOC – James Harle, NOC – Michela De Dominicis, NOC – Laura Stefanizzi, CMCC
3.45 pm: Q&A session moderated by Dorotea Iovino and discussion
4.30 pm: End of the webinar

IMMERSE is a new H2020 project which aims to prepare numerical ocean models for the next generation Copernicus Marine Environment and Monitoring Service (CMEMS). It received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 821926.
To strengthen and facilitate the link between new advanced CMEMS products  to services and downstream applications, IMMERSE sets a dedicated work-package that aims to  prepare the integration of products based on improved ocean models and high-resolution EO datasets and, in particular, to implement a prototype toolbox for seamless uptake of CMEMS products in downstream operational systems. The scope of this User Remote Workshop is to present the general objectives of IMMERSE Project, CMEMS and DIAS, and to  get feedbacks, through a questionnaire, from the users audience in order to refine, assess and consolidate the IMMERSE Interfaces High Level Architecture.

The seminar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar on the following link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Working language: English

Yann Drillet is the head of R&D department and scientific director deputy at Mercator Océan, the French global scale operational oceanography center. He is a member of DRAKKAR and NEMO consortiums and leader of the global monitoring and forecasting centre in Copernicus Marine Services. He is an expert on ocean modelling and operational forecasting design.

Jeff Polton, PhD, leads the High Resolution Coastal-Ocean Modelling activity at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) and coordinates NOC’s role in the Joint Marine Modelling Programme (JMMP) with the Met Office in terms of shelf sea modelling. With 30+ peer reviewed publications, he is an expert in ocean dynamics across a range of scales, with extensive experience in multidisciplinary applications (e.g. turbulence modelling; regional modelling; habitat connectivity; tidal data products). He is the PI on a UKRI Standard Grant, ‘Pycnocline Mixing is Shelf Seas (PycNMIX)’, which integrates models with observations to better understand shallow sea mixing in order to better parameterise the effect in forecast models. This has applications to the NEMO-shelf models used in the NWS Copernicus system. He is also the IP lead on a tidal prediction product, anyTide, which delivers tidal height and current predictions on smart phones for the Northwest European Shelf coastal waters.

Dr. Michela De Dominicis is a Senior Scientist in the NOC’s Marine System Modelling Group. She is a physical oceanographer with a 10+ years expertise in marine numerical modelling (hydrodynamic, wave and Lagrangian models). Her broad research interest concerns how the ocean system interacts with external factors, such as direct human intervention. Her work has application for ocean renewable energy and for potential impacts of climate change, marine pollution and coastal hazards. Her recent research focused on the evaluation of potential impacts of very large tidal stream arrays and climate change on marine hydrodynamics, as part of the EcoWatt2050 (2015-2017) project. She is now working on coastal impact modelling of storm surges, waves, and tides in the context of climate change for several projects SUCCESS (2017), ANCODE (2018-2021) and for the Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme. In the past, she has been involved in development of forecasting systems for the management of oil pollution in the Mediterranean Sea in the PRIMI project (2007-2010) and as work package leader in the MEDESS4MS (2012-2015) and EMODNET MedSea (2014-2015) projects.

Dr. James Harle, PhD, is a physical oceanographer whose research interests include numerical modelling of ocean basins and shelf seas, model development and analysis techniques. He is also part of the NEMO Systems Team and their Configuration Manager Working Group, and was PI of the pyNEMO project (ARCHER eCSE02-17) to develop a python based regional configuration toolbox for the NEMO framework. He is currently involved in developing a framework for relocatable regional NEMO simulations, hybrid vertical coordinate schemes in a Southern Ocean regional model and the Resolving Climate Impacts on shelf and CoastaL sea Ecosystems (ReCICLE) UKRI funded project.


When and Where

Webinar, h. 3.00 pm - Webinar, h. 3.00 pm -

5 Apr 2019

Contacts Organized by
  • CMCC - Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici

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