Advanced school on data assimilation (2010)

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 Bayesian, variational and ensemble methods, and will present applications with operational DA systems and climatological data analysis.

Srdjan Dobricic, CMCC, Bologna, Italy – Tomislava Vukicevic, Hurricane Research Division AOML/NOAA, USA.

Pierre De Mey (LEGOS, France), Srdjan Dobricic (CMCC, Italy), Mike Fisher (ECMWF, UK), Peter van Leeuwen (University of Reeding, UK), Pierre Lermusiaux (MIT, USA), Nadia Pinardi (University of Bologna, Italy), Tomislava Vukicevic (HRD/AOML/NOAA, USA).

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 300 euro is obligatory. A limited number of students can obtain financial support covering all expenses.

Requests for participation:
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 [email protected]

The deadline for requesting participation is April 16, 2010

Contact: Telephone ++39051 3782 637 – Fax ++39051 3782 654

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