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Coastal Ocean Dynamics
Gordon Research Conference

Multi-Scale Coastal Ocean Dynamics and Exchange Processes

Dates

June 11-16, 2017

Location

University of New England
Biddeford, ME Site Information

Organizers

Chairs:
Ruoying He & Jack Barth

Vice Chair:
Erika E. McPhee-Shaw

Application Deadline

Applications for this meeting must be submitted by May 14, 2017. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed (full) before this deadline. If the meeting is oversubscribed, it will be stated here. Note: Applications for oversubscribed meetings will only be considered by the Conference Chair if more seats become available due to cancellations.

Meeting Description

The 2017 Gordon Conference on Coastal Ocean Dynamics will synthesize recent advances in the understanding of the processes determining circulation and marine environment in the coastal ocean. Recent advances in observational and modeling techniques, as well as a number of large interdisciplinary field studies, have led to significant advances in our understanding of coastal ocean processes. In order to capture the diverse and dynamic nature of the field, the Conference will feature sessions that span a wide range of temporal and spatial scales, environments and processes. Meeting sessions will include topics ranging from long-term changes in the coastal ocean and on high latitude shelves, submesoscale dynamics, transport in estuaries, and the influence of coastal ocean physical processes on fisheries and biogeochemistry. Additional emphasis will be placed on scientific advances that have resulted from recent developments in ocean modeling, data assimilation and instrumentation.

In 2017, the Gordon Research Conference will be supplemented by a Gordon Research Seminar to be held on the weekend prior to the GRC. The Gordon Research Seminar is a meeting of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars working on coastal ocean dynamics, and provides them with an opportunity to present and discuss their work with their peers.

The Gordon Research Conference will bring together a diverse collection of physical oceanographers, including experimentalists, modelers, and theoreticians, who are at the forefront of their fields. All attendees will be encouraged to present their work in poster format, to facilitate the exchange of ideas and the development of new collaborations. In keeping with the traditions of the Conference, opportunities for informal interactions will be scheduled in the afternoons that exploit the recreational facilities of the conference site and the beautiful coast of Maine.

Related Meeting

This GRC will be held in conjunction with the "Coastal Ocean Dynamics" Gordon Research Seminar (GRS). Those interested in attending both meetings must submit an application for the GRS in addition to an application for the GRC. Refer to the associated GRS program page for more information.

Contributors

Meeting Program

Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pmArrival and Check-in
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 7:40 pmWelcome / Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff
7:40 pm - 9:30 pmChallenges and Successes in Physical Oceanography for the Understanding of Fisheries and Other Ecosystems
Discussion Leader: Carol Ladd (Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL), NOAA, USA)
7:40 pm - 8:25 pmFrode Vikebo (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
"Key Processes Regulating Climate Impact on Fish Early Life Stages"
8:25 pm - 8:35 pmDiscussion
8:35 pm - 9:20 pmCharles Stock (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, USA)
"Connecting Coastal Ocean Predictions and Fisheries Management Decisions"
9:20 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Monday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmNew Techniques in Satellite Data Assimilation and Remote Sensing
Discussion Leader: Kurt Nelson (Stanford University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:45 amChristopher Edwards (University of California, Santa Cruz, USA)
"Biogeochemical Data Assimilation and the California Current System"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amVed Chirayath (Earth Sciences Division, Ames Research Center, NASA, USA)
"Fluid Lensing and Application to Remote Sensing of Marine Environments"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmMatthew Oliver (University of Delaware, USA)
"Integrating Coastal Ocean Observatories and Fishery-Independent Biotelemetry"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPower Hour
The GRC Power Hour is an optional informal gathering open to all meeting participants. It is designed to help address the challenges women face in science and support the professional growth of women in our communities by providing an open forum for discussion and mentoring.
Organizer: Ivy Huang (Stanford University, USA)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmMulti-Scale Interactions of Coastal Physics and Biogeochemistry
Discussion Leader: Amala Mahadevan (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmJoan Kleypas (National Center for Atmospheric Research, USA)
"Modeling to Find Refugia for Reefs of the Coral Triangle"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmJonathan Sharples (University of Liverpool, United Kingdom)
"Linking Physics to Fish(eries), and Why Chlorophyll Is Not Always Helpful"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Tuesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
8:30 amGroup Photo
9:00 am - 12:30 pmRecent Anomalous Ocean Conditions: A View from the U.S. East and West Coasts
Discussion Leader: Kristen Davis (University of California, Irvine, USA)
9:00 am - 9:45 amEmanuele Di Lorenzo (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
"A Rocky Ride to a Warmer Future: The North Pacific Great Anomaly 2013-2016"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amCaroline Ummenhofer (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
"How Warming Oceans Affect Rainfall Extremes on Land: Lessons from the 2010/2011 La Nina Event in Australia"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmMichael Jacox (Environmental Research Division, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA, USA)
"Recent Ocean Anomalies off the U.S. West Coast: Observation, Historical Context, and Predictability"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmHigh Latitude Coastal Dynamics and Exchange Processes
Discussion Leader: Fiamma Straneo (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmLars Arneborg (University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
"Modeling Water Circulation in Complex Coastal Regions"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmEmily Shroyer (Oregon State University, USA)
"Ocean Circulation Within Nares Strait and Its Connection to Basal Melt of the Petermann Ice Shelf"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Wednesday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmCoastal Modeling and Data Assimilation
Discussion Leader: Hans Ngodock (Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
9:00 am - 9:45 amAntonio Baptista (Oregon Health and Science University, USA)
"In Silico Estuarine Oceanography: Are We There Yet?"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amEdward Zaron (Portland State University, USA)
"Variational Data Assimilation for Distributed Parameter Estimation: Ocean Bottom Topography"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmAlexander Barth (University of Liege, Belgium)
"Ensemble Kalman Filters in Nested Ocean Models"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:00 pm - 7:30 pmBusiness Meeting
Nominations for the Next Vice Chair; Fill in Conference Evaluation Forms; Discuss Future Site and Scheduling Preferences; Election of the Next Vice Chair
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmRecent Advances in Estuarine Dynamics
Discussion Leader: Robert Hetland (Texas A&M University, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmShih-Nan Chen (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
"Characteristics of Unstable Estuarine Plumes"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmStefan Talke (Portland State University, USA)
"Unraveling the Total Water Level Spectrum: Past, Present, and Future"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Thursday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 am - 12:30 pmFluxes and Transformation, Outer Shelf and Inner Shelf
Discussion Leader: Erika McPhee-Shaw (Western Washington University, USA)
9:00 am - 9:45 amAmy Waterhouse (Scripps Institution of Oceanography, USA)
"Offshore of the Coast: How Internal Waves Affect Our Inshore Perspective"
9:45 am - 10:00 amDiscussion
10:00 am - 10:30 amCoffee Break
10:30 am - 11:15 amRachel Horwitz (Dalhousie University, Canada)
"Wind-Driven Transport Across a Stratified Inner Shelf: Asymmetries with Wind Direction, and the Transition from Inner to Mid-Shelf"
11:15 am - 11:30 amDiscussion
11:30 am - 12:15 pmNirnimesh Kumar (University of Washington, USA)
"Offshore Transport of Shoreline-Released Tracers Induced by Transient Rip Currents and Stratification"
12:15 pm - 12:30 pmDiscussion
12:30 pmLunch
1:30 pm - 4:00 pmFree Time
4:00 pm - 6:00 pmPoster Session
6:00 pmDinner
7:30 pm - 9:30 pmCoastal Sediment Transport Processes
Discussion Leader: Courtney Harris (Virginia Institute of Marine Science, USA)
7:30 pm - 8:15 pmAndrea Ogston (University of Washington, USA)
"Modulation of Sediment Source Signals Through a Tidal River, and Impacts on Coastal Sedimentary Processes"
8:15 pm - 8:30 pmDiscussion
8:30 pm - 9:15 pmMaitane Olabarrieta (University of Florida, USA)
"Long-Term Morphodynamic Evolution of Estuaries: Baroclinic Effects"
9:15 pm - 9:30 pmDiscussion
Friday
7:30 am - 8:30 amBreakfast
9:00 amDeparture
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