Operational oceanography summer course lined up
13 February 2013
Cefas scientists, as part of a European project called JERICO, have helped to devise
an intensive summer course on operational oceanography that will be
hosted by the Physical Oceanography Unit of the International Ocean
Institute-Malta Operational Centre.
Oceanography in the 21st Century",
which focuses on coastal seas, will be held at the University of
Malta, 8-12 July 2013.
The course will deal with technical and theoretical aspects
related to metocean observations, including:
- operational monitoring platforms
- numerical modelling and forecasting
- data quality control and management
- data assimilation, assessments, archiving and
The course will provide participants with an overview of coastal
observatories and European operational oceanography, now and in the
future. Students will be introduced to state-of-the-art methods and
tools of operational oceanography across interrelated disciplines,
from physics to ecology, and over wide geographic scales. They will
experience how this links to data acquisition and forecasting
systems, and to managing sustainable development for scientific and
The summer course is open to young researchers and PhD
students, with a scientific and/or technical background in
oceanography and interested in expanding their field of interest.
General knowledge of oceanography plus experience with computer
programming languages will be an advantage.
Applications will be accepted from both JERICO partner and
non-partner institutions, and there are a limited number of
scholarships available. Applicants who are in a position to
disseminate the experience gained from the course to others will be
The deadline for course applications is 15 April 2013. Further
details and application requirements can be found from the links
below. Interested parties should apply directly to the main course
organisers, rather than via Cefas.