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Monday 15 June - primarily for students and instructors; others attendance optional
Each speaker will give an introductory lecture followed by a hands-on tutorial with the code of their choice.  Speakers are encouraged to focus on the conceptual and structural aspects of model design and application, and not get bogged down in the details of programming.  Example codes to be distributed to participants in advance of the meeting as appropriate.

1. Microbial food web models

2. Biological and ecological dynamics of HABs

3. Construction of models

4. Generalized Ocean Turbulence Model (GOTM)

5. 3-D coupled ecosystem models

 
Tuesday 16 June - workshop convenes with all participants
Overview and Objectives – Steering Committee

Mentor – Student introductions

Morning: HAB modeling and context within the field of modeling physical-biological interactions 
   Nutrient dynamics, physiology, and species competition
 
   Life cycles / population dynamics of copepods and dinoflagellates
                 
   High resolution plankton ecosystem modeling 
   Remote sensing challenges/opportunities
 
   Observing systems
   Discussion
 
Afternoon: GEOHAB Core Research Project: Eutrophication                
   CRP overview
                
   Models of eutrophication
                
   Global nutrient modeling
 
   
Contributed talks
               
   Discussion
 

Working Group Icebreaker: working group introductions and discussion of their charge.  The general charge to the working groups is: “Develop strategies for using models and observations to address science questions identified in the CRP Open Science Meeting Reports, with specific reference to the 11 objectives of the workshop.”  Working group leaders will provide a short document (need not be more than 1 page) adapting the general charge to their CRP to get the discussion started. 

Evening reception and posters
 
Wednesday 17 June
Morning: GEOHAB Core Research Project: Stratification
   CRP overview
   T
urbulence and small-scale phys/bio interactions
   What are the current limitations to our understanding of life cycles?
   What are the unknowns to be resolved at small scales?
   Effect of turbulence of phytoplankton (experimental and observations)
   IBM modeling approaches from ICES – WGMPBI
   Discussion
 
Afternoon: GEOHAB Core Research Project: Upwelling                
   CRP overview
   ROMS models of Benguela system
   Contributed talks

   Evening reception and posters
 
Thursday 18 June
Morning: Working groups convene
 
Afternoon: Future directions
   Benthic dinoflagellate talk
 
  Fuzzy logic / neural network approaches to prediction
   Modeling coastal bays using unstructured meshes
   Operational models, products, and user needs
   Data assimilation
   Others

   Evening reception and posters
 
Friday 19 June
Morning: Working groups convene for final meeting and writing 

Afternoon session # 1: Working group reports and discussion 

Afternoon session # 2: Student presentations (5 min each)
   Students are invited to describe modeling content in dissertation research. In this context, modeling is
   broadly defined to include empirical and statistical models as well as dynamical ones.  Students will be
   offered a template for this presentation in advance of the meeting.
 

Final wrap-up: publication plans               

Timeline for report and special issue
In preparation for the workshop, each participant is asked to: 

1) Review GEOHAB Open Science Meeting Reports: HABs in Upwelling Systems, HABs in Eutrophic Systems, HABs in Fjords and Coastal Embayments (not yet available), HABs in Stratified Systems (not yet available).
 

2) Participants are encouraged to to view Peter Franks’ lecture on physical-biological interactions archived on the HABWATCH web site in advance of the meeting.  Of course participants should feel free to peruse other lectures in the archive as well. 

3) Become familiar with day 1 tutorial supplements (TBA). 




 

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