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This schedule is draft and may be updated prior to the event. However the start time on day 1 and the end time on day 2 will remain fixed. These have been chosen to facilitiate attendee's travel.

Posters will be displayed during the coffee breaks.


Tuesday 20th January

10:30-11:00 - Registration and Coffee

11:00-11:30 - Introductions and Welcome

Craig Donlon, ESA; Martin Verlaan, Deltares; Phillip Harwood; CGI

Session 1: Global Surge Forecasting

11:30-12:00 - The ESA DUE eSurge project and its legacy

Phillip Harwood, CGI

12:00-12:30 -  Development of a global tide and storm surge model and forecasting system

Martin Verlaan, Deltares

12:30-13:00 - Storm surge modeling at JRC and Data Requirements for the GDACS System

Alessandro Annunziato, JRC

Lunch Break

Session 2: National Storm Surge Services

14:00-14:30 - Forecasting and Modelling in the Adriatic Sea and Venetian Lagoon

Marco Bajo, ISMAR

14:30-15:00 - UK Storm Surge Forecasting  Current system and future plan

Rachel Furner, UK Met Office

15:00-15:30 - A new Kalman Filter for Operational Storm Surge Forecasting in The Netherlands

Firmijn Zijl, Deltares

Coffee break

Session 3: Towards an Operational service

16:00-16:30 - Wind and Waves NRT Services and User Requirements

Ad Stoffelen, KNMI

16:30-17:00 - EUMETSAT experiences in responding to the requirements of Operational users

Julia Figes Saldana and Mark Higgins, EUMETSAT

17:00-17:30 - Wave forecasting; the DUE GlobWave project

TBC

17:30-18:00 - Discussion: coordination of national services

Evening event, sponsored by the eSurge project.


Wednesday 21st January

09:20-09:30 - Introduction to the day

09:30-10:00 - Storm surge forecasting at DMI and perspectives on the use of Earth Observation

Marianne Patzer, DMI

Session 4: Outputs of the eSurge project; New techniques

10:00-10:30 - Application of coastal altimetry to storm surges

Paolo Cipollini, NOC

10:30-11:00 - Assimilation of blended Altimetry and Tide Gauge Measurements in the DMI Sea Level model

Kristine Madsen, DMI

Coffee break

11:30-12:00 - The eSurge Venice project

Stefano Zecchetto, CNR

12:00-12:30 - Leaving an eSurge legacy: training and community building

Rory Scarrott, CMRC and Phillip Harwood, CGI

12:30-13:00 - Discussion: How can the legacy of eSurge project be maximised

Led by Rory Scarrott, CMRC

Lunch

Session 5: Future Directions and Recommendations

14:00-15:20 -  Discussion: towards a consolidated NRT portal for winds, waves and surges

Led by Ad Stoffelen. To include:

  • Noted gaps in worldwide surge monitoring and forecasting, and suggestions for amendment

  • Need for improved user access, including ease of access to critical data

  • Capacility building, reflecting in particular recent EUMETSAT/NOAA/WMO/IOC wind and wave training workshops

  • Key recommendations to ESA, EUMETSAT and other agencies

15:20-15:30 - Closing remarks

Craig Donlon, ESA


 

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