21-25 Aug 2017 Caen (France)

Welcome

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In the framework of ANR HYD2M (P.I: A.-C. Bennis) concerning the impacts of wave-current interactions on tidal stream energy estimation, we plan to install four phased array HF radars (operated by Caen University), one VHF radar (operated by Caen University, CNAM-Intechmer and MIO) and one X-band radar (operated by DCNS) in Cap de la Hague to measure surface currents and sea states in Alderney race where the strongest tidal current in Western Europe occurs (up to 12 knots). It is a challenge to operate HF, VHF and X-band radars in such hydrodynamic conditions.

With this in mind, we have organised a summer school on HF and X-band radars.
 
This summer school focuses on measurements of sea states and currents by HF and X-band radars. 
- We will start with a general overview on radio-oceanography (history, marine applications, existing networks...) and then fundamentals will be teach to provide tools to understand next lectures.
- The lectures will cover different HF (phased array and compact radars) and X-band technologies in conjunction with their measurements and validation steps.
- Data analysis methods for surface currents and sea states will be taught, with pratical exercises on Caen University computers.
- Data assimilation techniques for the inclusion of radar data in numerical models will be taught.
- Lastly, two cases studies with HF radars will be delivered: one for marine renewable energy in the Iroise sea and one for tsunami detection for the American West Coast.
 
Each lecture is delivered by experts who are leaders in their fields, either by virtue of research or professional experience. Lectures will be held at Caen University (campus 1 and 2) and Coastal and Continental Morphodynamic Lab.

Training program: (by order of appearence)
- General overview of radio-oceanography (by J. Paduan, Naval Postgraduate school, USA)
- Fundamentals for radio-oceanography I and II (by E. Gill, Memorial University, Canada)
- HF radar: technology, validation and measurements I (by T. Helzel from Helzel GmBH, Germany and  E. Gill, Memorial University, Canada)
- HF radar: technology, validation and measurements II (by J. Paduan, Naval Postgraduate school, USA)
- X-band radar: tecnhology and measurements I and II (by J. Horstmann, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
- Data analysis for surface currents: theory (by Y. Barbin, Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France)
- Data analysis for surface currents: pratical works I and II (by Y. Barbin from Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France and A. Sentchev from Oceanology and Geosciences Lab, France and L. Marié from Physical and Spatial Oceanography Lab, France)
- HF radars for high tidal currents (by A. Sentchev from Oceanology and Geosciences Lab, France and S. Jousset from SHOM, France)
- Data analysis for sea states: theory (by L. Wyatt, University of Sheffield, UK)
- Data analysis for sea states: pratical works I and II (by L. Wyatt from University of Sheffield, UK and G. Lopez from Coastal and Continental Morphodynamic Lab, France)
- Radio-oceanography: quality controls, coupling with other methods (satellite, numerical models, SAR) and applications (J. Paduan, Naval Postgraduate school, USA)
- HF radar for tsunami detection (by C.-A. Guérin from Mediterranean Institute of Oceanography, France and University of Rhode Island, USA)
- Data assimilation I (by A. Barth, University of Liege, Belgium)
- Data assimilation II (by A. Barth, University of Liege, Belgium and J. Paduan, Naval Postgraduate school, USA)
- Data assimilation III: pratical works (by A. Barth, University of Liege, Belgium and S. Jousset, French Navy, France)

Lectures will be given in English.
 
Each student may present a poster on their research. Two poster sessions are planned for that. 
 
Fees (350 euros per person) include your participation in the meeting, all scientific materials and all lunches. 
 
Registration is online from 15th February 2017.
 
For accommodation, please visit Caen maville website here .
  
Applications for ISSOR'17 are now closed. Thank you for your interest in this summer school !
 
If you have any questions regarding ISSOR'17, please contact ac.bennis[at]unicaen.fr and valerie.casado[at]unicaen.fr .
 
 

 
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