21-25 Aug 2017 Caen (France)
In the framework of ANR HYD2M (P.I: A.-C. Bennis) dealing with 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 state in Alderney race where the most tidal current of Western Europe occur (up to 12 knots). That is a challenge to operate HF, VHF and X-band radars in such hydrodynamic conditions.
In this context, we organize 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. First, we will start by a general overview on radio-oceanography (history, marine applications, existing networks...) and then fundamentals will be teach to provide tools to understand next lectures. Second, lectures concerning different HF (phased array and compact radars) and X-band technologies and their measurements and validation steps will be delivered. Third, data analysis methods for surface currents and sea states will be teach, with pratical exercices on computers of Caen University. Fourth, data assimilation techniques for the inclusion of radar data in numerical models will be teach. Lastly, two cases of study with HF radars will be delivered: one for marine renewable energy in Iroise sea and one for tsunami detection for American West Coast.
Each lecture is delivered by experts who are leader 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 F. Dumas 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)
- 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).
Lectures will be given in English.
Each student may present a poster on these researches. Two poster sessions are planned for that.
Fees (350 euros by person) include your participation in meeting, all scientific materials and all lunches.
Registration is online from 15th February 2017.
For accomodation, please visit web page of Caen maville here .
Preliminary program is downloadable here .
To apply, please send your C/V and one page letter of motivation stating your rationale for attending the Summer School to ac.bennis[at]unicaen.fr and valerie.casado[at]unicaen.fr by March 1, 2017.
For further information, please contact valerie.casado[at]unicaen.fr .