OMDP Commodore Workshop 2024

OMDP Commodore Workshop 2024
Sep. 9 to Sep. 12, 2024

8:00 am – 5:00 pm MDT

NSF NCAR's Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO
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CLIVAR-OMDP, COMMODORE, and NSF-NCAR are jointly convening a workshop to bring together the relevant communities to discuss ocean model developments, data-driven parameterizations, and machine learning in numerical ocean general circulation and climate / Earth system models. A four-day workshop on ocean modeling will be held, followed by a special day (Sep 13th) dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments of Dr. Frank Bryan and the 50th anniversary of the Oceanography Section (OS) of the NSF-NCAR. This event will be open to the public and feature a series of seminars from guest speakers who have contributed to Dr. Frank Bryan's career and/or the development of the OS.

COMMODORE workshops have aimed to establish a bridge between the methods used and developed by the applied math community and those used in realistic oceanic models. The rapid expansion of machine learning in the sciences is another natural synergy of expertise between applied mathematics and ocean modeling. OMDP workshops allow the international community to work together on focused topics. This joint OMDP-COMMODORE workshop brings together the ocean modeling and machine learning communities.

The machine learning  part of the workshop includes the following topics:

  • Data-driven and machine-learning methodologies for sub-grid scale parameterizations;
  • Use of machine learning in and besides ocean circulation models;
  • Opportunities and perspectives on future directions for ocean models.

The numerical modeling part of the workshop will focus on the ocean and sea ice and will include the following topics:

  • Structured- and unstructured-grid models and numerical methods for modeling;
  • Equations, formulations, and vertical coordinates for modeling coastal to large scales;
  • Coupling between parameterizations and the resolved fluid dynamics; 
  • Coupling between the ocean and other components of the Earth system;
  • Large-eddy simulations, non-hydrostatic modeling, and process studies;
  • Development processes, model evaluation, testing, and test cases for ocean models.

Important dates

  • Abstract submission deadline: May 9, 2024
  • Notification by 31 May 2024
  • Registration deadline: August 19, 2024

We expect the registration fee to be under $300. We strongly encourage in-person attendance. However, if in-person attendance is not possible, a reduced registration fee will be arranged for remote participants. Abstract submissions from early career scientists (ECRs) are particularly encouraged, and some financial assistance for ECRs will be available. 

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Scientific Committee

Gustavo Marques (NSF NCAR)

Alistair Adcroft (Princeton University)

Florian Lemarie (INRIA)

Julie McClean (Scripps/UCSD)

Gokhan Danabasoglu (NSF NCAR)

Organizational Committee

Elizabeth Faircloth (NSF NCAR)


Please direct questions/comments about this page to:

Elizabeth Faircloth

Meeting Coordinator