General Information

Fourth International Workshop on the Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data

 

Conference

The Fourth International Workshop on the Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data (MARCDAT-IV) is the latest in the series of community led workshops with the aim of advancing the use of historical marine climate data. The series brings together scientists, developers and managers of climate data sets and with the users of those data sets, with an underlying focus on the continuation of the evaluation and improvement of the International Comprehensive Ocean - Atmosphere Data Set (ICOADS). This meeting will have a focus on:

Data quality:

  • Data homogenization
  • Quantification and estimation of uncertainty
  • Data management, recovery and reprocessing

Future Plans:

  • Review of the ICOADS / MARCDAT 10 year action plan

Data uses:

  • Reconstructing past climates
  • Integrating in situ and satellite data sources
  • Consistency of the climate across domains
  • The role of ICOADS and applications of marine climate data
 

The submission of abstracts that address any of the above areas or other aspects of marine climatology are invited.

Structure

The meeting will be held over 5 days with a series of oral (20 minute slots, 15 minutes + 5 minute questions) and poster (A0 size) presentation sessions. The sessions are planned to finish early on the Tuesday and Wednesday to enable side meetings to take place - if you have a requirement for a side meeting during the conference facilities may be available. Please email the local organiser with your requirements.

Location

The conference will be held at the UK National Oceanography Centre in Southampton.

Past Meetings

Proceedings and outcomes from past (and related) meetings can be found via the links below:

International Workshop on the Advances in the Use of Historical Marine Climate Data (Community led)

MARCDAT-3 (2011): http://icoads.noaa.gov/marcdat3/
MARCDAT-2 (2005): http://icoads.noaa.gov/marcdat2/
MARCDAT-1 (2002): http://icoads.noaa.gov/advances/workshop_plan.htm

JCOMM Workshop on Advances in Marine Climatology (JCOMM led)

CLIMAR-4 (2014): http://icoads.noaa.gov/climar4/
CLIMAR-3 (2008): http://icoads.noaa.gov/climar3/
CLIMAR-2 (2003): http://icoads.noaa.gov/climar2/
CLIMAR-1 (1999): ftp://ftp.wmo.int/Documents/PublicWeb/amp/mmop/documents/JCOMM-TR/J-TR-10-CLIMAR-99/START.htm