August 21-22, 2006, Busan, Korea, Pukyong University
Water dynamics are important for physical processes, ecosystem
dynamics and human activity. Given the growing importance of
operational oceanographic information and forecasts (e.g. in
relation to the development of regional coastal components of
GOOS like NEAR-GOOS, and to PICES activities such as the North
Pacific Ecosystem Status Report and the CREAMS/PICES Program),
it is timely to ask what is known and whether reliable forecasts
can be made for the circulation in the Japan/East Sea (JES).
Intensive field observations over recent years have increased
our knowledge of hydrodynamics in the JES, while at the same
time, there have been further developments in numerical modeling.
In this workshop we will address issues such as whether these
observational and modeling advances are interactive and comparable,
what have been the achievements and what are the remaining gaps,
how the creation of reliable regional model should be approached.
of the workshop will be English.