ODON is a pilot project in optimal ocean observing system design. ODON will
1 ) investigate/develop techniques in optimal observing system design,
2) design ad hoc and rational sampling strategies for SST and temperature/salinity (T/S)profile monitoring in the Baltic & North Sea by using statistical analysis (including synergy among satellite, buoy, floating profiler, ferry and XBTsections),
3) demonstrate improvements in ocean now casts/forecasts due to improvements in the observing networks by using Observing System Simulation Experiment (OSSE), and
4) perform cost-benefit analysis of the designed observing networks. ODON meets challenges, explores new fields and improves capacity building in quantitative ocean observing system studies in Europe, and justifies implementation of new observing systems in coastal/shelf seas.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
L43 7RA Birkenhead
601 76 Norrkoeping