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Optimal design of observational networks

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts
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Coordinator

DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Address
Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
Denmark

Participants (4)

FEDERAL MARITIME AND HYDROGRAPHIC AGENCY
Germany
Address
Bernhard-nocht-strasse 78
20359 Hamburg
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
Address
Bidston Observatory
L43 7RA Birkenhead
ROYAL BELGIAN INSTITUTE FOR NATURAL SCIENCES
Belgium
Address
Gulledelle 100
1200 Bruxelles
SWEDISH METEOROLOGICAL AND HYDROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Sweden
Address
Folkborgsvaegen 1
601 76 Norrkoeping