European Oceanic Microstructure Community (public)
Convener: Marcus Dengler  | Co-Convener: Ilker Fer 
Tue, 04 May, 17:30–20:15  / Room SM2

First Meeting of the European Oceanic Microstructure Community

The purpose of our first meeting is initiation, networking and defining the core groups and the critical mass in the oceanic microstructure community in Europe. There has been considerable increase in interest in small-scale process studies, turbulence and mixing in ocean and natural waters. Expertise has developed in various groups scattered in different countries, using a variety of instrumentation and measurement platforms. Practices, deployments, data reduction and processing routines differ within groups. By establishing the European Oceanic Microstructure Community we aim to improve communication between different groups, increase awareness of each other’s capabilities and methods, and ultimately attempt to standardize out methods for most accurate and reliable data acquisition and processing. To this extend, we wish to combine expertise from all European microstructure groups to agree on a processing concept through organizing workshops and meetings.

In our first get-together, we invite you to join this initiative, and present a short overview of the capability of your institution to observe mixing in the ocean, a brief overview of measurement and processing methods with minimal preparation. In this informal meeting, we hope to identify a core group and formulate goals that may include the development of reliable, open-access community microstructure data processing software and the implementation of a communication and networking platform. We believe that this initiative will strengthen the scientific results from individual groups and increase visibility of 'European' oceanic mixing studies in the community.

Public information: Tentative program:

17:30 – 17:40 Marcus Dengler and Ilker Fer
Opening: Ideas towards a European Oceanic Microstructure Community

17:40 – 17:50 Matthew Palmer, Alex Souza and John Huthnance, Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory, Liverpool, United Kingdom
NOC: Measuring turbulence and mixing from Estuary to shelf break and beyond

17:50 – 18:00 Bruno Ferron, Laboratoire de Physique des Océans, IFREMER, Plouzane, France

First measurements of turbulence at IFREMER-LPO with vertical microstructure profilers

18:00 – 18:10 Ilker Fer, Geophysical Institute,
University of Bergen, Norway

Microstructure instrumentation and methods for data processing at University of Bergen

18:10 – 18:20 Philippe Fraunie, Laboratoire de Sondages Electromagnétiques de l'Environnement Terrestre UMR CNRS, France
Impact of microscale structures on coastal vortices as measured using HF radar
18:20 – 18:30 Lars Umlauf, Baltic Sea Research Institute (IOW), Warnemünde, Germany
Microstructure measurements at IOW: High-resolution process studies in inland and shelf seas
18:30 – 18:40 Snacks and refreshments
18:40 – 18:50 Mark Inall, The Scottish Association for Marine Science (SAMS), Scottish Marine Institute, Oban, Argyll, United Kingdom
AUV based microstructure measurements of shallow internal bores
18:50 – 19:00 Alfred Wüest, Eawag, Surface Waters - Research and Management, Switzerland
Microstructure in lakes - insights, limitations and new challenges
19:00 – 19:10 Marcus Dengler, Leibniz Institute for Marine Sciences, Kiel, Germany
Mixing and turbulence observatories at IFM-GEOMAR: Instrumentation and data processing techniques
19:10 – 19:20 Hartmut Prandke, ISW Wassermesstechnik, Germany
The MSS microstructure-turbulence profiler system: State of the art and new developments
19:20 – 19:30 Rolf Lueck, Rockland Scientific International Inc., Canada
The future of turbulence instrumentation: gliders, floats, and other autonomous platforms

19:30 – 19:45 Helmut Baumert, IAMARIS, Hamburg, Germany
Intermediate-size experiment to study internal waves and shear-generated turbulence: a theoretician's sketch

19:45 – 20:15 Discussion and future plans