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ECCC – DFO CONCEPTS Webex Seminar 2:00 PM (ADT) Wednesday September 2

Greg Smith & J-P Paquin (ECCC, Dorval QC), M Dunphy (Institute of Ocean Sciences, Sidney BC), Youyu Lu (Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth NS)

Please join us for the first of two ECCC DFO CONCEPTS seminars this Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 2pm Atlantic Time (Canada). The seminar will be presented using Microsoft Teams, which can be downloaded here.


  • 2:00 Welcome and introduction
  • 2:05 Overview of IC process and IC3 timeline (G. Smith)
  • 2:10 Presentation on update to RIOPS (G. Smith)
  • 2:20 Presentation on update to CIOPS (J-P Paquin)
  • 2:30 Presentation of Salish Seas 500m (M. Dunphy)
  • 3:00 Discussion of results
    – Suggestions for future improvements and evaluations
  • 3:30 Discussion regarding applications and system products
    – Short presentation on output strategy and dissemination (J-P Paquin)
    – Short presentation of examples of known applications (Y. Lu)
  • – Discuss gaps and potential future applications

  • 3:50 Wrap up and close


Development of the CIOPS-West system has continued since its experimental implementation in August 2019. An updated version (CIOPS-W v2.0) will be proposed as part of ECCC’s CCMEP innovation cycle 3 (IC3) this fall. This seminar will present the updated system and engage with the various user groups. The meeting will start with a summary of improvements that CIOPS-W will inherit from its forcing model RIOPS. Following this, we will discuss adjustments to the 2.5 km model and present a hindcast evaluation of a new addition: an embedded Salish Sea model covering the mouth of Juan de Fuca to Johnstone Strait at a higher 500 m resolution. Following the presentation we have reserved time for discussion with the larger oceanographic community before the new system proceeds toward operations – see agenda above. Inputs from external collaborators on data requests and the definition of user grids are welcome.

Future Talks

Wednesday Sept. 9 at 2pm ADT: Greg Smith, F Roy and J-P Paquin et al. “Coastal Ice Ocean Prediction System East Version 2”

The BIO DFO Webex series is open to everyone and is intended to support an active knowledge exchange and open discussion forum. Presentation topics can range from technical discussions of specific models, theories, experimental studies, unfinished work in progress, proposed projects or cruises, cruise reports, ideas you wish to expose to critical review, recent conference reports, finished talks presented elsewhere, etc. A diversity of topics is encouraged from ‘traditional’ oceanography to interdisciplinary studies, related socio-economic considerations etc. We particularly welcome talks from researchers from other study centres and universities, etc.

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