3rd STUOD Annual Workshop


The 4th Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics (STUOD) Annual Workshop will be held in IFREMER, France on 25-28 September 2023

“Stochastic Transport in Upper Ocean Dynamics” (STUOD) project is the highly prestigious ERC Synergy Grant, led by Imperial College London, National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Automatic Control (INRIA) and the French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (IFREMER). The project aims to deliver new capabilities for assessing variability and uncertainty in upper ocean dynamics. It will provide decision makers a means of quantifying the effects of local patterns of sea level rise, heat uptake, carbon storage and change of oxygen content and pH in the ocean. Its multimodal monitoring will enhance the scientific understanding of marine debris transport, tracking of oil spills and accumulation of plastic in the sea.

In September 2023, STUOD is planning to focus on a range of fundamental topic areas, including:
1. observations at high resolution of upper ocean properties such as temperature, salinity, topography, wind, waves and velocity;
2. large scale numerical simulations;
3. data-based stochastic equations for upper ocean dynamics that quantify simulation error;
4. stochastic data assimilation to reduce uncertainty.

Scientific Committee:

  • Prof Darryl Holm (Imperial College of London),
  • Prof Bertrand Chapron (Ifremer),
  • Prof Dan Crisan (Imperial College of London),
  • Prof Etienne Mémin (INRIA).

Programme and Format:

This 4-day event will include individual presentations, snapshot presentations and demos. The speakers include leading mid-career and senior researchers as well as early-career researchers. This forum will yield opportunities for: investigators at an early stage of their career to have discussions with established scientist, fostering potential future research collaborations, networking as well as inclusion and training of the next generation of researchers.

The draft programme is available here.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Prof Bertrand Chapron (IFREMER)
  • Prof Dan Crisan (ICL)
  • Prof Darryl Holm (ICL)
  • Prof Etienne Memin (INRIA)
  • Dr Oana Lang (ICL)
  • Dr Wei Pan (ICL)
  • Dr Alexander Lobbe (ICL)
  • Dr Quentin Jamet (INRIA)
  • Dr Long Li (INRIA)
  • Dr Pierre Marie Boulvard (INRIA)
  • Dr Louis Thiry (INRIA)
  • Dr Paul Platzer (IFREMER)
  • Dr Said Ouala (IMT)
  • Dr Noé Lahaye (INRIA)
  • Dr Dr Oliver Street (ICL)
  • James Woodfield (ICL)
  • Francesco Tucciarone (INRIA)
  • Daniel Goodair (ICL)

Workshop location:

Ifremer, Technopôle Brest Iroise – 29280 Plouzané, France Venue: Salon de l’Océan, building 211 (please see this map for the reference)

On the arrival:

You will need to present your passport/or identity card to get a “visitor” badge at the entrance gate. Please note this procedure will be repeated every day of the event.

Workshop delivery:

We are currently planning to deliver this workshop in person. However, please be assured we are also planning to utilise online modes of delivery if this is needed. 

How to get to Brest ?

By train from Paris (from Charles de Gaulle Airport to Brest with a change in Rennes) or Paris Montparnasse to Brest train station. You can book your ticket here: https://www.sncf.com/en/booking-itinerary/book-tickets

By plane from Paris CDG and Paris ORY to Brest Guipavas (BES), there are about 5 flights per day (4 from CDG). You can find all the direct flights on the Brest airport website.

From the airport to the city center you may use either public transportation (bus + tramway) or taxi (30€ to downtown).

How to come to Ifremer from Brest city center?

By public transport from “Liberté” take bus n°2 to “Piccard” ( destination Technopôle) . Tickets are valid 1 hour. Fare is 1.6 €. You can also take  tram A from Place de la Liberté (5 min walk from the station) to “Porte de Plouzané” and then bus n°2 to “Picard” ( destination Technopôle).

By taxis

  • Taxis brestois: (0)2 98 801 801
  • Taxis 806 : (0)2 98 806 806

Where to stay in Brest?

The list of hotels is avaiable here

Other relevant information:

Information on COVID 19 regulations

COVID testing at Brest airport with an appointment

Verified COVID test service

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