OSD Mini-workshop series
The SOOS Observing System Design (OSD) Capability Working Group launched a series of online mini-workshops. The mini-workshops will be held monthly leading up to the SOOS Symposium in August 2023.
These short workshops will feature short scene-setting talks and plenary discussions open to all attendees, as well as informal chat sessions hosted by the OSD leadership team.
Register in advance, to see the suggested pre-reads, and check out some potential discussion questions.
"Environmental Sensor Placement with Convolutional Gaussian Neural Processes"
With a scene-setting talk by Tom Andersson
29th March 2023 at 9:00 PDT
What are the similarities and differences between machine learning (ML) sensor placement approaches and process-based observing system planning approaches?
What are the benefits of the ConvGNP over previous machine learning models?
How could the ConvGNP be applied to ocean variables and benefit the SOOS community?
How could a ConvGNP sensor placement approach be joined up with other observing system planning procedures? What might this look like in practice for SOOS?
Andersson, Tom R., et al. (2022) "Active Learning with Convolutional Gaussian Neural Processes for Environmental Sensor Placement." arXiv preprint arXiv:2211.10381.
Hakim, G. J., K. A., et al. (2020): "Optimal Network Design Applied to Monitoring and Forecasting Surface Temperature in Antarctica". Mon. Wea. Rev., 148, 857–873, https://doi.org/10.1175/MWR-D-19-0103.1.
Please contact Dani Jones if you are interested in giving a presentation.
Workshop times and speakers will be publicized on the SOOS webpage and social media platforms.
Upcoming Mini-Workshops (preliminary)
Maria Fox: "Automated route planning for autosubs, gliders, and ships" in June/July
Theme "Adjoint models, uncertainty quantification, and observing system design"
With a scene-setting talk by Nora Loose
12th January 2023 at 2 pm EST
"Towards an integrated and complimentary ocean observing system"
With a scene-setting talk by Clive McMahon
21st February 2023 at 10:00 PST