The MEOPAR Prediction Core is pleased to offer a five-day training course in marine environmental prediction at the Université du Québec à Rimouski (Québec, Canada). The course will address a broad spectrum of concepts, methods and challenges that are involved in contemporary environmental prediction.
This Winter School, sponsored by the MEOPAR Prediction Core, is aimed at exposing young researchers to the broad spectrum of concepts, methods and challenges involved in contemporary environmental prediction. Topics include ocean, sea ice, wave and biogeochemical modeling, real-time observational methods, data assimilation, operational forecasting and climate scenario development. Instructors from both academia and government that are leaders in their field will share their expertise by giving lectures, but also by directing hands-on exercises using the best coding, documentation, version control and collaborative practices on the UQAR’s computational cluster.
The program also includes outdoor activities in the frozen landscape of Rimouski such as a visit to the Pointe-au-Père Maritime Historical Site, where high-frequency radar antennas are installed, an ice canoe outing, ice-fishing, a walk in the famous Bic National Park and other social activities.