East Asian Workshop on A Predicted Ocean will be held on 17 September 2021
On 31 December 2020, the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed the formal launch of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030, Ocean Decade for short). The Decade is designated to boost international coordination and cooperation in ocean research and scientific programmes for better management of ocean and coastal zone resources and reducing maritime risks. The Ocean We Want for a sustainable future is represented by seven Decade Outcomes, one of which is A Predicted Ocean. On 1 June 2021, the virtual High-Level Launch of the Ocean Decade was hosted in Berlin, Germany. Seven online events named Ocean Decade Laboratories will take place between June 2021 and July 2022, with each addressing one of the seven outcomes. The UN Ocean Decade Laboratories provide an international platform to strengthen dialogue among countries and organizations, catalyze potential international cooperation and expand the influence of the Decade.
The second UN Ocean Decade Laboratory, A Predicted Ocean, will take place on 15-17 September, 2021, including a series of online activities of 48-hour long. The East Asian Workshop, as one of the important satellite activities of the Laboratory, is co-sponsored by the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO), Ministry of Natural Resources of China, the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), V.I.Il'ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences (PIO) and Chonnam National University of Korea (CNU). Fifteen experts in the ocean and climate research from China, Japan, Korea, Russia, USA etc., will present their latest research results related to ocean and climate model development, key physical processes and extreme air-sea interaction etc. The workshop will discuss potential Ocean Decade programmes.
Workshop time: 08:00-12:00, 17 September 2021 (UTC+8:00)
Access Code: 590-800-965
Conveners: Fangli Qiao, Kentaro Ando, Vyacheslav Lobanov, Byoung-Ju Choi
Contact: Shizhu Wang (

                                           Online Sessions for Satellite Activities of           
the Ocean Decade Laboratories
East Asian Workshop on A Predicted Ocean
September 17, 2021
08:00-12:00 (UTC+08:00)
Opening Remark
08:00-08:05 Fangli Qiao
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, China
PART I Ocean model development and applications (Chair: Byoung-Ju Choi)
08:05-08:18 The new generation ocean model for A Predicted Ocean
Fangli Qiao
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, China
08:18-08:31 Can we predict the ocean? Experience from the development of Malaysia Marine Forecasting System (MFAST)
Mohd Fadzil Akhir
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia
08:31-08:44 Introduction to NEAR-GOOS ocean forecasting system and Korean Ocean Forecasting Systems
Jae-Il Kwon
Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology, Korea
08:44-08:57 Assessing the impact of altimetric data assimilation in the KIOST Northwest Pacific prediction system
Young Ho Kim
Pukyong National University, Korea
08:57-09:10 Ocean state forecast in Japan Coastal Ocean Predictability Experiment (JCOPE)
Yasumasa Miyazawa
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
09:10-09:25 Discussion
PART II Prediction on key processes (Chair: Vyacheslav Lobanov)
09:25-09:38 Progress in Kuroshio forecasting at JMA
Norihisa Usui
Meteorological Research Institute, Japan Meteorological Agency, Japan
09:38-09:51 Marine ecosystem modeling and forecasting for the China coastal waters
Fei Chai
Second Institute of Oceanography, MNR, China
09:51-10:04 Lagrangian analysis of trench eddies in the northwestern Pacific in the altimetry era
Sergey Prants
Pacific Oceanological Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia
10:04-10:17 Observation of the IOC/WESTPAC CSK-2 project for “ A Predicted Ocean”
Kentaro Ando
Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology, Japan
10:17-10:32 Discussion
10:32-10:47 Break
PART III Prediction on extreme air-sea interaction (Chair: Kentaro Ando)
10:47-11:00 The development of a regional Atmosphere-Ocean-Wave coupled model for typhoon
Biao Zhao
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, China
11:00-11:13 Climate change and tropical cyclone trend
Il-Ju Moon
Jeju National University, Korea
11:13-11:26 Regional climate downscaling simulations under CORDEX Southeast Asia
Fredolin Tangang
The National University of Malaysia, Malaysia
11:26-11:39 An Observing Air-Sea Interactions Strategy (OASIS) for the Kuroshio Extension
Meghan F. Cronin
NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, United States
11:39-11:54 Discussion
PART IV Wrap-up
11:54-12:00 Fangli Qiao
First Institute of Oceanography, MNR, China