Mallorca7The workshop aims at evaluating the current state-of-knowledge of the sea level science, providing a forum for the discussion and the exchange of ideas on key sea level issues, and fostering collaboration across the wide range of disciplines involved in sea level research.

All aspects of sea level changes will be contemplated, from global to regional, observations and modelling, processes driving mean sea level changes and extremes, from the geological scale to the instrumental era and future projections and including impacts on the coastal zones. We invite contributions from any discipline relevant to sea level (see the description of sessions below for further details). The event will take place at the University of the Balearic Islands, located in Palma de Mallorca, during 2.5 days.

The objectives of the workshop are:

– Evaluate an integrated view of the current state-of-knowledge with the most up to date outcomes.

– Identify gaps and unresolved questions in any aspect of sea level science and design the paths for future research.

– Foster international collaborations among researchers of complementary disciplines.



Various institutions help us to offer you this workshop. You can discover them here:

noc-logo copiaThe National Oceanography Centre (NOC): The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. It provides long-term marine science capability including: major facilities; sustained ocean observing, mapping and survey; data management, and scientific advice. Marine science national capability is provided to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) by NOC working in conjunction with their Delivery Partners. Read more…

SONEL : Système d’observation du niveau des eaux littorales: SONEL aims at providing high-quality continuous measurements of sea- and land levels at the coast from tide gauges (relative sea levels) and from modern geodetic techniques (vertical land motion and absolute sea levels) for studies on long-term sea level trends, but also the calibration of satellite altimeters, for instance. SONEL serves as the GNSS data assembly centre for the Global Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS), which is developed under the auspices of the IOC/Unesco. Read more…

MongoosMediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS): The Mediterranean Operational Network for the Global Ocean Observing System (MONGOOS) has been established in 2012 to further develop operational oceanography in the Mediterranean Sea. MONGOOS comprises the previous activities of MOON and MEDGOOS. MONGOOS is promoting partnerships and capacity building for GOOS in the Mediterranean Sea. Read more…

Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies -IMEDEA (CSIC-UIB)- : The Mediterranean Institute for Advanced Studies (IMEDEA) is a joint reseach center of the National Spanish Research Council (CSIC) and the Balearic University (UIB) whose objective is to develop high-quality scientific and technical research in the area of Natural Resources, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary research in the mediterranean area. The general objective is to advance our knowledge in critical and strategic areas as well as improving the life quality of european citizens, and in particular the population of the Balearic Islands. We aim to identify and elucidate the causes, mechanisms and impacts of antropogenic activities and Global Change that threaten marine, coastal and insular systems. We foster proactive, integrated and adaptive knowledge in support of prevention and mitigation of these impacts. Read more…

Logo_UIBUniversity of the Balearic Islands (UIB): The UIB has made research its fundamental objective. To achieve these objectives, it has excellent researchers and high quality research facilities that let them work with a high quality level. The research in the UIB is financed by own funds (with the Research promotion program), european funds (including FEDER), national funds (R+D+i State Plans), autonomical funds (Balearic Science and Tecnhlogy Plans) as well as other institutions funds, achieved all by his researchers in competitive calls.This continuous and collaborative effort has allowed the UIB to achieve great prestige as a research organisation, at a national and international level. Read more…

LOGO FIRMA PdE 2014Spanish Port Authority: Spain is the country with the longest coastline in the European Union (8,000 Km.). In addition to its geographic location close to the axis of one of the most important sea routes in the world, it is benefited by greater solidity as a strategic area in international sea transport and as a logistics platform for the South of Europe. The Spanish state port system is comprised of 46 ports of general interest managed by 28 Port Authorities, whose coordination and efficiency controls correspond to the State Port Authority, a body dependent on the Ministry of Public Works and assigned the implementation of the Government’s port policy. Read more…

logoSocib_granBalearic Island Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB): SOCIB, the Coastal Ocean Observing and Forecasting System located in the Balearic Islands is  a new facility of facilities, open to international access. SOCIB is a multi-platform, distributed and integrated system that provides streams of oceanographic data, modelling services and new technologies to support operational oceanography in a European and international framework, therefore also contributing to the needs of marine and coastal research in the context of global change. In line with EuroGOOS, operational oceanography is here understood in a broad sense, including both the systematic long-term measurement of the seas and their interpretation and dissemination, and also the sustained supply of multidisciplinary data to cover the needs of a wide range of scientific research and societal priorities. Read more…

univsiegenlabResearch Institute for Water and Environment, Universität Siegen (FWU): In the field of environment and water management various projects regarding “the development of the water level on the German North and East Sea coast” as well as projects on “flood control measures” for coastal areas and inland lakes are processed. The research of the Hydraulic Engineering and Hydromechanics Department is directed at the history of hydrological and hydro engineering-based system analyses as well as on river basin management and coastal area management. Thereby classic hydraulic engineering/river development techniques and also numerical and physical model procedures of hydraulics and hydrology are applied. Read more…

GLOSSlogoGlobal Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS): GLOSS is an international programme conducted under the auspices of the Joint Technical Commission for Oceanography and Marine Meteorology (JCOMM) of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC). GLOSS aims at the establishment of high quality global and regional sea level networks for application to climate, oceanographic and coastal sea level research. The programme became known as GLOSS as it provides data for deriving the ‘Global Level of the Sea Surface’. The main component of GLOSS is the ‘Global Core Network’ (GCN) of 290 sea level stations around the world for long term climate change and oceanographic sea level monitoring. The present definition of the GCN (the definition is modified every few years) is called GLOSS10. Read more…

Thanks to all of them for making this scientific meeting possible !



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