Theoretical and Practical Perspectives in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics

The Earth's climate is dictated by atmospheric and oceanic dynamics, spanning over a wide range of temporal and spatial scales that undergo multi-scale interactions resulting in energy transfers across a multitude of scales. The energy transfers across these multi-scale regimes are key to the understanding of the energy cycle, but their quantification remains poorly constrained. Physical processes such as turbulent mixing and instabilities are difficult to observe or resolve in the numerical models and are often parametrized. Consequently, the question of energy-consistent closure in ocean and climate models, which heavily rely on parametrizations, remains open and challenging to address. To address these questions, a combination of analytical theories, numerical models, and observational measurements is necessary to advance our understanding of oceanic and atmospheric dynamics. The meeting spans two weeks (20 May 2024 to 31 May 2024) addressing multi-scale and multi-physics topics in geophysical fluid dynamics including, but not limited to, eddies, waves, turbulence, instabilities, frontal dynamics, energy transfers and cascades, parameterizations, data science, data assimilation, and stochastic aspects of climate modeling from theory, models, and observations.

The Indian Ocean exhibits unique predictive complexities and DCC-IOR is pursuing Ocean Decade objective of 'A Predicted Ocean' with global partners. In this context, this international event is identified as a UN Ocean Decade action in collaboration with DCC-IOR.

The Indian Ocean event during Ocean Decade Conference 2024

The Indian Ocean event during Ocean Decade Conference 2024, Bridging billions to Barcelona, on 10-12 April 2024 @ Indian Ocean Room (127+128), CCIB, Barcelona


As part of the Ocean Decade framework, INCOIS proposed 'Decade Collaborative Centre for Indian Ocean Region (DCC-IOR)' has been endorsed by IOC and India on its part has constituted through Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) the National Decade Coordination Committee (NDCC) to address Ocean Decade Actions at the national level by providing scientific coordination and planning, identifying collaboration opportunities, awareness raising and stakeholder engagement apart from interacting with the Decade Coordination Unit at IOC. The DCC-IOR, as its part of commitment, is organizing the 'Indian Ocean Regional Decade Conference 2024: Bridging Billions to Barcelona', an Official Prelude to the Ocean Decade Conference-2024'

Launch of UN Ocean Decade Collaborative Centre for Indian Ocean Region on August 23, 2023

Exchange of Letters between IOC-UNESCO and Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt of India

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The UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development 2021-2030 launched on 15 April 2023 Call for Decade Actions No. 05/2023, soliciting transformative Decade Programmes that address priority sub-themes of Ocean Decade Challenge 1 - Marine Pollution, and Ocean Decade Challenge 2 - Ecosystem Restoration and Management.

Submission of full applications for all Decade programmes and projects are accepted till 31 August 2023 23:59h UTC.

Please note that you will need to register on the Ocean Decade Network before you can submit your initiative. Registration is via this link:

More information on CFDA05/2023:

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