IWMO2015 was held in the pristine campus of the Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, from June 1–5, 2015. Despite the negative Coriolis spin that many of us from the northern half of the globe experienced for the first time, we were positively impressed by the vastness and beauty of Australia and the kindness and friendliness of its people. Late fall in Canberra displayed spectacular starry nights and brisk sunny days. The workshop was attended by more than 80 participants from 16 countries around the globe. Seventy papers including both oral and posters were presented, covering a very broad range of topics on observations and models: climate variability, basin circulation and coastal oceanography, air-sea interaction, sea-ice dynamics, sediment transport, tropical cyclones, biogeochemical-physical coupling, boundary currents, sea level rise, extreme events, ocean prediction, and others. As in the past years, many of the participants were students and young scientists—all presented very high-quality research, and three were selected to receive the Outstanding Young Scientist Awards (OYSA). In order that some of us may have a chance to also receive some recognition for our hard work, new this year were three Best Presentation Prizes (BPP), given to any presenters deemed qualified by the audience to receive the honors. Also, new this year were special lunch-time sessions when young and more senior scientists exchanged ideas on a wide range topics.
Original Publication Citation
Oey, L. Y., Wang, X. H., Ezer, T., Noh, Y., & Hogg, A. M. (2017). Editorial—The 7th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO 2015). Ocean Dynamics, 67(12), 1645-1647. doi:10.1007/s10236-017-1103-y
Oey, Lie-Yauw; Wang, Xiao Hua; Ezer, Tal; Noh, Yign; and Hogg, Andrew McC., "Editorial—The 7th International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO 2015)" (2017). CCPO Publications. 217.