Xiamen Spring School on Ocean Dynamics (Xmod)
The Xiamen Spring School on Ocean Dynamics (Xmod) aims at introducing fundamental ocean dynamics, from the basics to the research frontiers, to graduate students and early-career scientists. The topics cover a wide range of oceanic phenomena and processes. It has a specific theme for every course. For each course, prestigious scientists who have made seminal contributions to the theme-related field are invited to deliver principal lectures. The school, held over one to two weeks, will consist of:
Principal Lectures: introducing theme-related basics and research frontiers given by the principal lecturers
Contributing Talks: covering broader materials presented by guest lecturers and school participants
The application to Xmod is open to all graduate students and early-career scientists. Based on the applicants’ background, 10-20 individuals will be selected as fellows of the school, for whom local accommodation and meals will be provided. Others are welcomed as guest participants. Fellows are expected to actively participate in all aspects of the school, including in-class discussion, after-class homework, and course-based research projects. The fellows are encouraged to publish their project-related outcome together with their supervisors (i.e., the principal or guest lecturers).
The 1st Xmod
Ocean Dynamics at Meso- and Submeso- Scales
March 12-17, 2018
The first Xmod will be held in the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science (MEL) of Xiamen University on March 12–17, 2018. The theme of the first Xmod is Ocean Dynamics at Meso- and Submeso- Scales. Two principal lecturers have been invited to deliver the core lectures, including
Basic geophysical fluid dynamics about instability theories and eddy-mean flow interaction; large to mesoscale variability and the transition to submesoscales, etc.
Patrice Klein (LOPS-CNRS, Ifremer, France / California Institute of Technology, USA)
Submesoscale dynamics; coupling with gravity-wave motions; frontiers of submesoscale studies (e.g., observations and simulations), etc.
How to Apply?
Applicants need to complete the application form including a personal statement, and submit to Dr. Hongyang Lin (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Feb 28, 2018.
Download the application form.
Zhiyu Liu (Co-chair, Xiamen University)
Rui Xin Huang (Co-chair, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)
Bo Qiu (University of Hawaii)
Jianping Gan (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology)
Minhan Dai (Xiamen University)