6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop
Support for U.S.-based Student and Post-Doc Travel to the 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop and 20-Years of Progress in Radar Altimetry
Symposium in Northern Italy, September 2012
NOAA in collaboration with the Oregon State University Co-op Institute for Oceanographic Satellite Studies is making funding available to
support student/post-doc travel from U.S. research institutions to two altimeter meetings that will be held in Northern Italy this coming
September: the 6th Coastal Altimetry Workshop (CAW-6, www.coastalt.eu/news) in Riva del Garda, Italy (September 20-21), and the 20-Years
of Progress in Radar Altimetry Symposium (www.altimetry2012.org) in Venice-Lido the following week (September 24-29). In addition, the
annual meeting of the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team (OSTST) will be held at the same venue on September 27-29.
We anticipate funding 4 graduate students or early career scientists (post-docs) at a maximum level of $5000. That should cover most of
the costs for both meetings (airfare and ground transportation, hotel costs and meals), if an effort is made to be economical. The
participants will be responsible for all costs that exceed the $5000.
The goal of this support is to help young scientists who are working in the U.S. and are beginning or planning to use altimeter data,
especially for coastal applications, but may be unfamiliar with the details of altimeter data retrieval in open- or coastal-ocean regions.
Some applications make direct use of along-track altimeter SLA or SSH, often in combination with other satellite or in situ data (coastal
radars, tide gauge SSH, mooring data, satellite SST, wind or ocean color). Another use involves assimilating altimeter and other data into
coastal or large-scale circulation models. The workshop in Riva del Garda will focus narrowly on issues involved in coastal research. In
contrast, the Venice “20-Year” symposium will cover all aspects of satellite radar altimetry research, on all scales, from meso- to
global. The OSTST portion of the Venice event will focus on the Jason series of missions that form the core of the altimeter climate
Given the small number of awards available, each research group should forward information on a maximum of 2 potential attendees. This
information should include a CV and a brief description of ongoing or proposed research suitable for presentation at either the CAW-6 or
the OSTST Meeting.
Please forward application materials by May 1, 2012 at the latest. Applicants are expected to submit an abstract to either the CAW-6
workshop or the Ocean Surface Topography Science Team meeting (www.altimetry2012.org). The deadline for the former is TBD, but will
probably be sometime in June. The deadline for the latter is May 16.
Send the requests for travel support to:
Ted Strub: email@example.com
Laury Miller: Laury.Miller@noaa.gov