The 2015 Coastal Ocean Environment Summer School was held at Regional Maritime University (RMU) in Accra, Ghana from August 24-27, 2015. For its inaugural year, the summer school included lectures on chemical oceanography, satellite oceanography, internal gravity waves and ocean modelling, and basic topics in physical oceanography. About 35 participants attended most of the lectures, and about 20 additional participants attended a small number of lectures. The participants included many RMU faculty, one KNUST faculty member and student from the department of mechanical engineering, many KNUST NIMS students, one Associate Oceanographer from the EU-MESA project at the University of Ghana, and individuals from various governmental agencies and private-sector companies. The discussions after the lectures were very lively. RMU provided a delicious lunch and snacks through Goodrao Catering Services. One day, RMU provided a tour of its state-of-the-art training labs and facilities. At the end of the program, a closing ceremony was held, certificates were given to the participants, and the participants put forth valuable suggestions for how to improve future summer schools.
Dr. Joseph K. Ansong, Research Scientist, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan. Physical oceanography, ocean modeling, laboratory fluid dynamics.
Dr. Brian K. Arbic, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan. Physical oceanography, ocean modeling.
Dr. Ebenezer S. Nyadjro, Research Oceanographer, University of New Orleans and Naval Research Laboratory. Satellite oceanography.
Winn Johnson, Graduate Student, Department of Chemistry, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Joint Program. Chemical oceanography
Mamudu Abdulai-Saiku, Faculty, Regional Maritime University. Maritime law.
2015 Schedule and Lectures
Day 1: Monday, August 24
Simulation of eddies and tides in global HYCOM – Brian Arbic (University of Michigan)
–Accompanying animations: Pacific barotropic and baroclinic tides (Arbic et al. 2004); Global baroclinic tides (courtesy Harper Simmons; Simmons et al. 2004) [257 MB .fli animation of baroclinic tides in two-layer global baroclinic tide model]; North Pacific steric and non-steric sea surface heights from HYCOM simulation forced by both atmospheric fields and tides (Shriver et al. 2012)
Day 2: Tuesday, August 25
Day 3: Wednesday, August 26:
Day 4: Thursday, August 27