The 2018 School took place from July 30 – August 4 at the University of Ghana in Accra, Ghana. The size and scope of the 2018 school was comparable to the 2016 and 2017 schools. The school was lengthened to six days, and included a larger contingent of participants from African countries outside of Ghana (Nigeria, Cote d’Ivoire, Mali, and Benin). In the 2018 school, we introduced a “project track” for participants who wanted to focus on a project. The participant projects were presented on the last day of the school. The International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) in Italy provided expertise and significant funding for the 2018 school. Three US graduate students and one US undergraduate participated in the school. One of the US students, Jennifer Moskel, is writing an MS thesis on capacity building using the school as an example. A flyer on the 2018 summer school can be found here.
Downloadable schedule: pdf
Top row (left to right): Christian Buckingham, Jennifer Moskel, Riccardo Farneti, Dimitris Menemenlis, Edem Mahu, Nikita La Cruz, Emily Shroyer, Ebenezer Nyadjro, Brian Arbic; Bottom row (left to right): Nefertiti Smith, Joseph Ansong, Paige Martin, Winn Johnson; Not pictured: Stephan Howden, Madeline Foster-Martinez, Angela Lamptey, Lailah Akita
Lailah Akita – University of Ghana
Dr. Joseph K. Ansong, Lecturer, Department of Mathematics, University of Ghana.
Dr. Brian K. Arbic, Professor, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Michigan. Physical oceanography, ocean modeling.
Dr. Christian Buckingham, Post-Doctoral Scholar, British Antarctic Survey
Dr. Riccardo Farneti, Earth System Physics Section, International Centre for Theoretical Physics.
Dr. Madeline Foster-Martinez, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Louisiana State University.
Dr. Stephan D. Howden, Professor, Division of Marine Science in the School of Ocean Science and Technology, University of Southern Mississippi. Hydrographic science and observational physical oceanography.
Dr. Winn Johnson, Post-Doctoral Scholar, Naval Research Laboratory
Nikita La Cruz, PhD Student, Department of Earth and Environmental Science, University of Michigan
Dr. Angela Lamptey, Lecturer, Department of Marine and Fisheries Sciences, University of Ghana. Fisheries science and management.
Dr. Edem Mahu – Lecturer, Department of Marine and Fisheries Science, University of Ghana. Geochemistry and Sedimentology.
Paige Martin, PhD Student, Physics Department, University of Michigan
Dr. Dmitris Menemenlis, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA
Jennifer Moskel, Masters Student, Marine Resource Management, Oregon State University
Dr. Ebenezer S. Nyadjro, Research Oceanographer, University of New Orleans and Naval Research Laboratory. Satellite oceanography.
Dr. Emily L. Shroyer, Professor, Oregon State University. Observational physical oceanography, coastal oceanography.
Nefertiti Smith, Undergraduate Student, Hampton University
Here are some python resources! (Find more resources and tutorials under the “Resources” tab above)
Steps for installing Python/Anaconda/other packages for Paige’s python tutorial on Friday! View PDF here
PDF of Paige’s brief python/jupyter notebook tutorial
Day 1: Monday, July 30th
Preview of the week: description of overview vs. project-based tracks
Ocean General Circulation – Emily Shroyer
Biogeochemistry I – Winn Johnson
Satellite Oceanography I – Ebenezer Nyadjro
Day 2: Tuesday, July 31st
Field trip to the Tema Port
Field trip to the beach/lagoon – Discussion questions
Day 3: Wednesday, August 1st
Coastal Processes – Stephan Howden
Biogeochemistry II – Winn Johnson
Tides – Brian Arbic
Physics of Fluids I – Emily Shroyer/Stephan Howden
Satellite Oceanography Lab I (zipped file) – Ebenezer Nyadjro
Day 4: Thursday, August 2nd
Environmental Pollution in the Densu Estuary – Lailah Gifty Akita
Research Talks – Nefertiti Smith, Emily Shroyer
Introduction to Ocean Modeling– Joseph Ansong
ECCO: Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean – Dimitris Menemenlis
[The web site of the ECCO project is: https://ecco.jpl.nasa.gov. The latest ECCO ocean state estimate is described here: https://ecco.jpl.nasa.gov/products/latest/ and is freely available here: ftp://ecco.jpl.nasa.gov/Version4/Release3/.]
Satellite Oceanography Lab II (attachments included above under Lab I) – Ebenezer Nyadjro
Day 5: Friday, August 3rd
Coastal Ecosystems I & II – Madeline Foster-Martinez
Fisheries and aquaculture – Angela Lamptey
Mineral geochemistry for precious and base metal exploration – Nikita La Cruz
OSTRACODA as paleo-environment indicators – Lailah Gifty Akita
Data Analysis – Emily Shroyer/Stephan Howden/Madeline Foster-Martinez
Day 6: Saturday, August 4th
Participant Project Presentations:
Gulf of Guinea MITgcm/ECCO configuration – Cyril Amengor, Patrick Dwomfuor, Emmanuel Brempong
Satellite Oceanography – Nubi O. A., Daniel O. Imo, Oyatola Opeyemi
Ocean Data View – Temitope, Fakoya
Tides – Jonathan Fafa, Alabi Benjamin O., Oladipo Mumin O.
Using Regional Ocean Modelling Systems to Model Inertial Oscillations – Kwame-Biney Michael, Richmond K Quarco, Dr. Koffi Kouakou, Saviour Udo-Akuaibit
Impact of Security Challenge on Artisinal Fisheries and Water Bodies in Borno-State, Nigeria – Idowu R. T., Ogundeji O. E., Atanda A. M., Olubanjo O. A., Abbator-Ahmed
Pollution in the Lagos Lagoon, Nigeria – Ngozi Oguguah, Temitope Sogbanmu, Olalekan Isioye, Olawale Awe
Visualizing Ocean Temperatures in the Gulf of Guinea using Python – Stanley Igbo, Rising John Osazuwa
Soil Moisture Analysis using SMOS Satellite Data – Babatunde Adebo, Abigail Kafui Adu, Abdullahi Fati