|dc.identifier.citation||Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (2018) Workshop on Sea-Level Measurements in Hostile Conditions, Moscow, Russian Federation, 13-15 March 2018. Paris, France, UNESCO, 28pp. & Annexes. (IOC Workshop Report, 281). DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.25607/OBP-386||en_US
|dc.description.abstract||The international workshop on
Sea-level Measurements in Hostile
was held from
15 March 2018
at the N.N. Zubov
State Oceanographic Institute (SOI)
Moscow, Russian Federation. The workshop was co-chaired by Dr Alexander Postnov (SOI)
and Dr Laurent Testut (Laboratoire d'Etudes en Géophysique et Oceanographie Spatiales,
LEGOS, France). The workshop was co-sponsored by the SOI and the Intergovernmental
Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO.
Sea level observations are needed for a number of scientific and practical applications.
Such observations often need to be carried out in what can be characterized as harsh or hostile
environmental conditions. A significant part of the seas on the planet are covered with ice
on either a permanent or seasonal basis. Many of them, in addition, often experience storms, high
waves and/or high tides. Biological/environmental/logistic factors as well as increasing
requirements and expectations for performance can add to the challenges of operating a sea
measurement station in these conditions.
The topic of sea level measurements in hostile conditions was first addressed by
Sea Level Observing System (GLOSS) in 1988 at an IOC sponsored workshop in Bidston (UK)
a subsequent one in 1990 in Leningrad (former
The topic has not been addressed
since and the Group of Experts of GLOSS recommended
15th Session (8-9 July 2017, New York, USA)
to revisit the issues and to convene a new workshop which would review inter
alia new measurement systems, instrument-protecting technologies (e.g. robust mountings),
data transmission methods and Global Navigati
on Satellite System (GNSS) at tide gauges,
and summarize the experiences
Experts from 10 countries (Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Norway, Russian
Federation, Sweden, United Kingdom, and USA) attended the workshop and made a total of
19 oral presentations and 4 posters.
As required, the presentations and discussions at the workshop focused on problems of sea level measurements in regions exposed to
adverse environmental impact. Such regions primarily include
zones of the polar regions, as well as the seas covered with ice during winter. The workshop
impacts of extreme events,
such as major storms and high wave conditions.
The workshop also discussed new measurement systems
methods for sustainable transmission of observational data.
All presentations are available from:
|dc.relation.ispartofseries||Intergovernmental Oceangraphic Commision Workshop Report; 281||
|dc.title||Workshop on Sea-Level Measurements in Hostile Conditions, Moscow, Russian Federation, 13 – 15 March 2018.||en_US
|dc.format.pages||28pp. & Annexes||en_US
|dc.contributor.corpauthor||Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission||en_US
|dc.subject.parameterDiscipline||Parameter Discipline::Physical oceanography::Sea level||en_US
|dc.description.eov||Sea surface height||en_US