THE FIFTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON UNSTRUCTURED GRID NUMERICAL MODELLING OF COASTAL, SHELF AND OCEAN FLOWS

November 13-15 2006 in Miami Florida


5th International Workshop On Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf & Ocean Flows
Nov 13-15 2006

2006 Workshop Announcement

The fifth international workshop on unstructured grid modelling of coastal, shelf and ocean flows will take place in Miami Florida at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on November 13-15 2006.

The workshop is a forum for ocean and atmospheric scientists and modelers interested in unstructured grids (Finite Volume or Finite Element) to discuss topics of common interests, including solution algorithms, model development, model validation, and applications. The first four workshops took place in Europe and this is the first time the meeting is held in the US.

The workshop consists of 30 minutes invited talks (to be announced), 15 minutes oral presentations, and poster sessions. The emphasis is on open discussions of issues pertaining to modelling geophysical flows using unstructured grids. Although the meetings have traditionally centered around ocean modelling, contributions from atmospheric scientists and modelers are welcome. Topics of interests include:

The organizers sollicit contributions and participation from scientists and engineers actively engaged in model development and applications. Please send a title, an abstract, and a list of authors at your earliest convenience to either Mohamed Iskandarani , Joannes Westernik, or Julia Levin . The deadline for submission is September 15 2006. People interested in having their results published in a peer-reviewed special issue of Ocean Modelling should indicate their intentions as soon as possible.
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5th International Workshop On Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf & Ocean Flows
Nov 13-15 2006

Registration

Basic Fee $10
Monday Dinner (Optional) $40
Tuesday Dinner (Optional) $35
The basic registration fee is $10/person to cover coffee and cookies during breaks.
There will be additional fees for those who want to partipate in the receptions and dinners. Two dinners are organized on Monday and Tuesday nights.
The Monday dinner will take place in the RSMAS cafeteria and will cost $40/person.
Tuesday dinner will be at Casa Larios, a cuban restaurant with a very easy going atmosphere. My wife managed to cobble a menu together for about $35/person (all inclusive):
The address for Casa Larios is: 5859 SW 73rd St, South Miami, FL 33143, phone: (305) 662-5656. The directions from RSMAS are as follows: Head out of the causeway towards Miami, and take the ramp to US1 South after passing toll booth. After about 6 miles turn right (east) on 73rd St, and the restaurant will be on the left about a block and 1/2 away. The meeting will take place in the RSMAS Auditorium
Breakfast is available each morning from 8:00-9:00 a.m. in the RSMAS Commons (the cafeteria near the Auditorium).


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5th International Workshop On Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf & Ocean Flows
Nov 13-15 2006

Agenda

The abstracts listed have been accepted, no formal acceptance letter will be sent. We are still working on formalizing the agenda. Let me know if you have a preference for a particular day. The agenda can be browsed, please let me know if I missed someone's talk or if you have any comments. We still need someone to lead the discussion talks on the data structures for adaptive grid generation.

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5th International Workshop On Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf & Ocean Flows
Nov 13-15 2006

Invited Speakers

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Nov 13-15 2006

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5th International Workshop On Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf & Ocean Flows
Nov 13-15 2006

Hotel Information

The following hotels are listed approximately in the order of their distance from RSMAS (the University of Miami's
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science). Most offer special rates for University of Miami visitors, indicated by a code marked "UM". In order to obtain these rates, you must mention the code at the time a reservation is made. Rates shown are per room, per night. 13% tax is additional.

Clicking on each listed hotel name will provide more information via a link either to the hotel's home page or to its entry on http://miami.hotelguide.net/, a web site that lists numerous hotels in the Miami area. Most of these links will include a map; some of the hotels are marked on an overall map of the Miami area. Also see the "Directions" section below.

When reserving at any hotel, it is suggested that you inquire about the availability (and cost) of parking if you plan to rent a car.

Questions can be addressed to miskandarani@rsmas.miami.edu.

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5th International Workshop On Unstructured Grid Numerical Modelling of Coastal, Shelf & Ocean Flows
Nov 13-15 2006

Directions

View a map of Miami

View a map of the RSMAS campus

Miami weather forecast

Directions at Miami airport:

If you are not planning to rent a car at Miami airport, take a "Super Shuttle" van (about $25) or a metered taxi (about $35) from the airport to your hotel. Taxis and shuttles to Miami Beach, to Key Biscayne, and to Coral Gables operate on a flat rate basis depending on the area; ask the dispatcher about these rates.

If you are planning to rent a car, and if you are unfamiliar with Miami, be aware that streets and signage in the 'Triangle' car-rental area across from the airport are somewhat confusing to newcomers. Be sure to obtain a more detailed map and clear directions before setting out.

Directions to hotels:

From Miami airport:
Head south on LeJeune Rd. from the car rental area, then east on State Road 836.

Then...

To Brickell Avenue:
Head east on 836 to I-95. Take I-95 south, past downtown, to Rickenbacker Causeway exit. Take the first hard left at traffic light at base of exit ramp (S.E. 25th Rd.), go 2 blocks to Brickell Ave. Hampton Inn is on that corner. Turn left on Brickell to reach the Sheraton.

To Coconut Grove:
Head east on 836 to I-95. Take I-95 south, past downtown, to Rickenbacker Causeway exit. Take second left at base of exit ramp, then turn right at first traffic light (follow signs to Vizcaya and Mercy Hospital). Proceed south on Bayshore Dr. to hotels.

To Key Biscayne:
Follow directions to RSMAS, below. Continue east/southeast on Rickenbacker Causeway past RSMAS, through Crandon Park, into the village of Key Biscayne (approx. 2 miles from RSMAS). Turn left off Crandon Blvd. to reach hotels on Ocean Dr.

To Coral Gables:
Head east on 836 to I-95. Take I-95 south, past downtown, until the Interstate ends and the road becomes
U. S. 1 (S. Dixie Highway). Downtown Coral Gables can be reached by turning right onto Bird Rd. (off S. Dixie Hwy.) and then right onto Ponce de Leon Blvd. (If you venture into Coral Gables, you need a map.) Continuing down Dixie Hwy. will take you to the University of Miami main campus.

To Miami Beach (Art Deco district):
Head east on 836 and continue east as it becomes Interstate 395 (follow signs to Miami Beach). After the major bridge alongside the Miami Herald building, you will be traveling along the MacArthur Causeway across the Intracoastal waterway. At the east end of the Causeway, continue straight east (i.e., do not take Alton Road exit). You will be on 5th St. Ocean Dr. is the last street (running N/S) before the ocean. Collins Ave. is the street just before Ocean Dr. Turn left (north) on one of these streets into the hotel area.

To RSMAS:
The entrance to Rickenbacker Causeway is at the intersection of the south end of Brickell Ave. and the north end of S. Bayshore Dr. (see map). If you are traveling south along Brickell Ave. or north along S. Bayshore Dr., you will see signs for the Causeway. If you are coming from the south on Dixie Hwy., bear to the right just before Dixie turns into I-95 (this is a few blocks north of the light at S.W. 16th Ave.). If you are coming from Miami Beach, take I-395 west to I-95 south, and then take the Rickenbacker Causeway exit (this will take at least 30 mins. in morning traffic). There is a $1.25 automobile toll for the causeway. Head east on Rickenbacker Causeway, over the bridge. RSMAS is located 1.5 miles past the bridge, on the right, just after the Miami Seaquarium. Signs will direct you to the meeting. Upon arrival at RSMAS, please park outside of the gate.

The meeting will take place in the Auditorium on the RSMAS campus. The Auditorium is attached to the Marine Science Center building (MSC), which is on the Bay and which is the farthest building away from the RSMAS entrance gate. MSC is also identified as the building in which the Commons is located. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 14th.

Public Transport
For public transportation check out the Miami-Dade bus schedule. The bus route that passes by RSMAS is 102 B.

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Last revised: Oct 20, 2006