Editorial—International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO) special issue in Ocean Dynamics
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The first International Workshop on Modeling the Ocean (IWMO; http://phyoce.es.ntnu.edu.tw/2009WMO/) was held on Feb. 23–26, 2009 at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) campus in Taipei, Taiwan. The idea for the Workshop originated when Chau-Ron Wu from NTNU visited Lie-Yauw Oey at Princeton in 2007–2008. Ocean modeling research has rapidly spread worldwide and especially in Asia since the public release of the Princeton Ocean Model (POM; http://www.aos.princeton.edu/WWWPUBLIC/htdocs.pom/) in the 1990s. The time was right, we thought, to hold a dedicated Workshop to further encourage exchange between researchers from Asia and other continents and to involve young scientists. Moreover, we wanted the first IWMO to be in a vibrant city—Taipei, Taiwan.
Approximately 150 researchers worldwide from 30 countries participated in the Workshop. There were over 60 oral presentations and posters covering a broad range of topics that included not only ocean dynamics, predictions, and data...