FORMAL Winter Webinars 2022

FORMAL Winter webinar series 2022
“From ObseRving to Modelling oceAn Life”

***The video recordings of the first webinars are available HERE***

The FORMAL winter webinar series will be organise remotely between February and March 2022.

It gather a series of four webinars (Tue Feb 10th, Feb 24th, Mar 10th and Mar 24th) of 1 hour (14h-15h CET), including 3 presentations each (12+8 minutes), dedicated to observing and modelling ocean life. All interested colleagues working on big data and/or modelling and/or marine sciences are welcome.

Practical aspects

  • Mandatory registration HERE (to receive the connection link!)
  • The presentations will be given in English.
  • For technical reasons, the number of participants will be limited to 100.

Detailed program

Week#1: Thu 10th of February, 14h-15h CET

  • Sakina-Dorothée Ayata, Ass. Prof. at LOCEAN/SU, France: Brief introduction to the webinar series
  • Edson Silva, PhD candidate at NERSC, Norway: Skillful prediction of harmful algae blooms of Dinophysis sp. in northern Norway
  • Emilia Trudnowska, Researcher at IOPAN, Poland: A few key morpho-ecological traits as footprints to follow Calanus’ life history
  • Anna Conchon, Researcher at CLS, France: Marine ecosystem modelling: focus on micronekton

Week#2: Thursday 24th of February, 14h-15h CET

  • Joost de Vries, PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, UK:  Beyond model species: impact of biodiversity on global coccolithophore standing stocks
  • Dominic Eriksson, PhD candidate at ETHZ, Switzerland: Predicting global distribution of diazotrophs using species distribution models
  • Margaux Perhirin, Master student at LOCEAN/SU, France : Impact of copepod diversity on carbon export using imaging and environmental data

Week#3: Thursday 10th March, 14h-15h CET

  •  Antonio Fernandez-Guerra, Assoc. Prof. at Univ. of Copenhagen, Denmark: Uncovering the hidden potential of microbial genes of unknown function
  • Thelma Panaïotis, PhD candidate at LOV/SU, France: Fine-scale plankton distribution across a mesoscale front using machine learning and plankton imaging
  • Marlena Szeligowska, PhD candidate at IOPAN, Poland:    TBC: Impact of fjord-glacier topography on the interplay between plankton and particles 

Week#4: Thursday 24th March, 14h-15h CET

  • Kanchana Bandara, Post-doc at University of Tromso, Norway: Life of high-latitude copepods in simulated stochastic environments
  • Ben Blackledge, PhD candidate at the University of Bristol, UK: Characterising the physical drivers of decadal and interannual variability of oceanic oxygen  
  • Iris Rizos, PdD candidate at AD2M/SU, France: Tales from the unknown: expanding our idea of taxonomic protist diversity

FORMAL aims to study the dynamics of life in the ocean at various spatial and temporal scales. It is a junior projet-team sponsored by the Institut des Sciences du Calcul et des Données (ISCD; of Sorbonne Université (SU). FORMAL gathers members of various laboratories from SU (LOCEAN, LOV, LJLL, LBI2M, ISYEB, AD2M, LOMIC). To stay informed of our future activities, please register here.