Workshops bring together the Ocean Prediction community to provide a forum for science exchange

Fundamental to the success of the National Partnership of Ocean Prediction are its workshops, which will be held bi-annually.

During these workshops Activity Groups can meet to discuss issues of a strategic, scientific and technical nature. They will provide the opportunity to exchange science priorities and insights within the National Partnership as well as more broadly. They will therefore be open to the broader UK science community to ensure they are a conduit for stimulating and informative science discussion.

Details of future workshops will become available on this page.

Ocean Prediction Workshop 2018

Ocean Prediction Workshop 15 – 17 May 2018, Foresight Centre, Liverpool 

A workshop exploring Ocean Prediction science across scales and disciplines and how to meet ocean users’ needs

The workshop is open to scientists working in areas relevant to ocean prediction, including modelling, use of observations and providing ocean services. Users of ocean information are also welcomed

For conference webpage click here

Submision of Abstracts

Abstract submission for this workshop will close 30 March 2018, to submit an abstract please click here 

Register to Attend the Workshop 

Registration will open for this workshop on 1 April 2018 and close 1 May 2018.

To register click here


Main Workshop Venue The Foresight Centre

The Foresight Centre, Browlow Street, located in the f grade 2 historic listed building forming part of the University of Liverpool Campus.


Liverpool has a wealth of local hotels please click here to view a list.

To download a conference flyer please click here 


For science information please contact Dr Lucy Bricheno by clicking here 

For Logistic information please contact Linda Ravera by clicking here


The Inaugural Workshop 2016

Predicting the ocean: the inaugural science workshop of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction

The inaugural workshop brought together representatives of the Partner organisations and other interested groups to witness the signing of the Consortium Agreement and to discuss the aims and ambitions of the National Partnership.

The workshop aims were to;

  • present the concept of the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction and to ensure community awareness of its aims;
  • stimulate collaborative activity around key elements of its science;
  • provide a forum for science exchange related to Ocean Prediction;
  • engage the science community who can contribute its mission, ensuring that science has impact

There were talks focussed on the following themes:

  • Next generation ocean monitoring and prediction systems
  • Science with impact – linking to policy and operations
  • Predictions from hours to centuries

Break out groups discussed the science priorities for the National Partnership for Ocean Prediction, helping to shape the Activity Groups and their role in progressing the science of ocean prediction.