Future Coastal Ocean Climates Workshop
21–23 February 2023
Jurys Inn, Keel Wharf, Liverpool, UK


Deadline 13th January 2023. There is no registration fee.

Registration for this event is now closed.

This workshop will seek to bring together an international community of scientists to discuss and develop the key action areas of FLAME:

  • Assessing the performance of future coastal ocean projections
  • Developing new and strengthening regional Earth System Models
  • Developing new downscaling approaches and improving hazard information
  • Advancing observation-model co-analysis and data assimilation
  • Improving understanding of the global coastal oceans response to future climate

We invite submission of abstracts that align with these priority knowledge gaps and technical challenges. Studies investigating the potential response of the coastal ocean to future climate change in any region of the world, from the tropics to the poles are welcomed, including global model analysis and regional downscaling. In particular projections of future hydrodynamic, biogeochemical and ecosystem decadal-centennial change and regime shifts, and the impacts on coastal habitats (e.g. coral reefs, sea grass beds, mangroves) and ecosystem services (e.g. blue carbon stores, food security, natural hazard protection); coastal flooding and erosion in future climates, including risks and impacts of extreme and compound events and how they are induced by modified ocean state; coupling strategies for downscaled earth-system climate models, notably between terrestrial drivers and the coastal ocean; and assessments of climate model ensembles and uncertainty estimation in local-regional coastal-ocean areas.

During the UN Ocean Decade, FLAME aims to establish a co-ordinated community of future coastal ocean model practitioners and research scientists who will work towards a Coastal Ocean Model Intercomparison Programme (CO-MIP) to provide climate change impacts and hazard assessments to the next and future IPCC reports. At this first community workshop, we will share understanding and expertise and through dedicated discussion sessions (1) start developing a roadmap towards collectively achieving the CO-MIP ambition and (2) identify the community focused recommendations and products that will support CoastPredicts ‘Global Coastal Ocean Experiment’.

Workshop steering committee:

  • Jo Hopkins, Jason Holt, Anna Katavouta - National Oceanography Centre, UK
  • Giorgia Verri - Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change Foundation, Italy
  • Clothilde Langlais - Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia
  • Paul Myers - Marine Environmental Observation, Prediction and Response Network, Canada
  • Alfonso Senatore - University of Calabria, Italy

Venue and accommodation

The workshop will be held in the heart of Liverpool City centre at Leonardo Hotel (formerly Jurys Inn), 31 Keel Wharf, Liverpool, L3 4FN.
Leonardo Hotel is a 20 minute walk (1 mile) from Liverpool Lime Steet train station or < 10 mins in a Taxi.
The Royal Albert Dock and Pier Head, on the doorstep of the hotel, offers a fantastic selection of bars, restaurants, museums and galleries.

For those wishing to stay at the workshop venue, a special rate of £125 per night (bed and breakfast) has been negotiated with the hotel. To take advantage of this rate please access the online booking portal https://www.leonardohotels.co.uk/. Select Jurys Inn Liverpool and the dates for the event you wish to book. To the bottom right of this section you will see “do you have a promo code” click on this and apply JINATI200223 . You will then be taken to the available room types and rates for the event, select your preference and follow the onscreen instructions to make your booking.