Ocean salinity is a key parameter that links various elements of the water cycle to ocean circulation dynamics and climate. Furthermore, salinity is a key dynamical parameter that influences oceans dynamics. Through the advent of new observing technologies, remote sensing and in situ, salinity research has gained much attention over the recent years, now leading to rapidly growing new insights. The conference intends to bring together communities working on all aspects of ocean salinity investigations, including analyses undertaken from in situ and satellite observations, numerical models, and data assimilation. This will review most recent results and discuss further progress that is required.
The conference will review progress and ongoing work and will identify next frontiers in the fields of ocean salinity science.
In doing so it will focus on recent progress in:
- Observing ocean salinity
- Process-based insights from field observations
- Ocean dynamics and salinity assimilation in ocean models
- Global freshwater cycle and climate variability
- Surface freshwater fluxes, run off, and sea ice.
- Challenges and requirements for future salinity observing, remote sensing and in situ.