Scientic and technical goals:

  • develop an observing system capable of studying the interannual variability in the SACUS region, with a particular focus on the wave responses and advection of water masses from the equatorial region (GEOMAR, IOW, INIP, NatMIRC, UniNamibia)
  • identify physical processes relevant during the onset, evolution and mature phase of coastal upwelling, including submesoscale and mesoscale processes, filamentation and diapycnal mixing (ZMAW) in cooperation with the GENUS project
  • synthesize observations and high-resolution simulations (GEOMAR, UCT, IOW, ZMAW, INIP, NatMIRC, UniNamibia
  • improve climate simulations and predictions using coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models (GEOMAR and UCT)