Since the establishment of the Earth Simulator in 2002, we have been conducting a series of quasi-global eddy-resolving ocean simulations using OFES (OGCM for the Earth Simulator). The output data from these OFES runs are now being analyzed by many scientists worldwide.
Research topics range from the behavior of individual meso-scale eddies to global energy analysis of the world oceans. In order to have an opportunity to exchange research information, to generate new research ideas, and to encourage further cross-cutting collaborations, the first OFES International Workshop was held on Augus 25–26, 2008 in Yokohama, Japan.

Following the success of this workshop the “2nd OFES International Workshop and ESC–IPRC Joint Workshop on Computationally-Intensive Modeling of the Climate System” was held on December 9–10, 2009 in Honolulu, Hawaii.

A collection of papers presented at these workshops was published in the OFES special issue in Ocean Dynamics (Vol. 60, No. 3, June 2010), which includes nine original articles and one review paper.

We are planning to hold the “3rd OFES International Workshop” on November 4–5, 2010 in Yokohama, Japan. Research involving analysis of OFES results, as well as related research on ocean and coupled ocean–atmosphere circulation using other models and/or observations, are welcome.

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 Hideharu Sasaki(ESC, JAMSTEC)
 Kevin Hamilton(IPRC, Univ. of Hawaii)
 Yukio Masumoto(RIGC, JAMSTEC)
 Wataru Ohfuchi(ESC, JAMSTEC)
 November 4–5, 2010
 Miyoshi Memorial Auditorium, JAMSTEC Yokohama Institute for Earth Sciences, JAPAN
 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama city
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 Earth Simulator Center (ESC), JAMSTEC
 Research Institute for Global Change (RIGC), JAMSTEC
 Application Laboratory on Climate Variation Studies (APL), JAMSTEC
 International Pacific Research Center (IPRC), University of Hawaii
 Hideharu Sasaki