Conference scope - 2020

2nd International conference
Vortices and coherent structures: from ocean to microfluids
(Russia, Vladivostok, 17-21 August 2020)


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to invite you to attend the 2nd International Conference “Vortices and coherent structures: from ocean to microfluids” (Russia, Vladivostok, August 17-21, 2020). The conference will be held at the V.I. Il’ichev Pacific Oceanological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences.


Scope and Objectives


The last few decades have shown that serious hopes and prospects for progress in understanding real turbulent vortex-like motions are essentially related to a synergetic use of mathematical methods, computer simulation, laboratory and in situ experiments. These approaches have led to interesting results that allow us to study the processes from new perspectives. The main goal of this conference is to bring together leading scientists in oceanography and fluid mechanics, promote a cross-disciplinary interaction among mathematicians, physicists and oceanographers and an exchange of views and experience, propose new avenues for research in the future. The conference will focus on observational, theoretical and applied aspects of evolution of various flows and coherent structures in fluids. These include different theoretical and observational aspects of study of jets, eddies, vortices, fronts and other coherent structures in the ocean and atmosphere. Much attention will be given to the studies of nonlinear regular and chaotic regimes of vortex interactions, advective and convective motions.


The topics of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Mesoscale and submesoscale eddies and other coherent structures in the ocean and atmosphere
  • Fronts in the ocean and their impact on bioproductivity
  • Circulation models of the ocean and atmosphere
  • Waves in the ocean
  • Mathematical methods in the theory of vortices
  • Methods of statistical hydrodynamics
  • Lagrangian methods to study coherent structures
  • Laboratory experiments in studying turbulence and vortices

The organizing committee invites researchers and engineers who study the vortical flows using theoretical and experimental methods. The active participation of the students interested in this research field is also welcome.