International Radiowave Oceanography Workshop


This web page is meant to serve as a meeting point for the marine science community members involved with applications of radio wave instruments to coastal oceanography problems. This includes application of high frequency (HF) radar technology to the mapping of ocean surface currents and waves by instruments commonly known by the brand names CODAR/Seasonde or WERA. HF radar installations, in particular installations related to wide-area observing systems, are an important activity at this time in the U.S. and elsewhere. ROW is an opportunity to exchange plans and results from those efforts, including, for example, the national planning taking place at US IOOS, the state-wide Coastal Ocean Currents Monitoring Program (COCMP), and international efforts, such as the Italy/Croatia program in the northern Adriatic Sea and the Australian observing system (ACORN). As always, ROW is also an opportunity to exchange scientific results based on mapping ocean currents or waves using shore-based HF radar systems.

The 2015 International Radiowave Oceanography Workshop (ROW2015) will be held in Woods Hole, MA (USA) on 4-6 November 2015 with the help of the local organizer, Dr. Anthony Kirincich.

Meeting details, including lodging and registration information, are now online at:

Time until ROW 2015:

Note: This year’s ROW meeting will dovetail with the Radiowave Oceanography Working Group (ROWG). There will be a joint ROW-ROWG session on Wednesday afternoon, 4 November.