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Joint GODAE OceanView/WGNE workshop 2013

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Workshop on Short- to Medium-range coupled prediction for the atmosphere-wave-sea-ice-ocean:

Status, needs and challenges



 Where:NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), 5830 University Research Court, Prince George's County, Riverdale, Maryland 20737
 When:19-21 March 2013
 Duration:3 Days (Tues - Thu)
 Organisers: Dr Bill Lapenta, EMC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA, U.S. Dept. Of Commerce, WGNE representative
 Dr Gary Brassington, CAWCR, Bureau of Meteorology, GOV representative, JCOMM ET-OOFS chair
 Dr. Glenn White, EMC/NCEP/NWS/NOAA, U.S. Dept. Of Commerce


Leadership Group:

Observations Chair:Chris Fairall, CIRES/CU
 Secretary:Jim Cummings, NRL
Physical parameterisationChair:Joao Teixeira, JPL/NASA
 Secretary:Baylor Fox-Kemper CIRES/CU
ModellingChair:Eric Chassignet, COAPS/FSU
 Secertary:Paul Sandery, CAWCR/ABOM
Data assimilationChair:Craig Bishop, NRL
 Secretary:Matt Martin, Met Office


Language: English


Workshop objectives and overview

This workshop aims to attract members of the atmospheric, ocean, wave and sea-ice community with an interest in developing coupled forecasting systems targeting short- to medium-range prediction to review the status of research and to debate the potential benefits, gaps and priorities for making advances. The workshop has been endorsed by the GODAE OceanView Science Team (GOVST) and the Working Group for Numerical Experimentation (WGNE). The forum will review the status, gaps and scientific challenges for the following topics as they relate to coupled prediction: observations, physical parameterisations; dynamical modelling; and data assimilation. 

The workshop leadership group will prepare a draft community whitepaper against each topic leading up to the meeting with invited contributions and community review. Participants are invited to register their interest in participating in the workshop as well as contributing to the whitepapers and associated preparatory material for the workshop. The workshop will focus on providing a concise summary of the status with the majority of the time devoted to open discussions to precisely define the leading scientific and technical challenges, debate their prioritisation and pursue specific action/recommendations for the leading challenges. An emphasis will be given to identifying opportunities for collaboration across the disciplines and sciences and discussion groups and breakouts will be coordinated to facilitate a breadth of expertise.

A high priority is given to the participation of early career scientists with direct or closely related research interests. Attracting the interest of the next generation of talented scientists to solving the challenges identified through the workshop will be critical to making rapid progress. In addition to opportunities to contribute to the discussion, opportunities will also be given to present research through poster sessions and short slide presentations.

The leadership group and organisers will coordinate the publication of the community whitepapers and workshop summary in relevant journals following the workshops conclusion.


Target participation

  • 60 or more (Senior researchers and early career scientists)
  • Unspecified stakeholders and agency and funding organisation representatives


Timings and workshop planning (subject to change)

  • Apr 2012      First announcement
  • Aug 2012      Second announcement
  • Nov 2012       Circulation of strawman white papers to interested groups
  • March 2013    Workshop
  • Autumn 2013  Publication of workshop report/summary paper


Next steps

White paper drafts will be finalsed and published.


Please find further information the Short to Medium Range Coupled Predication Task Team (SMRCP-TT) pages