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Information and registration

The current list of attendees can be viewed on thiw website.

The registration is free, but lunches and dinner will only be offered on a self-pay basis.


This Registration is now closed.

The Joint GOV-WGNE Workshop will be held at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP), 5830 University Research Court, Prince George’s County Riverdale, Maryland 20737, USA, on March 19-21, 2013, supported by NOAA.

To register for this event please

  1. Complete the registration form by entering information in all fields marked with a *.
  2. Submit an abstract - following the instructions below

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is Friday, 18 January 2013.

Please note: Contributions to White Papers will be organised separately.



It is expected that most abstracts will be presented as posters, but a few will be selected for oral presentations. Authors will be informed nearer to the time of the workshop.


Please download and use this abstract template for the submission of your abstract. Please submit the abstract when registering using the registration form.

Abstracts should be no more than 2 pages, text and figures (max. 2 figures). Ideally this would be ½ page of references, ½ page of figures and 1 page of text. Please DO NOT include Equations. Citations are required under a heading "References" below the abstract. Citations should be based on the American Meteorological Society style guide, www.ametsoc.org/pubs/journals/author_reference_guide.pdf). Your abstract should clearly and concisely outline the CONTENT of the poster and should include key points/issues to be addressed.

Authors are encouraged to supply web URLs that link to any additional information relevant to the paper, such as reprints or movies.

  • Styles have been set up for each of the sections in the abstract (depending on your version of Word, they may appear as a menu in the formatting toolbar).
    • Abstract title: should be in “Heading1,AbstractTitle” style (this will select Times New Roman, 14 point, bold, centered). Capitalize the first letter of important words.
    • Author names: should be in “Heading2,Authors” style (this will select Times New Roman, 11 point, bold, centered, 12pt space before). First name followed by last name. Underline the name of the presenting author. Use superscript numerals to indicate affiliations if there is more than one. 
    • Author affiliation, mailing address & email address: should be in “Address&Email” style (this will select Times New Roman, 11 point, italic, centered). Email address(es) should be given at the end of each affiliation. Number affiliations with an initial superscript numeral if there is more than one.
    • Abstract text: should be in style “AbstractText” (this will select Times New Roman 11 point, justified, 12pt space before each paragraph).


SUBMIT the abstract as a WORD DOCUMENT!

  • Re-name the document to include your surname and intended session topic number (i.e. Surname_Topic1.doc). The relevant session-topics are:
    • Topic 1: Observations
    • Topic 2: Parameterisation
    • Topic 3: Modelling
    • Topic 4: Data Assimilation

If you think your abstract is relevant to more than one topic please add it to the name (i.e. Surname_Topic1+Topic1)


Viewing abstracts

Online/report: Poster abstracts and extended abstracts will be posted on the website and available to all participants prior to the workshop. They will also be included in the workshop report.

Short poster presentations:  2 slide poster presentation and possible slots in the breakout sessions are being considerd.

Oral presentations:  Instructions for oral presentations will be provided in an announcement closer to the workshop.