The HIWPP Open Data Initiative's first Users' Meeting will be held on Thursday, September 10th, from 1:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern Daylight Time. This will be a virtual meeting hosted via GoToMeeting.
The High Impact Weather Prediction Project (HIWPP) is a collaboration between a dozen or more organizations led by the NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) and the OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality. Funded as part of the Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations, the project aims to improve near term (from “now” to several weeks or months in the future) prediction of dangerous weather events including hurricanes, floods, and blizzards.
To join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone, browse to: https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/168270629
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From the meeting announcement:
The broader weather enterprise has indicated that it would like early access to new weather forecast models in later stages of research and the opportunity to engage with model developers at this stage. The HIWPP Open Data Initiative is an experiment by NOAA and collaborating partners to provide this opportunity for engagement. This first Users Meeting will collect feedback from the participating users, and will be used to report on the efficacy of providing such real-time research access to the broader weather community.
We welcome specific and constructive feedback on the model (FIM, GFS, and NAVGEM) output as well.
We look forward to your input and engagement at this meeting. Model developers will provide a brief overview of the participating models and will be available to answer any questions or engage in dialog. Users will have the opportunity to present slides that have been prepared and submitted in advance.
If you expect to attend the meeting, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also submit slides or other written material to this address. Slides need to be submitted no later than Tuesday, September 8th.
To learn more about HIWPP, and to register for the Open Data Initiative, please see the HIWPP website at hiwpp.noaa.gov.