Agenda

Meeting Venue
ECMWF, Shinfield Park Reading RG2 9AX UNITED KINGDOM
Travel information can be found in the 'getting here' section of the ECMWF webpage:
http://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/contact-us/location


Meeting Structure
Thursday, 29th of September
 1330 - 1400 Coffee
 1400 - 1425 Session I ‘Introduction’:
* Welcome Address Dr. Florence Rabier (Director-General ECMWF)
* Agree agenda and review actions from last meeting
* Opening words (Will and Evelyn)
* Opening words (Christian and Jos)
* Welcome of the new WGCEF members (Christian)
 1425 - 1530 Session II ‘Updates since the last meeting’:
* Round table: participants introduce themselves and giving update on
new developments within their NMSs (5 minutes each)
 1530 - 1600 Visit of the ECMWF Computer Hall
 1600 - 1620 Coffee
 1620 - 1730 Session II ‘Updates since the last meeting’:
* Round Table (Continuation): participants introduce themselves and
giving update on new developments within their NMSs (5 minutes
each)
* Discussion of the 21th WGCEF Newsletter (Bernard)
* WGCEF website and social media report (Andre-Charles)
* EUMETNET update (Dick)
* Update on EUMETNET Storm-Naming Task Team and presenting
the new head of the Task Team (Christian)


Friday, 30th of September
 0930 - 1110 Session III ‘Presentations’ (20 minutes each including
discussion):
* Bernard Roulet: ‘AROME PI - new Meteo France Nowcasting Model’
* Lovro Kalin: ‘Case study and warning verification’
* Alissa Razy: ‘Operational forecasting in Israel’
* AndrĂ©-Charles Letestu: ‘New visualisation of the severe thunderstorm
Checklist’
* Tim Hewson: ‘Model formulation and forecast products at ECMWF
recent advances and future plans’
 1110 - 1130 Coffee
 1130 - 1145 Official meeting photo
 1145  1245 Session III ‘Presentations’ (20 minutes each including
discussion):
* Paula Leitao: ‘Weather Forecasting  how we do it in Portugal’
* Piotr Manczak: ‘Weather Warning System in Poland’
* Laura Paterson: ‘#nameourstorms  Improving the Communication of
Severe Weather’
 1245 - 1400 Lunch (at participants’ expense)
 1400 - 1510 Session IV ‘Discussion’:
* 1400  1440 General discussion on issues arising (e.g. crowd
Sourcing; new role of the forecaster, etc.)
* 1440  1510 Weather discussion with the ECMWF’s analyst on duty
 1510 - 1610 Session V ‘WGCEF concept and request session’
 1610 - 1630 Coffee
 1630 - 1730 Session VI ‘Closure of the meeting’
* Decide location and date of next meeting
* Agree actions
* Meeting closure
 1930 - Dinner at CERISE Restaurant (The Forbury Hotel Reading, 26 The Forbury, Reading RG1 3EJ); Dinner kindly provided by ECMWF
Christian Csekits/Jos Diepeveen/ Will Lang/Evelyn Cusack; 23rd of September 2016