Date/Location: April 18-20, 2017 at NCWCP in College Park, MD (NCEP Conference Center)
NOAA’s vision for the Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) Modeling Community is to engage with the public, private and academic sectors to seize an unprecedented opportunity to develop and advance a world-class operational modeling system that is unified across time and space scales. Anchored by NOAA’s FV3-based operational forecast system, the community will work together to improve operational environmental forecast guidance and enable and empower the research community.
Through two back-to-back workshops, NOAA seeks to engage with the community to form and shape the community, and to consider how to best execute shared infrastructure, support, management, and governance. Other topics to be addressed include identifying “best practices”, discussing how community-based unified modeling system will actually work, and to evolve and coordinate between SIP/NGGPS Working Groups.
These workshops are one step in an open and transparent process of ongoing engagement, and is an important vehicle for NOAA to listen to the community regarding how it wants to engage. Outcomes include timely sharing of vital information (e.g. how people can plug in and contribute, timelines and status, etc.), generating a greater sense of community and mutual trust, and for NOAA, tapping the wisdom of the community. Output from the workshops will help NOAA to plan and establish the NOAA Modeling Community and to refine and improve its Strategic Implementation Plan for the FV3 model.
For more information: https://www.ral.ucar.edu/events/2017/community-modeling-workshop