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Societal and Economic Research Applications

 

 

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Mission

To advance the science of the social and economic application of weather related information and services and review and assist in the development and promotion of societal and economic related demonstration projects.

WG SERA

The Working Group on Societal and Economic Research Applications (SERA) had transitioned from a group devoted to THORPEX issues to one that has the responsibility for the entire range of time-scales and research issues associated with the WWRP. Jane Rovins (DRRS) and Linda Anderson-Berry (BoM) are currently co-Chairs of the SERA Working Group.

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Dr David Johnston, newest member of the WG SERA, is currently the Chair of the IRDR Science Committee. Dr Johnston is a Senior Scientist at GNS Science (New Zealand’s Geological Survey) and Director of the Joint Centre for Disaster Research in the School of Psychology at Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand. He has served on the IRDR Science Committee since 2008.

 

 

RESEARCH PRIORITIES

 

Estimation of the economic (social) value of weather information;

Understanding and improving the use of weather information in decision making;

Understanding and improving the communication of weather forecast uncertainty;

Development of user-relevant verification methods; and

Development of decision support systems and tools.

Working Group Members

Co-Chair:
Linda ANDERSON-BERRY (BoM)

Co-Chair:
Jane ROVINS (DRRS)

Members:

Kwabena ASOMANIN ANAMAN (UG)

Jan EICHNER (Munich Re)

David JOHNSTON (GNS)

Paul KOVACS (ICLR)

Jeff LAZO (NCAR)

Adrian PERRELS (FMI)

Eugene POOLMAN (SAWS)

Joanne ROBBINS (UKMO)

Brian MILLS (EC)

 

Upcoming meetings/events
Past meetings/events

2015

 

  • WG SERA Meeting
    (TBD)

2014
WG SERA meeting
(Montreal, Canada, 21-22 Aug 2014) Report

2012
Communicating Risk & Uncertainty Workshop (Melbourne, 26-30 July 2012)

WG SERA meeting                           (Melbourne, 25 & 30 July 2012)

2011
Special Breakout Session during IRDR Conference 2011 (Beijing, China, 31 October - 2 November 2011) Report

 

On-going & Planned Activities

Develop a joint JWGFVR/SERA project focused on The Integrated Global Grand Ensemble (TIGGE) tropical cyclone tracks (CXML data) or heavy precipitation product(s)

Develop a publication: Applications of seasonal to sub-seasonal weather and climate predictions: An annotated bibliography

Prepare a guidance document that can be used by project proponents in the design, costing and implementation of SERA elements of proposals seeing endorsement from WWRP

 

On-going & Planned Activities

Prepare the draft proposal for a SERA Research & Development Project: Understanding the Societal and Economic Dimensions of weather-related warning systems

Develop an externally-managed web site (and social media pages) linked to the WWRP web site

 

Flyer of WG SERA

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