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Workshop on Operational Long-range Forecasting:

GPCs and RCCs

 

Brasilia, Brazil, 25-27 November 2013

 

04-Feb-2014

 

LOCAL INFORMATION NOTE FOR PARTICIPANTS

Please, kindly note that the deadline to book your hotel is 30 October 2013

 

CONCEPT NOTE

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR GPCs

QUESTIONNAIRE FOR RCCs


ALL ABSTRACTS
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PRESENTATIONS    NEW!!

DAY 1 - DAY 2 - DAY 3

Mon 25 Nov

Day 1 – Review of GPC outputs

 

 

09:00 – 09:15

Welcoming remarks

INMET, WMO Secretariat

09:15 – 09:30

Aims and work programme for the workshop – Caio Coelho

Session 1: Status of GPCs, RCCs and RCOFs – products, roles and responsibilities

Chair: Caio Coelho

09:30 – 09:45

Status of the GPCs, GPC mandatory products – Richard Graham

09:45 – 10:00

Status of RCC  designation, RCC mandatory and highly recommended products, and RCOF activities – Stefan Roesner

10:00 – 10:15

Lead Centre for Long-range Forecast Multi-Model Ensemble (LC-LRFMME)

 - Suhee Park

10:15– 10:30

Lead Centre for Standard Verification System of Long Range Forecasts (LC-SVSLRF) – Bertrand Denis

10:30 – 11:00

Break

11:00 – 11:15

Questions/discussion on session 1

Session 2: Questionnaire results

Chair: Richard Graham                               Rapporteur: Adrian Trotman

11:15 – 11:30

Results on RCC questions for GPCs – Andre Kamga

11:30 – 11:45

Results on GPC questions for RCCs – J.P. Ceron

11:45 – 12:00

Questions/discussion

Session 3a: GPC systems and products – focussing on activities/products that are additional to mandatory

Chair:  Stefan Roesner                                Rapporteur:  Wassila Thiaw

12:00 – 12:15

Beijing – Peiqun Zhang

12:15 – 12:30

CPTEC – Caio Coelho

12:30 – 12:45

Exeter – Richard Graham       New version

12:45 – 13:00

Questions/discussion

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

14:00 – 14:15

Melbourne – Janita Pahalad (on behalf of David Jones)

14:15 – 14:30

Montreal – Bertrand Denis

14:30 – 14:45

Pretoria – Asmerom Beraki

14:45 – 15:00

Seoul – Suhee Park

15:00 – 15:15

Tokyo – Yuhei Takaya

15:15 – 15:30

Questions/discussion

15:30 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:15

Toulouse – Jean Pierre Ceron

16:15 – 16:30

Washington – Arun Kumar

16:30 – 16:45

Questions/discussion

Session 3b: Research and product development

Chair: Richard Graham                               Rapporteur Simon Mason

16:45 – 17:00

The developing Global Seasonal Climate Update (GSCU) – R. Kolli

17:00 – 17:15

Seasonal and subseasonal research activities – Arun Kumar (WGSIP)

17:15 – 18:00

General discussion to identify and share:

  • examples of effective products for RCCs/RCOFs/NMHSs 
  • current gaps in GPC and LC output/activities

Tue 26 Nov

Day2 – Tools for interpreting GPC products - Elaboration of RCC needs

 

 

Report on sessions 2 and 3

09:00 – 09:20

Rapporteur’s summary of session 2 and 3 and associated discussion

09:20 – 09:30

Questions/further discussion

Session 4: Methods and tools for interpreting GPC output

Chair: Jean-Pierre Ceron                     Rapporteur: Arun Kumar

09:30 – 09:40

The GFCS training curriculum – R. Kolli (WMO)

09:40 – 09:50

Operational regionalized National Multimodel Ensemble Forecast for RCCs - Wassila Thiaw  

09:50 – 10:00

The Climate Predictability Tool (CPT) – Simon Mason

10:00 – 10:10

The IRI Data Library – Simon Mason

10:10 – 10:30

Questions/discussion

10:30 – 11:00

Break

Session 5a: Use of GPC products by RCCs – including method of use in preparing regional outlooks

Chair: Caio Coelho and Richard Graham                        Rapporteurs: Stefan Roesner

11:00 – 11:10

RCC Africa / Node for LRF RCC-Network West Africa (ACMAD) – Andre Kamga

11:10 – 11:20

RCC IGAD (ICPAC) – Joseph Mutemi

11:20 – 11:30

RCC Pune (IMD) – D.S.Pai

11:30 – 11:40

RCC-Network Southern South America – Lauro Fortes

11:40 – 11:50

RCC Western South America (CIIFEN) -  Juan Jose Nieto
RCC Overview

11:50 – 12:00

RCC Caribbean (CIMH) – Adrian Trotman   New version

12:00 – 12:10

Questions/discussion

12:10 – 12:20

*RCC Beijing (BCC) – Peiqun Zhang

12:20 – 12:30

*RCC Tokyo (TCC) – Ryuji Yamada

12:30 – 12:40

*RCC-Network Europe – Jean-Pierre Ceron

12:40 – 12:50

Questions/discussion

12:50 – 14:00

Lunch

Session 5b: Use of GPC products by RCOFs – including method of use in preparing regional outlooks

14:00 – 14:10

PRESAO/PRESAC/PRESANORD – Andre Kamga

14:10 – 14:20

GHACOF – Joseph Mutemi

14:20 – 14:30

Questions/discussion

14:30 – 14:40

FOCRAII – Peiqun Zhang

14:40 – 14:50

EASCOF – Ryuji Yamada

14:50 – 15:00

SASCOF – D.S. Pai

15:00 – 15:10

Questions/discussion

15:10 – 15:20

SSACOF - Caio Coelho

15:10 – 15:30

WCSACOF - Juan Jose Nieto

15:30 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:10

CARICOF – Adrian Trotman   New version

16:10 – 16:20

PICOF -  Janita Pahalad

16:20 – 16:40

SEECOF – Branko Bijelic

16:40 – 16:50

Questions/discussion

16:50 – 18:00

Further discussion for sessions 1 and 2, identifying and sharing:

  • commonality in forecast procedures between RCCs and RCOFs of different regions
  • examples of effective, robust use of GPC and LC products
  • consensus on gaps in current GPC and LC output

Wed  27 Nov

Day3 – Break out groups - plenary session on RCC and GPC needs – action plan

 

 

Report on sessions 4, 5a and 5b

09:00 – 09:20

Rapporteur’s summary of sessions 4 and 5a&b and associated discussion

09:20 – 09:30

Questions/further discussion

Session 5c: Use of RCC and GPC products by NMHSs

Chair:  Andre Kamga                          Rapporteur: Janita Pahalad

09:30 – 09:35

Tanzania

09:35 – 09:40

Bangladesh

09:40 – 09:45

Paraguay

09:45 – 09:50

Costa Rica

09:50 – 09:55

Fiji

09:55 – 10:00

Turkey

10:00 – 10:15

Discussion

10:15 – 10:30

Preparation for break out groups

10:30 – 11:00

Break

Session 6: Break out groups

11:00 – 13:00

1: Needs of RCCs from GPCs and Lead Centres

2: Needs of GPCs and Lead Centres from RCCs (including feedback mechanisms)

3: Standard procedures for use of GPC and Lead Centre products and support needs

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch

Session 7: Plenary

14:00 – 14:20

Group 1: report back on RCC needs and recommended ways of meeting needs

14:20 – 14:40

Group 2: report back on GPC/LC needs and recommended ways of meeting needs

14:40 – 15:00

Group 3: Recommendations on procedures and support needed to implement standard procedures for forecast preparation

15:00 – 15:30

Discussion

15:30 – 16:00

Break

16:00 – 16:30

Discussion continued

16:30 -  17:30

Draft report on recommendations and implementation action plan

17:30

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