A key challenge for the meteorological and climatological communities is how best to harness the wealth of data now available – both observational and modelled – to generate and communicate effectively relevant, tailored and timely information ensuring the highest quality support to users’ decision-making.
This is relevant for the whole spectrum of users: from specific user groups such as the emergency management agencies, local planners and enterprises that are weather sensitive to individual members of the general public. Realising the value of meteorological and climate information to government, industry and all sectors of society is the focus of this conference.
Some of the prevalent issues to be discussed include:
- Observation data
- User focus and support tools
- Big data
- Open data
- Does the generated and delivered information address the needs of specific users and Society at large?
- Decision-making under uncertainty
- Weather and climate predictions and projections
- Mid-December 2016: Call for session proposals
- Early February 2017: Call for abstracts
- Mid-March 2017: Abstract submission with award applications
- End of April 2017: Deadline for abstract submission
- Early June 2017: Letter of acceptance to authors
- 01 July 2017: Letter of schedule to authors