ECMWF | Reading | 28 February - 5 March 2017
Workshop on improving the socio-economic impact of NWP data
28 February - 1 March
Accessibility, ease of use and data policy impact upon the realised value of NWP forecast data, as shown in recent socio-economic impact studies. The workshop provided a forum to discuss the challenges of disseminating meteorological data into the future and how ECMWF and NMSs can ensure that the economic value of weather information can continue to be realised by the private market. The workshop discussed the user needs, the requirement to provide access to fast-growing, large data sets and the available solutions. What are the challenges and costs of ingesting this information? What future opportunities and applications do users foresee for ECMWF forecast data?
The workshop was aimed at policy makers and professionals interested in the evolution of the meteorological industries.
|The public sector information directive at work: Make open, make available
Kristin Lyng (Norwegian Meteorological Institute)
|WMO and the vision for WIS-2
Matteo dell'Aqua (Météo France) presented by Baudouin Raoult (ECMWF)
|The Copernicus full, free and open data policy
Peter Breger (European Commission)
|State of the meteorological market
Alex Longden (Met Office)
|The evolution of the ECOMET one-stop shop
Willie McCairns (ECOMET)
|The future of Data Services
Fabio Venuti (ECMWF)
|Understanding the economic benefits of NWP
Daniel Kull (World Bank)
|The NOAA Big Data project: vision and approach
Andy Bailey (NOAA/NWS)
|Evolution of the EUMETSAT Data Services strategy
Lothar Wolf (EUMETSAT)
|Private-sector perspectives on improving the socio-economic impact of weather data
Dennis Schulze (PRIMET)
|Drawing from the experience of Helix Nebula: collaboration between private sector and data providers in the scientific domain
Wolfgang Lengert (ESA)
Highlights and group discussions
Highlights from the workshop on improving the socio-economic impact of NWP data
16th Workshop on Meteorological Operational Systems (MOS)
Providing increasingly large and complex data sets, for scientists and industry to exploit, challenges traditional data centres to look at new technologies and work practices. This goes beyond the mere provision of data but also requires strategies for efficient processing and fast visualisation. Cloud based solutions and moving processing/visualisation to where data is stored are only some possible solutions.
The workshop on Meteorological Operational Systems (MOS) is biennially organised by ECMWF and reviews current and future developments of operational systems at ECMWF and National Weather Services. In 2017, the workshop focussed on how (open) data can be best brought to users. The workshop aimed to review current pull services, such as standardised web services (OGC, INSPIRE) and push services, such as product generation and dissemination. Participants were able to see the state-of-the-art of data service provision and were able to network with key players in this community. The workshop included sessions on operational visualisation systems and the traditional exhibition.
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