CAWCR Annual Workshop 2016


Annual Workshop | 5–9 December

For nearly 25 years, the Bureau of Meteorology organised an annual modelling workshop. The workshop brings together international speakers and those working in a topical area at the Bureau, CSIRO, universities and other research organisations.

In 2009, the Bureau and World Meteorological Organization brought the 5th International Conference on Data Assimilation to Melbourne. This year, modellers from within Australia and overseas experts working on data assimilation (DA) will come together again. The 2016 Workshop will be held at the Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins Street, Melbourne 5—9 December (Monday to Friday).

Student Workshop | 1–2 December

The Data Assimilation workshop will be preceeded by a DA student workshop on 1–2 December (Thursday and Friday) – another important meeting to prepare our nation for the future.

The aim of the intensive 2 day program is that participants will gain a broad understanding of the major methodological approaches to data assimilation for high dimensional multi-scale geophysical applications.

Researchers interested in data assimilation are urged to register for one or both of these workshops.
Register now! or for any further information or registration, please email Val Jemmeson.

Workshop themes:

  • Ensemble DA
  • Atmospheric DA
  • Satellite DA
  • Oceanic DA
  • Land DA
  • Reanalysis / coupled DA
  • Forecast sensitivity DA
  • Advanced methods
  • Generalised model data fusion


You can download a copy for the abstracts in PDF.

Annual Workshop Program:

You can download a copy for the program in PDF

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dr Jeffrey Anderson
    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), USA
  • Dr Craig Bishop
    Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Monterey, USA
  • Dr Mark Buehner
    Environment and Climate Change Canada
  • Mr Adam Clayton
    UK Met office, on secondment to Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA)
  • Dr John Derber
    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
  • Dr Clara Draper
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Goddard, USA
  • Dr Tijana Janjic Pfander
    Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research, Deutscher Wetterdienst, Germany
  • Dr Sujay Kumar
    Hydrological Sciences Laboratory, NASA, USA
  • Dr Stuart Moore
    National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research, New zealand
  • Dr Peter Steinle
    Bureau of Meteorology
  • Dr Michael Tsyrulnikov
    HydroMeteorological Centre of Russia (HydroMetCenter)

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