10th Anniversary Meeting

new-hepex-logoTenth Anniversary Workshop

24-26th June 2014, Maryland, USA

The workshop program is available [here].

Since the inaugural workshop at ECMWF in Reading, UK, in 2004, the Hydrologic Ensemble Prediction Experiment (HEPEX) has grown from the ideas of a few enthusiastic scientists to a thriving network of researchers around the globe working towards a common mission:

 to demonstrate the added value of hydrological ensemble predictions (HEPS) for emergency management and water resources sectors to make decisions that have important consequences for economy, public health and safety.”

The HEPEX 10th anniversary workshop will acknowledge the contributions of all colleagues working towards improved hydrological ensemble predictions. It will review the achievements of this network with regard to its key questions, establish today’s state of the art in the research and operational communities, and develop a roadmap for the science and practice in the coming years.

The workshop will be an opportunity to discuss a range of technical and scientific topics related to hydrological ensemble prediction, including the calibration and downscaling of atmospheric ensemble predictions, hydrologic data assimilation, post-processing of hydrological predictions, uncertainty quantification, ensemble verification and forecast communication and use. Special attention will be paid to methodologies and systems developed by researchers and operational services around the world under the umbrella of HEPEX.

Workshop Topics

This workshop will be organized with panel discussions, oral presentations, poster sessions, training units and lots of opportunity for discussions and sharing of experience. We invite you to come and contribute to one of the session topics listed below:

  1. End user needs for HEPS in floods, flash floods, droughts and water managements
  2. Communicating (HEPS) uncertainty for experts, civil protection and the public: what social science expertise and experience have to do with it?
  3. Blur versus sharpness: which uncertainty ranges are acceptable for decision making?
  4. Decision making under uncertainty – concrete examples
  5. My HEPS is running! Presentation of existing systems, their benefits and challenges
  6. Innovation and new ideas for HEPEX: towards a new decade
  7. Training and teaching material – games,  knowledge creating and sharing

Abstract submission (closed)

Please submit a short abstract following the template (download abstract template here) to ken.pavelle@noaa.gov, by the deadline of 23 February 2014.

Venue & Logistics: here

Organization & Contact: here

Program: here

First announcement: here