“Hydrological Constellations”: a science & art piece

“Hydrological Constellations”: a science & art piece

Contributed by Louise Arnal (artist & scientist; postdoctoral fellow at the University of Saskatchewan) From 29 June to 1 July 2021, the joint workshop “Connecting global to local hydrological modelling and forecasting: scientific advances and challenges”, co-organized by ECMWF – CEMS – C3S – HEPEX – GFP, was held virtually. As a scientist and artist, I wanted to participate and reflect on the topics explored during the workshop with both my scientist and artist hats on. With the support of…

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Getting the early career HEPEX initiative off the ground

Getting the early career HEPEX initiative off the ground

On 7 May 2021, 32 early career scientists and young professionals from 17 different countries met online for the kick-off meeting of a new early-career initiative: EC-HEPEX! EC-HEPEX is part of the wider HEPEX community and aims to bring together people in the early stages of their careers related to hydrological prediction, working as a space for communication, collaboration and the sharing of ideas. Learn more about the initial vision in our first blog post. To be part of the…

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HEPEX @ MODSIM 2021

HEPEX @ MODSIM 2021

MODSIM is coming around again this year from 5-9 December and very excitingly you can now attend remotely or in person (!!!). So there are options for everyone! For those who aren’t aware, MODSIM is the biannual conference of the Modelling and Simulation Society of Australia and New Zealand, and attracts >700 delegates from all corners of the globe and all walks of modelling. The HEPEX sessions at MODSIM have a brief but eventful history: they began in 2015 and…

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Calling all early career scientists interested in hydrological forecasting!

Calling all early career scientists interested in hydrological forecasting!

Are you an early career scientist* (ECS) interested in hydrological forecasting? Do you know an early career scientist who’s interested in hydrological forecasting? Then find out more about the HEPEX early career initiative kick-off below, and share with anyone you think might be interested!  *What exactly is an early career scientist, we hear you say? We think this covers a whole range of people and it’s up to each individual, but if you’re in the early stages of a career…

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What is the value of seasonal forecasts for water resources management?

What is the value of seasonal forecasts for water resources management?

Contributed by Andres Peñuela, Christopher Hutton and Francesca Pianosi Improved skill of predictions for the North Atlantic circulation and Northern Europe have motivated an increasing effort to improve seasonal weather forecasting systems. Seasonal weather forecasts are expected to be useful for a range of purposes, including to improve the management of water resource systems. To contribute to the assessment of seasonal forecasts value for water managers, we ran a simulation exercise investigating how they could integrate seasonal forecast products in…

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