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A scientific “ambassador” beyond HEPEX – interview with Maria-Helena Ramos

A scientific “ambassador” beyond HEPEX – interview with Maria-Helena Ramos

Contributed by Ilias Pechlivanidis.  During summer 2018, I could easily spot a single HEPEX member for her persistent forecasts regarding the (potential) winner of the 2018 World Cup international football tournament. Unfortunately her favourite team did not succeed at the end, but Maria-Helena Ramos does not need a 100% hit rate in predicting a football winner to secure her place in the HEPEX ‘wall of fame’; this has already been earned by her long-term commitment to the community, her continuous…

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The Handfilm of HEPS soon at a theater near you

The Handfilm of HEPS soon at a theater near you

Following my previous posts, I have been (falsely) accused of being presumptuous and over-confident in my predictions. So, this time, I have decided to stop speculating and to talk about something everybody in this HEPEX community should be placing an early bet on: next year’s Chaoscar best picture award frontrunner, the “Handfilm of HEPS”. Which film could have better chances for the most prestigious award in Earth Sciences? Experts have weighed in on which film will win the best picture…

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Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019 – What not to miss!

Hydrological Forecasting at EGU 2019 – What not to miss!

The EGU 2019 Annual General Assembly will take place from 7–12 April 2017 in Vienna. If you are planning to go and want to meet HEPEX people, here are some tips on the sessions that might interest you. If unfortunately you cannot be there this year, you can browse the programme of these sessions following the links below and learn more about the different work that’s going to be presented. The sessions of the sub-division on Hydrological Forecasting focus on…

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Satellite inspired hydrology in an uncertain future – a joint H SAF and HEPEX workshop

Satellite inspired hydrology in an uncertain future – a joint H SAF and HEPEX workshop

When: 25-28 November 2019 Where: ECMWF , Reading, UK How: Registration now open NOTE: Last day for registration is 15 September. Five years ago, H SAF and HEPEX organised a joint workshop on “Coupled hydrology” at ECMWF, and now it is time to revisit the subject. Last time around the workshop was split into first an H SAF part, followed by a joint session and finished with a HEPEX workshop. This time the idea is to have joint sessions all…

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Women In Hydrological Forecasting: a Call for Action

Women In Hydrological Forecasting: a Call for Action

Today is International Women’s Day, and many professional societies and communities of practice reflect on issues of gender balance, recognising achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic, political or otherwise. Within HEPEX, our then HEPEX columnist Bettina Schaefli reflected on gender balance in the EGU, raising the “big open question is here of course what we can do about this in our everyday work?”. Hydrological forecasting has many more individuals that deserve mentioning. However, if we…

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