As you may have heard, the 2018 HEPEX workshop in Melbourne is coming up soon (Feb 6-8, 2018). Abstracts are due for submission on Sep 30, 2017. The workshop will feature both oral and poster presentations. The theme for the workshop is ‘breaking the barriers’ to highlight current challenges facing ensemble forecasting researchers and practitioners and how they can (and have!) been overcome. We wish to highlight the following barriers:
- using ensemble forecasts to improve decisions in practice
- extending forecasts in space (including to ungauged areas) and across lead-times, from short-term to sub-seasonal to seasonal forecast horizons
- using ensemble forecasts to maximize economic returns from existing water infrastructure (e.g. reservoirs), even as inflows and demand for water change
- using ensemble forecasts to improve environmental management of rivers
- applying ensemble forecasts for agriculture
- searching for better/new sources of forecast skill
- balancing the use of dynamical climate and hydrological models with the need for reliable ensembles
- communicating forecast quality and uncertainty to end users
More generally, we welcome contributions on new and improved ensemble hydrological prediction methods, as well the application of existing methods in practical and operational settings.
The HEPEX workshop is a highly effective forum for exchanging ideas and experiences on all things hydrological forecasting, and registration is free. So get to submitting those abstracts!
Any questions? Please contact us!