We hope that HEPEX continues to grow, and for that to happen we obviously need to ensure that early career scientists are encouraged to join and become active members of the HEPEX community.
Being part of a community has benefits to the early-career scientist; it increases the exposure and visibility of their work, and also helps them to understand the wider-context of their research. This, as well as networking with more established scientists put them in a better position when applying for jobs.
Gaining a more active early-career participation and engaging them fully in community activities also has benefits to HEPEX; it will be better able to attract and retain the best researchers within the field and bring fresh ideas to the discipline. This will of course serve to help to advance the science and practice of hydrological ensemble predictions.
We are currently thinking of ways for HEPEX to better engage early-career researchers, and would love to hear any ideas that you might have.
The first initiative that you will notice is a series of ‘Introducing…’ blog posts. Starting on Friday, we will be inviting early-career scientists to introduce themselves to the HEPEX community; then we can all say hi to them at conferences and meetings!
Contact @ HEPEX: Liz Stephens (Early-Career Representative)