May 11th, 2009

COST Action ES0602 MC & WG meetings

Venue: Budapest, Hungary, Hungarian Meteorological Service, Kitaibel Pal utca 1
Local organiser: Krisztina Labancz, Hungarian Meteorological Service

Meeting programme

09:00 – 13:00 MC meeting
  • Welcome to participants
  • Adoption of agenda
  • Minutes of last meeting
  • Report from the Scientific Officer
    • News from the COST Office
    • Status of Action
    • Number of Signatories
    • Budget Status, budget allocation process
  • Year Budget status and planning
  • STSM status, applications
  • Publications, annual report
  • Evaluations
  • Request for new members
  • Non-COST participations, including a presentation by prof. Eugene Genikhovich
  • Updates of Co-ordinates MC / WGs etc
  • Web news
  • Progress report of working groups
    • Set up of working groups programme and membership progress
  • Long-term planning
  • Time and place of next meeting
  • AOB
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:30 WG meetings
19:00 Joint dinner

May 12th, 2009

Workshop organised by the COST Action ES0602 “Towards a European Network of Chemical Weather Forecasting and information systems”

Modelling and forecasting atmospheric composition: from individual chemical transport models towards multi-model ensembles

Venue: Budapest, Hungary, Hungarian Meteorological Service, Kitaibel Pal utca 1
Local organiser: Krisztina Labancz, Hungarian Meteorological Service

The objectives of the workshop are to evaluate and analyse air quality forecasting models and their operational applications, including the inter-comparison of individual modelling systems and presentation of air quality ensembles. The results of existing major European research projects in this area will be reviewed. Finally, we aim to identify the prominent gaps of knowledge and outline future research needs.

Workshop Agenda:

9.00 – 9.10 Welcome, Chairpersons: Mikhail Sofiev and Jaakko Kukkonen

Overviews of research projects and actions
9:10 – 9:30 J. Kukkonen: Overview of the progress of the COST ES0602 action
9:30 – 9:50 V-H. Peuch: GEMS and PROMOTE ensembles
9:50 – 10:10 J. Kaminski: Canadian air quality forecasting

10:10 – 10:30 Coffee break

10:30 – 10:50 H. Fagerli: The modelling within EMEP on long-term atmospheric pollution
10:50 – 11:10 A. Baklanov: Overview of the MEGAPOLI project
11:10 – 11:30 M. Gauss: Overview of the CityZen project

11:30 – 12:30 Lunch

Model ensembles and inter-comparisons
12:30 – 12:50 T. Haigh: Near real time monitoring of air quality in Europe
12:50 – 13:10 M. Sofiev: Model inter-comparisons within COST-728 and COST ES0602
13:10 – 13:30 S. Galmarini: An ensemble system for air quality applications

13:30 – 14:00 Coffee break

14:00 – 16:00 Structured discussion. What have been the major achievements of the current research projects and actions, which measures would result in more reliable and accurate chemical weather forecasting, is the COST ES0602 action progressing to the correct direction, major gaps of knowledge and future research needs.

16:00 Closure

Group Photo

Group photo of meeting participants.



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