Monday, September 20, 2010

A few perspectives

Several active bloggers were at the meeting and posts relating to their views are linked here. This list will be updated if and when I am alerted to any additional posts elsewhere but will be limited to views from workshop participants. Please comment on their comment threads as well as here.

Serendipity - Steve Easterbrook (software expert)

Bryan Lawrence (British atmospheric Data Centre)

Claerclimatecode - Nick Barnes (software expert)

Protons for breakfast - Michael de Podesta (metrologist)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Exeter workshop presentations available

I am in the process of uploading all presentations to the site at I will also post agreed outcomes, hopefully within the week and revamp the frontpage to reflect these outcomes. Like everybody else I also have a day job so please be patient whilst I make these changes.

In the longer term we hope to publish highlights in BAMS and as a longer WMO Tech Doc but this will take some time and require consultation with organisers and rapporteurs and vetting by participants.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thanks for input - how this will be considered

Thanks on behalf of the entire organising committee to all those who have taken the time and effort to comment constructively upon the white papers. I am currently in the process of parsing out all comments to the most relevant white papers. In some cases this will involve your post being considered by multiple breakout groups. Within each breakout group we will start the discussion by reading the pertinent comments received before debating amongst those present. Several copies of your remarks will also be available in hard copy for breakout groups to refer to. Breakout chairs have been tasked with ensuring that your comments are adequately considered. There will then be plenary discussions before final decisions are taken. Workshop participants have been urged to read the blog postings that are relevant to their assigned breakout groups in advance of the meeting.

I will be closing comments on all remaining posts at 12Z on 9/2. I will retain comments open on this thread until further notice (comments still to follow the house rules to be considered) but will have limited connectivity and therefore ability to moderate comments until the week after the workshop so any comments received after 9/2 may not be processed until then.

After the meeting next steps will be much clearer and will start to be articulated in a journal article and a technical document although clearly no concrete dates can be given for these appearing. We also hope to emerge from the meeting with some concrete next steps which will be articulated either here or more likely on the site as soon as details are confirmed.