The 7th NCEP Ensemble Users Workshop will be held at NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) in College Park, Maryland during the period June 13-15, 2016. The purpose of the workshop is (i) to bring together experts and users involved in the generation and use of NCEP ensembles, (ii) to review progress on the generation and use of operational products since our last meeting in March 2014, and (iii) to discuss plans for future efforts and collaborations. The main goal of the workshop is to support NWS in its transition from single value to probabilistic forecasting. The ultimate goal is to convey forecast uncertainty in a user-relevant form. Collaborative efforts on the national (NUOPC, DTC) and international (NAEFS, NMME) scale will also be discussed.
The workshop is organized by the NCEP Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) jointly with the NCAR Developmental Testbed Center (DTC) whose goal is to facilitate the future testing and transition of newly developed methods into operations, with support from the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) of NWS.