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Home » MAPP Webinar Series: NOAA Unified Modeling Task Force Overview

MAPP Webinar Series: NOAA Unified Modeling Task Force Overview


Hindcast of September 8, 2008, simulated by an FV3-powered GFDL model at 13-km resolution. Image Credit: NOAA.

The NOAA CPO Modeling, Analysis, Predictions, and Projections (MAPP) program will host a webinar on the topic of an overview of the NOAA Unified Modeling Task Force on Wednesday, April 26, 2017. The announcement is provided below.

Date/Time Title & Presenters

April 26, 2017
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET
NOAA Unified Modeling Task Force Overview
Speaker and Panelists Speaker
Jason Link (NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service)
NOAA Unified Modeling Task Force Overview

John Dunne (NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory)

Scott Cross (NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS))

Chris Brown (NOAA NESDIS)

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Jason Link – In April 2016 NOAA’s Research Council established the Unified Modeling Task Force (UMTF) as a cross-NOAA effort designed to develop a common framework for model interoperability and facilitate transdisciplinary collaborations among (and beyond) NOAA modelers, and to develop a unified modeling approach for the agency. The UMTF includes appointed members from all of NOAA’s Line Offices. It recently published a NOAA Technical Report defining an approach for unified modeling at NOAA, including key elements of unified modeling and high-priority recommendations.

This presentation will provide an overview of the Unified Modeling Task Force report, including main recommended actions: (1) Establish a Formal Body to Oversee Modeling (beyond the one-year mandate of the UMTF), (2) Establish a NOAA-Wide process for Information Exchange, (3) Procure Resources to Execute NOAA-Wide Modeling, (4) Define Best Practices in NOAA Modeling, (5) Establish Regular Review for Model Redundancy and Retention, (6) Make HPC More Accessible to all of NOAA. Next steps, recommended by the Research Council as a follow-up to the report, will also be outlined.

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