ECMWF runs workshops and seminars as part of its core activities. These typically last a few days, and provide the opportunity to hear expert speakers at seminars, and collaborate with colleagues during workshops. Most events are for our Member and Co-operating States, however some are open to broader audiences. 

Workshops and Annual Seminar

Annual seminar

The annual seminar looks at progress in a particular area of numerical weather forecasting. A new focus is chosen each year. The event runs over the course of a week in early September and is broken down into a series of lectures, given by ECMWF staff and independent experts.

September 2-6 2019 Annual Seminar: Subseasonal and seasonal forecasting: recent progress and future prospects
September 1-4 2020 Annual Seminar


Workshops cover a variety of aspects of the ECMWF operational and research activities. The discussions during these workshops have a substantial effect on the activity of ECMWF in many of the areas which have been taken as topics.

The workshops focus on specialist subjects related to climate monitoring, weather prediction and computing, and vary in length.

 2019 calendar

21-23 January ARISTOTLE-2 workshop
2-5 April

Workshop on Predictability, dynamics and applications research using the TIGGE and S2S ensembles

29 April - 3 May 2019 International Workshop on Radiative Transfer Models for Satellite Data Assimilation
30 April Webinar on radiosondes improving NWP
15 & 16 May Webinars on June upgrade of the IFS
3-6 June Using ECMWF's Forecasts (UEF2019)
10-13 June Workshop: Observational campaigns for better weather forecasts
17-21 June   OpenIFS workshop 2019
27 June

Workshop: Energy spectra and vertical velocity of the Earth's atmosphere

25-27 September NEXTGenIO Workshop on applications of NVRAM storage to exascale I/O
14-16 October Workshop: Building reproducible workflows for earth sciences
21-22 October ESCAPE-2 1st Dissemination Workshop
18-21 November

Workshop: Stratospheric modelling, predictability and influence on the troposphere

25-28 November

Satellite inspired hydrology in an uncertain future: an H SAF and HEPEX workshop

2020 calendar

3-6 February

4th workshop on assimilating satellite cloud and precipitation observations for NWP

1-4 June Using ECMWF's Forecasts (UEF2020)
14-18 September

19th Workshop on high performance computing in meteorology, Bologna, Italy

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