20-22 November 2018
Beijing, China

Call for Applications

HIWeather research focuses on the entire value chain of the provision of weather forecasts and warnings on time-scales of minutes to two weeks. WCRP and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) will work together to ensure maximum interaction between WCRP's Grand Challenge on Weather and Climate Extremes and the HIWeather project. HIWeather seeks to:

  1. Advance understanding of weather processes and predictability
  2. Advance weather-related hazard forecasting on various scales
  3. Advance forecasting of impacts
  4. Measure skill and value of forecasts and warnings
  5. Improve the communication and perception of forecasts and warnings

The workshop will focus on hazards and impacts that result from disruptive winter weather, extreme localized winds, wildfires, urban flood, as well as urban heat and air quality. The workshop will be guided by the question of how the value of warnings can be increased.

We invite applications for workshop participation from all scientists who are working in any of the above-mentioned research areas. Please express your interest in participating in the workshop, together with an abstract for an oral or poster presentation (if applicable, max. 300 words) via email to the weather International Coordination Office: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., before 17 September 2018. Please note that the number of participants is limited to 80 and a selection will be made, if necessary, based on the application. See the official call for full information. 

HiWeather Workshop

The workshop is organized by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and hosted by Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CAMS), China Meteorology Administration (CMA)