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4th All Staff Workshop, 15-19 April 2024, Norrköping & hybrid - on-going
Since Monday 15 April, the ACCORD 4th All Staff Workshop have started ! Find any information on the 4th ACCORD ASW page

opening in Norrköping

The 6th hybrid STAC meeting was held at the RMI in Brussels on 25 and 26 October
The entire MG was exceptionally invited to attend.
This was an opportunity for the two groups to work together on preparing the scientific strategy for the next phase of ACCORD.

ACCORD MG visit to IMO (Reykjavik) and 3nd in-person MG meeting.
On 28 September, the ACCORD/MG met the NWP team of IMO (Icelandic Met Office) besides the EWGLAM/C-SRNWP conference, in order to learn more about the staff composing the team, their fields of interest and their organisation.

Group photo of IMO representatives and staff with the ACCORD/MG

The Assembly held its 6th virtual meeting on Monday, June 26, 2023.
The main discussions and conclusions were on:

  • Management positions: new AL for DA and Physics since March 2023, new CSS on the 1st September 2023
  • White paper follow-on: The Assembly approved the ToR of the user representatives, as well as the ToR and the conditions for opening the position of the Documentation Officer (DO) (the call was launched in August).
  • Machine Learning (ML) for NWP and ACCORD: The Assembly encouraged Members to be proactive, to join forces and to look for opportunities and collaborations. The Assembly tasked the PM to organize the preparation of a strategic approach on ML for NWP in ACCORD.
  • Preparation of next phase strategy: The Assembly unanimously approved the procedure and timetable for preparing the strategy for the next phase of ACCORD.
  • Communication on DEODE (DE_330)
  • Membership: Latvia, Indonesia, NZ
  • Information of Arpege-IFS software agreement
    The Assembly decided to hold the next Assembly meeting as a full-day hybrid meeting on the 4th December 2023 in Reading.
    The Minutes have been adopted by email.

ACCORD MG visit to INM (Tunis) and 2nd in-person MG meeting
On 4-5 May 2023, the Management Group visited the Tunisian NMS in the context of an ACCORD/MG visit to a Member Institute. The program of the discussions on 4 May is outlined on this dedicated article.
There was a shared feeling that this visit had been beneficial for both sides, for INM staff to have the opportunity to present their plans, their overall activity and meet in person a large fraction of the ACCORD/MG, and for the MG to meet the NWP team and learn about INM.
Throughout the two days, the ACCORD/MG appreciated the high quality of the presentations and the discussions with the team in Tunis, as well as the excellent hosting by INM.

Group photo in the meeting room at INM
Group photo in Carthage

3rd ACCORD All Staff Workshop, the second one in an hybrid format

All material is available on the ASW2023 page and photos can be downloaded from the ASM3: photos article.

The participants are already looking forward to the 4th All Staff Workshop scheduled for April 15-19 April, 2024 (possibly in SMHI, t.b.c.).

  • it did run smoothly: WARM CONGRATULATIONS to the Estonian hosts
  • 198 registered participants of which 90 on site,
  • in addition 32 remote participants just popped up without registering,
  • 65 to 95 remote participants during the sessions,
  • 8 sessions plus the opening & closing sessions, and 3 side-meetings,
  • 78 speakers including 19 poster presenters,
  • video-recording: 30 hours.

A big THANK YOU to the participants, in-situ or remotely, who made this All Staff Workshop a real success.

And a big PERSONAL THANK YOU from the 1st CSS ACCORD for all the touching attentions on the occasion of the announcement of her upcoming departure (see photos).

Governance meetings in 2023

More information and material on the dedicated pages under "EVENTS"

  • MG regular video-meetings (every other Friday morning)
  • Selection committee meetings for DA and Physics ALs, 27 February
  • All Staff Workshop (with LTM meeting): Tallinn (hybrid), 27-31 March 2023
  • MG visit to INM and in-person meeting: 4-5 May 2023, Tunis (hybrid)
  • STAC spring meeting: 25 May morning (video)
  • Bureau meeting: 7 June(video)
  • 6th Assembly video meeting, 26 June afternoon
  • EWGLAM-SRNWP meeting 25-28 September, hybrid meeting (Iceland) with, if possible an LTM meeting, and a MG meeting on 29 September
  • autumn STAC, two half-day, in person, date and place to be defined
  • PAC meeting, if convened by the Assembly
  • ACCORD Bureau
  • Assembly meeting, 4 December, Reading (hybrid)

ACCORD Management Group photo gallery, on March 2023

New Area Leaders for Physics and DA

After the call issued on 14 December, with a deadline on 10 February, the selection panel interviewed and ranked the candidates. The Bureau was presented with the result of the selection and proposed an electronic vote to the Assembly.
On 20 March 2023, the Assembly unanimously nominated Benedikt Strajnar from ARSO as Data Assimilation Area Leader and Metodija Shapkalijevski from SMHI as Physics Area Leader.

The ACCORD MG is now complete, welcomes the 2 new members and has resumed their tasks !

From the 1st of January 2021, 26 National Met Services [1] join more closely their scientific research efforts towards developing the tools of excellence for NWP on Limited Area Domains and enter into a large partnership : the consortium ACCORD (A Consortium for COnvection-scale modelling Research and Development).
The ACCORD governance and organisation is defined in the Memorandum of Understanding. The strategy of the consortium and the common key objectives of the Members for the next five years are summarised in the document 2021-2025 Strategy. Annual Rolling Work Plans are derived from this strategy.

ACCORD Members
ACCORD Organisational chart, December 2023
ACCORD Local Team Managers photo gallery, March 2023
ACCORD Management Group photo gallery, on March 2023
ACCORD PAC Group photo gallery, from 1/1/2023
ACCORD STAC Group photo gallery, from 1/1/2023
Notes :

[1ACCORD: consortium of the National Met Services of Algeria, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, , Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Lithuania, Morocco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Tunisia and Turkey