YESS-YHS ECR Workshop Highlights

Highlights of the YESS & YHS ECR Workshop 

”Towards Regional Information to Improve Our Understanding on
Weather, Water, and Climate Extreme Events”

Held from 3-5 May at the Coast Canmore Hotel and Conference Centre in Canmore, Canada.
Kindly sponsored by GEWEX, WCRP & WMO. You can check the ECR Workshop’s agenda here.

DAY 1 

YESS’ member Gaby Langendijk and YHS’ member Caroline Aubry-Wake welcoming the Workshop participants

YESS’ member Faten Attig Bahar and YHS’ member Caroline Aubry-Wake introducing both organizations

Left: Peter Van Oevelen from GEWEX introduces goals, challenges and objectives of the GEWEX OSC 2018. Right: YESS’ member Marisol Osman introducing the YESS-YHS ECR Workshop objectives.

Left: Izidine Pinto introduces the discussion on scale-interactions, climate information and user-needs. Right: Prof. Dr. John Pomeroy, director of Global Water Futures gives an impulse talk on the role of Integrating observations, prediction systems and models in weather, climate and hydrology research.


Visit to the Fortress mountain Observatory. Inspiring explanation on how observations are conducted on these high altitudes and in this complex environment by John Pomeroy.

DAY 2 

Left: Marisol Osman opens day 2 with a recap of day 1. Right: Impulse talk by Greame Stephens (NASA JPL).

Inspiring discussions of WG1 on Data Sources, the main conventional & unconventional sources, gaps and needs.

WG2 discusses an ECR perspective on the scientific challenges for scale-interaction & user needs.

DAY 3 

Discussing the main outcomes of the Working Group 1 & 2 discussions – consolidating a ECR perspective to be outlined in a White Paper after the workshop.

Informal discussions between the ECR participants and the GEWEX GLASS Panel



Left: Receiving feedback on the ECR Workshop. Right: Closure and thanking the main contributors to the organisation of the ECR Workshop.


We had a very inspiring and fruitful ECR Workshop and are looking forward to continuing our discussions during the GEWEX OSC, as well as during the write-up of our white paper, elaborating on an ECR perspective on regional information, to be published in an international scientific journal.


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