RDA Europe spring school on weather, climate and air quality, 25-26 May 2017, Barcelona

RDA Europe spring school on weather, climate and air quality, 25-26 May 2017, Barcelona
25 May 2017

RDA Europe spring school on weather, climate and air quality, 25-26 May 2017, Barcelona


The RDA Interest Group on weather, climate and air quality, RDA Europe and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS) are organising a 2-day Spring School this May 25 to 26, in Barcelona. 

Lessons will consist in a mix of lectures and hands-on session. The course will take place on Thursday and Friday, organised in four modules provided in English.

Recommended prerequisites are:
● Basic linux-unix
● Weather/Climate/Air Quality data and tools (nco, cdo, netcdf, …)

Important information:

● General lectures and hands-on sessions will be provided. The participants are expected to bring their own laptops.
● To confirm your participation, please contact organisers by email to Pierre-Antoine Bretonnière (pierre-antoine.bretonniere@bsc.es) or Francesco Benincasa (francesco.benincasa@bsc.es)  before the 31st of March 2017.
● The industry and the public sector are encouraged to participate, we especially encourage the participation of young practitioners
● 4-5 students or young engineers will be selected by the programme committee to have their expenses (travel+accommodation) covered


Wednesday afternoon: ice-breaker buffet
09:30 - 09:45 Introduction by BSC
09:45 - 10:30 Session 1: Dealing with dynamic and real-time datasets, PIDs by Sandro Fiore - CMCC Euro-mediterranean Center on Climate Change
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:30 Session 2: EO data and Copernicus by Pierre-Philippe Mathieu - ESA European Space Agency
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:15 Session 3: Metadata definitions, governance, automated tools to generate the metadata by Antonio Cofiño - University of Cantabria
15:15 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:15 Session 4: Experiment and model/instrument documentation, CIM by Mark Greenslade - IPSL Pierre Simon-Laplace Institute
09:00 - 10:30 Session 5a: Volume growth of the data, cost of data traffic and examples to make a more efficient use (Stephan Kindermann - DKRZ German Climate Computing Centre)
10:30 - 10:45 Break
10:45 - 12:30 Session 5b: Hands-on session
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 6a: Bringing the compute to the data (data close to HPC), data analytics, cost models for the computing time required by David Carrera - BSC Barcelona Supercomputing Center
15:00 - 15:15 Break
15:15 - 17:00 Session 6b: Hands-on session


Location: Barcelona Supercomputing Center, c/ Jordi Girona 31, Capella Building, “Severo Ochoa” room Barcelona

Programme committee: Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Fabrizio Gagliardi, Peter Wittenburg,
Local committee: Francesco Benincasa, Pierre-Antoine Bretonnière, Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Fabrizio Gagliardi