The Danish Meteorological Institute is hosting a workshop
on crowdsourced data in NWP and the atmospheric sciences as a whole.
4 -5 December 2018*
*It has been necessary to move the workshop as many participants had a conflict with another event.
Within recent years the amount of crowdsourced data within the atmospheric sciences has vastly expanded. Pressure from smartpho nes, data from private weather stations and information of slippery roads from cars are no longer difficult to retrieve. The quality of such data can be relatively poor compared to conventional observations, however, the quantity is usually much larger. From april to august 2018 DMI collected more than 25 million smartphone pressure observations from Denmark alone.
DMI is hosting this workshop with two aims, 1) Gather experts on crowdsourced data focused on NWP, to start a network of people working on the subject and 2) producing a white paper directing the research community towards best practices and guidelines on the subject.
Contact person: kd.imd@hak , Kasper Hintz
Contact K. Hintz to sign up
Keynote speaker: Conor McNicholas
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
C. McNicholas is an expert in collecting and processing Smartphone Pressure Observations.
Program day 1, 4 December
- 10.00 - 10.10: Welcome by the deputy director of DMI, Anne Højer Simonsen
- 10.10 - 10.50: Smartphone Pressure Collection and Bias Correction Using Machine Learning (Conor Mc Nicholas, University of Washington)
- 10.50 - 11.20: Collecting smartphone data (wind and pressure) and assimilation using 3DVAR (Kasper Hintz, DMI)
- 11.20 - 11.40: Time lagged EDA and its application in short range EPS and nowcasting (Xiaohua Yang, DMI)
- 11.40 - 12.05: DA and first use of crowdsourced data at DWD (Alexander Cress, DWD)
- 12.05 - 12.50: Lunch
- 12.55 - 13.10: Crowdsourcing activities at Météo-France (Èmilie Mallet and Gwenaelle Lebloa, Météo-France)
- 13.10 - 13.30: CrowdSourcing activities at the Met Office (Katharine O'Boyle, Met Office)
- 13.30 - 13.50: Automated QC and gridding process for citizen science data (Matthew Clark, Met Office)
- 13.50 - 14.10: Introduction to the DARE (Data Assimilation for the REsilient city) project (Sarah Dance, University of Reading)
- 14.10 - 14.30: Introduction to urban weather observations (Jo Waller, University of Reading)
- 14.30 - 15.00: Use of crowdsourced data and thoughts at ECMWF (Mohamed Dahoui, ECMWF)
- 15.00 - 15.30: Coffee/Tea break
- 15.30 - 15.45: EUMETNET activities about Crowdsourcing (Dick Blaauboer, KNMI)
- 15.45 - 17.00: Open discussion related to issues within crowdsourced data in the atmospheric sciences.
- 19.00 - x: Dinner (paid by DMI)
Program day 2, 5 December
- 09.00 - 09.15: Legal issues and black-boxes (Kasper Hintz, DMI)
- 09.15 - 12.00: Continuing discussion and strategic planning going forward.
- 12.00 - 12.45: Lunch
- 12.45 - 13.30: Tour of the operational weather center at DMI
After the workshop a white paper with the workshops findings will be produced. The aim of such a white paper is to guide the scientific community in best practices related to crowdsourced data in the atmosperic sciences