SMHI host FP7 EUPORIAS 1st General Assembly

From 1st-3rd October SMHI hosted the 1st General Assembly of the FP7 EUPORIAS project. Both the Rossby Centre and the Hydrology Group represent SMHI within the project, which is developing end-to-end impact prediction services, operating on seasonal to decadal (S2D) timescales, clearly demonstrating their value in informing decision–making, and thus stimulating a market for these new tools.

EUPORIAS group photo

Around 60 participants representing the 25 partners of the project came together at SMHI in Norrköping for three days of intensive presentations, discussion, and planning for the next year. In addition to plenary sessions focused on project wide issues there was also significant time devoted to break out parallel sessions where individual work packages could discuss their progress and future plans in more detail.

A number of stakeholders, whose needs are being addressed by the project, were also in attendance to provide vital feedback and input to the ongoing workplan. This was a key aim of the meeting and many fruitful discussions took place. Further members of the EUPORIAS Advisory Board were also available to provide expert advice and guidance to the consortium.

EUPORIAS meeting Hörsalen

It was an intense few days of meetings but participants did manage to squeeze in some time for enjoying the crisp autumn sunshine. A conference dinner, held in a restaurant in Norrköping city centre on the first evening, also provided the opportunity for further discussion in a more informal atmosphere.

For further information on the EUPORIAS project please follow the links on the right of this page.