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New EPIC Workshop

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July 18th-22nd at the Holiday Inn in College Park, MD and virtually everywhere

This summer the Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC), the Unified Forecast System (UFS), and the UFS Research to Operations community are coming together to deliver a five-day Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop. Throughout the week, attendees will have the opportunity to explore avenues for their own research development, learn about updates to the UFS, share successes within the scope of contributing the most reliable and accurate forecast modeling system in the world, and voice their thoughts on where our exciting future will go from here. It is the goal of the workshop to engage the greater weather enterprise and academia in the on-going effort to accelerate contributions to the Unified Forecast System. This first-of-its-kind event is your chance to dive into innovations in forecasting.

Visit the workshop web page to view the agenda and register or submit an abstract: https://epic.noaa.gov/eventsposts/epic-summer-workshop/

WPO Launches New Social Science Hub

By Alexus Moore and the Social Science Program Team

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Over the last 15 years, NOAA has made great strides in integrating social and behavioral sciences in part through externally funded research projects. The goal of these efforts is to improve the communication of forecast products, assess the verbal and visual presentation of uncertainty, understand hazardous weather decision environments, and more. While much social and behavioral science research exists on these topics, it is not always presented in forms most accessible to forecasters and physical science researchers. This also makes navigating how to successfully integrate social science findings into physical science research and operational products challenging.

This is what inspired the Weather Program Office’s Social Science Program to increase the accessibility of social science research within NOAA—both for operational meteorologists and research scientists, through launching WPO’s Social Science Program’s internal Google site. 

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