Programme for Keir Bovis and Charline Marzin visit, 24-27 March 2015

Post-visit section

Keir has posted a number of presentations on the shared repository service, covering many of the topics discussed with people during his visit.

The CAWCR seminar presentation he gave is included as "Presentation given about the TI programme".

Keir also asked me to pass on message of thanks to everyone: Please pass on my thanks to all colleagues I met who made my stay in Melbourne so enjoyable. I'll put together my notes and circulate to you in due course. If anyone has any follow up questions please tell them not to hesitate to contact me.

Purpose of visits

Keir Bovis and Charline Marzin from the UK Met Office External Collaboration Team are visiting from 24-27 March for discussions on the UM Technical Infrastructure Programme and development of the joint science programme.

They will be visiting both CAWCR-BoM and CMAR Aspendale sites; at the Bureau, they will be sitting in one of the visitor offices on 10 North.

In their own words ...

Keir Bovis, Project Manager, UM Technical Infrastructure Programme

  1. Raise awareness of TI programme across BoM/CSIRO/CoECSS
  2. Help facilitate TI planning with you and other key staff through face-to-face discussions.
  3. Review TI activities undertaken away from Met Office to identify areas for development
  4. Develop relationships.

Draft program for Keir's visit is below.

Charline Marzin, Science Partnerships

Discuss how to develop the joint science programme (governance, areas where formally joining efforts would be beneficial). So far, ideas discussed for possible projects have been around global model development and evaluation, joint convective-scale model development, tropical convection, Earth System modelling (especially CMIP6 contribution to MIPs, chemistry and aerosols and land surface), DA, and possibly identify directed joint efforts to deliver new science and capability.

I could give a talk on progress with GA7/GC3 development, or focus on our tropical research agenda and convective-scale modelling, or a general status and plans etc...

I would also like to take the opportunity if possible to discuss some of my personal research over the maritime continent that I’ve been working on with my Singaporean colleagues.

Draft program for Charline's visit is in the following attachment: marzin_programme_mar2015.v2.doc

CAWCR Seminars, 10:00am Wednesday 25th March, 9E Conference Room

Wednesday, 25th March 2015, 10:00am - 10:45am
Conference Room, 9th floor East, Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins St, Melbourne

Recent developments in the UM Technical Infrastructure Programme
Keir Bovis (UK Met Office, Exeter)

The Partner Technical Infrastructure Programme focuses on delivering capabilities that resolve priority weaknesses of the UM Infrastructure rather than ongoing maintenance. The medium term goal is a more streamlined system that is more flexible, easier to use and easier to adopt for both Research and Production requirements.

This presentation will summarise some of the achievements to-date, planned collaborative work in 2015/16 and identify benefits that when fully realised, will fulfil the Programme vision.

More information about the Technical Infrastructure Programme can be found in Trac pages contained within the Met Office Science Repository Service

Wednesday, 25th March 2015, 11:00am - 11:45am
Conference Room, 9th floor East, Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins St, Melbourne

Update on Met Office’s recent model developments and system implementation
Charline Marzin (UK Met Office, Exeter)

The upgrades made to the global modelling system in PS34 (June 2014) and to the Limited Area Models in PS35 (February 2015) comprise the biggest changes made to the Met Office’s Unified Model systems in the last 10 years, including the implementation of the new dynamical core ENDGame.

This seminar will outline these changes and benefits, and present other aspects of Unified Model system development from convective scale to earth system application, model performance, tropical convection, and a future look to the next generation dynamical core and associated software infrastructure. Recent developments towards the next Global Coupled configuration (GC3) that will be the foundation of the future Met Office’s seamless suite of coupled operational systems will be presented.

Finally, as the UM Partnership has entered a mature phase, there is scope to jointly develop some new science capability in key areas identified as joint priorities.

Draft program for Keir Bovis visit

Tuesday 24th March

Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins St, Melbourne

9:30 Michael Naughton, L10 Welcome and introductory discussion
10:00 - 10:30 Robin Bowen, Level 6, Room 6.2 TIHP - High Performance Computing, benchmarking and optimisation
* Ilia Bermous, Ben Evans, Mark Cheeseman, Tim Pugh, Martin Dix, Peter Steinle, Michael Naughton
10:30 - 11:30 Yi Xiao, Fabrizio Baordo and others
Level 6, Room 6.2
NWP Suite Design discussion
* Peter Steinle, Michael Naughton, Robin Bowen, Asri Sulaiman, Wenming Lu, Ilia Bermous, Chris Tingwell, Jin Lee, Imtiaz Dharssi, Jim Fraser, Joan Fernon, Gary Dietachmayer, Kamal Puri, ...
11:30 - 12:00 Keir Bovis, Level 6, Room 6.2 Met Office use of Trac tickets for UM Development and Scientific Research
12:00 - 12:30 Peter Steinle TIDA - Data Assimilation work package
* Tan Le, Yi Xiao
12:30 Lunch
13:30 - 14:15 Debbie Hudson and Jing-Jia Luo, 9E Meeting Room Seasonal Prediction collaboration
14:15 - 15:00 Jing-Jia Luo, Harun Rashid, Matt Wheeler, et al., 9E Meeting Room Maritime Continent collaboration
15:00 - 16:30 Christian Jakob and Scott Wales ARCCSS Science & Technical collaboration
16:30 Finish

Wednesday 25th March

Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins St, Melbourne

9:30 Kamal Puri and Michael Naughton Welcome
10:00 - 10:45 Keir Bovis CAWCR Seminar, 9E Seminar Room
11:00 - 11:45 Charline Marzin CAWCR Seminar, 9E Seminar Room
12:00 Lunch
13:30 - 14:00 Beth Ebert and Chris Bridge TIVE - Verification
* Xiaoxi Wu, Yi Xiao
14:00 - 14:30 Peter Craig, Peter May, L9 CAWCR science and technical collaboration; UM Consortium Board and TAG aspects
14:30 - 17:00 Kamal Puri et al., Level 9E Meeting Room Meeting with Earth System Modelling Programme Team Leaders
17:00 Finish

Thursday 26th March

CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Station St, Aspendale

9:30 Tony Hirst and Martin Dix Welcome and introductions
Tony Hirst CSIRO Science Collaboration
Martin Dix & Tony Hirst CSIRO TI Collaboration
Martin Dix TIFF/TIAN - NetCDF file format for Ancil and UM
* Peter Dobrohotoff
Rachel Law TILS - CABLE and JULES land surface models
* Jhan Srbinovsky
12:30 Lunch
17:00 Finish

Friday 27th March

Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins St, Melbourne

09:00 Kamal Puri and Michael Naughton Welcome
09:00 - 09:30 Michael Naughton, Ben Evans, 9N Meeting Room HPC collaboration: TIHP & ACCESS-Opt - High Performance Computing, benchmarking and optimisation
* Mark Cheeseman, Dale Roberts, Marshall Ward, Ben Menadue, Ross Nobes, Tomohiro Yamada, Ilia Bermous, Martin Dix, Peter Steinle
Apologies: Robin Bowen, Tim Pugh
09:30 - 10:00 Michael Naughton, Martin Dix, Scott Wales, 9N Meeting Room TIAG - Technical Advisory Group and UM Consortium Board
10:00 - 11:00 Scott Wales & Wenming Lu, 9N Meeting Room Roundtable discussion with ACCESS TI Working Group members
11:00 - 11:30 Jim Fraser & Joan Fernon Bureau Operational Job Scheduler Evaluation Project
11:30 - 12:00 Yi Xiao NWP Suites
12:00 - 12:30 Imtiaz Dharssi Ancillary data
12:30 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Lawrie Rikus, 9E Meeting Room TIUT - Model diagnostic, debugging, utility and optimisation tools
* Gary Dietachmayer, Greg Roff, Peter Steinle, Martin Dix, Wenming Lu
15:00 - 15:30 Zhian Sun, Yi Xiao, Lawrie Rikus; 9E Meeting Room Model evaluation packages -- AutoAssess and TRUI
15:30 - 16:00 Keir Bovis UM Users Workshop, UM Users Tutorial & ACCESS Users Tutorial
16:00 - 16:30 Kamal Puri and Michael Naughton Wrap-up discussion
16:30 Finish


For further information, please contact Kamal Puri (k.puri@...) or Michael Naughton (m.naughton@...; 9669 4411; 0430 422420 )

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