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Workshop on Verification Intercomparison

21-23 September 2016, Bologna, Viale Silvani 6, c/o Arpae Simc


In the framework of the Mesoscale Verification Inter-comparison over Complex Terrain (MesoVICT) project, the 2nd MesoVICT Workshop took place in Bologna (Italy), hosted by Arpae – SIMC (Hydro Meteo Climate Service), from 21 to 23 September 2016.

The aim of MesoVICT can be summarised as follows:

  • To investigate the ability of existing or newly developed spatial verification methods to verify fields other than deterministic precipitation forecasts, e.g., wind forecasts and ensemble forecasts.
  • To demonstrate the capability of spatial verification methods over complex terrain, and gain an understanding of the issues that arise from this more challenging situation.
  • To encourage community participation in the development and improvement of spatial verification methods, especially for evaluating high resolution numerical forecasts.
  • To provide a community testbed where common data sets are available, but also for the sharing of data and code to assist in developing and testing spatial verification methods.

More specifically, the purposes of the 2nd MesoVICT Workshop were:

  • to share new ideas on verification with specific focus on:
    • complex terrain,
    • parameters in addition to precipitation (e.g. wind),
    • observation uncertainty,
    • ensemble forecast
  • to discuss activity since the past workshop;
  • to meet and network with colleagues.


The workshop program is available here.



Presentations given at the Workshop in pdf format are now available.

Coffee, lunch-breaks and the workshop dinner were offered by the sponsors of the event:



The Workshop took place at the headquarters of the Hydro-Meteo-Climate Service, at the following address:

Viale Silvani 6
40122 Bologna


For further information, please contact  Andrea Montani.


Nodi organizzatori: Servizio Idro-Meteo-Clima

Tipologia: Workshop

Interesse: Internazionale