The ESSL Testbed 2017

The ESSL Testbed 2017

5 – 9 June, 19 – 23 June, 26 – 30 June and 3 – 7 July 2017 / Wiener Neustadt, Austria

The ESSL Testbed is an annual event to enhance severe weather forecasting across Europe, which has been organised since 2012.

The Testbed provides forecaster training and evaluates forecasting tools. Participation is aimed at forecasters of Europe’s weather services, as well as developers of forecast tools.

At the Testbed, participants will make experimental probabilistic forecasts of severe weather for Europe, together with experts in convective storms from Europe and the USA. Participants will be using novel forecasting and nowcast tools for which feedback will be collected, including satellite and high-resolution NWP data, as well as radar-based products. Each forecast is subsequently verified and evaluated. With this hands-on approach, the participants’ understanding of convective storms, and of the role of the various forecast tools, is deepened.

Participation is in one of the indicated four weeks above from Monday to Friday. A certificate of participation is provided at the end of the course. For more information and registration, see: