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CHALLENGES
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13 challenges.

5 selected projects. 

£5,000 grant to build each solution.

Develop a tool to represent the hierarchical structure of a NetCDF dataset as a virtual file system.

Develop a tool to easily organise and present plots of existing verifications and diagnostics to assess numerical weather forecast models performance.

Implementation of a gallery of novel visualisation approaches to communicate weather information to non-experts.

Provide a widget to select and display areas on a map and can be utilised across existing web applications at ECMWF.

Develop a user friendly application to automate environmental data collection from pre-defined websites.

Develop a tool to search the web systematically, identifying data sources for observed environmental data.

Develop a tool to optimise data requests to our meteorological archive (MARS).

 Develop an application to facilitate the use of fire forecast data products.

 Providing a widely-used environment (such as Python) and a user-friendly GUI for existing calibration software (ecPoint-PyCal).

Develop an eye-catching monitoring tool that allows the spotting of critical differences in suites through colours, shapes, and volumes.

Develop a python tool to facilitate the access and use of observation quality monitoring information from other Numerical Weather Prediction Centres.

To view all of the challenges, click HERE.

Make a command-line tool to automatically back-up important data on disk to our tape archiving system in the most efficient way.

Facilitate publishing of reference documentation for software packages in Atlassian Confluence.

Magics

ECMWF’s meteorological

plotting library

Gain access to the largest archive of
meteorological and climate data worldwide:

Historical weather data

Hourly atmospheric
data
since 1979

Seasonal forecast data

Monthly forecast data up to 6 months ahead

TECHNOLOGIES AND DATA
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Metview

Interactively access, manipulate and visualise meteorological data

Environmental data from  Copernicus 

Global fire forecast data and atmospheric composition (Ozone, CO2, NO2…)

ecCodes

An application programming interface to de- and encode GRIB data

WHO CAN TAKE PART?
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See below examples of profiles that could be relevant for your team.

We are inviting all interested startups and teams to submit their applications for the challenge of their choice. 

Developers

Experts in
weather-related  
fields

Entrepreneurs

Data scientists

Designers/ Data visualisation experts

Cristina Prates

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Multicentre Quality Monitoring tool

Ruth Coughlan

Graduate Trainee at ECMWF

Challenges: 

- Data extraction tool

- Web Crawler for hydrological data

MENTORS
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Daniel Varela

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Code2Doc4Wiki

Francesca Di Giuseppe

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenges: 

- Wildfire App

- NetCDF managed as a filesystem

Zied Ben Bouallegue

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Code2Doc4Wiki

Carlos Valiente

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Data extraction tool

Claudia Vitolo

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Wildfire app

Kevin Marsh

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: NetCDF managed as a filesystem

Sylvie Lamy-Thepaut

Senior Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Innovative Visualisation

Paul Smith

Environmental Forecasts at ECMWF

Challenges:

- Data extraction tool

- Web Crawler for hydrological data

Axel Bonet

Senior Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Synoptic view of ecFlow suites with Blender

Meghan Plumridge

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Enhanced GIS area selection widget

Damien Decremer

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Visualising Forecast Verification

Juan-Jose Dominguez

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Synoptic view of ecFlow suites with Blender

Blazej Krzeminski

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: NetCDF managed as a filesystem

Martin Janousek

Senior Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Web Crawler for hydrological data

Steffen Tietsche

Senior Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Code2Doc4Wiki

Christian Simarro

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Request optimiser prototype for extracting archived data

Timothy Hewson

Principal Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Innovative Visualisation

Xavier Abellan

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Disk to Tape Synchronisation Backup Tool

Helene Blanchonnet

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Request optimiser prototype for extracting archived data

Avi Bahra

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Code2Doc4Wiki

Iain Russell

Senior Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Disk to Tape Synchronisation Backup Tool

Stephan Siemen

Head of Development Section at ECMWF

Challenge: Innovative Visualisation

Luke Jones

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenges: 

- Request optimiser prototype for extracting archived data

- Disk to Tape Synchronisation Backup Tool

Fatima Pillosu

Scientist at ECMWF

Challenge: Migration of calibration software to Python and development of its GUI

Marta Gutierrez

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Enhanced GIS area selection widget

Cihan Sahin

Analyst at ECMWF

Challenge: Multicentre Quality Monitoring tool

Announcement of the five selected projects to be developed.

End of April 2018

Announcement of the selected candidates

31 August 2018

End of the coding phase

End of the project development.

30 March 2018

Applications close

TIMELINE
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Applications are reviewed by a panel of ECMWF experts.

January - March 2018

Applications open

Participants can begin to apply for the online programme.

1 May 2018

Start of the coding phase

Start of the project development, in close collaboration with ECMWF experts.

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