The 9th NAME User Workshop

Content of the workshop

The workshop will focus on recent developments and applications of NAME. This year's workshop will introduce NAME v8.4 and look ahead to v8.5, as well as demonstrate the wide range of uses of NAME.

There will be presentations on NAME model developments, quantifying uncertainty, air quality, inverse modelling and volcanic, chemical, radiological and biological dispersion, as well as practical hands-on activities and opportunities for you to ask questions and get help with NAME on Jasmin, ADAQ Python and other general NAME issues.

A limited online programme will be available via Microsoft Teams for those who are unable to travel.

Attendance, and lunch and refreshments for in-person attendees, are free of charge.

For in-person attendees, a workshop dinner will be held on the Monday evening. Further details of the workshop dinner, including menu and payment information, will be sent to registered attendees.

Programme (draft)

Monday 26th June 2023

10:00 - 10:30 Arrival, registration & coffee

10:30 - 10:45 Workshop opening

10:45 - 11:05 Introduction to the exercise

11:05 - 11:55 Oral Session 1: NAME developments and update

11:55 - 12:10 Poster introductions

12:10 - 12:20 Workshop photo

12:20 - 13:10 Lunch

13:15 - 14:15 Oral Session 2: Uncertainty

14:15 - 15:30 The exercise

15:30 - 16:00 Tea and coffee break

16:00 - 17:00 Tech & demo bars

19:00 Workshop dinner (The Cosy Club, EX1 1SG)

Tuesday 27th June 2023

08:45 - 09:00 Arrival

09:00 - 10:20 Oral Session 3: Biological dispersion

10:20 - 10:30 Workshop exercise update

10:30 - 11:30 Poster session with tea, coffee & cake

11:30 - 12:30 Oral Session 4: Inversion and volcanic dispersion

12:30 - 13:20 Lunch

13:25 - 13:55 Workshop exercise round-up

14:00 - 15:20 Oral Session 5: Air quality

15:20 - 15:30 Comfort break

15:30 - 15:45 Exercise closing remarks

15:45 - 16:00 Workshop close

16:00 - 16:30 Tea break & departure

Registration and abstract submission

Members as well as non-members of the NAME User Community are invited to participate. You do not have to be a current user of the NAME model to attend.

For workshop enquiries, please email [email protected].

The closing date for registration and abstract submission is Thursday 4th May 2023.

Whether you will be presenting work at the workshop or not, this is still a great opportunity to catch up on what is happening with NAME, ask questions, discuss ideas, and build better links and collaborations.

NAME training course

An in-person training course for new users of NAME will take place on Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th June 2023. For enquiries and to book a place please email [email protected]. Please note places are limited. An online training course will take place later in the year.

Travel and accommodation

Information on how to get to the Met Office can be found here