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WCSSP South Africa research opportunities

South Africa

OPPORTUNITY NOW CLOSED: Requests for proposals for the Evaluation/Verification of Convective Scale Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) In South Africa

Closed at 12:00 noon on 3 May 2016

Proposals were invited for the evaluation/verification of convective scale NWP using the Unified Model over southern Africa to improve understanding of how such models represent high impact weather and the physical processes which lead to high weather impact events. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) is running forecast models in real time at 12, 4.4, 2.2 and 1.5 km and an overall science objective is to understand the benefits of using increasingly high resolution models for weather prediction over Southern Africa.

Indicative timetable

StageTarget Times
Submission return date through the Met Office e-tendering portal                                                         12.00 noon on 3 May, 2016                                                          
Submission evaluation period3 May, 2016 to 31 May, 2016
Outcome notificationFrom 1 June, 2016
Recruitment periodJune - August, 2016
Contract target start date1 September, 2016
Contract end date31 August, 2018

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