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Meetings and Events

NCAS, via its Centres, Institutes and Affiliated Universities, organises and contributes to a wide range of meetings and events concerned with atmospheric science, throughout the UK.

By holding regular meetings and events, NCAS engages on a regular basis with its key stakeholders: the academic community; operational agencies, namely the Met Office and the Environment Agency; and various Government departments; the Research Councils; the general public; the media; and commercial organisations.

Crossing the Chasm: Towards common Software Infrastructure for Earth System Model development.

IS-ENES2 is hosting a workshop in Reading (UK) on the 24th/25th of October (midday to midday) to discuss broad principles for aligning coding efforts “in the chasm” between hardware aware libraries (such as MPI) and the scientific libraries needed to build weather and climate models. The workshop aims to bring together those working on these future technologies and is intended to inform current and future developments so as to maximise community resources for the computing challenges ahead. The workshop will precede a larger workshop on the infrastructure (including software) needed for the next decade of climate science, being held at the same venue. 

Registration

The number of places available for this workshop is limited to 30, and these are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. You can apply for a place by completing the online registration form here.

ENES Community Meeting, Reading, 2016

ENES is also holding a community meeting after the IS-ENES2 Workshop, more information can be found here.

Flyer

A copy of the flyer for the conference can be downloaded here.

Venue

The workshop will take palce at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading

Dates / Times

Start: 12:00 Monday 24 October 2016

End: 12:00 Tuesday 25 October 2016

Accommodation

Delegates are responsible for organising, and paying for their own accommodation.

NCAS have negotiated a preferential rate of £140.00 prpn with the Novotel Reading Centre hotel. The Novotel hotel is a short walk from Reading train station and around 1km from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The preferential rate is available until Friday 23 September 2016 and requires pre-booking and full, non-refundable, payment in advance.

To make a booking with the Novotel Reading Centre, you should contact Ewelina Groszkowska by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing the nights that you require accommodation, and also attach a completed 3rd party credit card authorisation form, which can be downloaded here.

Travel

The Crowne Plaza Hotel is located a short walk (0.8km) from Reading train station.

Rail

Reading is served by a mainline train station and easily accessible by from most other places in the UK. There are direct links with many major cities, including Central London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Cardiff, Bristol, and Exeter. Trains from London Paddington railway station run approximately every 15-20 minutes throughout the day and the journey time is around 30 minutes. 

Air

Reading has good connections to London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports. A direct bus service runs from Heathrow airport to Reading every 30 minutes and the journey time is around 40 minutes. There is an hourly rail service from Gatwick to Reading which takes around 75 minutes.

Costs

The workshop is free to attend and includes lunch and refreshments. Delelgates are responsible for the booking and payment of their own travel, dinner, accommodation and breakfast.

Programme

A draft programme for the workshop will be available here soon. The final programme will be confirmed around 1 month before the workshop.

Contacts

Administration: Julia De Faveri - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - +44 (0) 118 378 8315

Meeting Organiser: Bryan Lawrence - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

More Information

Should you have any questions about the meeting, in the first instance, you contact Julia De Faveri by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling 0118 378 8315.

Registration

The number of places available for this workshop is limited to 30, and these are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. You can apply for a place by completing the online registration form here.

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If you are no longer able to attend the event and need to cancel the booking please send cancellation details to the event organiser by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible.

Event fees payable in the case of cancellation:
• If you notify NCAS of your cancellation up to four weeks prior to the event, there will be no charge.
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• Where you have booked a place at an event and do not attend without notifying NCAS of your cancellation, any costs incurred by NCAS on your behalf prior to the event will be payable by you.