SIP Coordination Meeting

Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) Coordination Meeting
January 31 - February 1, 2018

NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP)
5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 2074

OBJECTIVE:  To present the status of SIP activities and facilitate coordination among SIP working groups in preparation for an annual update of the SIP for FY19-21.  Groups will present progress and successes, and address issues and dependencies requiring resolution.  The goal is for the SIP working group co-leads to obtain direction and information needed to return to their working groups and coordinate updates to their respective SIP Annexes for the annual update of the SIP. We are anticipating reconvening to develop the final draft of SIPv2 in August 2018.

Day 1

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm

NCWCP Conference Center

8:30 am Networking/Beverages

9:00 am Welcome/General NGGPS/SIP Overview and Status (Ming Ji/Fred Toepfer)

      • Meeting Goals/Approach

      • FY2018 Spend Plan Priorities

9:20 am Charge to Group (Brian Gross/Fred Toepfer/Ivanka Stajner)

9:40 am UFS Governance Briefing (Fred Toepfer/Hendrik Tolman)

10:00 am Break

10:15 am Community Engagement  (10 min each, with 10 min at end of session for Q&A)

      • Communications/Outreach (Tim Schneider)

      • GMTB Activities (Ligia Bernardet/Grant Firl)

      • NOAA/NCAR MoA (Hendrik Tolman)

      • CPO/MAPP (Annarita Mariotti)

      • FFO/Grants (Chris Hedge)

11:15 am EMC Implementation Plan (and Alignment with SIP) (Brian Gross)   

12:00 pm Lunch

12:15 pm            Lunchtime Presentation on CAPS effort (FV3 at CAM resolutions) (Ming Xue)

1:00 pm              Break

Project Briefings by Teams (15 min each, 10 min with 5 min for Q&A) (SIP google folder /

website)  Project Briefings include:

      • Significant project milestone accomplishments

      • Project milestone issues

      • Team coordination/dependency successes/issues

1:15 pm NGGPS Global Model Suites Planned for NCEP/EMC Operations  (Vijay Tallapragada)

1:30 pm System Architecture (Cecelia DeLuca)

1:45 pm Infrastructure (Rusty Benson)

2:00 pm Dynamics and Nesting (Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan)

2:15 pm Model Physics (Jack Kain)

2:30 pm Data Assimilation (Tom Auligne)

2:45 pm Mesoscale/Convection Allowing Models (CAM) (Curtis Alexander)

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Marine Models (Avichal Mehra/Pat Burke)

3:30 pm Aerosols and Atmospheric Composition (Ivanka Stajner)

3:45 pm Ensembles (Tom Hamill)

4:00 pm Post-Processing (Jeff Craven)

4:15 pm Verification/Validation (Tara Jensen)

4:30 pm Land Surface Models (LSM) and Hydrology (Christa Peters-Lidard)

4:45 pm First Day Wrap-Up

5:00 pm Adjourn



Thursday, February 1, 2018 8:30am - 4:15pm

NCWCP Conference Center

8:30 am Networking/Beverages

9:00 am Data Assimilation Planning for the Unified Forecast System (Panel)

10:25 am Break

10:40 am CAM Discussion (Panel)

Website presented during Adam Clark’s discussion:

12:00 pm Lunch

12:45 pm Verification, Validation and Test Plan for the Unified Forecast System (Panel)

2:15 pm UFS Steering Committee (Richard Rood and Hendrik Tolman)

  • Role, Priorities and Communication

  • Operating plan for UFS Steering Committee and Working Groups

  • Relationship between the Steering Committee and Working Groups

  • Scheduling of Communications

3:00 pm Break

3:15 pm Review/Way Ahead (Brian Gross/Fred Toepfer/Ivanka Stajner)

      • Path to SIP V2

      • Team Coordination Dynamics

      • Next Meeting Schedule

4:15 pm Adjourn


Day 1:

SIP Coordination Meeting Day 1 Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Join the conference call: telecon 1-877-985-3644 passcode 5846644#


Day 2:

SIP Coordination Meeting Day 2 Thu, Feb 1, 2018

Please join the meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.

Join the conference call:  telecon 1-877-985-3644 passcode 5846644#

Outcome:  Teams leave meeting with better idea of landscape (governance, community plans, cross-team activity status, feedback on recommendations to SIP updates, and resource info).  Depart meeting and coordinate updates on SIP Annexes with their respective teams.  

The fourteen SIP Working Groups are:

1) Governance

2) System Architecture

3) Infrastructure

4) Dynamics/Nesting

5) Atmospheric Physics

6) Data Assimilation

7) Ensemble Development

8) Post Processing

9) Verification/Validation

10) Marine

11) Land/Hydrology

12) Aerosols/Atmospheric Composition

13) Mesoscale/CAM

14) Communications/Outreach