International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to Thursday, July 19, 2018
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Event Description: 
The Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research is hosting the first International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis from 17 to 19 July 2018 in Bonn (Germany). With reanalysis and in particular reagional reanalysis data sets getting more and more attention, the goal of the symposium is to discuss and promote all aspects of regional reanalyses. The organizers hope that such an event will function as a kick-off for a series of recurring conferences or meetings on regional reanalysis in the following years. 

The symposium invites all contributions on development, production, evaluation or application of regional reanalyses. Further, special emphasis will be given to:

  • the issue of better integrating applications and the interaction with users in reanalysis efforts by inviting speakers from this group (e.g. renewable energy, hydrology, agriculture) in an effort to enhance the outreach towards the users. Therefore, users of reanalysis especially outside the scientific community are invited and encouraged  to join the symposium.
  • With land surface heterogeneity being a crucial part in high-resolution modeling especially with respect to land surface changes, a larger part of the input data session to efforts of generating high-resolution land surface data sets (and time series of these) applicable as lower boundary conditions in atmospheric reanalysis systems as well as in coupled reanalysis approaches will be dedicated.


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The symposium will be organized in four sessions focusing on key aspects of research on and applications of regional reanalysis:

  • Regional Reanalyses - Status and Plans
  • Reanalysis Input Data
  • Evaluation and Intercomparison
  • Applications and User-Interaction

You can find more details on the sessions on the section description page.

Abstract submission

Abstract submission is now open. Submission deadline 15 April 2018!
Submit your abstract here

Schedule and programme

Schedule will be published in April. Final programme will be published in June.


The registration will open in March.

Young Scientist Travel Award

We are happy to announce that young scientists under the age of 35 years are able to apply for a Young Scientist Travel Award (YSTA) for the ISRR 2018 sponsored through the European Meteorological Society (EMS). The application deadline is 29 April 2018. You can find the neccessary information and application procedure on the YSTA website (click on the ISRR 2018 symposium in the list of sponsored conferences on the website).

Scientific Committee

Jan Keller (Hans-Ertel-Center for Weather Research)
Andrea Kaiser-Weiss (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Frank Kaspar (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
Per Unden (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)
Eric Bazile (MeteoFrance)

Organizing Committee

Jan Keller (Hans-Ertel-Center for Weather Research)
Christian Ohlwein (Hans-Ertel-Center for Weather Research)


The conference will take place at the Universitätsclub Bonn.