The NWS Science and Technology Integration-Modeling Program Office is coordinating with partners to establish a UFS Webinar Series. The goal of these webinars is to share advancements in science and technology in all aspects of the UFS, in both research and operational settings. We welcome speakers from NOAA and other collaborating organizations. Speakers can be recommended using the Speaker Recommendation Form.

The webinars are tentatively held monthly at 3pm EST every second Thursday, and registration is required to participate

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Recent Webinar

When: November 11th, 2022 3pm, EST.

Topic:  “Broad Community Development of the Unified Forecast System, Using the WAVEWATCH III® Wind Model as an Example

Presenter: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA / WNS / STI

Abstract : This is a repeat of a presentation I did at the Issac Newton Institute of the University of Cambridge on October 26. It will touch on the topics of multi-disciplinary community modeling, the use of AI and ML learning, and collaboration with the private sector for the UFS, using the history of the WAVEWATCH III wind wave model as an example.

Presenter Dr. Ir. Hendrik L. Tolman is the Senior Advisor for Advanced Modeling Systems of the Office of Science and Technology Integration (OSTI) of the National Weather Service (NWS). Before joining OSTI, he was at the Environmental modeling Center (EMC) of the NWS for more that 20 years, as wave modeler (original development of WAVEWATCH III), Marine Modeling Branch Chief and Director. Dr.Tolman holds a Doctorate (Dr., PhD equivalent) and Engineering degree (Ir., Masters equivalent) from the Civil Engineering Department of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. He is a naturalized US citizen of Dutch origin.