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Developer's Committee: 12 September 2019

Last edition: 09/26/19 10:53:06 by mikebell

The usual end of the year meeting of Developer's Committee will took place on Thursday 12 September 2019 afternoon (2:00 pm - 5:00 pm) by videoconference.

The expected participants at this meeting are the members of Developer’s Committee: Consortium and External experts, including the leaders of each NEMO Working Group, and the NEMO System Team members as permanent invitees.

The NEMO Developers Committee subgroup (Mike Bell, Dorotea Iovino, Julien Le Sommer, Claire Lévy) prepared the meeting agenda.


Present: Mike Bell (Chair and Met-Office Consortium expert, leader HPC WG)), Rachid Benshila (CNRS Consortium expert), Momme Butenschon (CMCC Consortium expert), Clement Bricaud, Miguel Castrillo, Jérome Chanut (leader AGRIF WG, Mercator Consortium expert), Stefania Ciliberti, Emanuela Clementi (co leader Air sea interactions WG-), Massimiliano Drudi, Frédéric Dupont (external expert), Italo Epicoco, Pier Giuseppe? Fogli (CMCC Consortium expert), Joel Hirschi (NOC Consortium expert), Dorotea Iovino(CMCC NEMO officer), Claire Lévy, (NEMO System Team leader), David Marshall (external expert), Sébastien Masson( CNRS NEMO officer, co leader Air sea interactions WG), Pierre Mathiot (Met-Office NEMO officer), Francesca Mele, Silvia Mocavero, George Nurser (NOC Consortium expert), Clément Rousset, Julien le Sommer (CNRS Consortium expert), Martin Vancoppenolle(co leader sea ice WG)

Apologies: Andrew Coward (NOC NEMO officer), Helene Hewitt (external expert), Gurvan Madec, Paolo Oddo (external expert)

There was a lot of trouble with the Webex system. M-O were unable to speak during the meeting.

1. Proposals for WGs and reorganisation of NEMO Developers’ Committee (NDC) year

See attached presentation

The proposed re-organisation of the roles of the Working Group Leaders and the split of the NDC into a Scientific Advisory Committee and an internal NDC was supported. The NEMO Steering Committee will be asked to approve it.

The frequency of the SAC meetings was discussed; once every 2-3 years is probably appropriate. A “light” meeting once a year is a possible alternative.

2. Overview of the time-line for actions expected by the end of the year

See attached presentation

Following the 2019 workplan, some major development work will be completed by end 2019 including new features, efficiency, reliability, visibility and preparing future. However Claire flagged that the number of actions completed is small compared with those listed in the initial workplan. By end 2019, there will remain:

  • a number of “ongoing” actions, because some actions should have been more clearly labelled as what is expected during the year, some actions have been missing work time, and some have faced unexpected difficulties. In a realistic workplan, only the later should be “ongoing”
  • a number of “not started actions” due to lack of time

The 2019 workplan was still not realistic whereas it was expected to be. This may be related to the ambitions of IMMERSE: the 2019 workplan includes also IMMERSE 2020 actions, that can partly explain the “not-started actions”.

  • Discuss proposals for WGs and re-organisation of NEMO Developers' Committee (Mike)
  • Overview of the time-line for actions expected by the end of the year (Claire, see presentation here)
  • What items should be in the work-plan in 2020
  • Proposals for sharing of configurations (item of information) (Julien)
  • Report of verification / validation discussions (Mike)
  • Discussion of the physical processes sub-groups (Julien)

The discussion will start with a short presentation by the person named in brackets.

List of participants

Name Role Connected from
Mike Bell Chair Met Office - Exeter
Claire Lévy LOCEAN- Paris
Dorotea Iovino CMCC - Bologna
Emanuela Clementi CMCC - Bologna
Italo Epicoco CMCC - Lecce
Silvia Mocavero CMCC - Lecce
Francesca Mele CMCC - Lecce
Rachid Benshila (→16h) LEGOS - Toulouse
Martin Vancoppenolle (→16h00 ! subway strike) SIWG co—lead LOCEAN - Paris
Jérôme Chanut AGRIF WG leader MOI - Toulouse
Stefania Ciliberti CMCC - Lecce
Julien Le Sommer CNRS - Grenoble
Joel Hirschi NOC - Southampton
George Nurser NOC - Southampton
Miguel Castrillo / Oriol Tintó BSC
David Marshall (from 1430 CEST) Oxford
Tomas Lovato CMCC - Bologna

Videoconference connection information

Important: the videoconference RENATER has been replaced by webex, see Mike Bell's message or connection information below

Mike Bell invites you to join this Webex meeting.
Meeting number (access code): 846 481 207
Meeting password: pfzQA32h
Thursday, September 12, 2019
12:30 pm | (UTC+00:00) Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London | 3 hrs 20 mins
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