Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop 2024 (UIFCW24)

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Jul. 22 to Jul. 26, 2024

2:19 pm MDT

Jackson, MS and Online
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Workshop Overview

This summer, NOAA’s Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) and the Unified Forecast System (UFS) in partnership with Jackson State University (JSU) will deliver a five-day Unifying Innovations in Forecasting Capabilities Workshop (UIFCW24) in Jackson, Mississippi on 22-26 July 2024. Throughout the week, workshop attendees will focus on integrating sectors of the Weather Enterprise and fostering a community of modelers. UIFCW24 is about engaging and uniting our efforts to advance forecasting capabilities for a more informed future. The theme for this year’s workshop is Collaborative Progress in Earth System Modeling.

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Travel Support

NOAA’s Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) is offering a limited number of travel grants for students and early career scientists to attend UIFCW24! This workshop is a great opportunity for students to gain conference experience, share their own Unified Forecast System (UFS) modeling research, and learn about NOAA’s forecasting capabilities and processes.

This travel grant will include funds to cover travel to and from the workshop, hotel accommodations, and meals. The application deadline for student travel grants has now passed.

These travel funds have now been disbursed to 13 different students, who are now able to attend the UIFCW24 conference, courtesy of NOAA's Earth Prediction Innovation Center (EPIC) Program. Congratulations Grantees!

Research shows that women and people of color are less likely to apply for a position if they do not meet almost 100% of the desired skills and experience. Please note this is not necessary! If you meet the minimum requirements and have a passion for this topic, you are encouraged to apply.


Jackson State University, Jackson, MS and Online


Abstract submission for presentation deadline for all presentations and posters: Friday, May 31, 2024

Travel Grant Application deadline: Friday, June 7th, 2024

Workshop In-person Registration deadline: Sunday, June 30, 2024