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DailyMeteo.org/2014 preparation survey and conference programme

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DailyMeteo.org/2014 preparation survey (training sessions)

To help all participants following the training sessions (55+) prepare for the workshops, we have prepared a small preparation survey (web-forms) that you can fill in on-line. Please also note that all participants of the training sessions are expected to come with a compatible laptop PC (only limited support will be provided to help you customize the software and establish WLAN connection). It is also advisable to install and test a number of R packages that will be used during the training: sp, spacetime, gstat, plotKML, plotGoogleMaps and similar (we also recommend installing Google Earth and Chrome browser prior to the beggin of the training sessions). Please try to fill-in the preparation survey before Tuesday 17th 2014. The results of the survey will help us organize the teaching materials and logistics, so that the event can run without technical problems.

Software to be used during the training sessions:

To help you navigate to the venue, we have already prepared a simple map of events (prepared using the plotGoogleMaps software) that you can see below:


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Conference programme now available on-line

This is to inform you that the DailyMeteo.org/2014 conference programme (including the training sessions) is now available on the conference page. If you notice any error or missing information, please send an e-mail to Milan Kilibarda with subject "DailyMeteo.org/2014 conference programme corrections". If you have not yet submitted your abstract, please forward it to Milan a.s.a.p. Thank you!

This is to remind you that a number of selected extended abstracts from the conference will be invited for submission for the special issue on "Spatial and spatio-temporal models for interpolating climatic and meteorological data" (Spatial Statistics journal; associate editors: Hengl, Pebesma and Hijmans).

  • Submissions open: 1st of July 2014

  • Submissions close: 15th of October 2014

  • Acceptance deadline (closing of the special issue): 1st of March 2015

How will be the conference papers/talks selected for the special issue? All authors are invited to come and present their work at the conference. This is absolutely the best strategy to submit for this special issue (but it is not a requirement). At the end of the conference, the scientific committee (consisting of the keynotes and conference organizers) will rank presented papers and then individually invite 10-12 authors/groups to submit full lenght papers to be included in the special issue of the Spatial Statistics journal. These authors/groups will be warmly encouraged to submit their work for the special issue, nevertheless all the invited authors will have to go through the peer review process just as any other paper submitted to the Spatial Statistics Journal.

Time is short so start preparing already because the submission will open in only 3 weeks time!

  1. Download the Elsevier article template (e.g. LaTeX template);
  2. Study the themes of interest;
  3. This special issue is about methods for interpolating climatic and meteo data, but also about using Open Source software to achieve this. Consider using a combination of R and LaTeX code to produce papers that include both formulas and code snippets.

GIS models of 2014 Balkan floods

Melita Percec Tadic (Meteorological and Hydrological Service of Croatia) and dr. Dusan Sakulski (DiMTEC, Bloemfontein, South Africa) have accepted the task to prepare a small overview of the Balkan floods 2014 and tell us using satelite images, meteo data and photographs what really happened and what did we learn from this as scientists... and of course how could we overcome such tragic events. We are looking forward to their talk in any case.

Hope to see you soon in Belgrade,


  1. Milan Kilibarda (conference secretary, Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Belgrade)

 

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