The 22nd annual meeting of the
European Working Group on Operational meteorological Workstations (EGOWS) will take place in Météo-France, Toulouse,
France, from Monday 6th June to Wednesday 8th June 2011.
It will be followed on the 9th June by a
session of Interoperability Experiments based on OGC standards.
The EGOWS meeting and the Interoperability day
will be hosted by Météo-France.
EGOWS was founded in 1990 as an informal forum for people working in the development field of operational meteorological
workstations. The annual EGOWS meeting offers an excellent platform for exchanging information and furthering
co-operation among the experts from European NMS's, ECMWF and other institutes.
The meeting will consist of presentations, software demonstrations, and maybe working group sessions. Talks and
demonstrations will focus on the latest developments and give the participants the opportunity to demonstrate
their current operational systems. Working groups are intended for discussions on special subjects. The meeting
language is English. The EGOWS meeting doesn't only focus on IT technology it can also encompass methodology,
organisation of forecasting…
Nevertheless, as the OGC standards are emerging into our information systems aiming at opening our institutes to more
interoperability with other domains, Meteo-France offers to set an interoperability day including tests in the morning
and a debriefing in the afternoon on the 9th of June on these new technologies. The participants can vary
between EGOWS and this day , but EGOWS offers a good opportunity to gather a good set of participants.
The discussions will allow to stand if this Interoperability day should be followed up in the future EGOWS conferences
or might rather be gathered with the GIS/OGC conferences.
All presentations, conclusions and outcomes of the IE will be made available via the appropriate web sites.
For your information , you will find the archives of the previous EGOWS meetings at