Foto van het KNMI-gebouw en meetveld
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12th EUMETNET Data Management Workshop

From 6-8 November 2019 the 12th EUMETNET Data Management Workshop will be held in De Bilt, the Netherlands. The main topic will be The use of 3rd party data in weather and climate services.

The use of 3rd party data in weather and climate services

The EUMETNET Climate Programme is supporting European national meteorological and hydrological services for the benefit of the environment, safety, economy and health.

The opportunity for more detailed and relevant services to society by combining newly emerging meteorological datasets and datasets from e.g. environmental agencies with the traditional network of meteorological stations operated by the national services is there. 

The 12th EUMETNET Data Management workshop aims to be relevant to both data providers and data users. All topics related to climate data, from climate monitoring, climate data management, data recovery, standardization of climate observations practices, quality management and analysis to data provision are covered. The Workshop has a plenary session with presentations and posters, but will offer ample opportunity for discussion on practical issues and best practices.

Foto van de stad Utrecht met de Dom op de achtergrond
Utrecht. Foto: Juri Hiensch

Main Topics

  • Data Rescue: investigation, cataloguing, digitizing, imaging, application od rescued data
  • Climate observations: standards and best practices
  • Quality Control: automation of QC procedures, QC of real-time observations, gap filling
  • Homogenisation of climate time series on (sub-) daily to monthly timescales, methods comparisons, assessment of homogeneity
  • Archiving and access to data 
  • Data Products, analysis, methods and tools (e.g. gridding), use of 3rd party data

Scientific Organisation

  • Yolanda Luna (AEMET)
  • Dan Hollis (UKMO)
  • Dubravka Rasol (DHMZ)
  • Ole Einar Tveito (MetNo)
  • Ingeborg Auer (ZAMG)
  • Gerard van der Schrier (KNMI)

Conference Programme and Venue

Wednesday November 6th  2019

08:30-09:30 registration
09:30-17:00 sessions
18:00-19:00 Ice Breaker reception 

Thursday November 7th 2019

09:00-17:00 sessions
18:00-20:00 guided tour through historic centre of Utrecht
20:00 workshop dinner

Friday November 8th 2019

09:00-15:00 sessions 

A more detailed workshop programme is available.

The conference registration fee is €100 and includes the Ice Breaker reception, lunches, coffee/tea and refreshments and the Workshop dinner.  

The Workshop will be held in the headquarter of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMI. 

There are 4 trains/hour between Schiphol airport and Utrecht Central Station. There is a frequent bus service between Utrecht Central Stations and De Bilt by lines 50, 51, 52, 53.


Participants can register for the Data Management Workshop by sending an email via this link

In some mailing programs this link might not work. In that case, send an email with subject 'Registration DMW' to dmw2019(at) This email should contain your first name and surname, the name of your institute, the billing address and the email address you would like to use for communication relating to the registration.

After registration, you will receive an invoice from the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management with the request to transfer the EUR100 conference fee.

Presentations will be oral (15-20 mins) or posters (portrait, A0). Abstracts are max. 1 page and should be written in English, be concise and to-the-point. Figures, tables and mathematical formulae should be avoided.

Abstracts should be send to dmw2019(at) with subject DMW before May 31st 2019. Authors will be informed about the acceptance of the presentation by the scientific committee in early September.


KNMI has placed a block reservation for two hotels until October 10 for hotels at various ratings, both within walking distance from KNMI. These are the Star Lodge Hotel (mention KNMI and/or DMW) and Hotel De Biltsche Hoek (mention nr GF54654 for the Biltsche Hoek to use the block reservation).

Local organisation 

Local organisation is by Irene Das & Yvonne Korthals-Pol,  irene.das (at) & yvonne.korthals-pol (at)

Transport to KNMI

See here


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