30th EGOWS meeting

06 juni 2019

The 30th annual meeting of the European Working Group on Operational meteorological Workstations (EGOWS) is hosted by the Royal Dutch Meteorological Institute (KNMI) in De Bilt, The Netherlands, November 12-14, 2019.

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 consists of presentations and software demonstrations. Talks and demonstrations focus on the latest developments and give the participants the opportunity to demonstrate their current operational systems. The meeting language is English and presentations and demonstrations will last 20-25 minutes. The EGOWS meeting focuses on more than IT technology it can also encompass broader aspects such as designing systems and interacting with users. 

EGOWS 2019 program (tentative)

Tuesday November 12th 2019
08:45-09:30 registration
09:30-17:30 sessions
19:00-23:00 dinner in De Bilt or Utrecht
Wednesday November 13th 2019
09:00-17:00 sessions
Thursday November 14th 2019
09:00-11:00 sessions
11:00-12:30 discussion & closure of the meeting

Registration and abstract submission

Register for EGOWS 2019 via this link.
The closing day for registration will be the 1st of November 2019. For presentations/demonstrations the closing day will be the 15th of September 2019. 


Utrechtseweg 297
3731GA, De Bilt
The Netherlands

More information about transport from Schiphol Airport to KNMI.

Recommended hotels

The two nearest hotels from the KNMI are: 

Star lodge hotels
Special rating via direct booking (mail or tel. by announcing conference at KNMI): €87,50 (excluding 6% city tax) for a double room per night, including breakfast. 
Biltsestraatweg 92, 3573 PS, Utrecht
0031 30 8000 401
Getting from the hotel to the KNMI takes a few minutes by bus and a 5 minute walk from the bus stop. 

Hotel de Biltsche Hoek – van der Valk
De Holle Bilt 1, 3732 HM, De Bilt
0031 30 220 58 11
The hotel is located at a 15 to 20 minutes walking distance from the KNMI. 


For further questions you can contact:
Patrick van den Hoek
Marcel Molendijk