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The deadline for tutorial application was January 31, 2017.

The tutorial session will include lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions using the R statistical language, which will focus on both the data handling aspects and the interpretation of verification results. Topics will include:

  • basics of verification,

  • verification of continuous variables,

  • verification of categorical variables,

  • probability and ensemble forecast verification,

  • assessing confidence in verification results,

  • spatial verification methods

  • and warning verification.

Software packages that are most useful for verification will also be presented and some hands-on exercises will be included with the lectures. Participants will have the opportunity to bring their own datasets for analysis during the tutorial. No registration fee will be charged for the tutorial; limited financial assistance from WMO will be available to support travel for selected participants from developing countries. Please note that there are a limited number of places for the tutorial. Tutorial students are invited to join in the scientific workshop, and are exempted from paying conference fees.

Venue: the tutorial will be hosted by the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development ( https://www.mpib-berlin.mpg.de/en ), Lentzeallee 94, 14195 Berlin, for more information see local information.