CANCELLED! RDA Climate Change Datathon

Date: 20/Apr/2020 Time: 14:00 - 21/Apr/2020 Time: 17:30

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya - Campus Nord (Barcelona), Edificio C6 (E-106)

Cost: There is no registration fee. The attendees will need to cover the expenses for travel and accommodation.

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This event is cancelled due to the recent COVID-19 developments.




20th April:


14:00 - 14:30

Welcome and RDA presentations

Sara Garavelli (RDA: Research Data Alliance)

14:30 - 15:00

Data and Metadata standards in the climate sector

Antonio Cofiño (Santander Meteorology Group)

15:00 - 15:30

C3S use cases @ Tecnalia

Jorge Paz (Tecnalia)

15:30 - 16:00  

C3S Seasonal Forecast data and applications

Stefano Materia (CMCC: Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici)

16:00 - 16:30

Coffee Break


16:30 - 17:00

WeatherBench: A benchmark dataset for data-driven weather forecasting

Stephan Rasp (Technical University of Munich)

17:00 - 17:30 

Machine Learning applications @ LobeliaEarth 

Mélissande Machefer (Lobelia Earth)

17:30 - 17:45

Wrap-up and conclusions

Francisco J Doblas Reyes (BSC)


21st April:


9:00 - 09:30

Welcome and C3S data overview

Carlo Lacagnina

9:30 - 10:15

Introducing the datathon context and exercises

Air quality forecasting with ML:

Short-term weather forecasting (WeatherBench dataset)

Copernicus C3S downstream applications:

Outlier detection in C3S data:

10:15 - 10:30

Match-making (groups)

Groups of 2-4 participants will be made in order to tackle the challenges. Bring your own laptop!

10:15 - 13:00

Hands-on exercises

Select one or two challenges to tackle. Work in teams with the support of the BSC mentors.

13:00 - 14:00  

Lunch break


14:00 - 17:00

Hands-on exercises

Continue the challenges and prepare a short presentation to share the outcome.

17:00 - 17:45 

Pitch session

Each group will be granted a 5min time slot to present their outcome from the challenges