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Every year, the ADCIRC Community comes together for #adcircweek to share experiences, teach, learn, discuss, plan, and build capacity for coastal ocean modelling with ADCIRC. These activities are organized into mutually supportive events: the ADCIRC Boot Camp and the ADCIRC Users Group Meeting. This year our site hosts are Sergey Vinogradov of NOAA CSDL and Andre van der Westhuysen of NOAA NCEP at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland, USA.

ADCIRC Week 2018 Schedule

The ADCIRC Boot Camp

Sunday, 8 April, 5pm-8pm : Optional Boot Camp Check-in and Technical Readiness Evaluation

  • Badge pickup
  • Informal last-minute technical help installing any software pre-requisites for the Boot Camp
  • Location TBD

Monday-Wednesday, 9 to 11 April, 9am-5pm : Four Simultaneous #adcircbootcamp Tracks as follows:

Track 1: ADCIRC Decision Support For Decision Makers Who Use ADCIRC Results

  • Monday: Risk Assessment as a Tool for Decision Making, plus Mapping Insights for Effective Risk Communication
  • Tuesday: Using Large Existing ADCIRC Studies for Community Risk Assessment
  • Wednesday: ADCIRC Decision Support Panel including ESTOFS and Tropical; CERA Web Mapper

Track 2: ADCIRC 101 For Complete Newcomers to Coastal Model Development with ADCIRC

  • Monday: The ADCIRC Mesh File and Control File
  • Tuesday: Mesh Generation and Running ADCIRC in SMS
  • Wednesday: Meteorological Forcing, Mesh Editing, and Nodal Attributes

Track 3: ADCIRC 201 For Intermediate ADCIRC Analysts

  • Monday: ArcGIS for Mesh Development
  • Tuesday: Real World Meshing and Modelling
  • Wednesday: Coupling ADCIRC to SWAN, STWAVE, and WaveWatch III

Track 4: ADCIRC 301 For Experienced ADCIRC Analysts

  • Monday: ADCIRC 3D Barotropic and Baroclinic
  • Tuesday: ADCIRC Surge Guidance System (ASGS)
  • Wednesday: MultiStage Modelling; DesignSafe Cyberinfrastructure: Modelling, Storage, and Visualization Resources

ADCIRC After Dark (6pm-9pm add-on Boot Camp dinner sessions)

  • Monday Night: Building ADCIRC
  • Tuesday Night: ADCIRC Visualization Tools

ADCIRC Users Group Meeting Group Photo 2015

The ADCIRC Users Group Meeting

Wednesday, 11 April, 5pm-8pm : Poster Reception

Thursday, 12 April, 9am-5pm : Plenary Users Group Meeting Presentations

  • Keynote Address
  • Context, Impact, and Vision
  • New Applications and Experiences
  • Users Group Dinner and Community Awards, 6pm-9pm

Friday, 13 April, 9am-2pm : Plenary Users Group Meeting Presentations

  • Novel Technical Contributions
  • ADCIRC Roadmap

ADCIRC Bonus Round

Friday, 13 April, 2pm-5pm : Special Interest Meetings

  • Track 1: GitHub Tutorial, ADCIRC Testing with CircleCI
  • Track 2: ADCIRC GIS Integration Roadmap, ADCIRC Python Coordination Summit
  • Track 3: Oceanmesh2D: Making and Processing ADCIRC Meshes with Matlab
  • Track 4: Career Fair

The registration deadline to secure poster space or a presentation time slot is 28 February 2018.

ADCIRC Week Details

The ADCIRC Boot Camp is a three day training event (April 9-11) organized by Jason Fleming of Seahorse Coastal Consulting; our site host this year is NOAA CSDL and NCEP. The Boot Camp is an intense information and training session; it could be considered a "forced march" of knowledge transfer, hence the name "Boot Camp". The 2018 Boot Camp has been reorganized and dramatically expanded this year into four simultaneous tracks.

We have further extended the Boot Camp in 2018 with a new series of add-on dinnertime sessions called ADCIRC After Dark. These new nighttime elements are designed to maximize the value of participants' time spent at the Boot Camp and address topics that are not covered in any other session. Dinner is included in the ticket prices for these add-ons.

The 2018 ADCIRC Users Group Meeting will open with a new Poster Reception and Check-In on Wednesday evening from 5pm-8pm. The main #adcircugm will be held on Thursday, April 12 and Friday, April 13, 2018 and will consist of plenary but informal presentations of #adcirc projects along with highly interactive discussions to advance the state of the art in ADCIRC modelling and to edify the ADCIRC Community as a whole. Presenters should keep in mind that the Users Group Meeting is not a conference; model triumphs and tragedies should receive equal emphasis.

Another new element for the 2018 Meeting is the addition of an ADCIRC Bonus Round on Friday 13 April from 2pm-5pm, after the end of the conventional Users Group Meeting presentations. These sessions consist of workshops and tutorials to coalesce like minded subgroups within the ADCIRC Community.

The ADCIRC Career Fair will return in 2018 and will be held during the Bonus Round on Friday from 2pm-5pm in one of our seminar rooms. Candidates registering for the #adcirccareerfair will be highlighted in the Meeting program and on social media and are encouraged to dress professionally and carry an ample supply of business cards, hardcopy resumes, and statements of interest. Potential employers, headhunters, and recruiting faculty are encouraged to register, and will be assigned a single dedicated 20 minute time slot for meeting the candidates.

Finally, the ADCIRC Community Awards will return for the 2018 ADCIRC Users Group Meeting to recognize voluntary individual contributions to the ADCIRC Community. Nominations for ADCIRC Community Man of the Year and ADCIRC Community Woman of the Year will be accepted during the registration process.

Pre-registration is required for all attendees, and registration by 28 February 2018 is required to secure a 20 minute presentation time slot at the Meeting or for a Poster position at the Poster Reception on Wednesday evening.


What are the requirements for international participants?

International participants in ADCIRC Week are required to obtain visas to travel to the United States, and are strongly encouraged to apply for the visas as early as possible. Please go to USA State Department to get details on the visa requirement. A supporting letter for visa application will be provided to the workshop participants. Please send the request to Andre van der Westhuysen.

Will the event be held at a US Federal Government facility? And if so, are there special security requirements?

Yes, the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction is a US Federal Government facility. All the events will be held in an area of the building that is outside the secured area, but all participants will be required to show photo ID (real-ID compliant drivers licenses for US citizens and official passports for non-US citizens). Participants who are non-US citizens must also complete and submit an extra registration form by 9 March. Finally, all the evening events (after 5pm) will be held in non-Federal facilities, exact locations TBD.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample parking at the facility, which is located 1.5 miles (2.4km) from the entrance to the University of Maryland campus and about a half a mile (800m) from the College Park Metro Station on the Green Line (a 10-minute walk from the Center).

Has a hotel room block been reserved for this event?

We have not reserved a block of hotel rooms but there are many choices for nearby accommodations.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Scroll to the bottom of this page and click "Contact."

Do I have to bring my printed or electronic ticket to the event?

Yes. We are upgrading our on-site check in processes this year; all participants will be required to present their ticket/registration at each session/event. Either hardcopy or electronic (i.e., on your phone) will work.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

No, in order to accurately produce metrics for the event, your ticket can only be used by you, and cannot be transferred to anyone else.

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