“Summer School” in Heidelberg in the framework of the “ScienceFore” Project, led by Tilmann Gneiting (HITS). The project is funded by ERC Advanced grant from the European Union.
“Que sera, sera”: The future being uncertain, forecasts ought to be probabilistic in nature, taking the form of probability distributions over future quantities or events. Accordingly, a transdisciplinary transition from point forecasts to probabilistic forecasts is well under way. The ScienceFore project led by HITS group leader Tilmann Gneiting (CST) seeks to provide guidance and leadership in this transition, by developing the theoretical foundations of the science of forecasting, as well as cutting-edge statistical methodology, along with applications in meteorology and economics. ScienceFore is supported by an Advanced ERC grant from the European Research Council (ERC).
From October 3-6, 2017, the CST Group organized the “ScienceFore Summer School” in the International Academic Forum Heidelberg, together with HITS alumnus Fabian Krüger (Heidelberg University).
About 40 participants from four continents discussed topics like forecast evaluation, forecasting across the disciplines or statistical postprocessing. Invited speakers were Tom Hamill and Michael Scheuerer from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA, Boulder / Colorado), Thordis Thorarinsdottir (Norwegian Computer Center) and Barbara Rossi (Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona/Spain).