AICS International Workshop on Data Assimilation

AICS International Workshop on Data Assimilation took place at RIKEN Advanced Institute for Computational Science (AICS), Kobe, Japan on February 26-27, 2013. We had total 48 enthusiastic and serious participants from many parts of Japan and other countries including the US, Germany, Taiwan, Korea, and Argentina. Following the opening address by the AICS Director Professor Kimihiko Hirao, Professor Eugenia Kalnay of the University of Maryland presented the wonderful Keynote. We had full of exciting, thought-provoking talks during 1.5 days, with several very interesting posters. I was very happy and rewarded to hear that many attendees expressed how they enjoyed the workshop.
I would like to acknowledge the science committee composed of distinguished scientists Drs. Tadashi Tsuyuki, Nobumasa Komori, Takeshi Enomoto, Toshiki Iwasaki, and myself. I would also like to thank Keiichi Kondo, Shigenori Otsuka, Juan Ruiz, and Yukiko Hayakawa who helped the planning and organization of the workshop. Finally and most importantly, enthusiasm and cooperation of all of the participants was crucial for the success of this workshop. I would like to thank everyone who helped make this workshop most successful and fruitful.