ASIST – Application oriented analysis and very short range forecast environment – started in July 2015 to set up a European wide cooperation on nowcasting and very short range forecasting (VSRF). It is the follow-up project of the Nowcasting Activity 1st phase. The principal objectives are to:
The ASIST project aims to provide a platform for NMHS’s which enhances the capabilities of each individual member by facilitating concerted approaches to tackle the challenges in nowcasting and VSRF. The principal goals can thus be summarized as the exchange of knowledge and experience, coordination of research and development, evaluation and training among members that are active in the development and operation of nowcasting and VSRF systems. Furthermore, information exchange with other groups and programmes such as the EUMETNET Observation Programme, SRNWP-EPS of the EUMETNET Forecasting Programme, WMO nowcasting research working group, EUMETSAT SAF’s and others, will be encouraged and carried out.
"Application oriented analysis and very short range forecast environment."
o WA1: Nowcasting techniques and systems
o WA2: Observation and NWP
o WA3: Verification and training
o WA4: Application and user aspect
o Forecasting Programme Manager,
o ASIST Project Manager,
o 2-4 representatives from each WA,
o One member of the observers group