ECS meeting (Dec. 2019)
The first Early Career Scientists Meeting in Phase 2 took place from December 11th - 13th 2019 in Würzburg.
Its focus was on introducing the new generation of ECS to W2W and its unique infrastructure. Therefore, the meeting was a mixture of introductory presentations about, e.g., data management in W2W, hands-on sessions on data assimilation, unit tests, and Met.3D visualization. Furthermore, some ECS presented books and tools that could help new PhDs starting their journey.
Getting to know each other and forming a W2W ECS team was a major goal of this meeting. To achieve this, we organized a scientific speed dating in which random pairs of ECS introduced themselves and their project to each other in five minutes before new pairs were formed. Other measures to foster group identity included the visit of the castle ("Residenz") and a visit to the Christmas market.