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Article published on 18 June 2019
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by Patricia

Day in honour of Jean-François Geleyn

Presentations on various aspects of Jean-François’s successful research activities with a pioneering inspiration were given by scientists who have collaborated with him, and also by those who have been trained and supervised by him. The videos, presentations and photos of the day are on-line, together with a nice souvenirs and testimonies slide show.

Strategy Meeting : 3-5 February

This meeting was intented to establish a common set of strategic objectives for the future ALADIN-LACE-HIRLAM consortium. After the presentation and discussions with the experts and the current management of ALADIN, HIRLAM and LACE consortia, the Convergence Woking Group worked on preparing a Strategy document, to be proposed to the Assemblies of Directors at their next meetings in June.

29 Jan. 2020 : the ALADIN-HIRLAM Newsletter n°14 is published

Embark on a great journey among the major achievements of the 26 ALADIN&HIRLAM partners over 2019

24th ALADIN GA and 5th joint ALADIN GA & HIRLAM Council, Istanbul, 16-17 December 2019

On the kind invitation of M. Volkan Mutlu Coşkun, Director General of Turkish State Meteorological Service, the ALADIN and HIRLAM Assemblies of Directors met In Istanbul, Turkey.
The main point at the agenda of these meetings was the Convergence : the Assemblies discussed the draft MoU of the future single Consortium and the pending issues (long-term goals, organisation and management positions, voting rules and voting rights, budget, roadmap, ...). The Minutes of the meetings have been approved : Minutes of the 24th GA, minutes of the 5th joint Assemblies.

HAC, PAC and joint PAC-HAC meetings, November 4-5, Toulouse

The agendas of these meetings were mainly focused on the ALADIN-HIRLAM convergence process and the documents prepared by the Convergence WG were scrutinized : draft MoU and convergence roadmap, proposal for a status of associated members, strategy and strategy meeting, management, organisational bodies and positions, quality assurance, financial scenarios, ... The PAC-HAC was also presented with the agendas of the next Directors meetings, the realisation of the Rolling Work Plan 2019 at mid-year and the proposed RWP2020.
The minutes of these meetings are on-line : the main PAC-HAC recommendations (on the future ALADIN-HIRLAM MoU draft text) have already been implemented by the Convergence WG and the documents amended accordingly to PAC-HAC discussions and distributed to the ALADIN & HIRLAM Directors for their meeting in Istanbul, December 16-17.