Bredbeck Workshop 2003 - Feedback and Suggestions
Written by Nathalie Courcoux
The summary of feedbacks and suggestions are divided in three parts:
* Good points
* Bad points
The good points were:
* The reorganisation of the working groups (with cards) in smaller and
more focused groups.
* Small working groups which took place on the second working group session.
* The interaction and open discussions with the other participants and also
the possibility of having a lot of contacts with the other participants
due to the informal atmosphere and also due to the fact that participants
stay 24 hours a day together for 3 days.
* The organisation of the workshop with presentations in the morning and
working groups in the afternoon.
* Talks which give a good overview of the subject.
* Well organised agenda and concrete planning before workshop.
* For the "intercomparison paper" the workshop is the opportunity for the
persons involved to meet and try to solve remaining problems (better than
per e mail).
* Workshop free of charge.
The bad points were:
* No Internet access.
* Some discussions were too strongly code oriented.
* Too many discussions about ARTS/AMSU.
* There were too few working groups on the first working group session and
the working groups were too large.
* Time of the year not convenient for the Swedish participants (early June
would be better).
* Bad coffee, no junk food in the kitchen and only Becks beer.
* No real football available!
The suggestions made by the participants were:
* About the topics:
* Non LTE radiative transfer equation.
* More focus on microphysics.
* Other sensors (not limb sensors).
* Retrieval intercomparison.
* About the working groups:
* Either plan small working groups before the workshop (see with Oliver
for Java script web interface for card and stickers!)
* or do the brainstorming about the working groups formation with cards
on the first day (or anyway before the first working group session).
* or allow the splitting of the biggest working groups.
----> Anyway keep small working groups (it is more effective than bigger
* One extra day for the ARTS developers to meet.
* Instead of a round table for participants introduction, 1 or 2 slides
could be shown by each participant to present very briefly herself/himself
and her/his work.
* Try to invite more non-European participants.