Leonard Smith was an invited keynote speaker at 'Extreme events: theory, observation, modeling and prediction' conference, Palma de Mallorca, 10-14 November 2008.
'Improving Predictions of Climate Change: living with an inconvenient ignorance', Invited keynote speech presented by Leonard Smith to the conference 'Climate change impacts and adaptation: Dangerous rates of change', University of Exeter, 22-24 September 2008.
Leonard Smith presented a poster entitled: 'On the impact of NUMB weather on science, society and operational forecasting centres', at the 22nd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting/18th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction, June 2007.
Leonard Smith presented a poster at the MSRI Symposium on Climate Change: From Global Models to Local Action, Berkeley, USA, April 2007. Professor Leonard Smith presented a talk: 'Valued Foresight or Useless Arithmetic: Extrapolation Models in the Service of Decision Support and Policy'.
CATS members gave a number of presentations at the EGU General Assembly 2007, Vienna, 15-20 April 2007. CATS at EGU 2007. Poster.
Leonard Smith with Jochen Broecker and Hailiang Du gave two presentations: 1. Ensemble Forecasts: An Introduction to Their Statistics, Value and Application and 2. Forecasting with the NAG Board: Results and Winners at the ECMWF 3rd International Verification MethodsWorkshop, Reading, UK, 29 January-2 February 2007, sponsored by WMO/WCRP/WWRP/COST.
Professor Leonard Smith and CATS Visiting Research Fellows, Professor Nigel Harvey and Dr David Stainforth, participated as members of a roundtable discussion at the WMO Climate Risk Conference, entitled 'Living with Climate Variability and Change', Espoo, Finland, 16-21 July 2006. For further information see Media and Outreach.
Leonard Smith contributed to the workshop: 'Applying Complex Modelling Techniques to Sustainability Challenges', at the European Commission in Brussels, 16 June 2006. Summary notes.
Leonard Smith gave a talk: 'Insights from a Century of Forecast Errors: The Evolving Role of Nonlinearity in Operational Forecast Systems', at the '20 years of Nonlinear Dynamics in Geosciences' Conference, Rhodes, Greece, June 2006. Abstract. CATS Visiting Research Fellow, Kevin Judd, gave a talk: 'Weather Forecasting: it's about Dynamics, it's not about Statistics'.
Members of CATS presented a day of seminars and a roundtable discussion at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasting (ECMWF), focussing on insights gained from experiences with ECMWF forecasts,16 May 2006.
Leonard Smith gave a talk: 'On the Risks of Miscommunicating Risk in Decision Support and Policy', at the 'Environmental Hazards & Risk Communication' Conference, Royal Society, London, April 2006. Abstract.
Leonard Smith delivered a keynote address 'Why I'm not a Bayesian' at the Schlumberger Workshop, Oxford, 4 April 2006.
Leonard Smith gave a talk: 'Seeing Through Geophysical Models: Moving Beyond Naive Realism', at the science seminar 'Predicting the Effects of Climate Change on the Arctic', British Embassy, Stockholm, March 2006. Abstract.
Leonard Smith presented a talk entitled 'The Energy Industry' at the WWRP/THORPEX Scientific Conference, 'Improving the Global Predictability of High Impact Weather And a review of Southern Hemisphere Plans for THORPEX', Cape Town, South Africa, 13-15 February 2006. Abstract.
Leonard Smith presented seminars on 'Decision Making' for graduate students of the l'Ecole Nationale de la Météorologie on a training course entitled: 'Observer, Prévoir, Décider: Météorologie science de l'ingénieur' in Toulouse, France, February 2006. Seminar A, Seminar B, Seminar C.
NAPSTER (Nonlinear Analysis and Prediction Statistics from Timeseries and Ensemble-forecast Realisations): project presentation by Dr Liam Clarke, London, February 2006. Abstract.
Leonard Smith presented a discussion at the Oikos International Roundtable 'Meeting the Risk of Climate Change: Management or Prevention?', LSE, London, 31 January 2006. Abstract.