The World Modelling Summit for Climate Prediction will be held over four days, with the first half day featuring high-level invited speakers who will set the general tone for the meeting. This will be followed by 1.5 days of scientific talks related to the five themes and another 1.5 days of discussions in breakout groups. The summit will end with a plenary discussion and a declaration of the outcome of the meeting.
The Summit will be organized around the following five themes
1. Overview: societal drivers; current status of weather and climate modeling; strategies for seamless prediction; crucial hypotheses
2. Strategies for next-generation modelling systems: balance between resolution and complexity; balance between multi-model and unified modeling framework; issues of parameterizing unresolved scales and regional models
3. Prospects for current high-end computer systems and implications for model code design
4. Strategies for model evaluation, modelling experiments, and initialization for prediction of the coupled ocean-land-atmosphere climate system
5. Strategies for revolutionizing climate prediction: enhancing human and computing resources; requirements and possible organizational frameworks