Ensemble prediction calibration for
renewable energy - EoCoE project

Place: Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, Toulouse & INRIA Rocquencourt, France
Application deadline: 15 June 2017

EoCoE is one of the 8 centres of excellence in computing applications recently established within the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission. EoCoE will aid the transition to sustainable energy sources and usage via targeted support for numerical modelling in four pillars: Meteorology, Materials, Water and Fusion. These pillars are embedded within a transversal multidisciplinary effort providing high-end expertise in applied mathematics and High Performance Computing (HPC). EoCoE, led by Maison de la Simulation (France), is structured around the Franco-German hub Maison de la Simulation - Jülich Research Centre. The project coordinates a pan-European network covering 21 teams in 8 countries.

The post-doc position mainly concerns the first pillar. The purpose is to demonstrate the added value of probabilistic weather prediction for the monitoring of wind and solar production.

Ensemble prediction systems is the most straightforward way to sample probability density functions of atmospheric variables. Nevertheless, those distributions have to be calibrated using available observations. The post-doc will apply statistical calibration techniques with machine learning approach. The post-doc will also evaluate the added-value of a very large ensemble against different ensemble strategies based on ensembles with smaller member size but calibrated with different training sample and different calibration strategies.

The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD thesis in one of the relevant research topics for the project and have skills in at least one of the following fields: ensemble prediction, calibration, machine learning. The postdoctoral position is available for a period of one year (1st sept 2017- 1st sept 2018) with a net salary per month between 2089 € - 2410 €

The applications for this position (cv, cover letter, two references letters) are to be sent to: Olivier Mestre ( olivier.mestre@meteo.fr ) and Philippe Arbogast (philippe.arbogast@meteo.fr) before June 15th 2017.

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