The OpenIFS website provides forums where users can ask questions, post comments and interact with other OpenIFS users.
Please read these instructions before posting to the forums. The OpenIFS support team monitor the forums.
All forum posts are public. We therefore ask that posts are respectful and polite.
Abusive or other inappropriate posts will not be tolerated. The userid will be cancelled immediately and posts deleted.
When you post for the first time please indicate which institution you are affiliated with.
All posts should be related to OpenIFS models. Unrelated posts will be removed.
Creating an account
Only users with an ECMWF account can post to the forums. If you do not have a ECMWF userid, you can register on the ECMWF website, which is simple and quick to do.
Go to : www.ecmwf.int and click 'Log In' top right of the page, then 'Register'.
Search forums for answers
Before posting to the forums, it's good practise to first search for the answer to your question from previous posts.
Go to the OpenIFS User Forums page, and choose the most appropriate forum to search.
Then type your search query in the text box 'Search for topics...'.
Creating a new topic
Go to the OpenIFS User Forums page, and choose the most appropriate forum to post to.
To start a new post click the 'New Topic' button:
This will create a blank page. The first line should be the title of your new topic or question, then type the body of your question.
The buttons at the top can be used to format the text much like any word processing package. Also images and attachments can be added.
Comment on existing topic
You can also post a comment to any existing post in a forum.Write your post in the 'Comment' box at the bottom of the list of comments, or add a new comment.
If you prefer, you also reply to individual comments by clicking the 'Reply' link underneath the post and adding your post:
Watching a page
If you want to receive email notification when a new post appears in a particular forum, click the 'Watch' icon in the top right corner of the page.
Add a Favourite
To add a forum topic to your list of 'favourites', simply click on the 'Favourite' icon in the top right corner of the page.