Exploit the 15 day operational NCEP ensembles

     Increase the length of the ensembles to 30 days

     Use multi-model ensembles
     Exploit the DERF predictability due to initial conditions,
SST and soil moisture in real time

     Do routine SST and soil moisture anomaly experiments
in real time

     Improve the short-term coupled forecasts by minimizing
growing errors in the initial conditions

     (Improve the models!)