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  • To watch the videos of the plenary talks given at the International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013, click here.

  • 27-30 August 2013, Kathmandu, Nepal

    The 1st WCRP CORDEX south Asia training workshop took place on 17-20 October 2012 in Pune, India, hosted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM).

    The 2nd WCRP CORDEX science and training workshop in south Asia will be held on 27-30 August 2013 in Kathmandu, Nepal, jointly supported by ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), WCRP, APN (Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research), MAIRS (Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study), CCCR (Centre for Climate Change Research) of IITM.

     Workshop Topics:

    • Evaluation of monsoon climate simulation in Hindu Kush-Himalayan and Tibetan Plateau region from various climate models (onset and withdraw, seasonal and intra-seasonal variability, flood, drought, heat wave etc.).
    • Assessment of downscaling techniques and their products in Hindu Kush-Himalayan and Tibetan Plateau region to deepen the understanding of the uncertainties accompanying the regional climate projections and examine the credibility of climate model results.
    • Bridging the gaps between end users’ needs and climate modeling communities, and meeting various end-users’ (hydrology, agriculture, water resources, land cover and ecosystem, human health etc.) requests on downscaled products, with definition of data types, formats and resolutions, for vulnerability, impacts and adaptation analysis.
    • Training of operational departments and local policy makers in south Asia and supporting the local/regional policy making as well as sustainable development by providing the user friendly regional downscaling products in WCRP CORDEX end-users’ network in south Asia.

    Workshop website: http://cccr.tropmet.res.in/workshop/cordex2013/


  • A partnership between CLIVAR/VAMOS and CORDEX

    11th-13th September 2013, Lima, Perú

    The VAMOS/CORDEX Workshop on Latin-America and Caribbean, CORDEX LAC: Phase I - South America brings together the international community of regional climate scientists to pursue an initial assessment of the various CORDEX downscaling initiatives over the South American and Central American CORDEX domains, to develop regionally focused vulnerability, impact and adaptation (VIA) user-knowledge, and to identify stakeholders’ needs so as to support the science-based information required for climate adaptation, mitigation and risk management in the region. This event will provide a forum for addressing the following topics: - Regional climate downscaling products for model evaluation, assessment of regional climate change projections and associated uncertainties, including extreme events - Vulnerability, impacts and adaptation analysis on key sectors (hydrology, agriculture, water resources, and health, among others) - Implications for sustainable development and policy-making - building capacity contributing to a global framework for climate services.

    Important dates

    20 Apr 2013 Call for abstracts, financial support and registration
    01 Jun 2013 Deadline for abstract submission and support applications
    30 Jun 2013 Notification to participants and applicants
    15 Aug 2013 Confirmation

    Workshop web site: http://www.cima.fcen.uba.ar/LAC-CORDEX/information/

  • cordex2013 2nd announcement


    Important dates

    15th April: Extended deadline for abstract submission and support applications


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