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  • Two separate calls for proposals are announced under this major new research programme, Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) funded by DFID and NERC.

    1)       Announcement of Opportunity : FCFA - Regional Consortium Grants 2014
    Outline proposals are invited  for FCFA Regional Consortium Grants 2014. This interdisciplinary call aims to advance scientific understanding and prediction of African climate variability and change to inform medium-term adaptation decisions (5-40 years), and develop knowledge, tools and methods to better integrate this science into decision making today.
    Further details available at: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/news/ao-regional/

    Closing date (Outline Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1), Tuesday 15 July 2014

    2)      Announcement of Opportunity: FCFA – Global Climate Model Development for Africa Project 2014
    Full proposals are invited for FCFA – Global Climate Model Development for Africa Project 2014. This call, one component of FCFA, aims to deliver a step-change in the performance of Global Circulation Models for Africa and to make a long-term contribution to model development with an African lens.
    Further details available at: http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/news/ao-global/

    Closing date (Notification of Intent): 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1), Monday 2 June 2014
    Closing date (full Proposals): 16:00 UK local time (GMT+1), Tuesday 5 August 2014

    Further details about the FCFA Programme are available at :http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/fcfa/

  • Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) 11th Annual Meeting from 28 Jul
    to 1 Aug 2014 at Royton Hotel, Sapporo, JAPAN

    - AS36
    Issues in dynamical and empirical statistical downscaling approach around Asia-Oceania region
    The CORDEX-Asia (ES, SA, SEA) is focused in the AM-1.

    - IG10
    Downscaling Applications in Climate Information and Services for Impacts,
    Adaptation and Vulnerability (IAV) Assessments
    This session is hosted by the Working Group on Regional Climate (WGRC)
    of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP).

    Dr. Izuru Takayabu (Meteorological Research Institute, Japan)
    Dr. Hyun-Suk KANG (Korea Meteorological Administration, Korea)
    Dr. Krishnan Raghavan (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India)
    Dr. Fredolin Tangang (National University of Malaysia, Malaysia)
    Dr. C. Kendra Gotangco (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
    Dr. Seita Emori (National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan)
    Prof. Kei Yoshimura (University of Tokyo, Japan)
    Dr. Koji Dairaku (National Research Institute for Earth Science and
    Disaster Prevention, Japan)