Applications are now invited for groups within, and linked to, CORDEX communities across the globe to propose 'Flagship Pilot Studies (FPS)'. The FPS will focus on sub-continental-scale targeted regions, so as to allow a number of capabilities towards addressing key scientific questions and needs of the vulnerability, impact & adaptation community and end users. FPS proposals should be driven by the regional CORDEX communities, although sharing common protocols so as to allow easier exchange of know-how. FPS proposals will be reviewed and endorsed by the CORDEX SAT, together with selected external reviewers, according to the criteria listed in the 'FPS Criteria & Guidelines' document. Further details on the FPS, together with instructions on how to submit your proposal and an application template, can be found here or under the Experiment Guidelines tab of the menu above.
There will be 3 deadlines per year for FPS proposals; 15th February, 15th June and 15th October. The third deadline for applications will be Saturday 15th October 2016 and the successful proposals from this round will be presented at the CORDEX web.
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Five FPS propsals, out of nine, were selected from the first round of submissions and announced at the last day of the ICRC-CORDEX 2016 conference;
South America: Extreme precipitation events in Southeastern South America: a proposal for a better understanding and modeling
Europe+ Mediterranean; Convective phenomena at high resolution over Europe and the Mediterranean
Europe; Impact of land use changes on climate in Europe across spatial and temporal scales
Mediterranean; Role of the natural and anthropogenic aerosols in the Mediterranean region: past climate variability and future climate sensitivity
Mediterranean; Role of the air-sea coupling and small scale ocean processess on regional climate
More information about the endorsed FPS proposals can be found here or under the CORDEX News tab of the menu above.