4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

The 4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/
CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

Hanoi, Vietnam, 24-25 November 2016

                       

Workshop venue: Le Van Thiem lecture hall, VNU University of   Science, 19 Le Thanh Tong str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi

 

Background

The Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID) is an APN funded project of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Initiative (SEARCI). Officially established in November 2013, the SEACLID project was later streamlined into the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)’s Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) as one of the three CORDEX domains in Asia and subsequently renamed as SEACLID / CORDEX Southeast Asia. SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia aims to address the urgent needs for high-resolution regional future climate change scenarios for the Southeast Asia region, and to enhance capacity building in regional climate modeling and increase visibility in scientific publications in regional climate. SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia is currently participated by 14 countries and 18 institutions. Detailed about this project can be viewed at http://www.ukm.edu.my/seaclid-cordex.

During the first two years implementation of SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia, tremendous progress has been achieved. Currently, the regional climate simulations of CORDEX/Southeast Asia has been completed. In the next few months, project members would carry out analysis and model performance evaluation. To ensure a smooth progression during its final year of implementation, the project 4th workshop will be held from 24-25th Nov 2016 in Hanoi and to be hosted by the VNU University of Science, to facilitate coordination among its members and discussion on model performances, data management and documentation of research output.

SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia project members are invited and encouraged to participate and present their model output analysis results at this workshop. Other interested participants and potential data users are most welcome to participate. Scientists / researchers, students, stakeholders and other parties interested in regional climate and SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia activities are welcome.

The objectives of the workshop include:

  1. To discuss the current progress of the project and present the results of analysis of SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia simulations;
  2. To discuss and coordinate efforts on documentation of research output and scientific paper;
  3. To discuss issues related to data archives and ESGF implementation;
  4. To discuss scientific issues relevant to SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia and possible future undertaking.

 

Participation & Registration

Interested participants are required to complete and submit the registration form. Kindly email the form to the Local Organizing Committee (Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc) [cordexsea.2016@gmail.com] by no later than August 31, 2016 . Please copy your email to SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia Secretariat (Prof. Fredolin Tangang [ftangang@gmail.com]). For participants require invitation letter for VISA application, please submit the completed form as soon as possible and request the invitation letter and other required documents from the local secretariat (Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan and Assoc. Prof. Dr Thanh Ngo-Duc)

 Accommodation:

Participants are recommended to stay at either May De Ville Hotel (24 HanThuyen street, Hai Ba Trung, Hanoi, approximately 60 USD/night) or A25 Hotel (45 Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, approximately 45 USD/night).

 Empirical and Statistical Downscaling (ESD) Side Meeting

In conjunction with this workshop, on 23th November 2016, a side meeting and discussion on ESD for CORDEX Asia will be held. Participants interested to attend this side meeting should contact Dr Kojie Dairaku of the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk Reduction Division, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience, Japan [Email: dairaku@bosai.go.jp]. This side meeting will be held in the same venue.

 Further Information

Enquiries for further information may be sent by email to cordexsea.2016@gmail.com or to SEACLID/CORDEX Southeast Asia Secretariat or the latest information will be made available to the Project website at http://www.ukm.edu.my/seaclid-cordex. Excursion may be organized depends on request from the participants. One day tour to the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex (UNESCO World Heritage Site) can be organized on 26 November 2016.

 Organizing Committee Members

  1. Prof. Dr. Phan Van Tan (VNU University of Science)
  2. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc (University of      Science and Technology of Hanoi)
  3. Prof. Dr. Fredolin Tangang (The National      University of Malaysia)
  4. Ms. Nguyen Thi Hong Hanh (VNU University of      Science)
  5. Mr. Nguyen Xuan Thanh (VNU University of Science)
  6. Ms. Pham Thanh Ha (VNU University of Science)


REGISTRATION FORM

The 4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/
CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

24-25 November 2016, VNU University of Science, Hanoi, Vietnam

(Please submit your registration form by before August 31, 2016)

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Thanh Ngo-Duc

Local Organizing Committee

Fourth Workshop of SEACLID / CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

VNU University of Science

334 NguyenTrai, ThanhXuan, Hanoi, Vietnam

Email: cordexsea.2016@gmail.com

 

 

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4th Workshop of the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling (SEACLID)/CORDEX Southeast Asia Project

2nd meeting of the CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT)

CORDEX SAT 150226 

The meeting report is now available for download here.

Wednesday 25th February
Time Agenda Item Presenter
13.30 Welcome address Rolf Brennerfelt, SMHI GD
13.40 Meeting arrangements/logistics Eleanor O’Rourke
13.45 Introduction Co-chairs
Session 1: Updates from the CORDEX domains Chair: Eleanor O’Rourke
13.55 CORDEX South East Asia Fredolin Tangang
14.05 CORDEX South Asia Krishnan Raghavan
14.15   North AmericaArctic and Antarctic CORDEX Bill Gutowski
14.30 Central America CORDEX Tannecia Stephenson
14.40 South America CORDEX Silvina Solman
14.50 MENA-CORDEX and Central Asia CORDEX Grigory Nikulin
15.00 Australasia CORDEX Bertrand Timbal
15.10 CORDEX Africa Chris Lennard
15.20 CORDEX East Asia Hyun-Suk Kang
15.30 Coffee
16.00 EURO-CORDEX Daniela Jacob
16.10 MED-CORDEX Filippo Giorgi
Session 2: Wider updates and CORDEX scope Chair: Bill Gutowski
16.20 WCRP/CORDEX updates Michel Rixen
16.35 Update on WGRC and Grand Challenges Clare Goodess
16.55 IPOC – its role and goals Eleanor O’Rourke
17.10 CORDEX Phase II scope Bill Gutowski
18.00 Discussion All
19.30 Dinner at Lagerqvist Restaurant
Thursday 26th February
Time Agenda Item Presenter
Session 3: CORDEX Issues Chair: Eleanor O’Rourke
09.00 Data policy, formats and archives Grigory Nikulin
09.30 Statistical downscaling plus ESD roadmap v2 Bertrand Timbal
10.00 Domains, updates, selection criteria and acceptance protocol + domain specification proposal document Bill Gutowski
10.30 Discussion All
11.00 Coffee  
Session 4: The Future of CORDEX Chair: Bill Gutowski
11.30 Flagship pilot studies including discussion Filippo Giorgi
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Discussion of strategic development of CORDEX towards Phase II protocol within the changing WCRP landscape Bill Gutowski
15.30 CORDEX MIP Discussion and how to transfer CORDEX knowledge to the Global Modelling community Bill Gutowski
16.00 Coffee
16.30 Second CORDEX Conference – Stockholm, June 2016 Eleanor O’Rourke
16.45 Outreach and communication (website and newsletter) Eleanor O’Rourke
17.30 Current status of fundraising and future prospects: WCRP & IPOC Michel Rixen & Eleanor O’Rourke
18.00 General discussion on CORDEX Phase II All
Friday 27th February
Time Agenda Item Presenter
Session 5: SAT Business Chair: Filippo Giorgi
09.00 Decision making process, internal communication & interaction with the IPOC Filippo Giorgi
09.30 Interactions with WGRC and end users Bill Gutowski
10.00 Agreements/Partnerships with relevant projects and initiatives  Eleanor O’Rourke
10.15 Membership issues Eleanor O’Rourke
10.30 Review of action items – key priority actions Co-chairs
11.00 Next meeting and closing discussion Filippo Giorgi
12.00 End of meeting

Science Advisory Team

WCRP Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)

Terms of reference

Following the pioneering and successful work of the Task Force on Regional Climate Downscaling (TFRCD) which mandate ended in 2011, the WCRP established a CORDEX Science Advisory Team in 2012. The CORDEX vision is to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships. In order to achieve the CORDEX vision the Science Advisory Team (SAT) has the mandate to implement and oversee, in communication with the broader scientific community, the following tasks:

  • Advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships;
  • Maintain and update, as needed, a framework for evaluating regional climate downscaling techniques;
  • Establish and maintain protocols for CORDEX output and CORDEX archives;
  • Oversee and promote projects that advance regional downscaling;
  • Assist with coordination of WCRP research activities relevant to regional climate downscaling;
  • Promote links to other relevant programs such as WCRP core projects, the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Chagne (IPCC), the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) and the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS);
  • Provide advice to WCRP regarding research activities needed to support and improve regional climate science and prediction, modeling and observations.

The CORDEX-SAT is expected to report regularly at the JSC and the Working Group on Regional Climate (WGRC) meetings on the progress of its activities. Members are appointed for a 3-year term, with the possibility of 2-year extensions.

Individual SAT-members play a significant role in contributing to the SAT tasks with responsibilities including what is listed below: 

  • to contribute to the development of CORDEX strategy and goals;
  • to actively contribute to CORDEX guiding documents such as CORDEX CORE, Scientific Challenges;
  • to foster cooperation and communication on CORDEX and regional climate modeling matters where relevant;
  • to coordinate CORDEX activities (workshops, training activities, etc) and associated public outreach (news, web page, social media, etc);
  • to support resource mobilization with relevant stakeholders (development banks, funding agencies, donors, etc);
  • to interact with the various CORDEX regions and with the CORDEX Project Office;
  • to attend and contribute to SAT-meetings and other CORDEX meetings.

Members

Name  Affiliation
F. Giorgi
(co-chair)
Earth System Physics Section, The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics
Trieste, ITALY
 giorgi (at) ictp.it
W.  Gutowski
(co-chair)
Iowa State University
Dept. of Geological & Atmospheric Sciences
Ames, Iowa, USA
 gutowski(at)iastate.edu
A. Frigon OURANOS
Québec, CANADA
 rigon.anne(at)ouranos.ca
D. Jacob Climate Service Center
Hamburg, GERMANY
 Daniela.jacob (at) hzg.de
H.S. Kang NIMR, KMA
Jeju, REPUBLIC OF KOREA
hyunskang (at) korea.kr
S.Jayanarayanan Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology,
Pune, INDIA
sanjay (at)tropmet.res.in
C. Lennard University of Cape Town
Cape Town, SOUTH AFRICA
 lennard (at) csag.uct.ac.za
G. Nikulin Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Norrköping, SWEDEN
  grigory.nikulin (at) smhi.se
S. Solman University of Buenos Aires
Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
 solman (at) cima.fcen.uba.ar
T. Stephenson Univesity of West Indies
Kingston, JAMAICA
  tannecia.stephenson02 (at) uwimona.edu.jm
F. Tangang The National University of Malaysia
Bangi, MALAYSIA
 ftangang (at) gmail.com
B. Timbal National Environment Agency
Singapore
  B.Timbal (at) nea.gov.se