Flagship Pilot Studies

The first five endorsed FPS propsals, were selected from the first round of submissions and announced at the last day of the ICRC-CORDEX 2016 conference in Stockholm, May 2016;

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

Afther that another FPS has been endorsed:

Africa: Coupled regional modelling of land-atmosphere-ocean interactions over western-southern Africa under climate change.

More information about the endorsed FPS proposals can be found here or under the CORDEX News tab of the menu above.

Vacancy: Director, International Project Office for CORDEX

Would you like to be responsible for developing and leading the work of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX)? Do you enjoy blending your climate science knowledge with project management, coordination and strategic development skills? Are you excited by the prospect of working with an international community towards meeting key global challenges? 

If so SMHI, the host institute of the International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC), is recruiting for an IPOC Director. For further information and details of how to apply see here.

Subset of CORDEX simulations become available again

Since mid June, ESGF has been down due to a software upgrade and no CORDEX simulations published on ESGF in recent years are currently available for download. However, we are happy to inform CORDEX users that a temporary resource has now been configured on a Swedish ESGF development node. All SMHI-RCA4, ICTP-RegCM4 and MGO-RRCM CORDEX simulations which were previously available on the Swedish node will become available again within the next two days.  Some simulations for Africa and the Arctic are already available. Note that this is a test deployment of the new ESGF software, and may face intermittent service interruptions.

Temporary resource:


For instructions on how to use this temporary resource, please refer to: https://www.nsc.liu.se/storage/esgf-testnode/

For updates about data availability and schedule for return to full operational status, please continue to check: http://esg-dn1.nsc.liu.se

Many thanks to all ESGF developers and all local ESGF node admins who worked on development of new ESGF software and especially to Prashanth Dwarakanath and Kai Lu from the National Supercomputer Centre at Linköping University (Sweden) who worked really hard on the first test installation of new ESGF.