wcrp cordex logoThe CORDEX vision is to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.



ICRC-CORDEX 2016: Registration is open

17th-20th May 2016, Stockholm - Sweden

The International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-CORDEX 2016 will bring together the international community involved in regional climate research focusing on high resolution climate information, and its applications to the vulnerability, impacts and adaptation community and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information. It will further promote the CORDEX vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.

  • Early bird registration rate until 17th March 2016, to register click here

Advanced School on Climate Modeling over South America

15-19 February 2016, IFT - Unesp, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

As in previous workshops, this event will include lectures and extensive hands-on sessions on the theory of regional climate dynamics and regional climate change while providing a background on regional climate modeling studies focused on the South America region.

The deadline for application is November 30, 2015.

For further information: http://www.ictp-saifr.org/?page_id=9561;

January 13, 2016: Abstract deadline for Regional climate modeling at EGU General Assembly 2016

 EGU General Assembly in Vienna, 17-22 April 2016. 

We encourage you to submit your work to session CL5.09, "Regional climate modeling, including CORDEX."   In past years this been the top session within the EGU climate section in terms of number of abstracts. We expect to continue in this tradition given the surge in activity for CORDEX and other RCM projects.

The session description is at http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2016/session/20078.

Abstract deadline: 13 January 2016 at 13:00 Central European Time (12:00 UTC).


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.