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RegCM Training Workshop for Southeast Asia in Manila 25th-29th May 2015

The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), in collaboration with CORDEX Southeast Asia and a number of institutions including Ateneo de Manila University (local host), Manila Observatory (local host), the National University of Malaysia, WCRP CORDEX, MAIRS, and Asia Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN), is organising a “RegCM Training Workshop for Southeast Asia” to be held from 25th-29th May in Manila, the Philippines.

This workshop is extremely important to the region in building capacity in regional climate modelling and thanks to ICTP colleagues for their readiness to organise this workshop for the first time in this region. Young scientists from from Myanmar, Cambodia and Lao PDR in addition to other countries that have already actively participated in SEACLID / CORDEX Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply.
The deadline for submission of applications is 15th March 2015.
For more information on the workshop, and to submit an online application, please visit the SEACLID-CORDEX website or directly to the ICTP website. To download the workshop flyer click here.

CORDEX Asia and CORDEX Australasia are convening a session at AOGS 2015 Singapore


CORDEX Asia (South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia) and CORDEX Australasia are convening a session at AOGS 2015 Singapore, 2nd -7th August 2015.

Session AS11-Regional Climate Downscaling in Asia and Australasia Regions: 

  • Deadline for abstract submission is 18th February 2015


 Regional climate downscaling activities have gained momentum and progress in recent years in the Asia and Australasia region, primarily due to the demand for high-resolution regional climate change scenarios. Under the umbrella of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)’s COordinated Regional climate Downscaling EXperiment (CORDEX), four initiatives have been established in these regions and currently ongoing including CORDEX South Asia, CORDEX East Asia, CORDEX Southeast Asia and CORDEX Australasia. In addition, there are initiatives by other research groups and individuals within and outside the regions. There are various scientific issues regarding the regional dynamical climate downscaling including choices of GCMs and RCMs, domain and resolutions, parameterizations, model performance, ensemble interpretation and many others. In addition, statistical/empirical regional climate downscaling approaches have received increasing attention by researchers in the regions. Hence, this session provides scientists within and outside the CORDEX initiatives to share their scientific findings on various issues related to dynamical and statistical / empirical regional climate downscaling in the regions.

Sub themes: 

  • Evaluation of regional downscaling techniques (dynamical and statistical methods)
  • Added-values in regional climate downscaling
  • Sensitivity of to the large-scale forcing, domain size, resolution, physics, and etc.
  • Regional climate projection and its understanding
  • Application of regional climate information to IAV sectors
  • Other issues relevant to regional climate downscaling


Conveners: Prof Fredolin Tangang (CORDEX Southeast Asia)

Co-coveners: Dr R Krishnan (CORDEX South Asia), Dr Hyun-Suk Kang (CORDEX East Asia), A/Prof. Jason Evans (CORDEX Australasia)


EGU: CL5.8 - "Regional climate modeling, including CORDEX"

We encourage you to submit your work to the session CL5.8, "Regional climate modeling, including CORDEX" at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, to be held 12-17 April 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

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.

Abstract deadline:  7 January 2015 at 13:00 Central European Time (12:00 UTC).

A link to the session announcement: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2015/session/17057