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We invite you to comment on the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the CORDEX-CMIP6 Variable List (VL)

The CORDEX SAT has developed the Second Order Draft (SOD) of the CORDEX-CMIP6 Variable List (VL) for dynamical downscaling of CMIP6. Currently, the VL only includes atmospheric variables and variables for other realms (ocean, aerosol, etc.) will be added later.

We hereby invite you to give your comments/thoughts, in this form, on the SOD before the CORDEX-CMIP6 VL is finalized and published. The deadline for comments is 1 February 2022.

If you can’t access the Google form, please send your comments to

Response to comments on the First Order Draft (FOD)

The SOD as a Google spreadsheet

The SOD as a PDF

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year


The CORDEX office will be unmanned during the holidays and the ipoc mail only sporadically read.

We are back in office 10 January and for now wish you all Happy Holidays!

Iréne, Anna, EvaMarie


Participants from the Southeast Asian region gathered online for the CORDEX SEA Outreach and Capacity Building Workshop 15-17 November 2021

The southeast Asia (SEA) domain is a very diverse region with different needs for climate information to address issues related to climate change. Therefore, we are pleased that we were able to reach so many people from different parts of the region with this workshop.

The workshop was an online event organized by the CORDEX SEA in collaboration with local organizers in Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia and the CORDEX office at SMHI.

335 participants took part in the workshop via zoom, a majority from Indonesia but also from for instance Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam and a few from outside the region. Since equity and equality, including gender balance, are important for CORDEX we are happy that the gender distribution was approximately equal. The workshop was also broadcasted via Youtube adding around 1000 persons that could view the live webinars and follow the discussions. This was thus a successful, large event that reached out to researchers, stakeholders and others.

Outreach CORDEX activities

The objectives for this workshop were to inform about:

  • and inspire new CORDEX activities in advancing the science and application of regional climate downscaling, especially in Asia
  • CORDEX Southeast Asia activities and progress in advancing the science and application of regional climate downscaling in through regional partnerships.
  • work carried out in several countries in Southeast Asia that used CORDEX Southeast Asia generated climate information in addressing issues related to climate change in the region
  • potential applications in the region of CORDEX Southeast Asia downscaled climate projections

SARCCIS and the progress on the 5 km simulations of CORDEX SEA highlighted during the workshop

The workshop highlighted the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Change Information System (SARCCIS), which serves as a one‑stop data center that freely disseminates high‑resolution, multi‑model and multi‑scenario simulated data, provides guidance on data usage and reliability, and provides training to users on how to access, analyze and interpret the data.

Another highlight was the presentations of the progress on the 5 km simulations of CORDEX SEA over a number of key regions in Southeast Asia. Furthermore, the workshop provided capacity building/development on data retrieval, application and analysis which is important for the future work within this region.

We are also pleased to hear that ministries and government agencies in Indonesia hope that high resolution downscaled data are expected to become a reference in climate-resilient national development. CORDEX-SEA data can be accessed freely by every stakeholder who needs it. The data will be used to bring together sectors, especially climate change adaptation and mitigation.

We hope that this workshop will be followed up with material/papers that discusses about data improvement for sector needs, and also special training to build the capacity of CORDEX -SEA members.

More information at the workshop website

If you want to read more about the workshop, please have a look at the workshop website:





Call for self-nominations to the committees for the next ICRC-CORDEX conference

Make a difference!

Be part of the scientific or the organizing committee for the next ICRCC-CORDEX conference!

The preparation of the next ICRC-CORDEX conference has just started and to ensure an effective process we need to set up a scientific committee and an overall organizing committee.

The conference will take place during 2023, tentatively late spring/early summer, and will probably be in a hybrid format, possibly featuring regional hubs, with both in-person and remote/on-line participation.

CORDEX aims to develop and provide detailed, regional climate information necessary for vulnerability, impact and adaptation studies at local and regional levels. CORDEX is working to meet the increasing need for reliable regional climate information communicated in a manner enabling effective impact and adaptation planning.

Some of the topics that will be highlighted at the next International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)- CORDEX will be extracted from the CORDEX White Papers and Science Plan, including further development of regional climate as well as impacts and applications.

The conference will also provide a platform for scientists and users from all parts of the globe to meet and advance capacity development, training and knowledge exchange as well as to build new and enhance existing co-operations.

The scientific committee will be tasked with proposing the main theme as well as details of the conference program; sessions, important partners/speakers, side events and more – all in close cooperation with the organizing committee.

The organizing committee will be in charge of the administration such as settling venue(s), handling website and registrations, contact with participants and speakers and close cooperation with the scientific committee.

Hope you want to contribute! Please don’t hesitate to contact the International Project Office for CORDEX (IPOC) at and volunteer for the scientific committee and/or the organizing committee.

Send your self-nomination to before 31 December 2021.

CORDEX Southeast Asia: Outreach and Capacity Building Workshop

The CORDEX Southeast Asia Outreach and Capacity Building Workshop is online the three days of 15-17 November 2021. Please find a detailed program here. The deadline for registration is 12 November.

Day 1 15 Nov 2021:

Session I: Opening Session

Session II: IPCC AR6 WG1 Report and CORDEX Activities in Asia and Australasia

Session III: Regional Climate Analysis and Projection


Day 2 16 Nov 2021:

Session IV: National Assessment, Impacts Studies and Data Application


Day 3 17 Nov 2021:

Session V: Progress Evaluation on 5km SEACLID/CORDEX SEA simulation and Coordination (This session is restricted to Project Members)