Regional climate change projections: Climate change analysis using CORDEX regional climate models over South Asia

The training on Regional climate change projections: Climate change analysis using CORDEX regional climate models over South Asia will be held 12-14 and 19-21 October 2020. The training is organized by CORDEX South Asia and is for invited participants. It was initially planned to be held in Kathmandu, Nepal, but will now be an online training. Hopefully it will be possible to hold an in-person training during 2021.

Virtual meeting CORDEX FPS on southeast Africa

A virtual workshop on how to advance the work within the CORDEX Flagship Pilot Study on southeast Africa will be held on Thursday 17 September  10:00 AM (Maputo time).

If you are interested in attending the workshop or would like to know more about the FPS please contact Bernardino Nhantumbo or Rasmus Benestad

Invitation Polar CORDEX workshop 2020

The annual Polar CORDEX workshop in 2020 will be held online on 5-7 October (each day 2 hours 15-17 UTC).

Please register for the meeting by September 25, 2020, here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1nxFeBS7CFMK1pVHjiJ4XSbQ_jLXmS-WXGdWwmHy1kvU/viewform

For more information visit the website: http://climate-cryosphere.org/activities/polar-cordex/meetings/1615-2020polarcordexmeeting

The meeting will address the following topics:

5 Oct – Arctic CORDEX updates and plans

6 Oct – Antarctic CORDEX updates and plans

7 Oct – Polar CORDEX next steps

The invitation to the zoom meeting will be send to all registered colleagues in advance of the meeting.

If you have any question please contact John Cassano  or Annette Rinke

WCRP are looking for self-nominations

WCRP is performing several consultations as part of its new WCRP implementation plan, and the input from its modeling and data groups is essential.

Councils Co-chairs have been requested by the JSC to provide:

1) nominees to be part of the task teams that will develop the proposed Lighthouse Activities (LHA) science plans. 

LHA are intended to be:

  • Major experiments, high-visibility projects, infrastructure building blocks
  • Activities that truly bring together the capabilities (scientific, technical, infrastructure) from across the whole of WCRP and with partners.

The initial provisional Lighthouse Activities were developed during the Hamburg February 2020 workshop, https://www.wcrp-climate.org/WCRP-publications/2020/0220-WCRP_Hamburg_Workshop_Report.pdf .

We are seeking (self-)nominations from our modeling and data community members to join the teams charged with developing the respective full Lighthouse Activity Science Plans. There are five LHA ready to advance to this step, which means we need to nominate up to 10 from our community to support this task (i.e. 2 per Lighthouse). We are in particular looking for under represented groups and early/mid career scientists!!

Please send your nomination to M. Rixen (mrixen@wmo.int) by 31st August, 2020 and provide a short paragraph explaining the rationale for your nomination and include your name, the LHA you are interested in, home nation, and if you are an Early or Mid-Career researcher. 

 

2) nominees to act as Regional Focal Points for each of the Regions listed in the table below 

The attached Discussion Note provides an overview and description of the Regional Consultations; i.e. their purpose, audience, mode, and approach. Briefly, our goal is to engage, through these regional consultations, with the WCRP community, partners, stakeholders as well as the wider climate science communities in ways that was not possible during the previous small meetings. We will use these discussions to explain the WCRP Strategy, implementation plan and process, proposed draft structure, and new proposed science activities. This engagement will be done via a series of Virtual Townhall (VTH) meetings around the world – this is what is referred to as Regional Consultations.

To make these happen, we seek volunteers or (self-)nominees to act as Regional Focal Points (RFP) for each of the Regions listed in the table below (we are hoping for 2 – 3 per Region). The task for these RFPs is to form a “local organising committee” for each Region, drawing on WCRP and other networks, and work with this committee to roll out the Regional Consultation. The WCRP can provide administrative and logistic support via our WCRP Secretariat (Beatriz from CORA will be supporting them in this task) and our International Project Offices.

The aim is to roll these out according to the approximate timeline in the following Table:

 

Regions

Unless otherwise indicated, the individual nations in these regions follow the UN protocol as explained at https://unstats.un.org/unsd/methodology/m49/

Tentative Timing for VTH(s)
A.    Group 1: Africa [Northern, Eastern, Middle, Southern and Western] September, 2020
B.    Group 4: Oceania and Asia

  • Oceania (note that this includes Australia and NZ)
  • South-eastern Asia
  • Eastern Asia [China, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia, Republic of Korea]
  • Southern Asia [Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Iran, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka]
September, 2020
C.    Group 2: South America October, 2020
D.    Group 3: North [incl. Greenland] and Central America and the Caribbean October 2020
E.    Group 5: Europe [Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western] plus Western Asia November 2020

Please provide a short paragraph to M. Rixen (mrixen@wmo.int) explaining the rationale for your nomination and include your name, your Region, home nation, and if you are an Early or Mid-Career researcher ASAP. The nominations will close as soon as suitable candidates have been identified

Regional Consultation Description

CORDEX Science Advisory Team is inviting to open meeting

To be transparent within the organisation and to keep the community engaged CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT) would like to invite all CORDEX Points of Contact and Flagship Pilot Studies PIs to attend the SAT meeting on the 22 September. SAT will inform the community about the current work within CORDEX, future plans and there will be time to ask questions.

The future work within CORDEX was discussed during the replaced SAT-meeting

The face to face CORDEX SAT-meeting that was supposed to be held this year was replaced by three longer online meetings due to COVID19. During the meetings the Science Advisory Team planned the future work within CORDEX, discussing for instance the completion of CORDEX White Paper, CORDEX role within the new WCRP  structure and CORDEX experiment design for dynamic downscaling of CMIP6. The work will continue and the next regular SAT-meeting is scheduled for 2 September.