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)

We invite you to comment on the CORDEX-CMIP6 Variable List!

What’s your opinion on CORDEX-CMIP6 output for atmospheric RCMs? The CORDEX SAT has developed a draft of the CORDEX-CMIP6 Variable list for dynamical downscaling of CMIP6.

Link to the Google form which also include links to the Variable List and an explanation of the Variable List.

Link to the Variable List (Google excel) and Variable List as pdf.

The deadline for comments of the draft is 14 October. If you can’t acces the Google form, please send your comments to

Podcast on CORDEX Africa

The Climate System Analysis Group (CSAG) at the University of Cape Town a while ago started a podcast called Climate Frontiers.

The third episode, guided by Dr Chris Lennard (former CORDEX SAT-member) and published in July 2021, focused on CORDEX Africa and how it has developed during the last decade.

Many African CORDEX community members, a former CORDEX co-chair, the IPOC director, and others contribute to the podcast with some of their views on building the capacity of African scientists working with climate related issues as well as the benefits for society.

Please find more information and the link to listen here.


WCRP needs your help!

Now, more than ever, the world needs climate scientists. A key part of building the climate research workforce needed to address the challenges of this century is broadening access to climate science training. The WCRP Academy is one of the new lighthouse activities of the World Climate Research Programme, designed to make positive steps towards giving more scientists access to the training they need.

“To meet the challenges and explore the opportunities of our changing climate, our scientists will need a strong understanding of climate from an Earth systems perspective, will need a more interdisciplinary understanding of the problems faced, will need to understand better how their science can be used in decision making, and will need to know how to communicate it to a broad audience. This will require training  not only of our early career scientists, who will lead the way, but of all climate scientists.”

Detlef Stammer and Helen Cleugh, Chair and Vice-Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee

A key pillar of the WCRP Academy is an annual, global stock-take of training needs. We invite you to participate in the first survey. 

Complete the survey now.

Who is the survey for?

The survey is for anyone who is currently a climate scientist or those looking to become one, through formal or informal training. We want to hear from people at different stages of their career to get a broad picture of where gaps exist so that we can help the community fill those gaps.

What will my responses be used for?

Our aim is to produce an open, peer-reviewed publication on the results of the stock-take. We hope that this will be a great new resource for training providers to understand training needs with the ultimate aim of making existing training available to more parts of the community and to stimulate institutions to develop new training.

What’s in it for me?

We hope that you will see the need for this kind of information to be available in the public domain. Particularly for Early Career Researchers, this is your chance to have your collective voice heard. Tell us what training you need, and we will do our best to help that training to happen. 

In addition, 10 respondents, from those who have entered their name and email address, will be randomly selected to win complimentary registrations for the WCRP Open Science Conference 2023 (can be donated to an early career researcher). Please note that WCRP key contributors are not eligible for the draw.

How do I participate?

The survey link is here: Complete the survey now and will be open until 26 November 2021. The survey should take no more than 30 minutes to complete. 


For any questions, please do contact For more details please see the WCRP Academy or the Survey.