Two CORDEX workshops will be held on different sides of the world in 14-16 May

On the 14-16 of May two workshops are planned within the CORDEX domains.

The CARE for SEA megacities: Training Workshop will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Following the inception workshop and stakeholder consultation in Bangkok, Thailand last
November 2023, a three-day training workshop on empirical statistical downscaling (ESD) and
urban climate downscaling will be held. The training workshop is primarily for members of the CARE for SEA
megacities project team, who will be conducting the urban downscaling simulations.

The workshop aims:

  • to introduce city-scale urban modeling approaches, including empirical statistical
    downscaling (ESD), Land Surface Physics-Based Downscaling (LSP-DS), and Weather
    Research and Forecast-Urban (WRF-Urban);
  • to build capacity of CARE for SEA megacities research team in applying different
    downscaling methods, in preparation for the generating city-scale climate change
    projections for SEA megacities;
  • to discuss city-scale resolution downscaling framework for SEA, including protocol for
    ESD simulations, specifically for CORDEX-SEA.

On the other side of the world the 8th Med-CORDEX International workshop will be held in Rome, Italy.

The main goal of the workshop is to foster scientific exchanges among the Mediterranean regional climate
modelling community and to configure the near-future of Med-CORDEX in the global context of climate research.

The participants are invited to present their works on the following topics:

  • First results based on the Med-CORDEX-CMIP6 baseline run
  • New advances in regional climate modelling
  • Climate impacts
  • Impacts on the coastal zones and coastal cities
  • Ocean biogeochemistry at climate scales

For further information on the Med-CORDEX international workshop, please refer to www.medcordex.eu
or contact the Med-CORDEX Steering Committee (medcordex-sc@meteo.fr)

CORDEX Science Advisory Team is now looking for new dedicated members!

 

Do you want to engage in and contribute to CORDEX development as a member of the CORDEX Science Advisory Team (SAT)? The call for nominations is open until 30 June 2024 and self-nominations are welcomed.

Information about the call and link to the nomination form can be found here.
You can also read more about the CORDEX SAT here.

Please circulate and distribute this call among your communities and networks!

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CORDEX, CMIP and RIfS joint EGU townhall

Are you planning to attend the EGU24 in Vienna in April? If so join us at the townhall meeting that we are organizing together with CMIP and RIfS: Information for society: from CMIP to decision makers 

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The challenges of producing information for society based on climate science include everything from data access to the treatment of uncertainty and expert judgment over what constitutes robust, decision-ready information. WCRP programs tasked with supporting the production and use of climate data are interested in understanding the range of practices employed by the EGU community over this entire chain. We expect that there exist barriers relating to technical challenges, (lack of) process understanding, communicating with decision-makers about how to make sense of divergent data products, and resource limitations on all of the above.

In the first portion of the townhall we will focus on data access — where do you start to produce actionable information? Representatives from CMIP and CORDEX will present some background and then facilitate discussions about data access methods currently employed, and your suggestions for improvement. We are also interested in what other products form the starting point for some users, as well as what motivates you to run your own simulations with stakeholders in mind.

In the second portion of the townhall we will shift to facilitated small-group discussions on the challenges of producing information for society that is both robust and useful for decision-making. The WCRP Regional Information for Society (RIfS) project wants to hear from EGU members on everything from the analysis and post-processing tools you employ, to how you handle issues in the data, represent uncertainty, and work to provide information to decision-makers. We will briefly present some of the issues and then move into facilitated discussion. We are especially interested in if/how you approach co-production, whether it is for generalized climate services or bespoke projects in a particular region and sector that combine with other non-climate data. How do you communicate with stakeholders who are confused by the sometimes-divergent array of data products and services available?

Information gathered in the townhall will be summarised in a technical report by the CMIP, CORDEX, and RIfS International Project Offices (IPOs) and shared with participants, as well as informing ongoing work across our projects to improve data access and build consensus on the production of robust information for regional decision-making.

Please note, this event will be held in-person only, and you must be registered to EGU24 to attend.