CORDEX SEA: CARE for SEA megacities – inception workshop and stakeholder consultation

The “Climatic hazard Assessment to enhance Resilience against climate Extremes for Southeast Asian megacities (CARE for SEA megacities)” project is the latest activity under the Southeast Asia Regional Climate Downscaling / Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment Southeast Asia (SEACLID / CORDEX-SEA) collaboration.

An inception workshop and stakeholder consultation was held in Bangkok, Thailand in November 2023. You can read the full report from the workshop here:

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Outcomes from the first CORDEX workshop in Central Asia

The CORDEX Workshop Climate Data Analyses and Downscaling took place at Samarkand State University, Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on 27-29 November 2023. 42 participants attended, most of them from Uzbekistan.
The aim of the workshop was to contribute to capacity building and promote climate resilience among the participants. In Central Asia there are limited activities related to CORDEX, despite the significant potential it holds for climate change research and climate downscaling in the context of regional models.

– We found a very active group of researchers who are interested in collaborating with us for the future CORDEX activities, says Shaukat Ali, Point of Contact for the CORDEX Central Asia domain and one of the main organizers of the workshop.

The workshop contained both talks and seminars that focused on the CMIP and CORDEX datasets, as well as the processing and interpretation of these datasets.

The participants received a demo of regional climate models and were trained on:

– CORDEX data downloading, data analysis using Climate Data Operators (CDO) and Grid Analysis and Display System (GrADS)
– the use of CORDEX data for the impact studies, especially extreme events and climate change and health
– how to communicate their science to policy.

Participants were particularly engaged with three talks: “An Introduction to the Climate System” by Michelle Reboita, “Extreme Precipitation Events in South-eastern South America: From Observation to Modeling,” an online presentation by Maria Laura Bertolli (contact person for South America CORDEX), and “Science-to-Policy Communication: Practical” by Shaukat Ali. The participants also showed specific interest in the GrADS section, especially when maps using CMIP and CORDEX data were displayed.


The talks and tutorials provided by Michelle Reboita are available at:

Reboita, M. (2023, November 19). Introduction to the Climate System. Zenodo.

Reboita, M., & Ali, S. (2023, November 19). How can we download CMIP and CORDEX datasets?.v2. Zenodo.

During the group discussions on the last day it was decided to work towards joint projects on research papers and plan for future workshops within the domain.

Related articles:

Projections of wind power density in Pakistan and adjacent regions

21st century precipitation and monsoonal shift over Pakistan and Upper Indus Basin (UIB) using high-resolution projections


One year with CORDEX

Happy new year! As the new year begin let’s look back on the CORDEX news from 2023. Read, among other things, about ICRC-CORDEX 2023, Coordinated Research Activities Were Discussed at the Polar CORDEX Meeting and CORDEX at EGU23.

Happy Holidays from the International Project Office for CORDEX!

The CORDEX office will be unmanned during the period 22 December until 7 January.

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See you after the holidays!

Iréne, Lindha, Sophia & Miranda

AGU23 starts today- CORDEX community is attending

Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU) starts in San Francisco today. Members of the CORDEX community are present both in person and online. Below are a few of them:
A11E – Regional Climate: Modeling, Analysis, and Impacts, Melissa Bukowsky 

A23U-08 Urban Environments and Regional Climate Change – CORDEX Flagship Pilot Study URB-RCC,
Tomas Halenka

A31F-2453 –  Impact of Extended Dry and Wet Precipitation Extremes on Decision-Relevant Flow in the Upper Mississippi, Olivia McCauley & William Gutowski

A12F-04 CORDEX-Australasia: Dynamically downscaled CMIP6 projections at 10 km for Australia – Added value of downscaling using information on climate extremes,Jozef Syktus

A23U-01 Unravelling the Future of ISMR: High-Resolution Modeling over the Indo-Gangetic Plains using high resolution CORDEX-CORE simulations under High Emission Scenarios, R.Bhatia

If you want to find more CORDEX related talks and posters here is the link where you can search in the program:
You can find more information about the conference: