Joint HyMex-Baltic Earth Workshop – 5th & 6th November

Joint regional climate system modelling for the European sea regions


ENEA Italian National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, Rome, Italy

Workshop aims

This workshop aims to contribute to the understanding of regional energy, momentum, water, and matter fluxes and their effects on the regional climate using observations and Regional Climate System Models (RCSMs) encompassing processes in the atmosphere, land, sea, and anthroposphere. In this workshop, we will focus on European seas and their catchment areas like the Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, North Sea, Baltic Sea and Arctic Ocean – highly sensitive areas where global models fail to give reliable information about changing climate because key processes are not properly resolved.

In recent years, coupled atmosphere – sea ice – ocean models have been elaborated further by using a hierarchy of sub-models for the Earth system, combining regional climate models with sub-models for surface waves, land vegetation, hydrology, land and marine biogeochemistry, the marine carbon cycle as well as marine biology and food webs. Hence, there is a tendency to develop so-called regional Earth system models with the aim to investigate the impact of climate change on the entire terrestrial and marine environment.Studies on any of the session topics described below are invited to be presented at the workshop. Discussions on progress in the field and challenges will complement the oral and poster presentations.


  • Session 1: Development and evaluation of regional climate system models. New coupled atmosphere – ice – ocean – land surface/vegetation – biogeochemical/carbon – food web models are presented and the results of hindcast simulations are compared to observations. Further, model improvement, new data sets for model evaluation and bias correction methods are particularly welcomed.
  • Session 2: Regional process studies and studies on the added value of coupled models with high resolution. A special focus on land-atmosphere, ocean-atmosphere and land-ocean (rivers) interactions is expected. In particular, discussions of advantages and disadvantages of regional climate system models are encouraged.
  • Session 3: Extreme and high impact events. Studies of all kind of extremes using coupled models are welcome. The focus of the session will be on the basic scientific understanding of high impact events, and on assessing impacts on key areas with different adaptation potential.
  • Session 4: Climate change impact studies and uncertainty assessments of projections using coupled model simulations. Dynamical downscaling of Earth System Models, multi-model ensemble studies, and multi-stressor approaches are expected.


For further information

More information and details of registration, abstract submission and logistics can be found at the workshop website.



4th WCRP CORDEX Science & Training Workshop in East Asia

The “4th WCRP CORDEX Science and Training Workshop in East Asia” will be held 23rd-26th November 2015 in Beijing, China. This workshop will be jointly supported by APN, WCRP, Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES), International Center for Climate and Environment sciences (ICCE) of Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP/CAS) and MAIRS.

Workshop topics

  • Continue discussion on Phase II experiment of CORDEX East Asia following the 3rd CORDEX EA workshop in Jeju 2014
  • Evaluation of climate simulations in East Asia region from multiple climate models (East Asia monsoon, ENSO, seasonal and intra-seasonal variability, Typhoon and tropical cyclone, extreme events etc.).
  • Assessment of downscaling techniques and their products in East Asia to understand uncertainties accompanying the regional climate projections and to determine the utility of climate model results.
  • Meeting the requests of end-users (hydrology, agriculture, water resources, land cover and ecosystem etc.) on downscaled products, with definition of data types, formats and resolutions, for vulnerability, impacts and adaptation analysis.
  • Building up CORDEX ESGF nodes in Asia
  • Training on RCMs modeling, data analysis and applications for young scientists from East and Southeast Asia.


For further information

For further details on the workshop download the workshop flyer here and see the workshop website here.

ICRC-CORDEX 2016 Website launched!



The ICRC-CORDEX 2016 conference website is now up and running at and includes a provisional session framework and descriptions plus some information on the venue and important dates. The website will continue to evolve over the coming months with the next milestone being the Call for Abstracts in early September 2015.


Special Session: UGM Meeting, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2nd-7th November 2015

A special session ‘SE15: Regional climate models and CORDEX’ will be held at the upcoming UGM meeting in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, 2nd – 7th November 2015:

For this session papers on the following topics are welcome:
  1. Implementation and validation of regional climate models over different regions — with particular emphasis on those within the CORDEX framework
  2. Applicability of regional climate models to the study of extreme events (i.e. precipitation extremes, heat waves and other phenomena)
  3. Studies of VIA (vulnerability, impacts and adaptation) to climate change
Deadline for abstract submission
The deadline is the 9th of August, through the UGM site and papers in English and Spanish are welcomed.
Ruth Cerezo-Mota (
Ramón Fuentes-Franco (
Cuauhtémoc Turrent Thompson (

2 year Climate researcher position at Rossby Centre

The Rossby Centre works across the spectrum of global and regional climate modelling, analysis of climate change and climate variability, and research into climate change impacts as part of the wider SMHI Research Department of around 100 scientists. As a partner, or coordinator, of numerous national Swedish, European and international projects the Rossby Centre has responsibility for the effective and innovative communication and dissemination of project results to a wide variety of end users from the Swedish forestry industry to EU policymakers and also the wider general public.
You will be working with the analysis of climate scenarios with a focus on southern Africa as part of a recently initiated international research project FRACTAL. A starting point for your work will be the global and regional climate scenarios from CMIP5 and CORDEX. A key component of this position is to identify the climate change signal in different variables and estimate how robust or uncertain they are. At a later stage in the project new, regional climate scenarios at higher horizontal resolutions will be analysed in more detail and put in context of the larger ensembles from CMIP5 and CORDEX.
Your profile

The Rossby Centre are looking for a candidate with an academic education in meteorology, climatology or closely related subject. You should have considerable experience of working with climate data and climate scenarios. A PhD is mandatory and post-doctoral experience is preferred. Experience in mathematical statistics would be desirable.

Good programming skills in packages/languages such as Python, R, Octave/Matlab, IDL and CDO is preferable as is experience of working in a Linux environment. You should be accustomed to handling large volumes of data, most likely in NetCDF format. A good level of written and spoken English is essential. Knowledge of Swedish is not required but there will be opportunities to learn, should you wish.

The position is limited to 2 years and will be based in Norrköping.

To find out more

For further information and details of how to apply see the vacancy notice on the SMHI website