International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2019 (ICRC-CORDEX 2019)

15-18 October 2019, Beijing, China

The International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2019 (ICRC-CORDEX 2019), to be held in Beijing (China) 15th-18th October 2019, will bring together the international regional climate research community, focusing on high resolution climate information and its applications to vulnerability, impacts and adaptation and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information.

The global collaborative initiative “Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment” (CORDEX) aims to develop and provide detailed, regional climate information necessary for vulnerability, impact and adaptation studies at local and regional levels. CORDEX is working to meet the increasing need for reliable regional climate information communicated in a manner enabling effective impact and adaptation planning. For this, the ICRC-CORDEX 2019 Conference will promote the CORDEX vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships. Some of the topics of the meeting include: benefits of downscaling, including biases and uncertainties; further development of earth system models; the human factor and impacts and applications.

There is an increasing need for reliable regional climate information that is both scientifically rigorous but also communicated in a manner to which all potential end users, from water managers in sub-Saharan Africa to city planners in Manila or forestry owners in Sweden, can utilize for effective impact and adaptation planning. The CORDEX community is working towards meeting this challenge as part of the World Climate Research Programme and in collaboration with other global change initiatives and partners across the world.

A further goal of CORDEX is to build the capacity of regional climate science in developing and transition regions; great steps have been made but there is still much work to be done. ICRC-CORDEX 2019 offers a platform for further capacity development, training and knowledge exchange for developing nation scientists together with the opportunity to expand existing, or build new, collaborations.

Further information about the conference and registration details can be found here. Abstract submision deadline is 30th April 2019.