Session B: CORDEX interaction with Society

Session B: CORDEX interaction with Society

Plenary session

Wednesday 27 September 13.30-15.30 CEST

Location: SiSSA Main Auditorium

Session co-chairs: Amira Nasser Mostafa and Dominique Paquin
Rapporteurs: Amadou Coulibaly and Misnawati

  • Communicating climate information to society
  • Integrating climate information to real-word decisions
  • Understanding user needs and capacities
  • Capacity building through training, education and interaction

The session focuses on strategies for communicating climate information to society, integrating climate information to real-word decisions and understanding user needs and capacities. It includes some examples of how CORDEX/regional climate information is used in society and how we work with capacity building/capacity exchange activities. Some key questions: How can we provide timely and relevant information for societal needs? How do we move from climate models to socio-economic impacts? How to use regional climate change science to guide adaptation policies and development of Decision Support Systems? (like, climate adaptation games, Copernicus CDS etc). When is global data adequate and when is high resolution needed? How can we demonstrate regional/CORDEX added value to non-standard scenarios?

13.30- 14.00 CEST Invited speakers 

Growing Societal Partnerships for Climate Resilience through Collaborative Storytelling William GUTOWSKI
Regional Information for Society (RIfS) (its about positioning WCRP research in the bigger picture) Bruce HEWITSON


14.00- 14.45 CEST Oral presentations

Lessons learned about the use of downscaled climate model results for practical use Rasmus BENESTAD
Capacity development for climate science – CORDEX and the WCRP Academy Christopher James LENNARD
Regional Climate Modeling in North America and Europe: Why such Different Paths? Linda MEARNS

14.45-15.30 CEST Panel discussion


Outcome and Insights from the Flagship Pilot Studies

Wednesday 27 September 16.00-17.00 CEST

Location: SISSA Main Auditorium

Session chairs: Daniela Jacob and Silvina Solman
Rapporteurs: Luis Muñoz and Ross Dixon



Session B2 and B3 Pune: CORDEX interaction with society on the main conference themes with relevance to South Asia region

Hosted from Pune hub
Time for this session is indicated in Indian time

Thursday 28 September 9.00-12.00 IST
Location: B2-1 Meghdoot Auditorium and B2-2 Varahamihira Hall

Session B2 Integration of available climate information
in support of decision making

Thursday 28 September 9.00-10.15 IST

Session chair: Mandira Shrestha

9.00-9.30 IST Initializing talks


Mandira Shrestha
Vimal Mishra
Milind Mujumdar

9.30-9.50 IST Oral presentations

Downscaling of Climate Data for Local Governments in Kerala (5 min) Shinu Sheela Wilson
Evaluation of extreme precipitation climate indices over Hindu-Kush Himalayan in CMIP5 to CMIP6 (5 min) Raju Attada
Soil moisture revamps the temperature extremes in a warming climate over India (5 min) Naresh Ganeshi
Forecasting distribution of cyclonic disturbances over Bay of Bengal till 2050 (5 min) Sweta Sen

9.55-10.15 IST Panel discussion and summary

10.15-10.30 IST Health break

10.30-10.45 IST Poster session B2-P


Session B3: Providing timely and relevant climate information
for societal needs

Thursday 28 September 10.45-12.00 IST

Session chair: Koji Dairaku

10.45-11.25 IST Initializing talks


Koji Dairaku
Sivananda Pai
Subimal Ghosh
Prakash Tiwari

11.25-11.45 IST Oral presentations

Symbolic representation of district wise climate change scenarios of West Bengal state, India, using Thornthwaite classification scheme (5 min) Ankita Mallick
Cause-and-effect relationships between urbanization and meteorology under climate change (5 min) Shivam Saxena
Investigating the seasonal variation of simulated carbonaceous fine particulate matter over six homogeneous regions of India with focus on IGP region (5 min) Praveen Kumar
Climate Change Impact Assessment on the Khowai River Flow using HBV Model (5 min) Shovon Jubair

11.45-12.00 IST Panel discussion and summary

Due to unforeseen circumstances some speakers may be replaced or will not be able to participate