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10th General Assembly of EURO-CORDEX

EURO-CORDEX annual meeting 2020, at GERICS

The yearly general assembly of the European - Coordinated Downscaling Experiments (EURO-CORDEX) took place from January 29 - 31 at GERICS. During two days over 60 international scientists gathered, to jointly discuss how to organize their voluntary engagement in CORDEX.

EURO-CORDEX GA 2020 Group

Foto: GERICS

EURO-CORDEX is the European branch of the international CORDEX initiative, a program sponsored by the World Climate Research Program (WRCP). The purpose of CORDEX is to organize an internationally coordinated framework to produce improved regional climate change projections for all land regions world-wide.

For the 10th time, the EURO-CORDEX community met at GERICS in Hamburg to further intensify research in EURO-CORDEX focus areas and to discuss results and further plans for common scientific activities. During the conference, contributions and results were presented in oral and poster sessions. In the context of the WCRP grand challenges, the contribution to the IPCC AR6 report and the outcome of the International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC) which took place in October 2019, EURO-CORDEX future activities and research strategies were debated. In addition, the community took concrete steps towards a coordinated protocol in view of the upcoming CMIP6-based RCM simulations.

In a plenary discussion the community took decisions on further steps for how to proceed in the second phase of EURO-CORDEX. This includes procedures on how to share methods and data, design coordinated experiments, as well as the organization of upcoming joint publications.

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