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Challenges in using climate data for impact and adaptation studies

Climate impact and risk assessment and planning for climate adaptation require the use of information about climate and climate change. Finding and using climate data is not without challenges for specialists from other fields. During the last few years several courses and schools on the use of climate data for impact and adaptation studies were organized by C3S User Learning Services and by the IS-ENES3 project. Climate researchers, impact and adaptation researchers and climate service providers participated and worked together in these courses and got an introduction to working with and communicating about climate change information. Much more can be learnt by continued exchange of experiences with climate analyses and climate services. We invite everyone to send in abstracts about their experiences in impact and adaptation studies, using all kinds of climate data. Former participants from the C3S ULS and IS-ENES3 training events are particularly encouraged to join.
Contributions can be about, among others:
- Data availability for climate impact studies (selecting datasets, volume of datasets, data platforms, spatial resolution, time series, choices to limit the number of climate models to use, etc.) and methods for dealing with limited data availability as well as the opposite, a large number of seemingly similar datasets.
- Experiences with existing tools or newly developed tools for data processing (ESMValtool, bias correction tools, etc.)
- The interaction between climate and impact/adaptation researchers: difficulties in articulation of the research question, differences in methods used for climate data (e.g. reference years vs longer time series), gaps in addressing user needs, etc.
- Communication of results to users, e.g. different ways of showing data, figures, innovative ways of dealing with climate data and communicating climate information.
We would like to hear about positive as well as negative experiences, since we also learn a lot from things that go wrong (at first). During the session we will include time for feedback and discussion among the participants.

Co-organized by
Convener: Janette Bessembinder | Co-conveners: Tomas Halenka, Rutger Dankers, Judith Klostermann, Vladimir Djurdjevic