CORECLIMAX Capacity Building Workshop - Climate Services: Products and tools to make choices (public)
Convener: Bob Su  | Co-Convener: Wim J. Timmermans 
Fri, 10 Oct, 08:30–10:30  / Room Aquarius
Fri, 10 Oct, 11:30–13:00  / Room Tycho

The workshop originates from the FP7 CORECLIMAX project and aims at building capacities on the use of climate information. It will deal with future climate services and the usability of the terrestrial, oceanic as well as atmospheric climate data. The specific objectives are to provide guidance and expertise on the use of climate information and its associated uncertainty, and to provide generic tools to build the bridge between the climate data and the users' need.

The workshop will deal with the following questions: What data is there? How well does that data fit your needs? How can that data be used for Climate Services? Lectures and specific hands-on case studies will be given by leading experts (laptops will be available).

Interested participants are welcome (40 seats available)

Workshop program:

08:30 - 09:10: “Which data is out there?” - Bob Su
09:10 - 09:50: “Re-analyses products and data assimilation for Climate Services” - David Tan
09:50 – 10:30: “Which data are suitable for your application? - Support tools & info to make choices” - Viju John
10:30 – 11:30: Coffee break and discussion
11:30 – 12:30: Case studies / examples simultaneously:

“Combining and utilizing different data sets in a storm-related climate service” - Pauli Jokinen
“Extreme El Nino events: What’s the price?” - Iakovos Barmpadimos
“Waiting for the rain: Drought frequency in France” - Iakovos Barmpadimos
“Climate scenarios at the local scale” – Albert Klein-Tank

12:30 – 13:00: Wrap-up; reporting from different groups