Simon Marsland attended the ICRC-CORDEX 2019

The International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2019 (ICRC-CORDEX 2019) took place during 14th-18th October 2019 in Beijing, China. Simon Marsland, the co-chair of CLIVAR Ocean Model Development Panel (OMDP), attended this big event on behalf of CLIVAR.

Coordinated Regional Climate Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) is a major project of WCRP, with vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships. The ICRC-CORDEX conference brought together the international community involved in regional climate research and its applications, with particular emphasis on CORDEX and related WCRP regional climate activities. It has provided a platform for the capacity building, knowledge exchanges, and international cooperation.

As one of the four core projects of WCRP, CLIVAR was invited to give a speech at the ‘WCRP CORE PROJECTS and CORA’ part in ‘Plenary Session 1: CORDEX : achievements, status and focus of future work’. Prof. Marsland made the presentation, he highlighted the current and future mission and scientific priority of CLIVAR. With the new strategic plan of CLIVAR, the science plan and overarching goal for the upcoming 10 years was determined. Current and next year’s activities of CLIVAR groups (panels and research foci), especially the OMDP, were also introduced in the presentation.

This conference will enhance the cooperation of CLIVAR and other WCRP projects.