EURO-CORDEX annual meeting 2018, at the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS), Hamburg, Germany

8th General Assembly of EURO-CORDEX

The yearly general assembly of the European - Coordinated Downscaling Experiments (EURO-CORDEX) took place from January 29 - 31 at GERICS. The meeting gathered over 50 international scientists, to jointly discuss how to organize their voluntary engagement in CORDEX.

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.

EURO-CORDEX General Assembly 2018

EURO-CORDEX General Assembly 2018 © GERICS

For the 8th time, the community met at GERICS in Hamburg end of January to identify future focus areas and to find partners for common scientific activities. During the conference, actual contributions and results were presented and discussed in oral and poster sessions. This set the stage for a discussion of the coming two years. In the context of the WCRP grand challenges and the contribution to upcoming Horizon2020 calls, EURO-CORDEX focus topics were identified, such as Urban Issues, Emergent Constraints, Added Value, Thermodynamics, Land-Atmosphere-Interactions and Feedbacks, and Impacts.

Within breakout-out groups the community discussed first steps on how to proceed with the common activities on such topics. This includes procedures on how to share methods and data, design coordinated experiments, as well as the organization of upcoming joint publications.