WCRP Climate Research Forum for the Eastern Asia region – Climate research priorities for the next decade

7 April 2021
15:00 – 17:00 CST (GMT+8)

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This is the second in a series of Climate Research Forums, aimed at exchanging ideas, discussing new activities and opportunities being developed by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and exploring ways that our climate science community of scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users can engage towards building “a world that uses sound, relevant, and timely climate science to ensure a more resilient present and sustainable future for humankind.” The Forum is without charge and is open to all, but we do ask that you register your interest.

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This Forum will begin with an overview of WCRP from the Vice Chair of the WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (the scientific steering body of WCRP), Dr. Helen Cleugh, followed by a series of talks highlighting climate science priorities and opportunities for collaboration in the Eastern Asian Region from an agency perspective:

  • Current methodology for climate prediction in KMA and future research priorities. Dr. Hyunsoo Lee, Director of Korea Meteorological Administration (KMA) Climate Prediction Division.
  • Climate services from TCC and research needs for future. Mr. Yoshinori Oikawa, Senior Scientific Officer, Tokyo Climate Center (TCC), Japan Meteorological Agency.
  • Towards understanding changes in extreme weather and climate events in the East Asia Monsoon Region. Prof. Panmao Zhai, Chief Scientist, Chinese Academy of Meteorological Sciences (CMA). 

There will then be two talks on climate science activities in the Eastern Asian Region:

  • Third Pole Environment. Prof. Tandong Yao, Academician, Institute of Tibetan Plateau Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • How can early career scientists benefit from WCRP? Dr. Minhee Chang, SNU, Korea; Dr. Misako Hatono, Hiroshima University, Japan; Dr. Fei Li, IAP, China; Dr. Qi Shu, FIO, China; Dr. Kanghyun Song, Yonsei University, Korea; Dr. Nobuyuki Utsumi, KUAS, Japan.

There will be several opportunities for facilitated discussion during the Forum. 

You can find more detailed information on the CLIVAR webpage.


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