The International Conference on Regional Climate - CORDEX 2013 brings together the international community of regional climate scientists to present and discuss results from WCRP regional climate studies, with a particular emphasis on the CORDEX initiative.

The first day of the meeting featured two important pre-conference events: a High Level Session with the participation of the European Commissioners for Research & Innovation and for Climate Action where the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) presents key findings from the IPCC Working Group I contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. This was followed by a Stakeholder Dialogue focusing on how science-based regional climate information can best serve the needs of regional decision-makers. Both events were open to all the conference participants.


The second segment of the conference over the following three days was organized around the key scientific results from CORDEX Phase I. A discussion on future priority research areas for the next phase of CORDEX, of other WCRP regional climate initiatives and of major funding programmes � such as the EU FP7 and the future Horizon2020 - also took place, taking into account the recommendations from the first segment of the conference.




Congratulations to the winners of the best poster competition


Poster session 1 - Regional focus

Ismalia Diallo, Fanni Dora Kelemen, Csaba Zsolt Torma, Anatolii Anisimov



Poster session 2 - Methodologies

Kwintern van Weverberg, Bastian Eggert, Rasmy Abdul Wahid, Stephanie Froidurot


Poster session 3 - Regional focus

Caroline Mourao, Andre Lyra, Wim Thiery, Nana Ama Browne Klutse, Faye Abigail Cruz


Poster session 4 - Applications

Xiaodan Guan, Joseph Daron, Madaka Tumbo