19/06/2019 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Europe/Rome Timezone

Presenter: Francisco Doblas-ReyesICREA research professor and director of the Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

ModeratorJaroslav MysiakEuro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC), Director of Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies (RAAS) Division

Climate prediction is one source of climate information for time scales ranging from three weeks to ten years into the future. Process-based global models initialized with the best initial conditions are the main tool used to generate climate information at those time scales. However, the process that takes a global climate forecast and converts it into action-oriented information includes many more stages that go from the understanding of the relevant climate processes, the evaluation of the forecast system, the merge with additional sources of information (both simulations from other global forecast systems, empirical forecasts and observations), and the downscaling of the information whenever required, among others. On top of this, only an appropriate user-engagement process guarantees that the information can be displayed in a form that is suitable to be employed in real-life decision making. These aspects will be addressed in this talk, focusing on how current research can and should be transferred to operational and services environments while, at the same time, climate prediction research can substantially benefit from a close interaction with operations and services.

Short bio of the Presenter
Prof Francisco Doblas-Reyes started working on climate variability at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1992, where he did his PhD. He has worked as a postdoc in Météo-France (Toulouse, France) and at the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aerospacial (Torrejón, Spain). He was a research scientist at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Reading, UK) for ten years. He led the Climate Forecasting Unit at the Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) in Barcelona from 2010 to 2015. He is currently the head of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS, https://www.bsc.es/discover-bsc/organisation/scientific-structure/earth-sciences) where he leads a team of more than 100 engineers and researchers working on climate and air quality modelling and analysis. Prof Doblas-Reyes is a coordinating lead author in the next IPCC Assessment Report (Working Group I) and co-chair of the World Climate Research Programme’s Modelling Advisory Council. He has been involved in problems related to climate prediction for more than 20 years and is author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers.

12:30 pm – Welcome and introduction
12.35 pm – Presenter’s talk – Francisco Doblas-Reyes
1:05 pm – Q&A session
1:20 pm – End of webinar

Working language: English

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Organized by

  • CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
  • CLIMATE EUROPE project
  • EUCP Project