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CORECLIMAX Capacity Building Workshop - Climate Services: Products and Tools to make choices

The Workshop will be organized as a side meeting to the 14th EMS Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), 06 – 10 October 2014, Prague, Czech Republic on Friday, 10 October, from 08:30–13:00 in Room Aquarius (

The workshop originates from the FP7 CORECLIMAX project and aims at building capacities on the use of climate information. It will deal with future climate services and the usability of the terrestrial, oceanic as well as atmospheric climate data. The specific objectives are to provide guidance and expertise on the use of climate information and its associated uncertainty, and to provide generic tools to build the bridge between the climate data and the users' need.

The workshop will deal with the following questions: What data is there? How well does that data fit your needs? How can that data be used for Climate Services? Lectures and specific hands-on case studies will be given by leading experts (laptops will be available).

Interested participants please apply to the workshop (40 seats available) here (application closed).

Workshop program:





08:30 - 09:10

Which data is out there?


Bob Su

09:10 - 09:50

Re-analyses products and data assimilation for Climate Services


David Tan

09:50 – 10:30

Which data are suitable for your application? - Support tools & info to make choices


Joerg Schulz

10:30 – 11:30

 Coffee break and discussion



11:30 – 12:30

Case studies / examples simultaneously




  • Combining reanalysis, in situ and impact data in a storm-related climate service.

case study

Pauli Jokinen


  • Pricing of a parametric reinsurance product triggered by extreme El Nino events.

case study

Iakovos Barmpadimos


  • Return period of the summer 2003 drought in France

case study

Iakovos Barmpadimos


  • Climate scenarios at the local scale

case study


12:30 – 13:00

Wrap-up; reporting from different groups