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Dr. Pascale Braconnot is a researcher at the Laboratory for Climate and Environmental Sciences (LSCE) at the Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace (IPSL) in Paris, France. She is a specialist in climate modeling and paleoclimatology. At present, she is working on the Modelling the Earth Response to Multiple Anthropogenic Interactions and Dynamics (MERMAID) project, using the IPSL Earth System model.Pascale participated in writing chapters of the 4th and 5th IPCC Reports and received, in 2009, the Milutin Milanković Medal from the European Geophysical Union, awarded for her original work on understanding the relative roles of obliquity and precession during the last interglacial period and, in particular, for her major involvement in the Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project for the Mid-Holocene.
Dr. Leandro Baltasar Díaz has a PhD in Atmospheric Science and is currently an Assistant Researcher of Argentina National Scientific and Technological Research Council (CONICET) at Center for Atmosphere and Ocean Research (CIMA) in the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). He is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (DCAO) and an active member of Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community. His research experience includes projects related to climate variability, climate multi-year prediction and detection and attribution of regional climate change, focusing on South America. He is also interested in trans-disciplinary work and co-production methodologies with local communities.
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Dr. Carla Gulizia has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). She is a researcher from the Argentinean National Council of Scientific and Technological Research (CONICET) at the Research Center for the Sea and the Atmosphere (CIMA/CONICET-UBA). She is also an Assistant Professor at the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (DCAO, UBA). Her research focuses on studies of climate variability and climate change in South America, with particular emphasis on the hydroclimatology of the La Plata basin. She is WCRP regional focal point in South America, as well as an active member of the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) community. She is also member of the Capacity Development Panel of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Dr. Shipra Jain is a research scientist at the Centre for Climate Research Singapore. She works on the seasonal and sub-seasonal predictions and development of climate services for Southeast Asia. She is the former ExeCom Member (2018-2022) of Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Community and currently a member of the Scientific Steering Committee of World Weather Research Programme.
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Dr. Roxy Mathew Koll is a Climate Scientist at the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, leading research on climate change and its impact on the tropical regions, the monsoon, extreme weather events, and the marine ecosystem. He is the Chair of the Indian Ocean Region Panel, and a Lead Author of the IPCC Reports.
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Dr. Orli Lachmy is a lecturer for Earth Sciences at the Department of Natural Sciences in the Open University of Israel. She is interested in the general atmospheric circulation, and specifically the interactions between the mean meridional circulation, the atmospheric jet streams and midlatitude storm tracks. I study the variability of the jet stream and storm tracks and their response to climate change using idealized numerical models and data analysis of observations and climate model output.
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Dr. Gaby Langendijk is a postdoctoral researcher focusing on cities under climate change. She obtained a PhD in collaboration with the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS). Previously she worked at the secretariat of the WCRP. Currently she is co-coordinating the WCRP CORDEX Flagship Pilot Study URB-RCC. In addition, Gaby is a SSC member of the WCRP LHA “My Climate Risk”, as well as a Governing Council member of Future Earth.
Dr. Hindumathi Palanisamy, an oceanographer specialized in sea level science is a Scientific Officer for WCRP under the Science and Innovations Department of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). She is responsible for supporting three of WCRP’s Core Projects: Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability and Change (CLIVAR), Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) and Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC). She is also the Secretariat focal point for task teams on Climate Intervention, Global Precipitation Experiment and WCRP-GCOS coupled energy-water and carbon cycles. Hindumathi is also the WCRP Secretariat lead for the WCRP OSC Early and Mid-Career Researchers (EMCR) Symposium and engagement of EMCRs throughout the entire OSC.
Valentina Rabanal is a journalist and a Master student in Atmospheric Sciences. Since 2017, she has been the Young Earth System Scientists (YESS) Officer, position based at the Argentinian National Meteorological Service (SMN Argentina). Valentina is also part of the Communication department of SMN, where she's the editor of Meteorosº, a science communication magazine.
Dr. Sidiki Sanogo is a postdoctoral researcher at Institut Pierre-Simon Laplace. He is working on the tuning of the ice-supersaturation parameterization of the LMDZ climate model in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere. He recently defended a PhD thesis focused on the observations and modeling of extreme precipitation events in the Sahelian region at interannual and seasonal time scales.
Dr. Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla is the AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science at the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences based in Kigali, Rwanda. His area of expertise is climate modeling, climate change and climate information services.
Dr. Sylla has participated to the IPCC Assessment Report 6 where he acted as a Lead Author for WG1 Chapter 12, a contributing author for WG1 Chapter 11 and WG1 Atlas, and a contributing author for the WG2 Chapter 9: Africa. Prior to this,
Dr. Sylla worked at WASCAL as a Director of Research and Senior Scientist in climate modeling and climate change, at Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles USA as a Lecturer and Research Scholar, and at the ICPT Trieste Italy as a postdoc.



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