Monday 23 October - Lunchtime
This session will bring together the CMIP, CORDEX, climate services and practitioner communities to demonstrate how to maximise the impact of CMIP and CORDEX data to on-the-ground impacts and adaptation planning and decision making and what are the major challenges and barriers. The session participants will then be facilitated by the panel to help identify the key actions and actors required to ensure an optimised and high impact climate information cascade.
The opening plenary will look at the 'perfect' version of the climate information cascade before short interventions describe some of the key flashpoint challenges from both the climate data providers in the CMIP and CORDEX communities, the practitioners trying to utilise the information for real-life decisions in their communities and nations, and those along the chain, such as climate service providers. Examples could include difficulty in accessing data, lack of appropriate documentation or guidance for non-specialist data users or being able to determine the most relevant data from the huge volumes available.
The audience will then be split into challenge groups each addressing one of the flashpoints identified in the plenary facilitated by an expert team of co-chairs from across the climate information chain. Online challenge groups will allow for remote participation and input.
The final plenary session will bring all participants back together to share their ideas and insights and deliver tangible and practical actions with clear iteration of what, who, when and how. The session co-chairs and facilitators will then ensure that each action is delivered to the relevant community or organisation.
Name of organizing project/institution: CMIP IPO
Organizer: Briony Turner - CMIP IPO, HE Space for European Space Agency, UK
Targeted audience: Climate data providers in the CMIP and CORDEX communities, the practitioners trying to utilise the information for real-life decisions in their communities and nations, and those along the chain, such as climate service providers
Attendance: Open to all delegates registered for the WCRP Open Science Conference