General Assembly 1 (kick off meeting)

Met Office, Exeter, EX1 3PB 

Tuesday 24th - Wednesday 25th November

Joint session of CRESCENDO and PRIMAVERA 

Tuesday 24th  November afternoon

13.00 – 13.10  Welcome and opening remarks – Julia Slingo, Met Office

13.10 – 13.25  Introductions and scene setting for joint session – Malcolm Roberts, Met Office and Colin Jones, Leeds University, Project Coordinators

13.25 – 13.50   From AR5 towards AR6: Modelling priorities – John Mitchell, Met Office

13.50 – 14.15   WCRP priorities for Earth system modeling – Guy Brasseur, WCRP

14.15 – 14.40   EU Horizon 2020: climate science from research to policy – Anastasios Kentarchos, EC (Deputy Head “I4 - Climate Action and Earth Observations”)

14.40 – 15.00   Coordination and support of European climate-related activities – Julia Slingo, Met Office

15.00 – 15.30  Coffee

15.30 – 15:55 European HPC for CMIP6 and beyond – Sylvie Joussaume, IPSL

15.55 – 16.20  COPERNICUS climate change services – Dick Dee, ECMWF

16.20 – 16.45   CMIP6 overview and CMIP6-endorsed MIPs – Veronika Eyring, DLR

16.45 – 17.05  Towards community-based analysis of the CMIP DECK experiments – Peter Gleckler, PCMDI

17.05 – 17.30   Using Observations to understand/evaluate models Graeme Stephens, NASA-JPL


Wednesday 25 November morning

9.00  – 9.30      Earth system/climate modelling activities in North America – Bill Large, NCAR

9.30  – 10.00    Earth system/climate modelling activities in Japan – Michio Kawamiya, JAMSTEC

10.00 – 10.30  Overview of project aims and ambitions – Malcolm Roberts, Met Office and Colin Jones, Leeds University, Project Coordinators

10.30 – 11.00  Discussion and coffee

11.00 – 11.30  Managing our planned integrations and sharing effort/data etc. – Malcolm Roberts, Met Office and Colin Jones, Leeds University, Project Coordinators

11.30 – 12.00  Dealing with the data – common issues  and data exchange – Bryan Lawrence, NCAS / STFC

12.00 – 12.30  Common assessment/evaluation tools and methods – Keith Williams, Met Office and Axel Lauer, DLR

Wednesday 25 November afternoon

PLENARY SESSION on PRIMAVERA Research Themes 

14.00 – 14.15  Discussion of science issues from joint CRESCENDO-PRIMAVERA kick off meeting

14.15 – 14.30  Orientation to this PRIMAVERA meeting and its objectives – Malcolm and Pier Luigi

The rest of the day was spent on the project THEMES (as per the DoW) where a 15 minute presentation (prepared by the relevant WP leads) will describe the aims, WP interactions, dependencies, unknowns, ‘traps’ and desired outcomes. 

14.30 – 15.00  THEME 1: innovations and frontiers in modelling – WP3,4,6 lead

15.30 – 16.00   Coffee

16.00 – 16.30   THEME 2: process-based assessment of hi-res models – WP1,2,3 leads

16.30 – 17.00   THEME 3: drivers of European climate variability and change – WP2,5 leads

17.00 – 17.30   THEME 4: flagship simulations for CMIP6 and IPCC – WP6,8,9 leads

17.30 – 18.00  THEME 5: climate risk assessment and user engagement – WP10,11 leads

 

Thursday 26 November

PLENARY SESSION on International Perspectives – Conference rooms 3+4

09.00 – 09.20 Successful implementation of Horizon 2020 research and innovation actions – Fabio Dalan, EC

09.20 – 09.40 End user interactions with PRIMAVERA – Marta Bruno Soares, Leeds Uni.

09.40 – 10:10 Overview of project systems and management M. Mizielinski / P.van der Linden, Met O.

10.10 – 10.30 Panel discussion on international perspectives – 6 key note speakers