Entries by CRESCENDO Project

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CRESCENDO event at COP23: 15 November 2017, 10:00 – 11:15 European Union Pavilion, Bonn, Germany

Using advanced Earth system models to deliver reliable estimates of future global change Realizing the Paris Agreement: A rapidly closing window of opportunity Human activity, notably the emission of carbon dioxide (CO2), is changing the climate. Presently, only ~50% of emitted CO2 remains in the atmosphere causing the climate to warm. The remaining 50% is […]

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The science of climate change communication: CRESCENDO workshop to gain confidence, experience and knowledge. 25th Sept 2017, Paris, France

By Alberto Muñoz (UNIVLEEDS, UK), Nada Caud (IPSL-CNRS, France) and Asher Minns (UEA, UK). There is a wealth of scientific evidence for climate change – enough to fill five IPCC reports – but there is much less known about how to communicate this climate change research to the public. On September 25th CRESCENDO organised a […]

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CRESCENDO Scientists Organise Earth System Model Evaluation Workshop, Aspen Global Change Institute, 30th July – 4th August 2017

By Peter Cox (UNEXE, UK). CRESCENDO was heavily-involved in a highly-creative workshop on Model Evaluation at the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI) this summer (http://www.agci.org/event/17s2 ). The workshop was co-directed by Veronika Eyring and Peter Cox of CRESCENDO, in partnership with Peter Gleckler (Lawrence Livermore) and Greg Flato (Canadian Climate Centre). Its aims were closely […]

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CRESCENDO supports UKESM team to showcase UK Earth system science at the Royal Society Summer science exhibition, 3 to 9 July 2017, London, UK

By Alberto Munoz (UNIVLEEDS, UK). This summer CRESCENDO supported the UKESM team (www.ukesm.ac.uk) and the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) to participate at the Royal Society summer science exhibition (3 to 9 July 2017) in London, a unique opportunity to showcase the status of the UK Earth system modelling science and help the general […]

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CRESCENDO Interim Project review and Modelling workshop in Brussels, May 23-24, 2017

By Lena Boysen (MPI, Germany), Colin Jones and Alberto Muñoz (UNIVLEEDS, UK). In May 23-24 2017, the European Commission initialised two events involving CRESCENDO in Brussels: The Project interim review after 18 months of improving our Earth System Models (ESMs), and a separate Modelling workshop with the title: Evaluating climate and Earth system models at […]

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ClimatEurope Festival 2017, Valencia, Spain – April,04 to April,07

By T. Davies-Barnard (UNEXE, UK). CRESCENDO was invited to the ClimatEurope Festival – a celebratory conference of climate services work funded by the European Union through the Horizon H2020 programme. This was a fascinating introduction to climate services for me, an Earth System Modeller. It really showcased the range of work that is done based […]

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CRESCENDO is supporting policy makers on routes to realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement, 28 Feb 2017, Brussels

“Cooperation between Earth System Models and Integrated Assessment Models as done in CRESCENDO will help us to implement the Paris climate targets. It will provide insights on the efforts needed to implement these targets as well as the benefits”. This statement from Colin Jones, CRESCENDO Project Coordinator, was one of the most important take-home messages […]

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1st CRESCENDO policy briefing: Realizing the Paris Agreement

CRESCENDO has teamed up with the White Rose Brussels to organise its 1st policy briefing at the European Parliament on Tuesday 28th February Realizing the Paris Agreement – Pathways and benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5C   London MEP Seb Dance has kindly agreed to host us in the European Parliament for a topical policy briefing that will address the […]

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CRESCENDO WP1 Meeting on land use implementation into ESMs

30-31 Jan 2017, Hamburg, MPI-M (Geomatikum Building, Bundesstr. 55, room 1729) Conveners: Victor Brovkin and Lena Boysen (MPI, Germany) The meeting of CRESCENDO terrestrial modelling groups was dedicated to the preparation of experiments designed to quantify land use effect on climate. 20 scientists from 7 European ESM groups discussed new aspects of the land use change (LUC) dataset […]

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The 2nd workshop on the technical development of the Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool)

15-16 November 2016, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU), Germany Conveners: Veronika Eyring, Björn Brötz, Axel Lauer, Alexander Löw, Ben Müller, and Mattia Righi The 2nd workshop on the technical development of the Earth System Model Evaluation Tool (ESMValTool) was held at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) in the Department of Geography from 15-16 November 2016. The ESMValTool is developed […]