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January 2017

CRESCENDO WP1 meeting on Land Use implementation into ESMs

January 30, 2017 - January 31, 2017
Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Bundesstraße 53
Hamburg, 20146 Germany
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The meeting of CRESCENDO terrestrial modelling groups is dedicated to the preparation of experiments designed to quantify land use effect on climate. 20 scientists from 7 European ESM groups will discuss new aspects of the land use change (LUC) dataset prepared for the historical CMIP6 simulation. The meeting will be held on the 30-31 Jan 2017 in Hamburg, MPI-M (Geomatikum Building, Bundesstr. 55, room 1729).

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February 2017

CRESCENDO policy briefing: Realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement – Pathways to and benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C

February 28, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm UTC+0
European Parliament, Rue de Trèves 3
Brussels, 1050 Belgium
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CRESCENDO is organising a policy briefing on Feb 28th 2017, hosted by Seb Dance MEP at the European Parliament in Brussels, co-organized with the invaluable help from colleagues at the White Rose Brussels Office. The event entitled “Realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement – Pathways to and benefits of limiting global warming to 1.5°C” presented some of the science and policy insights from CRESCENDO’s leading Earth system scientists pertinent to realizing the 2015 Paris Agreement. These insights are now published as…

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May 2017

CRESCENDO interim project review 1

May 23, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
EC, COVENT CARDEN (COV) building, place Rogier 16
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
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Our 1st Project interim review is organised in line with the article 22.1.2 of the Grant Agreement in May 23rd 2017. Two external reviewers will be present together with Commission Officers with the aim to assess the following aspects of CRESCENDO: the degree to which the work plan has been carried out and whether all deliverables were completed; whether the objectives are still relevant and provide scientific or industrial breakthrough potential; how resources were planned and used in relation to…

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Workshop on ESM evaluation: Evaluating climate and Earth system models at the process level

May 23, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - May 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0
EC, COVENT CARDEN (COV) building, place Rogier 16
Brussels, 1210 Belgium
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Four H2020 projects (CRESCENDO, PRIMAVERA, Blue-Action and APPLICATE) plus members of other FP7 invited projects (BAACHUS, STRATOCLIM, DACCIWA, IS-ENES2, ICE-ARC, IMPREX) are joining efforts and organising the Workshop on ESM evaluation: Evaluating climate and Earth system models at the process level (online workshop site). During one and a half days, projects aim to synthesize common methods and underpin activities where we will likely find useful collaborations and that might then include: Identifying key process-level performance metrics/diagnostics. Identifying and sharing suitable evaluation data (observations, reanalysis, process models etc). Identifying…

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July 2017

Earth system science at the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition 2017

July 3, 2017 - July 9, 2017
The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AG United Kingdom
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CRESCENDO members in the UK take part this summer in 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 public better understand the science behind climate modelling and shed light of some of their burden questions regarding climate change. The exhibit named ‘A Model Earth’ (https://royalsociety.org/science-events-and-lectures/2017/summer-science-exhibition/exhibits/a-model-earth/) has been one of the 22 selected exhibitors from about hundreds of…

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Earth System Model Evaluation to Improve Process Understanding Workshop

July 30, 2017 - August 4, 2017
Aspen Global Change Institute, 104 Midland Ave #205
Basalt, CO 81621 United States
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CRESCENDO is heavily-involved and co-organising a highly-creative workshop on Model Evaluation at the Aspen Global Change Institute (AGCI)  (http://www.agci.org/event/17s2 ). The workshop is 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 are closely aligned to some of the key goals of CRESCENDO, namely to ‘contribute to reducing the spread of climate projections by enabling more complete evaluation of model outputs against observations, and by identifying…

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September 2017

The science of climate change communication workshop

September 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm UTC+0
Campus Jussieu, 4 place Jussieu
Paris, 75005 France
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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 2017 CRESCENDO organises a one-day practical workshop for early and mid-career researchers in CRESCENDO to gain knowledge of the science of climate change communication, and the confidence to apply this knowledge in practice with non-academic audiences. The training day was led by Asher…

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CRESCENDO General Assembly 2017

September 26, 2017 - September 28, 2017
Ecole Normale Superieure, 29 rue d’Ulm
Paris, 75005 France
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This year the CRESCENDO GA 2017 will take place in Paris at the Ecole Normale Superieure, organised by Project Partner CNRS-IPSL between the Tuesday 26th and the Thursday 28th September 2017. Additionally, on the Monday 25th of Sept, the day before the main meeting starts, we will hold a special workshop on Climate Science Communication for young researchers. The meeting will be structure as follows: - Mon 25th Sept: Science Communication training for young researchers in CRESCENDO (limited number of places, further…

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November 2017

CRESCENDO at COP23: Using advanced Earth System Models to deliver reliable estimates of future global change

November 15, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am UTC+0
EU Pavilion at COP23 Bonn, Germany + Google Map

At this event, the CRESCENDO project presents the latest research in this field, exploring the likelihood of different CO2 emission trajectories realizing the Paris agreement. Findings show that very large and sustained reductions in CO2 emissions, very soon, are the only credible route for staying below 1.5°C or 2°C global warming. Furthermore, staying below 1.5°C warming by 2100 will likely also require massive deployment of technologies for removing CO2 from the atmosphere. Climate – carbon cycle feedbacks will very likely further…

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October 2018

CRESCENDO GA2018 and Joint workshops CMIP6 LandMIP/NEMO users group meeting

October 8 - October 12
Météo-France Conferences International Centre, 42, avenue Gaspard Coriolis
Toulouse, 31000 France
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In the week of 8-12 October the General Assembly of the European CRESCENDO project will take place at MeteoFrance in Toulouse. This meeting will be extended with sessions in which first results and future plans of the 3 so-called LandMIPs (C4MIP, LUMIP, LS3MIP) of CMIP6 will be discussed. Simultaneously, also a NEMO meeting is organized in this week. The week agenda roughly looks like: Monday 8 Oct: CRESCENDO General Assembly Tuesday 9 Oct: CRESCENDO General Assembly Wednesday 10 Oct, morning:…

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