By Erviola, Edvi, Suela & Stela, from High school Zhani Ciko in Fier, Albania (members of the CRESCENDOschools Network). “Sometimes it may be difficult to communicate the urgency of climate change through science and the media, but we and our students can explore the power of art to mobilize the public and the great potential […]

8-12 Oct 2017, Toulouse, France

This year the CRESCENDO General Assembly took place at Meteo France Conference Centre in Toulouse, France. This meeting was extended with sessions in which first results and future plans of the 3 so-called LandMIPs (C4MIP, LUMIP, LS3MIP) of CMIP6 were discussed. Special thanks go to Roland Seferian, Sarah Berthet and Matthias Rocher for acting as local organisers and all their help to run a successful meeting. The main CRESCENDO meeting ran over three days (8th to 10th Oct 2018) with around 98 attendees from all CRESCENDO partners, International Advisory Board members and several International Collaborators The GA was followed on the 11th and 12th Oct by the LandMIPs meetings.  Simultaneously, also a NEMO meeting was organized in this week at Meteo France. The week agenda was as follow:

  • Monday 8 Oct: CRESCENDO main meeting.
  • Tuesday 9 Oct: CRESCENDO main meeting.
  • Wednesday 10 Oct: (i) Morning: CRESCENDO main meeting; (ii) Afternoon: Joint overview session of CRESCENDO, C4MIP, LUMIP and LS3MIP; and (iii) Evening: Public Outreach event in Toulouse downtown.
  • Thursday 11 Oct: Plenary LandMIP sessions / NEMO user group parallel meetings.
  • Friday 12 Oct: Parallel Q&A Land MIP sessions / Plenary NEMO-users session.

All presentations from the GA and full version of the meeting minutes and post-meeting survey results have now been made available on our Intranet.

 

Figure 1. Photos from the GA2018 in Toulouse and event announcements. Bottom left: panel of Experts at the Conference Grand Public, from left to right: Pierre Friedlingstein, Laurent Bopp, Hervé Douville, Sonia Seneviratne, Quentin Perrier and Catherine Jeandel. Read more

Uncertainty surrounding the extent of future climate change could be dramatically reduced by studying year-on-year global temperature fluctuations, new research has shown. For detailed explanations on this study, watch online the webinar below by Mark Williamson, co-author of the study. A team of scientists from the University of Exeter and the Centre of Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) […]

26-28 Sept 2017, Paris, France

This year, CRESCENDO’s General Assembly (GA) was held by Project Partner CNRS-IPSL at the Ecole Normale Superiore in Paris, France. Special thanks go to Laurent Bopp (Fig. 1A) and Nada Caud and Yves Balkanski (Fig. 1B) for acting as local organisers and for all their help to run a successful meeting. The annual meeting ran over three days (26, 27 and 28 Sept 2017) with around 90 attendees from all CRESCENDO partners, International Advisory Board members and several International Collaborators (Fig. 1C). The GA was preceded on the 25 Sept by 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 (to read more about this workshop click here).

All presentations from the GA2017 and full version of the meeting minutes and post-meeting survey results have now been made available for project members on our Intranet.

Figure 1. Photos from the GA2017 in Paris: A) Laurent Bopp, B) Yves Balkanski and Nada Caud, C) the lecture theatre during the meeting, D) students from the Ecole Jeanine Manuel after their performance of ‘2100 The Musical’, and E) poster advertising the Mini-conference for the undergraduate students of the Ecole Normale Superieure.

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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 […]

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 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 Minns, RT5 leader in CRESCENDO and Head of Communication at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, in partnership with Chris Shaw of Climate Outreach in a workshop co-created by Asher and Adam Corner as part of the HELIX project.

The workshop consisted of 5 sessions and covered a set of very clear aims:

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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 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 Emergent Constraints – observable aspects of the contemporary Earth System that are most closely related to future projections’.

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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 […]

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 the process level, co-organised by CRESCENDO in partnership with other three H2020 projects: PRIMAVERA, Blue-Action and APPLICATE. Both meetings were held at the headquarters of EASME (EU Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises).

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