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2017 Polar CORDEX Meeting

From 18-20 October 2017, Polar CORDEX will have a meeting hosted by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in Cambridge, UK.

This meeting is organized with the financial support of the Government of Canada through the federal Department of the Environment, the World Climate Research Programme, and the Cllimate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project.

Overall workshop objectives

The primary goal of the meeting is to review the status of on-going Polar CORDEX activities and to plan and coordinate future activities. This will be the first time that a joint Arctic- and Antarctic-Polar CORDEX meeting will be held, enabling participants from both communities to benefit by interacting closely. There will be plenty of time for discussions. All research groups that have started or are planning to contribute to Polar CORDEX activities, either by performing simulations or analysing Polar CORDEX data, are welcome to give presentations on their activities.

Preliminary Agenda

Some initial ideas for sessions are for the following topics:
Model evaluation
Coupled modelling
Process based studies
Impact studies
Future activities/plans
Stakeholder/user engagement

Accommodation and travel information

Cambridge is served by three major airports: London Stanstead, London Heathrow, and London Gatwick (the furthest away). Information on how to travel to the Cambridge from these airports is available at https://www.bas.ac.uk/about/contact-bas/travel-to-bas-cambridge/.

Accommodation in Cambridge can be found through the official visitor information website at http://www.visitcambridge.org/accommodation. BAS is located on the outskirts of Cambridge, but visitors would probably enjoy staying in a more central location of Cambridge.

A number of visitors to BAS have previously stayed at the Lensfield Hotel, which is centrally located, and close to the Cambridge train station (http://www.lensfieldhotel.co.uk/).

BAS is around a 30-40 walk from the city centre. Details on how to reach BAS from the city centre and the railway station are given at https://www.bas.ac.uk/about/contact-bas/travel-to-bas-cambridge/.

Further visitor information can be found at http://www.visitcambridge.org/visitor-information.


Please register for the 2017 Polar CORDEX meeting by filling out the registration form at: http://bit.ly/2qcBONE

If you are giving a presentation, then please send a title and short abstract to Andrew Orr, British Antarctic Survey at: anmcr[@]bas.ac.uk

The deadline for registration is 15 September 2017.

Local contact

If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Andrew Orr (anmcr[@]bas.ac.uk).