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2018 Polar CORDEX Meeting

From 17-19 October 2018, Polar CORDEX will have a meeting hosted by the Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences (IG PAS) in Warsaw, Poland.

This meeting is organized with the financial support from the funds of the Leading National Research Centre (KNOW) received by the Centre for Polar Studies for the period 2014–18, the World Climate Research Programme, and the Climate 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. First results of the pre-MOSAiC intercomparison based on ACSE2014 observations and next steps will be discussed. This will be a joint Arctic- and Antarctic-Polar CORDEX meeting, 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
Projections
Impact studies
Future activities/plans
Stakeholder/user engagement

Accommodation and travel information

Warsaw is served by two airports: Chopin Airport (Okecie) and Modlin Airport.
The Chopin Airport is located about 10 km  from the city centre. The airport handles more than a dozen airlines.
The Warsaw Modlin Airport (modlinairport.pl) is located around 35 km north-west from the city centre. Most of the flights handled by Warsaw Modlin Airport are operated by charter airline companies and Ryanair airlines.
Information on how to travel to the Warsaw from these airports is available at http://warsawtour.pl/en/warsaw-essentials/getting-to-warsaw-1642.html

Accommodation in Warsaw can be found through the official visitor information website at http://warsawtour.pl/en/noclegi.html.
IG PAS is located in western part of Warsaw in the Wola district and it is easily available by public transport (http://www.ztm.waw.pl/?l=2). A list of recommended hotels close to the venue:
Ibis Hotel Warszawa Centrum (http://www.ibis.com/gb/hotel-2894-ibis-warszawa-centrum/index.shtml) , al.Solidarności 165
Premiere Classe (http://www.premiereclasse.com/en/hotels/premiere-classe-varsovie-warszawa), Towarowa 2 Street
Golden Tulip http://www.goldentulipwarsawcentre.com/en), Towarowa 2 Street
Campanile Varsovie (http://www.campanile.com/en/hotels/campanile-varsovie-warszawa), Towarowa 2 Street
Radisson Blu Sobieski Hotel (http://www.radissonblu.com/sobieski-warsaw), Plac Zawiszy 1

However visitors would probably enjoy staying in a more central location of Warsaw.

Further visitor information can be found at http://warsawtour.pl/en.

Registration

Please register for the 2018 Polar CORDEX meeting by filling out the registration form at: http://bit.ly/2EuEk8Z

If you are giving a presentation, then please send a title and short abstract to Marzena Osuch, Institute of Geophysics Polish Academy of Sciences at: marz[@]igf.edu.pl

The deadline for registration is 15 September 2018.

Local contact

If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Marzena Osuch (marz[@]igf.edu.pl).