UPCOMING/RECENT EVENTS OF IMPO INTEREST

9th Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Open Science Conference during 7 to 12 July 2024 at the Keio Plaza Hotel in Sapporo, Japan

The 9th Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Open Science Conference, "Water & Climate", is organized under the auspices of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) core project of the World Climate Research Programme together with Hokkaido University and Science Council of Japan. The conference will celebrate 30+ years of GEWEX research, the strong role of the Japanese research community and set the stage for the next phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) main challenges on water resources, extremes and climate sensitivity through observations and data sets, their analyses, process studies, model development and exploitation, applications, technology transfer to operational use, and research capacity development and training for the next generation of scientists worldwide. To know more about the conference, visit the GEWEX-OSC2024 webpage.

International Workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions and Prediction of Monsoon weather EXtremes (STIPMEX) at Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune during 2-7 June 2024

The International workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions and Prediction of Monsoon weather EXtremes (STIPMEX) will foster all observational/modelling aspects of the stratosphere-troposphere coupling processes and extreme weather events associated with Asian summer monsoon. The workshop will provide a platform for discussions on dynamical, chemical, radiative and convective processes of the atmosphere during the Asian summer monsoon. It will particularly emphasize on the recent changes/trends in stratosphere-troposphere coupling process, linkages of stratospheric process/volcanic eruptions with the Asian summer monsoon. The challenges of forecasting extreme weather events during Asian summer monsoon will also be deliberated upon. The workshop will also showcase the new initiatives and insights for future pathways of forecasting extremes along with stakeholder discussions. There will be a one-day pre-workshop training session for students and early career scientists/professionals on latest data analysis techniques. To know more about the workshop, visit the dedicated STIPMEX webpage.

30 November 2023 (7-8:30 UTC): Joint WCRP/WWRP Monsoons Panel Webinar Series on "Asian-Australian Monsoon"

The second Joint WCRP/WWRP Webinar Series on "Asian-Australian Monsoon" was organized by the WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel in collaboration with WWRP WGTMR and with the support of IMPO on 30 November 2023 during 7-8:30 UTC. For more information about this second webinar, visit the dedicated WCRP webpage on Asian-Australian Monsoon. The recording of the Webinar is available in the IITM YouTube Channel Video.
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13 September 2023 (7-8:30 UTC): Joint WCRP/WWRP Monsoons Panel Webinar Series on "Global Monsoon"

The Joint WCRP/WWRP Webinar Series on "Global Monsoon" was organized by the WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel in collaboration with WWRP WGTMR and with the support of IMPO on 13 September 2023 during 7-8:30 UTC. For more information on the Webinar Series, visit the dedicated WCRP webpage on Monsoons Webinars. The recording of the Webinar is available in the IITM YouTube Channel Video.

23-27 October 2023: WCRP Open Science Conference

The World Climate Research Programme Open Science Conference (WCRP OSC-2023) was organised successfully in Kigali, Rwanda, during 23 to 27 October 2023. For more information, visit the dedicated conference website here. WCRP OSC-2023 featured a session on "Global and Regional Monsoons in which CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel and IMPO were involved".


3-7 July 2023: WWRP/WCRP S2S Summit

The Summit celebrated the success of the WWRP/WCRP S2S Prediction Project over 10 years as it moves towards its completion in December 2023. The event had contributions on all aspects of S2S science. For more information, see here.


22-26 March 2022: Seventh WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-7)

IWM-7 was organized online jointly by IMD, MoES and WWRP WGTMR, in cooperation with the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel of WCRP and IMPO, during 22-26 March 2022. For more information, visit the workshop website here.

A special issue of Mausam, Vol.74, No.2, was released on the World Meteorological Day (23 March 2023), featuring articles based on the presentations at the Seventh WMO International Worshop on the Monsoons (IWM-7) held online during 23-26 March 2022. This special issue also constitutes the 5th Edition of the WMO-coordinated series of publication Global Monsoon System: Research and Forecast. IMPO has actively supported the IWM-7 as well as the preparation of the special issue. The entire contents of this special issure are available with open access here.

28 February 2022: IMPO Launching Event

WMO, WCRP, WWRP, MoES and IITM have jointly organized an online event on 28 February 2022 celebrating the launch of IMPO, and highlighting the consolidation of monsoon research under WCRP and WWRP with IITM's continuous support. The event featured remarks by WCRP and WWRP Chairs, Video Message from Hon'ble Minister of MoES, Secretary of MoES and Director of IITM. It also included a key scientific talk by international monsoons expert Prof Chih-Pei Chang, on the current highlights of global monsoons research. A video recording of the event is available at https://youtu.be/8nCGIbhRnb8. Also see the Press Release issued by MoES in Hindi; in English.



An extract of the video of Professor C.P. Chang's science talk at IMPO Launch Event is available here:

30 November 2021: WCRP Climate Research Forum for Southern Asia

A WCRP Climate Research Forum for Southern Asia was organized online on 30 November 2021, with the theme "Climate research priorities for the next decade". This is one in a series of regional forums to facilitate exchange ideas, discuss new activities and opportunities being developed by WCRP, and explore ways that scientists, partner programs, funders, and end-users of climate science can engage to meet the emerging challenges. For more information, click here.

1-12 November 2021: Online Training Workshop on S2S Prediction of Monsoons

An online training workshop on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of monsoons was held from 1 to 12 November 2021. This was in conjunction with the Seventh International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-7), scheduled to be held from 23 to 26 March 2022 in New Delhi, India. For more information on the S2S Training Workshop, recordings and presentations, visit the workshop website here.