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Aurel Moise, Co-Chair

Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS)

As a Senior Principal Research Scientist and Head of the Climate Branch at CCRS, Dr Moise provides leadership and guidance to several areas of research including the production of regional climate change projections for Singapore, sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction, analysis of tropical processes and oversight of the National Sea Level Programme. Dr Moise had previously worked at the Australian Bureau of Meteorology’s research division from 2004 until 2019. His focus was on regional monsoons, climate change, general tropical climate topics as well as climate change projections science. Read more...


Leila Carvalho, Co-Chair

University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA

Dr Carvalho is a Professor of Meteorology and Climatology in the Department of Geography and Researcher at the Earth Research Institute, UCSB. She has a B.S., M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from the University of São Paulo, Brazil. Her research interests are in regional and large-scale climate variability and modeling, global climate change and scaling processes in geophysics. These topics include (but are not limited to) climate variation and change in monsoon regions, tropical-extratropical interactions, extreme precipitation and temperature, and regional modeling. Read more...


Suryachandra Rao Anguluri

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India

Dr Suryachandra A. Rao is a senior scientist at IITM, and leads the "Monsoon Mission" program of Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, which involves researchers from across the world to work on operational dynamical models in India. He also leads the high-performance computing program of MoES. His research interests include dynamical model developments and diagnosis for improved Indian monsoon simulation and prediction. Climate applications is one of the areas he is actively pursuing in recent times by employing Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning (AI/ML) techniques. Dr Rao had earlier worked at the Frontier Research System for Global Change, Tokyo, Japan, from 1999 to 2007. Read more...


Rondrotiana Barimalala

University of Cape Town, South Africa

Dr Barimalala is a researcher at the Department of Oceanography, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Her research interests include climate variability, modeling and change; air-sea interaction, African climate. She is a Future Leader-African independent Researcher fellow and also a lead author for the Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC, Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis. Read more...


Mary Kayano

Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (National Institute for Space Research), São José dos Campos, Brazil

Dr Mary Kayano is a senior researcher at the Center for Weather Prediction and Climate Studies/National Institute for Space Research, Brazil. She also collaborates with two post-graduate programs, the first in Meteorology at the Space Research Institute, and the second, in Climate and Environment at the University of the Amazonas State, Brazil. In the second program, she had acted as an invited co-advisor through a close partnership with researchers of that university. Most of her studies during the last 10-15 years refer to the relations of the multidecadal climate variability and the South American interannual climate variability, including the South American monsoon. Read more...


Mary Kilavi

Kenya Meteorological Department, Nairobi, Kenya

The key areas of Ms Kilavi's expertise include weather forecasting and climate prediction at sub-seasonal to seasonal time scales, climate characterisation (extremes and variability), forecast verification, statistical and dynamical climate downscaling and climate change modelling. In particular Ms Kilavi is a very prominent regional expert on sub-seasonal and seasonal variability in East Africa and in prediction of the Mar-May, Jun-Sept and Oct-Dec seasons. In addition Ms Kilavi has excellent experience with user engagement and coproduction of climate services, exemplified by her work with the National Drought Management Authority, Kenya, as well as (for flooding) the Nairobi Municipality (Ms Kilavi co-led this work with Red Cross in SHEAR-ForPAc project). Read more...


Pankaj Kumar

Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India

Dr Pankaj Kumar is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, IISER Bhopal, and is also the Group Leader for the Climate and Glacier Modeling Lab there. He has been working on South Asia climate focusing monsoon variability and change since the last two decades, including with a high-resolution coupled regional atmosphere-ocean model over CORDEX South Asia region to address extremes. He has also been studying the effect of climate change on seasonal monsoon over South Asia. He is closely engaged with climate services development and is actively involved in capacity development. Read more...


Gill Martin

Met Office Hadley Centre, Exeter, UK

Dr Martin is the Scientific Manager of the Water Cycle Processes and Feedbacks group, aiming to understand and improve the representation of hydrological cycle processes in models across all timescales. Her areas of expertise include climate model development and evaluation, representation of Asian summer monsoon in general circulation models, influence of vertical and horizontal resolution in models, sensitivity of modelled climate processes and phenomena to physical parametrizations and stratocumulus and cumulus cloud microphysics. Read more...


Vincent Moron

Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement (CEREGE), Aix en Provence, France

Dr Moron is a Research Scientist at CEREGE and also an Adjunct Senior Research Scientist at the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia University, New York, USA. His expertise covers diagnostic analysis of the contemporaneous variability of climate, with a special focus on the tropical rainfall, from daily to interannual time scales, using advanced statistical methods applied to various databases of observed, reanalyzed and simulated climate variations. Most of his research is dedicated to the conceptual analysis of scale interaction in tropical climate (e.g., decomposition of a seasonal amount of rainfall into frequency and mean intensity and then into various intra-seasonal descriptors such as onset, demise of the rainy season, dry and wet spells, etc.). Read more...


Aïda Diongue Niang

Agence Nationale de l'Aviation Civile et de la. Météorologie (ANACIM), Dakar, Sénégal

Dr Niang is a researcher and Advisor to the Director of ANACIM. She has been involved for many years in the development of meteorological services in terms of operations, research and service delivery to communities and businesses impacted by climate, weather conditions and monsoon variability. Dr Niang has also been involved in multi-disciplinary research and committees with scientists from hydrology, geography, agriculture, health and social sciences on a range of weather and climate related topics. She is a Lead Author for the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report, WG1: The Physical Science Basis, Chapter 1 (Framing, context, methods). She has worked for several years on West African monsoons from different perspectives: research, forecast, climate services. Read more...


Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla

African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), Kigali, Rwanda

Dr Sylla is the AIMS-Canada Research Chair in Climate Change Science based in Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to this, he was the senior scientist in climate modeling and climate change at WASCAL Competence Center, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and also served as head of climate change and climate variability research cluster, acting coordinator of observation networks and acting director of research, at different periods of time. Dr. Sylla completed a postdoc at the ICTP, Trieste, Italy and had been a research scholar and part-time lecturer at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA. His research interests focus on regional climate modeling, anthropogenic climate change, climate change impacts, extremes, hazards and monsoon dynamics. Read more...


Yukari Takayabu

Atmosphere & Ocean Research Institute (AORI), The University of Tokyo, Japan

Dr Takayabu is a Professor in charge of Comprehensive Climate Data Analysis and the Vice Director of AORI. Her research themes include relationship among global climate, tropical meteorology, and precipitation. Read more...


Andrew Turner

Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

Dr Turner is an Associate Professor in Monsoon Systems at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading. His general interests are in monsoon variability, predictability and prediction including the interaction between monsoon systems and other elements of the climate system. He is also a Lead Author of the forthcoming Sixth Assessment Report of the IPCC in Working Group I: The Physical Science Basis, Chapter 10 (Linking global to regional climate change). Dr Turner is an Associate Editor of the Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society. Read more...


Renguang Wu

Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Dr. Wu obtained his PhD degree in meteorology from the University of Hawaii in 1999. He worked as a Research Scientist in Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies and as a professor in Chinese University of Hong Kong and in the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of Chinese Academy of Sciences. Currently, he is a professor in Zhejiang University of China. His research includes ocean-atmosphere interactions and climate variability. Read more...