About the WorkshopAs part of the INDO-US Partnership for Climate Resilience, announced by Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi and the United States (U.S.) President Mr. Barack Obama in 2014, the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune is working with the U.S. Government in a series of workshops and collaborations to advance capacity for climate adaptation planning in India. The first in a series of workshops is focused on techniques for downscaling climate information and opportunities for sharing available downscaled information to local planners in India. This “Workshop on Development and Applications of Downscaling Climate Projections” is scheduled during March 07-09, 2017 at IITM, Pune, India.
Objectives of the WorkshopShare expertise in climate modeling and downscaling between Indian and U.S. experts
Present downscaled international climate model data for the Indian sub-continent, including NASA Earth Exchange Global Daily Downscaled Projections (NEX-GDDP) and IITM Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment (CORDEX) program for South Asia
Engage and share experience in the application of downscaled climate information to inform decision making, including discussions on the State Action Plan Development
Identify collaborative research opportunities for developing additional high-resolution climate datasets for the Indian Sub-continent and approaches for their use in climate adaptation planning
The workshop agenda includes sessions on downscaling methods from the U.S. such as Asynchronous Regional Regression Model (ARRM) and NASA’s NEX-GDDP, as well as IITM’s methods on dynamical downscaling. Other collaborative discussions include applications of downscaled information in agriculture, water resources and infrastructure planning, climate risk dashboards, and additional climate information needs.