E&ES > CLM 2012
17-20 September, 2012, Leuven, Belgium
All members of the CLM-Community are invited to participate in the CLM Community Assembly 2012. This year, the assembly will take place from 17 until 20 September at the University of Leuven in Belgium. The CLM-Community is an open international network of scientists, who are applying and developing the COSMO model in climate mode. The aim of the assembly is to provide all members with an overview of the current stage of model development and of model applications and to provide a forum for discussion and debate on the modeling tool and the modeling results. In addition, it is planned to assess jointly new model components, to achieve agreements on new model standards, to coordinate further developments of the model system, and to advance the structures of the community. It is the most important decision taking meeting of the community.
Andreas Will (BTU Cottbus, Germany)
Edoardo Bucchignani (CMCC, Italy)
Nicole van Lipzig (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Marie-Rose Mottoul (KU Leuven, Belgium)
Tom Akkermans (KU Leuven, Belgium)
- Matthias Demuzere (KU Leuven, Belgium)
On 18 September 16:30-17:30, Prof. Piero Lionello will give a key-note lecture entitled "The climate of the Mediterranean region". Prof. Pier Lionello is involved in environmental research since 1987. He worked at numerous research institutes word wide including Massachusetts Institute of Technology (USA), Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie (Germany), European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (UK), and the University of Padua (Italy). Since 1999 he is associated professor of oceanography and atmospheric physics at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy). His research interests cover climate dynamics at regional scale, extreme events, cyclone climatology, ocean wave and storm surge modeling.
Prof. Lionello is involved in many international research activities, including being chair of the international program "Mediterranean climate variability and predictability" (MedCLIVAR). He has edited two recent books describing characteristics and evolution of climate in the Mediterranean region. Within his presentation, Prof. Lionello will talk about extreme weather events, inter-annual to decadal variability of the Mediterranean coupled system, and associated trends in the context of global change, including societal and economic impacts.