The Program of Second Session of the Forum on Regional Climate Monitoring, Assessment and Prediction for Asia (FOCRAII)

(Preliminary Program)


April 6-8, 2006, Beijing, China
April 6 (Thursday), 2006
Opening Ceremony(9:00-10:00)
09:00-09:10  Welcome address by CMA Administrator
09:10-09:20  Address by WMO representative (Dr. Buruhani S. NYENZI)
09:20-09:30  Address by WMO representative (Dr. Bradwell J. GARANGANGA)
09:30-09:40  Address by Director-general of NCC (Dr. Wenjie DONG)
09:40-10:10  Group Photo/ TEA BREAK

Invited Lectures (10:10-11:50)
10:10-11:00  Buruhani S. NYENZI (WMO, The structure of the WMO Commission of Climatology (CCl) and its activities)
11:00-11:50  Christopher Gordon (Hadley Center, Developments in the seasonal forecasting at the Hadley Centre)

Parallel Special Session 1 Opening (10:10-11:50)
------ Seasonal prediction on East Asia Summer Monsoon
Parallel Special Session 2 Opening (10:10-11:50)
------- Climate Change in East Asia arid and semi-arid region
12:00-13:30     LUNCH

Invited Lectures (13:30-15:10)
13:30-14:20  Chester F Ropelewski (IRI,TBD)
14:20-15:10  Dr. Bradwell J. Garanganga (DMC, Climate Monitoring and Prediction Activities at DMC )
15:10-15:30  TEA BREAK
Oral Presentations (15:30-16:30)
15:30-15:50  Xiaoyun LIANG (BCC, The Status of BCC Dynamical Climate Model Prediction System and its Outlook on 2006 East Asian Summer Monsoon)
15:50-16:10  Saraju Kumar Baidya (Application of Regional Climate Model in Nepal)
16:10-16:30    Said Alsarmi (Oman, Signals of Oman Climate Extremes and Variability)

Parallel Special Session 1 (13:30-17:30)

Parallel Special Session 2 (13:30-17:30)

18:00    Reception

April 7 (Friday), 2006
Invited Lectures (09:00-10:40)
09:00-09:50  Koichi Kurihara (JMA, Recent scientific developments in seasonal climate prediction at JMA)
09:50:00-10:40  Song Yang (CPC/NOAA, Seasonal-Interannual Variability and Predictability of the Asian Monsoon)
10:40-11:00  TEA BREAK
Oral Presentations (11:00-12:00)
11:00-11:20  Qiyi WANG (NCC,BCC Climate Monitoring System and its Development)
11:20-11:40  Svetlana Dolgikh (MCK, Climate Prediction at Meteorological Center in Kazakhstan)
11:40-12:00  Shum Kit Ying, Karen (Seasonal Forecasts for Hong Kong)

Parallel Special Session 1 (09:00-12:00)
Parallel Special Session 2 (09:00-12:00)
12:00-13:30     LUNCH

Trainings of the BCC Models and Products by BCC Staffs (13:30-17:30)

Parallel Special Session 1 (13:30-17:30, closing)

Parallel Special Session 2 (13:30-17:30, closing)

17:30           DINNER
April 8 (Saturday), 2006
Invited Lectures (09:00-11:50)
09:00-09:50  José Luis Camacho (CIIFEN, Tropical Pacific conditions related with ENSO: Applications to the South America Western Coast Climate)
09:50-10:40  Christopher Oludhe(TBD)
10:40-11:00     TEA BREAK
11:00-11:50  Yihui DING (NCC, East Asia Summer Monsoon-Overview)
12:00-13:30     LUNCH

Oral Presentations (13:30-14:50)
13:30-13:50  BAYASGALN Gerelchuluun (Climate review of 2005 and seasonal prediction of 2006 in Mongolia)
13:50-14:10  Yanling SONG (NCC, The pre-assessment of climate impact on socio-economic and ecological environment based on climate prediction)
14:10-14:30  Syed Mushtaq Ali Shah (Monsoon Prediction in Pakistan)
14:30-14:50  MD. Shah Alam (Climatic Variability of Bangladesh)
Meeting with End-Users (15:00-16:00)
15:00-17:00  TEA BREAK+Poster Session

Closing Ceremony (17:00-17:30)

18:00           DINNER