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

April 6-8, 2006, Beijing, China


April 6 (Thursday), 2006
Location:Lobby of Beijing Climate Center
Lunch (12:00-13:30)
Opening Ceremony (14:00-15:00)
Chairman: Deliang Chen
14:00-14:10  Welcome address by Administrator of CMA (Dr. QIN Dahe)
14:10-14:20  Address by Director of WCP/WMO (Dr. Buruhani S. NYENZI)
14:20-14:30  Address by Director-general of BCC (Dr. DONG Wenjie)
14:30-15:00  Group Photo/ Teabreak
Invited Lectures (15:00-17:40)
Chairman: DONG Wenjie
15:00-15:40    The Structure of the WMO Commission of Climatology (CCl) and Its Activities
Buruhani S. NYENZI, WMO
15:40-16:20 Developments in the Seasonal Forecasting at the Hadley Centre
Christopher Gordon, Hadley Center
16:20-17:00    Climate Monitoring and Prediction at the IRI
Chester F. Ropelewski, IRI
17:00-17:40 Climate Monitoring and Prediction Activities at DMC
Bradwell J. Garanganga, SADC DMC-Harare
Reception by BCC (18:00-20:00)
April 7 (Friday), 2006
Invited Lectures (08:30-09:50)
Chairman: Deliang Chen
08:30-09:10 Seasonal-Interannual Variability and Predictability of the Asian Monsoon
09:10-09:50    Recent Developments in Climate Information Services at JMA
Koichi Kurihara, JMA
09:50-10:10  Teabreak
Oral Presentations (10:10-12:10)
Chairman: YAN Yuping
10:10-10:30 The Status of BCC Dynamical Climate Model Prediction System and Its Outlook on 2006 East Asian Summer Monsoon 
10:30-10:50    Climate Prediction at Meteorological Center in Kazakhstan
Setlana  Dolgikh, MCK
10:50-11:10    Application of Regional Climate Model in Nepal
Saraju Kumar Baidya, DHMN
11:10-11:30    Climatic Variability of Bangladesh
MD. Shah Alam, BMD
11:30-11:50    Climate Review of 2005 and Seasonal Prediction of 2006 in Mongolia
BAYASGALN Gerelchuluun, IMH
11:50-12:10    Seasonal Forecasts for Hong Kong
Shum Kit Ying, Karen, HKO
Parallel Special Session 1 (08:30-12:10)
------ Seasonal Prediction on East Asian Summer Monsoon
Parallel Special Session 2 (08:30-12:10)
------- Climate Change in Asia Arid and Semi-arid Region
Lunch (12:10-13:30)
Trainings of the BCC Models and Products (13:30-17:30)
Parallel Special Session 1 (13:30-17:30)
Parallel Special Session 2 (13:30-17:30)
Dinner (17:30-19:00)
April 8 (Saturday), 2006
Invited Lectures (08:30-10:30)
Chairman: Deliang Chen
08:30-09:10 Tropical Pacific Conditions Related with ENSO: Applications to the South America Western Coast Climate
José Luis Camacho, CIIFEN
09:10-09:50 Experiences in Seasonal Climate Prediction within the Greater Horn of Africa (GHA) sub Region
Christopher Oludhe, ICPAC
09:50-10:30    East Asian Summer Monsoon-Overview
10:30-10:50    Teabreak
Oral Presentations (10:50-12:10)
Chairman: REN Fumin
10:50-11:10    BCC Climate Monitoring System and Its Development
11:10-11:30    Monsoon Prediction in Pakistan
Syed Mushtaq Ali Shah, PMD
11:30-11:50  The Pre-assessment of Climate Impact on Socio-economic and Ecological Environment Based on Climate Prediction
11:50-12:10    Signals of Oman Climate Extremes and Variability
Said Alsarmi, Oman
Lunch (12:10-13:30)
Summary (13:30-15:00)
Chairman:Deliang Chen
15:00-15:20  Teabreak
Meeting with End-Users (15:20-16:30)
Closing Ceremony (16:30-17:00)
16:30-16:40  Speech by representative of FOCRAII participants
16:40-16:50  Speech by representative of end-user
16:50-17:00  Address by deputy administrator (Dr. WANG Shourong)
Dinner (17:30-19:00)