Description
The Workshop is addressed to researchers from Central America and the
Caribbean regions with the main aim to enhance local collaborations and
foster international research and educational projects on topics related
to climate and climate change in this region.

The general objectives of the proposed workshop are to expose the local and regional communities to a broad and historical perspective on the science of climate and climate change. This includes anthropogenic influences on climate and the state-of-the-science on global and regional climate change studies.  The idea for a workshop stems from the need to foster and promote collaborations, research projects and educational programs between experts in the field and their universities and central American institutions and Universities on climate dynamics, 
global and regional climate change, and adaptation and mitigation strategies for the central American and Caribbean rim countries. The workshop should also pave the way for fruitful discussions between world experts and central American scientists with a goal of identifying the most needed research topics to be developed in the region.
Go to day
  • Tuesday, 14 March 2017
    • 08:30 - 17:30
      Material: Lectures material
      • 08:30 Registration 30'
      • 09:00 Opening from Local Authorities and Organizers 30'
      • 09:30 The Oceans 1h0'
        Speaker: V. Canuto (NASA, USA)
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 The Atmosphere 1h0'
        Speaker: T. Cavazos (CICESE)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:00 Climate Variability 1h0'
        Speaker: R. Farneti (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 13:00 Lunch Break 1h0'
      • 14:00 Climate Predictability 45'
        Speaker: P. Nobre (INPE, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
      • 14:45 The Intra-Americas Seas Climate 45'
        Speaker: J. A. Amador Astua (Universidad Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 16:00 ICTP scientific and educational programmes 30'
        Speaker: R. Farneti (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 16:30 Round table "Global Climate and Climate Change". Main topics to be discussed include: Participating in international projects, development of regional scientific and educational programs, exchange visits of young scientists with international Institutions (e.g., NASA, ICTP) 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 15 March 2017
    • 09:00 - 17:30
      • 09:00 Ocean General Circulation Models 45'
        Speaker: R. Farneti (ICTP, Italy)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Earth System Models 45'
        Speaker: P. Nobre (INPE, Brazil)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 Regional Models 45'
        Speaker: R. Fuentes Franco (SMHI, Sweden)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 The Physics of Climate Change 45'
        Speaker: V. Canuto (NASA, USA)
        Material: Slides
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 El Acuerdo de Paris sobre el Cambio Climatico y la COP 22 de Marrakech: Salvaremos el Planeta? 1h0'
        Speaker: L. Fassio Canuto (Expert of the Italian Ministry of Environment, Land and Sea)
        Material: Slides
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
      • 15:30 Maya and Climate Change 1h0'
        Speaker: M. Canuto
        Material: Slides
      • 16:30 Round Table and Discussions 45'
  • Thursday, 16 March 2017
    • 09:00 - 16:00
      • 09:00 Climate variability and change in Central America 45'
        Speaker: T. Cavazos (CICESE, Mexico)
        Material: Slides
      • 09:45 Regional Modelling in Central America 45'
        Speaker: D. Martinez Castro (INSMET, Cuba)
        Material: Slides
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30'
      • 11:00 The University of Costa Rica CORDEX simulations for the Central American domain 45'
        Speaker: J. A. Amador Astua (Universidad Costa Rica, Costa Rica)
        Material: Slides
      • 11:45 Round Table and Discussions 45'
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30'
      • 14:00 Round Table and Discussions 1h0'
      • 15:00 Closing remarks by the Organizers 1h0'