The Policy & Practice of Climate Change & Water

Central American and Caribbean Workshop on Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Predictability of the Mid-Summer Drought

Make sure to register before the end of the month if you're interested in attending the December training event "Central American and Caribbean Workshop on Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Predictability of the Mid-Summer Drought."

To advance the understanding of the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) physical mechanisms and sources of predictability related to the mid-summer drought characteristics, the Central American and Caribbean Workshop on Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Predictability will have a special focus on these issues. The participants will be exposed to different tools to monitor and analyze canícula’s characteristics, and to assess its S2S predictability and skill. The workshop is designed to have a strong component (approx. 70%) of practical sessions and “real-world exercises." The classes will be given in both English and Spanish.

When: 3-7 December
Where: Antigua, Guatemala
How to Register: Click here to register

Objective
The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the capacities of the national hydro-meteorological agencies in Central America and the Caribbean, and of the participants in general, to strengthen the understanding of the mid-summer drought characteristics (e.g., onset, demise and duration), the physical mechanisms involved and of the potential for prediction of the Canícula using the Subseasonal-to-Seasonal modelling framework.

The workshop is co-organized by the International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, the International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), the UNESCO International Hydrological Programme (IHP), the International Center of Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) on behalf of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) for Latin America, and funded with support from the Flanders UNESCO Trust Fund and the Spanish Cooperation (AECID), that provide financial and logistical support through the Centre for Capacity Building in Antigua, Guatemala.