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PRECIS Workshops

Workshops are run regularly by Met Office Hadley Centre staff, generally in the region where it is to be used and provide scientific and technical training necessary to use PRECIS.

PRECIS is made available at workshops run regularly by Met Office Hadley Centre staff, generally in the region where it is to be used. Workshops are provided to give scientific and technical training necessary to use PRECIS and address the many issues involved in its application. There are generally three international and one UK based PRECIS workshops held each year.

A PRECIS workshop usually includes an introduction to the PRECIS system and climate change, constructing climate scenarios for impact studies, uncertainties in climate modelling, designing a RCM experiment, the PRECIS data storage system and data processing and validation and evaluation of RCMs. The afternoons consist of hands-on sessions where the participants use the PRECIS interface to set up and run experiments and use PP utilities and other software to process and analyse the PRECIS output data. A demonstration of how to install PRECIS is given and the PRECIS software is given at the end of the workshop. After the workshop support and follow-up is provided through the PRECIS web site and the email.

There have been numerous workshops training covering over 100 countries and over 300 participants. The workshops have been successful in encouraging collaboration between PRECIS users in groups of countries. For example, several countries in the Caribbean have collaborated to run different models and shared their output data. From this a web page was created by INSMET in Cuba, which allows for user specified plots to be generated on the fly.

Previous PRECIS Workshops

August 2013SEACAM workshop with CCRS, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
May 2013 University of Reading, Reading, UK
February 2013Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand
November 2012

MMD, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

April 2012

University of Reading, Reading, UK
February 2012
IMHEN, Hanoi, Vietnam
November 2011
SAIN & ACCC, Beijing & Chengdu, China
August 2011University of Reading, Reading, UK
March 2011PME, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
February 2011ICPAC, Nairobi, Kenya
September 2010University of Reading, Reading, UK
July 2010IMHEN, Ha Noi, Vietnam (follow-up)
June 2010BUET, Bangladesh (follow-up)
May 2010AGRHYMET , Niamey, Niger
February 2010PME, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
February 2010BUET, Bangladesh
October 2009ASEAN, Malaysia (follow-up)
September 2009IMHEN, Ha Noi, Vietnam
August 2009University of Reading, Reading, UK
June 2009

Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation, Cairo, Egypt

August 2008University of Reading, Reading, UK
October 2007Southeast Asia START Regional Centre , Bangkok, Thailand (follow-up)
September 2007ICPAC , Kenyan Meteorological Department , Nairobi, Kenya
July 2007 University of Reading, Reading, UK
September 2006CCCCC, Belize City, Belize (follow-up) 
August 2006Malaysia Meteorology Department, Petaling Jaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
July 2006University of Reading, Reading, UK
April 2006University of Accra, Accra, Ghana
November 2005University Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
September 2005WMO Regional Meteorological Training Facility, Alanya, Turkey
June 2005University of Reading, Reading, UK
January 2005IITM, Pune, India
November 2004CPTEC, Sao Paolo, Brazil
July 2004Bhutanese National Environment Commission, Thimphu, Bhutan
July 2004 University of Reading, Reading, UK
November 2003Met Office, Exeter, UK
September 2003Havana, Cuba
August 2003Met Office, Bracknell, UK
March 2003

University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa

Last Updated: 26 September 2013