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TCC Training Seminar on Global Warming Projection Information

JMA's Tokyo Climate Center (TCC) assists National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in improving their climate services. The Center's two major activities in this regard involve providing climate products to NMHSs through its website and assisting with capacity development at NMHSs in the Asia and Pacific region. TCC holds annual training seminars as part of capacity development activities related to its role as an RCC in the WMO RA II area.

In fiscal year 2014, TCC held the Training Seminar on Global Warming Projection Information from 26 to 30 January 2015 at JMA Headquarters in Tokyo. The event was attended by 13 experts from NMHSs in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong (China), Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam.

The seminar focused on enhancing knowledge regarding global warming and related issues, and on improving individual countries' capacity for the generation of global warming projection information. The teaching involved lectures and practical exercises using one of the latest results of global warming projection. The participants generated global warming projection information for their own countries using JMA's JRA-55 reanalysis data and 20-km-resolution MRI-AGCM data produced by JMA's Meteorological Research Institute (MRI) under Theme C of the Program for Risk Information on Climate Change (also known as SOUSEI) — an initiative supported by Japan's Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).

At the end of the seminar, all attendees gave presentations on the results of their exercises and engaged in fruitful discussions with the lecturers and other participants. The content of the lectures is available on the TCC website at http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/library/library2014.html.

Participants on a courtesy visit
Participants on a courtesy visit to JMA Director-General Mr. Noritake Nishide
(26 January, 2014, Director-General's office)
Group photo of participants
Participants with JMA Global Environment and Marine Department Director-General Dr. Tatsuo Yokoyama and lecturers
Lectures and practical exercises at the Seminar Lectures and practical exercises at the Seminar Lectures and practical exercises at the Seminar
Lectures and practical exercises at the Seminar Lectures and practical exercises at the Seminar Lectures and practical exercises at the Seminar
Lectures and practical exercises at the seminar