IPCC TG-Data Interactive Atlas Regional Webinar: Central and South America

Virtual event (with the participation of IPCC speakers)
29 Apr 2022
About the Event

This webinar is part of the IPCC Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data) outreach activities and is intended for practitioners and the research community (but also open to consultants and public sector representatives). It will focus on data aspects using the facilities of the Interactive Atlas (IA). This is the second of the series of regional webinars "IPCC TG-Data Interactive Atlas Regional Webinars" (Link to https://www.ipcc.ch/event/interactive-atlas-regional-webinars). These events are envisioned as interactive sessions. The Central and South America Webinar is scheduled for 29 April, 13:00 - 14:30 UTC.

Provisional Programme

Programa Provisional


Recording of the IPCC TG-Data Interactive Atlas Regional Webinars: Europe

To register for the event, please click here.More information about the Task Group on Data Support for Climate Change Assessments (TG-Data) is available here. Click here for the IPCC Data Distribution Centre website.The IPCC report AR6 Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis is available here.

Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Instituto de Física de Cantabria.

José Manuel Gutiérrez is the director of the Institute of Physics of Cantabria (National Research Council – CSIC and University of Cantabria). He is interested in regional climate variability and modeling and in developing actionable sectoral-focused regional information for adaptation and resilience. Most of his research focused in climate downscaling, exploring statistical, dynamical and machine learning methods, and has developed several tools (the statistical downscaling portal, MOSAICC, climate4R) and applied them worldwide in projects and long-lasting collaborations (e.g. with FAO focusing on agriculture). He is member of the CORDEX Advisory Team (SAT) coordinating the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships. He is currently a coordinating lead author of the Atlas chapter and the online Interactive Atlas of the WG I contribution to IPCC AR6, and part of the AR6 Task Group on Data (TG-Data) and AR6 WGI-II Handshake team.

David Huard

David Huard is a physicist working at Ouranos since 2009 on the development of climate services. He holds a PhD in water sciences and pursued postdoctoral work on Arctic sea ice modeling. His interests include uncertainty analysis, decision making and the use of climate data for operational purposes. David contributes to the development of a pan-canadian online platform for climate services, and co-chairs the IPCC task group on data support for climate change assessments.

Thelma Krug

National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Coordination of Earth Observation (DSR/OBT)

Thelma Krug was elected Vice-Chair of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2015 for the Sixth Assessment Cycle, after having been co-chair of the IPCC Task Force on National Greenhouse Gas Inventories from 2002 until 2015. She is a former researcher at the Earth Observation Coordination at the National Institute for Space Research in Brazil, under the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC). She holds a PhD on Spatial Statistics from the University of Sheffield, UK. She has been Deputy National Secretary at the Secretary on Policies and Programs of Science and Technology at MCTIC; National Secretary at the Secretary on Climate Change and Environmental Quality from the Ministry of the Environment (MMA) and Director of the Department on Policies to Combat Deforestation under the Secretary of Climate Change and Forests at MMA. For more than 15 years she represented Brazil in the negotiations at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with particular focus on issues related to land use, land-use change and forestry (LULUCF); research and systematic observations; and reporting guidelines. Her main areas of interest are climate change and the role of deforestation, forest degradation and land-use change; REDD ; and national greenhouse gas inventories.

Lincoln Muniz Alves

National Institute for Space Research (INPE)

Lincoln Alves is a climate researcher at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Brazil. He is responsible for providing technical and scientific information quality to guide public policies for adaptation to regional environmental changes. He has been consultant for Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, World Bank, UNDP, ECLAC/UN, amongst others projects. His areas of expertise include Earth System Science and Environmental Sciences, acting on the following themes: atmospheric sciences, climate, meteorology, Amazon and climate modeling, biosphere-atmosphere interaction, climate change. Lead Author of Atlas of the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report (AR6-WG1), Contributing Author of Amazon Assessment Report 2021 of the Science Panel for the Amazon (SPA), Member of the Brazilian Panel on Climate Change (PBMC) and Member of the WMO RA III Working Group on Science and Research.

Maisa Rojas

University of Chile

Maisa Rojas is the Minister of Environment of Chile. She is a Chilean climatologist and Associate Professor at the Geophysics Department, University of Chile. She studied physics at the University of Chile and has a PhD in Atmospheric Physics from Oxford University. Her two main research areas are: Paleoclimate and regional climate change. The common analysis tools are numerical climate models. Paleoclimate research is centred in understanding the evolution and dynamics of the climate system particularly in the Southern Hemisphere. Paleoclimate provides a broader context to understanding current anthropogenic climate change. Through the use of Regional Climate Modelling, she works on the assessment of climate change impacts on different sectors of society, including agriculture and water resources. She regularly participates in advisory panels for the development of public policies and was the Scientific Coordinator for the Min. of Science for the organization of COP25. Maisa is also a Coordinating Lead Author of the forthcoming IPCC report, AR6.

Profesora asociada en el Departamento de Geofísica de la Universidad de Chile y Directora del Centro de Ciencia del Clima y la Resiliencia (CR)2. Doctora en Ciencias Atmosféricas de la Universidad de Oxford, Reino Unido. Sus áreas de investigación son paleoclima y cambio climático regional, trabajando en la evaluación de impactos en diferentes sectores, como agricultura y recursos hídricos. Las herramientas de análisis común son los modelos climáticos numéricos. Maisa Rojas fue Coordinadora Científica de la COP25 del Ministerio de Ciencia, Tecnología, Conocimiento e Innovación, y miembro del Consejo Asesor Presidencial de la COP25, y actualmente es coordinadora del Comité Científico Asesor de Cambio Climático. Fue autora líder del Quinto Informe de Evaluación (AR5) del Panel Intergubernamental sobre Cambio Climático (IPCC), y es autora coordinadora del primer capítulo del nuevo informe del IPCC (AR6).


Columbia University

Daniel Ruiz-Carrascal is an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology, in collaboration with the International Research Institute for Climate and Society, both research institutes at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA. He is also a Lecturer at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Columbia University, specifically at the Master of Arts Program in Climate and Society of the Columbia Climate School. He holds a PhD in Earth and Environmental Sciences, an M.Phil in Earth and Environmental Sciences and a Master of Arts in Climate and Society, all of them conferred by Columbia University in the City of New York. He also holds a Master of Science in Water Resources and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering, both at the National University of Colombia in Medellin. He was one of the lead authors for Chapter 12 (Climate change information for regional impact and for risk assessment) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)'s Working Group I contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). He also contributed to Chapter 11 —about extreme weather events— and helped write IPCC’s factsheets on Central and South America and mountain ecosystems. His areas of expertise include hydrology, climatology, water resources, and environmental health sciences. His research interests focus on environmental change, climate variability and change in high-mountain watersheds, and climate variability/change and human health impacts.

Martina Stockhause

Martina Stockhause is a meteorologist and environmental scientists, working at the German Climate Computing Center (DKRZ). She jointly manages the IPCC Data Distribution Centre (DDC) together with her international partners since 2014. As member of the WGCM Infrastructure Panel (WIP), she is involved in the infrastructure development for climate research. Her main interests include long-term data preservation, data publishing, data interlinking and related standardization efforts. She contributes her expertise to the EOSC as member of the Long-Term Data Preservation Task Force and to DataCite as a member of the Community Engagement EMEA Expert Group as well as to several working groups of the Research Data Alliance.

Sebastian Vicuña

The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile

Ha sido autor principal del Quinto Informe del IPCC en el capítulo sobre Impactos del Cambio Climático en Centro y Suramérica, y autor principal coordinador del Segundo Informe de Evaluación sobre el Cambio Climático y Ciudades en el capítulo sobre los Sistemas de Agua y Saneamiento. Fue Revisor Editor en el Informe Especial del IPCC sobre cambio climático y fenómenos extremos, específicamente en el capítulo de impactos. Ingeniero Civil Ambiental de la Universidad Católica de Chile. En el año 2004 obtuvo una Maestría en Políticas Públicas y una Maestría en Ingeniería Civil Ambiental de la Universidad de California en Berkeley y en 2007 obtuvo un Doctorado en Ingeniería Civil Ambiental de la misma universidad. Es Director Ejecutivo del Centro de Cambio Global UC de la Universidad Católica de Chile. Sus intereses de investigación están relacionadas con el cambio climático, los recursos hídricos, modelación hidrológica y la gestión integrada de cuencas hidrográficas.

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