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is a director of the Institute for Coastal Research of the Helmholtz Center Geesthacht and professor at the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg. His research interests are coastal climate and impact (wind, storm surges and waves) in recent times and in possible futures, and methodical issues of statistical climatology (such as detection and attribution of anthropogenic climate change, or utility of proxy data). He is also engaged in transdisciplinary research with social and cultural scientists since many years. Hans von Storch has published 17 books, and numerous articles. He is member of the advisory/review boards of Journal of Climate, Environmental Science and Policy and Meteorologische Zeitschrift, Oceanologia, the “Papers on Global Change, IGBP”, WIREs Climate Change, Annals of Geophysics, the Romanian Journal of Meteorology, and organizor of the HZG School on Environmental Research, and correspondant of the Atmospheric Sciences Section of AGU Newsletter.


Hans studied mathematics, physics and Danish at the University of Hamburg, and received a diploma in mathematics in 1976. While a student he also worked as a programmer at the Department of Oceanography. He went on to receive his Ph.D. from the Meteorological Department of the University of Hamburg in 1979, and his "Habilitation" in 1985. From 1987 - 1995, he was Senior Scientist and leader of the "Statistical Analysis and Modelling" group at the Max Planck-Institut for Meteorology (Hasselmann division).


Within the Institute for Coastal Research, he heads the division "Systems Analysis and Modelling". In October 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Göteborgs Universitet, and in May 2013 he was elected a foreign member of the Polish Academy of Sciences.


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is senior researcher at the Department of Environmental Politics, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig, Germany. Her research focuses on the relationship between science and governance in global environmental change. Beck has contributed to set up the UFZ Science-Policy Expert Group. This interdisciplinary group has established a leading role in research on science-policy interactions and actively designed and supported such activities in the field of biodiversity and ecosystem services, such as national (stakeholder) contributions to the IPCC and Intergovernmental Panel on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).



Harold Brooks is a Senior Research Scientist in the Forecast Research and Development Division at NOAA’s National Severe Storms Laboratory. He has published over 90 peer reviewed papers and been a contributing author to the IPCC Third and Fifth Assessment Reports, as well as the US Climate Change Science Program Synthesis and Assessment Product on Extreme Weather and Climate Change. He has authored several review papers in journals on the impact of climate change on extreme weather. In addition, he co-organized the Weather Ready Nation Workshop to set multidisciplinary research priorities to reduce the impact of severe thunderstorms and tornadoes on life and property. He received the US Department of Commerce Silver Medal for work on the climatology of severe thunderstorms, the NOAA Administrator’s Award, NOAA’s Daniel L. Albritton Award for Outstanding Science Communication, and is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society.



is Professor of Meteorology at the Meteorological Institute, University Hamburg, and Director at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg (Germany). Claussen's scientific expertise is meteorology, climate modelling, paleoclimate modelling, and land surface-atmosphere interaction. He is interested in analyzing feedback processes in the climate system in present and past climate. He was one of the first to couple a dynamics vegetation model to an atmospheric circulation model to explore the role of vegetation-atmosphere interaction in the climate system. Claussen is a member of the IGBP-SC. He has served as chair of the German Meteorological Society, and as member of the Senate of the German Research Foundation. Claussen has received the Milutin Milankovitch Medal, European Geosciences Union (2005), and he is member of several academies including the German (National) Academy of Sciences, Leopoldina, and the Academia Europa.



is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Earth Sciences at George Mason University, and a senior research scientist at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Sciences. His research focuses on quantifying how well forecast models predict the future on time scales ranging from two weeks to two decades, on developing statistical methodologies for detecting human influences on climate, and on developing stochastic turbulence models for parameterizing the effect of large-scale atmospheric eddies on climate. DelSole has served as a contributing author and reviewer for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fifth Assessment Report (IPCC AR5). DelSole is currently a co-Chief Editor of Journal of Climate.



has been a research scientist at the Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis (CCCma) since 1993, and its manager from 2004-2014. His expertise is in the area of sea-ice and global Earth System modelling. Since joining CCCma he has worked on the development of a series of global climate models used to simulate historical climate variations and project future climate change. Dr. Flato was a lead author of the Cryosphere chapter of the IPCC Fourth Assessment Report, and Coordinating Lead Author of the chapter on climate model evaluation in the IPCC Fifth Assessment. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria’s School of Earth and Ocean and has served on a number of national and international scientific committees including the World Climate Research Program’s (WCRP) Joint Scientific Committee. He currently serves as co-chair of the WCRP Climate and Cryosphere core project. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers and book chapters on subjects related to modelling the climate system. Dr Flato received his BSc and MSc in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, and a PhD in Engineering Science from Dartmouth College, USA, in 1991.



is Senior Scientist at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) and head of the Climate Simulations and Predictions Division at the Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change (CMCC). His research interests focus primarily on investigating the mechanisms of climate variability and climate change through numerical simulations. The broad aim of his research is to improve our capability to predict climate variations, and produce and evaluate climate change projections through future scenarios. He is Member of the International Scientific Steering Committee of HyMex (Hydrological Cycle in the Mediterranean Experiment), member of the MedCLIVAR Programme. Along with other colleagues, he has received the Norbert Gerbier-MUMM International Award for 2006. Since February 2008 he is convener of the ASI4-Session on “Coastal Meteorology and Oceanography” at the Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS). Dr. Gualdi teaches in the “Climate Change Science and Management” Ph.D program at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice. During his career, he has published more than 70 peer-reviewed publications, including book chapters.



is the Head of Sea-Air Interaction and Climate Laboratory of P.P.Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences (IORAS) and professor of oceanography and meteorology at Moscow State University. His expertise covers ocean-atmosphere interactions and climate variability, ocean and atmospheric dynamics, ocean wind waves and storminess, atmospheric water cycle. He published about 100 peer reviewed papers on different aspects of climate science and served as the lead author of IPCC 4th and 5th Assessment Reports. He is deeply involved in different projects of the World Climate Research Programme. Sergey is elected corresponding member of Russian Academy of Sciences.



is a Laboratory Fellow at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and an Affiliate Scientist at National Center for Atmospheric Research. Her research broadly cuts across multiple areas in modeling and analysis of climate and water cycle including orographic processes, monsoon climate, climate extremes, land surface processes, land-atmosphere interactions, and aerosol-cloud interactions. She is the Chief Scientist of Department of Energy Accelerated Climate Modeling for Energy (ACME). She has served on advisory panels and National Research Council committee that define future priorities in climate modeling. Dr. Leung is an elected member of the National Academy of Engineering. She is also a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Geophysical Union (AGU), and American Meteorological Society (AMS). She received a BS in Physics and Statistics from Chinese University of Hong Kong and an MS and PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University. She has published over 200 peer-reviewed journal articles.



is professor in Environmental Change at Linköping University and at the Centre for Climate Science and Policy Research, which he previously directed. His publications analyze governance of climate change and sustainable development as well as climate visualization. He has been scientific expert in the Swedish delegation to IPCC negotiations as well as to Swedish Ministries, the UNFCCC secretariat, and negotiators from several countries. Linnér is the author of more than 90 peer-reviewed papers, scholarly book chapters, and reports. He has extensive experience in leading international research collaborations. His awards include Junior Faculty Prize for a Sustainable Research Environment and Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences fellowship. His most recent book is the co-authored The Political Economy of Climate Change Adaptation (Palgrave).



is a professor at Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Graduate School of Science, The University of Tokyo. Yukio Masumoto has been working on low-latitude climate/ocean variations, such as El Nino/Southern Oscillation, Indian Ocean Dipole, tropical ocean current systems, and Indonesian throughflow, focusing mainly on their mechanisms and their impacts on global climate system through teleconnections. He is also interested in material dispersion in the upper-ocean, particularly radionuclides dispersion, in regional and global scales. Major tools for his research are numerical models with various complexities. Professor Masumoto is also deeply involved in observational researches in the Indian Ocean and implementation of Indian Ocean Observing System (IndOOS) since its planning stage. He was a member of “Climate and Ocean - Variability, Predictability, and Change" (CLIVAR)/Global Ocean Observing System (GOOS) Indian Ocean Panel (IOP) from 2004 to 2013, and served as a co-chair of IOP during 2008-2011, promoting biophysical research interactions between IOP and Sustained Indian Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (SIBER), which is a research project under Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research (IMBER).



is Director of the Research Center for Climatology and Professor at the Department of Geography, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan. His expertise covers monsoon meteorology and climatology, focusing on Asian monsoon, ocean-atmosphere-land interactions, climate variability and climate impact on agriculture and ecosystem. He has published more than 70 peer reviewed English papers. He is leading the Monsoon Asian Hydro-Atmosphere Scientific Reseacrh and Prediction Initiative (MAHASRI) project under the GEWEX Hydroclimate Panel (GHP)/Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX), and also served as a co-chair of the Asian Monsoon Years project under the World Climate Research Programme. Jun is elected as a member of Science Council of Japan.



is Professor in the Key Laboratory of Ocean Circulation and Waves, Institute of Oceanology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. His research interests include predictability of weather and climate, data assimilation, ensemble forecast and targeted observation in atmospheres and oceans, nonlinear stability and instability problems in geophysical fluid dynamics. He is Fellow of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He received the Ho Leung Ho Lee Science and Technology Prize in 2010 and the First Class Prize of Nature Science Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2001. Dr. Mu has published more than 140 peer reviewed publications.



Sharon Nicholson is a Professor of Meteorology in the Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Florida State University. Her research focuses on the earth's drylands generally and on Africa in particular. It encompasses climate dynamics and variability, historical climatology, remote sensing, hydrology, and plant-water relationships. She has published over 110 articles in high impact journals and over 40 chapters in books. She is also the author of a book on dryland climates and environments and a volume in the Oxford Bibliographies series on Semi-Arid Environments. Nicholson is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a recipient of their Anderson Award. She was also a recipient of the Robert Hugh Mill Medal of the Royal Meteorological Society and a Fulbright Fellowship for study and research in Africa.



is Associate Professor of Communication at Northeastern University and an affiliate researcher with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine and the Center for Climate Change Communication at George Mason University. His research focuses on the role of communication, media and public opinion in debates over science, the environment, and technology. Nisbet is the author of more than 70 peer-reviewed studies, scholarly book chapters, and reports. Among awards and recognition, he has served as a Shorenstein Fellow on Media, Politics and Public Policy at Harvard University, a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Investigator, a Google Science Communication Fellow, and as a member of the U.S. National Academies Roundtable Committee on Public Interfaces in the Life Sciences.




is Research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore and Associate Fellow of the Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia. Williamson’s background is in social and environmental history and she is especially interested in intersections between climate & urban society in colonial Asia, the history of the meteorology and nature-induced disasters. She has published on history of the meteorological services of British Malaya, Singapore and Hong Kong, as well as historical floods. She also works across a variety of multi-disciplinary projects which explore long-term trends in climate and extremes of weather, especially floods and, most recently, urban heat. She is also very heavily involved recovering historical documental instrumental weather observations with the international Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth (ACRE) initiative.

She is Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; Area Representative (Southeast Asia) for the International Commission of the History of Meteorology (ICHM), and regional lead (Southeast Asia) for the ACRE project.


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is a senior scientist at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute. His research interests include climate change and variations, analysis, and bridging the gap between model calculations and observations. He is one coordinating lead author for the report Adaptive Actions in a Changing Arctic commissioned by AMAP/The Arctic Council, and has served as a council member of European Meteorological Society as well as in the CORDEX Task Force on Regional Climate Downscaling. He also assisted with editorial work on the European Academies Science Advisory Council report on extreme weather in Europe, and been a part of influential blog RealClimate.org.



is a Professor of Physical Geography at Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic. His areas of research interest include historical climatology, climatology of the instrumental period, homogenization and analysis of long-term climatological series, historical hydrology, and hydro-meteorological extremes. He was and is a principal investigator of many scientific projects supported by the Grant Agency of the Czech Republic. He is also an author or co-author of 330 reviewed scientific articles, books or book chapters.



is the Librarian of Civil & Environmental Engineering and GIS at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She works with faculty and student researchers to discover and provide literature and data for projects encompassing the fields of Energy and Environment, Transportation and Mechanics and Materials, Geographic Information Systems, and Patent Literature. Previous to her appointment in the MIT Libraries, Anne was a hydrogeologist working at the intersection of agriculture, water conservation and land use, leading field operations for groundwater investigation and remediation. Anne is a member of American College & Research Libraries, a division of the American Libraries Association.



is a Professor of Climate System Science at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include methods for detecting, attributing and understanding observed climate variability and change, with a focus on climatic extremes and precipitation, climate sensitivity, and variability and change during the last millennium. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and a recipient of their Wolfson Research Merit Award.




is Professor of Meteorology and Climate Dynamics at the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. His interests are in general climate physics, climate dynamics, meteorology, numerical methods used in geophysical fluid dynamics and climate modeling, and methods for integrating atmospheric dynamics and chemistry.





is a Professor in the School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment at Monash University His research has included using the El Niño – Southern Oscillation to predict climate variations including droughts and seasonal tropical cyclone activity, documenting climate and weather impacts on agriculture, ecosystems, and human health, and developing and analyzing data sets for monitoring climate variations and change. Prior to joining Monash University in 2006, Nicholls spent 35 years in climate research in the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. In 2005 he was awarded the FitzRoy Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society. He is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and of the Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (of which he is also a past-president).



is Professor Emeritus of Energy and Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. One of the founders of the field of ecological economics, his research interests include climate change and the rights of future generations; environment, equity, and development; the coevolution of social and environmental systems; and the history of science, especially economics. Norgaard was an invited expert to the scoping meeting of the 5th IPCC Assessment and a lead author in Working Group 3 (Mitigation of Climate Change).



is a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado and a Fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES). His research focuses on science, innovation, and politics. Pielke is a recipient of the Public Service Award from the Geological Society of America (2012) and has an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden. He is also author, co-author or co-editor of seven books, including The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics, The Climate Fix: What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell you About Global Warming, and The Rightful Place of Science: Disasters and Climate Change.



is Director of the Applications Laboratory at the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology and Professor Emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Science at the University of Tokyo. His research interests include modeling and analysis of ocean-atmosphere coupled phenomena including ENSO, recently discovered IOD; simulation of ocean variability using a high-resolution ocean general circulation; and modeling of nonlinear planetary vortices. Yamagata is a fellow member of American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, and Japan Geoscience Union.



is a professor at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (IAP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. He is the Assistant Director of IAP and the Deputy Director of the State Key Laboratory of Numerical Modeling for Atmospheric Sciences and Geophysical Fluid Dynamics (LASG). He leads the development of the FGOALS climate system model at LASG/IAP. His personal research focuses on coupled atmosphere-ocean modelling, climate dynamics, climate change and variability, with particular emphasis on East Asia and the monsoons. Tianjun Zhou was co-chair of the CLIVAR Asian-Australian Monsoon Panel (AAMP) from 2013 to 2014 and is currently a member of the GEWEX/CLIVAR Monsoons Panel, a member of CLIVAR/SPARC SSG, and member of GEWEX Data and Assessment Panel (GDAP). He also served as Lead Author of the IPCC WG1 AR5. He received AMS Journal of Climate Editors’ award in 2012. He has published about 150 papers in international SCI(E) journals. His Web of Science Core Collection H-index is 32.



is Director, President, and CEO of the Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium at the University of Victoria. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at the University of Victoria and in the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of Simon Fraser University. His expertise is in the application of statistical methods to the analysis of observed and simulated climate variability and change. Zwiers is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and of the American Meteorological Society, a recipient of the Patterson Medal, has served as an IPCC Coordinating Lead Author of the Fourth Assessment Report, and is an elected member of the IPCC Bureau.


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