PRECIS News January 2010

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Please keep us up to date

If you are a PRECIS user, we would like to know the status of your work with PRECIS! Could you please send us any publications, papers, posters or presentations related to PRECIS to precis@metoffice.gov.uk and let us know if we can put them on the PRECIS related links page? This could be a great opportunity to share your work with the worldwide PRECIS community!



News & Announcements

  • New PRECIS Versions
    • Version 1.9
      Version 1.9 to be released soon with MOSES2 land surface scheme.

  • New OpenSUSE Releases

  • Recent PRECIS Demonstrations

  • Upcoming PRECIS Workshops
    • Bangladesh February 2010
      Organised by the Climate Change Cell at the Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and the Met Office, as part of the DFID funded project "Capacity Building on Climate Change Modelling" for Bangladesh.
    • Saudi Arabia February 2010
      A PRECIS workshop is to be held at PME in Jeddah on the 21st to 24th February.

  • PRECIS Training

  • PRECIS Website Updates
    • RSS News Feed
      You can now subscribe to an RSS news feed to get the latest PRECIS news.
    • PRECIS Facebook Page
      If you have a Facebook account, please join the growing network of worldwide PRECIS users and share your photos from the workshops on the PRECIS Facebook page.


A Quick Reminder: What is PRECIS?

PRECIS (Providing REgional Climates for Impacts Studies) is a regional climate modelling system allowing Hadley Centre regional climate models to be set up over any region and run on a PC (under the Linux operating system) with a simple user interface. It also includes a suite of data processing, analysis and display tools so experiments can easily be set up, run, analysed and data made available for wider application and dissemination. PRECIS is designed for researchers (with a focus on developing countries) to construct high-resolution climate change scenarios for their region of interest. These scenarios can be used in impact, vulnerability and adaptation studies, and to aid in the preparation of National Communications, as required under Articles 4.1 and 4.8 of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC).



PRECIS has been developed with funding from the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), the UK Department for International Development (DFID), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) and the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC)

DEFRA DFID UNDP FCO DECC