Announcement: Chemistry Climate Model Initiative Summer School and Workshop 2019

We are pleased to announce that the 2019 science workshop of the joint SPARC-IGAC project the Chemistry Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) will take place August 7 – 9, 2019 on the campus of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in Hong Kong. The meeting is very generously being hosted by Prof. Amos Tai and his research group, the Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability and the Earth System Science Program of the Faculty of Science at CUHK. In addition to invited and contributed presentations covering recent developments in chemistry-climate interactions, discussions will be held on the science questions and policy needs, simulations and outputs for a CCMI Phase Two.

Before the workshop, August 4 – 6, CCMI will be holding a summer school titled Earth system modelling and observations to study Earth in a changing climate. Lectures will focus on developing a critical understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of Earth-system observations and chemistry-climate models. The summer school will include a significant practical component to provide participants with an introduction to the tools and methods used to analyse model output fields (netCDF) that are publicly available within the CCMI-1 archive, including examples of how to use Earth observations to assess these models with the goal of improving our understanding of chemistry-climate processes. The summer school places a strong emphasis on capacity building and early career scientists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Some limited funds to support travel is available and the summer school will be limited to approximately 20 participants.

Please check the CCMI website ( for further details on both the science workshop and the summer school and for information on how you can participate in the discussions on the next phase of CCMI in the lead-up to the workshop.

The CCMI Co-chairs

David Plummer ()
Tatsuya Nagashima ()
Michaela Hegglin ()