Training on “Transfer of knowledge for development of extreme climate events modeling provided to the Macedonian Hydro-meteorological Service”
Author of the scenarios and report on climate extremes in the Republic of North Macedonia, Dr. Vladimir Djurdjevic, Associate Professor of Meteorology at the Faculty of Physics, University of Belgrade, held a two-days training for the staff of the Macedonian Hydrometeorological Service. The training took place online on the 6th and 9th October 2020, within the framework of Macedonia's Fourth National Communication and Third Biennial Update Report on Climate Change project.
The training mainly focused on identifying the tools and data providers for global data on the environment; air pollution, marine/water, land, disaster risk reduction, emergency and particularly on climate. European and global data providers were presented with the main focus on the Copernicus Climate Data Store, which is a platform from where climate projections and seasonal forecasts can be downloaded. Such data is obtained from satellites and from ground-based, airborne and seaborne measurement systems and are useful for finding data on climate scenarios for a particular period of time based on a certain region. Dr. Djurdjevic presented the ways to use this data provider service and the necessary software packages for downloading climate projections and seasonal forecast data. He also particularly focused on the ways how to process the data and make it operational as well as its visualization. He noted that one of the main challenges throughout the process is the number of models, i.e when numerous models multiply resulting in extensive size of the data and complication of the data processing.
This training was necessary and beneficial for the employees of the Macedonian Hydrometeorological Service who were interested in these tools and data providers that will enable and assist them in preparing reports, development of the extreme climate indices analyses and seasonal forecasts.