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28th Session of the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (SSG-28)
Hosted by Professor Sonia Seneviratne at ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Zentrum Campus, Bldg CLA, Rooms J1+3
25–28 January 2016

Monday, 25 January 2016

0830-0850: Registration

0900-0910: Opening and Welcome

S. Seneviratne, G. Stephens, P. van Oevelen


S. Seneviratne, P. van Oevelen

0920-1030Chairs’ Report

S. Seneviratne, G. Stephens

1030-1100: Break

1100-1230WCRP and JSC, Outreach/CB

G. Brasseur, D. Carlson, B. Lee

1230-1400: Lunch

1400-1425: CLIVAR

D. Stammer

1425-1450: WMO Commission for Climatology (CCl), Commission for Hydrology (CHy) & Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS)

R.K. Kolli

1450-1515: ESA

M. Rast

1515-1540: iLEAPS

H.C. Hansson

1540-1615: Break

1615-1640: WWRP

S. Jones

1640-1715JSC Action Items

G. Stephens, S. Seneviratne, P. van Oevelen

1730: Adjourn

1830-2100: Reception

Tuesday, 26 January 2016

0830-1000GHP Panel – Science

J. Polcher, J. Evans

1000-1030: Break

1030-1200GLASS Panel – Science

A. Boone


G. Krinner, L. Hislop (TBC)

1225-1240New SSG Member Presentation

N. De Noblet

1240-1350: Lunch

1350-1520GDAP Panel – Science

J. Schulz, M. McCabe

1520-1550: Break

1550-1615: WGNE

A. Zadra (TBC, via WEBEX)

1615-1635: NASA

J. Entin (TBC, via WEBEX)

1635-1655: LandMIP Workshop

S. Seneviratne

1655-1730: UNESCO

A. Mishra

1730: Adjourn

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

0830-0900Extremes Grand Challenge

S. Seneviratne, L. Alexander


L. Alexander

0915-1000Water Grand Challenge

G. Stephens, P. van Oevelen

1000-1030: Discussion of WCRP Grand Challenges

G. Stephens, S. Seneviratne

1030-1100: Break

1100-1145: GEWEX PROES

G. Stephens

1145-1230GEWEX Soil and Water

D. Or, P. van Oevelen

1230-1400: Lunch

1400-1430: GDAP Panel – Action Items/GCs

J. Schulz, M. McCabe

1430-1500: GHP Panel – Action Items/GCs

J. Polcher, J. Evans

1500-1530GLASS Panel – Action Items/GCs

 A. Boone

1540-1610: Break

1610-1630: SPARC

F. Tummon

1630-1715: Other WCRP Activities (WDAC/WMAC/Regional/Monsoon)

D. Carlson, B. Lee, others (TBC)

1715: Adjourn

Thursday, 28 January 2016

0830-0900Rapporteur Report GHP

P. Webster, X. Li

0900-0930Rapporteur Report GDAP

L. Alexander, R. Uijlenhoet, M. Zhang

0930-1000Rapporteur Report GLASS

R. Anyah, N. de Noblet

1000-1030: GASS Report and Discussion

G. Stephens, P. van Oevelen, B. Holtslag (TBC)

1030-1100: Break

1100-1145IGPO Report and SSG-27

P. van Oevelen

1145-1230: GEWEX Regional Activities – Africa/Latin America/US

R. Anyah, P. van Oevelen, G. Stephens

1230-1400: Lunch

1400-1430: ETH Presentation

P. Greve

1430-1500: GEWEX Regional Activities – Asia Discussion

P. Webster, B. Lee, G. Stephens

1500-1530: Meetings, Travel Support, ECS

P. van Oevelen

1530-1600: Break

1600-1630: Draft Actions and Recommendations for SSG-28

P. van Oevelen

1630-1700: Next Meeting, AOB

P. van Oevelen, S. Seneviratne, G. Stephens

1700: Adjourn