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The Sixth WCRP International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR6) will take place in Tokyo from 28 October to 1 November 2024 under initiatives from the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Japan Meteorological Agency, “Climate change actions with co-creation powered by Regional weather information and E-technology” (ClimCORE), and the University of Tokyo. 

Dates: 28 October – 1 November, 2024

Venue: Ito International Research Center, The University of Tokyo, Hongo, Tokyo, Japan

Reanalyses are digital datasets that represent the evolution of the Earth’s climate system to date, enabling us to put current extreme weather events into a climatic context for diagnosis, revisit past climate events and monitor long-term changes in the climate system. There have been continued efforts to improve data quality and to include not only the atmosphere but also other Earth system components (e.g., land, ocean and cryosphere). Demands for higher resolution and quality have become a driving force of regional reanalysis. Today’s rapid development in artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) has been creating new opportunities for even wider application of reanalysis data.

ICR6 will bring together reanalysis producers, observation data providers, numerical modelers and members of the user community to discuss progress, challenges and future priorities in the field. The ultimate aim is to guide the development and use of reanalysis data in science, public services, policy making and social/economic activity.

The conference will focus on:

· Reanalysis production status/plans, inclusive of all Earth system thematic areas (e.g., the atmosphere, land, oceans and the cryosphere)

· Observations for reanalysis: data rescue, satellite reprocessing, development of boundary conditions and forcing fields

· Methods for reanalysis: data assimilation, Earth system coupling, uncertainty estimation

· Reanalysis evaluation: comparisons with observations, intercomparisons, diagnostics, assessment of the impact of assimilation

· Regional reanalysis: regions, approaches and applications specific to regional reanalysis

· Reanalysis application: climate monitoring/services, commercial usage, implementation with AI/ML

Check the website - https://icr6.climcore.org/. Abstract submission will open soon.