Flagship Pilot StudiesApplications are now invited for groups within, and linked to, CORDEX communities across the globe to propose 'Flagship Pilot Studies' (FPS). The FPS will focus on sub-continental-scale targeted regions, so as to allow a number of capabilities towards addressing key scientific questions and needs of the vulnerability, impact & adaptation community and end users. FPS proposals should be driven by the regional CORDEX communities, although sharing common protocols so as to allow easier exchange of know-how. FPS proposals will be reviewed and endorsed by the CORDEX Science Advisory Team, together with selected external reviewers, according to the criteria listed in the 'FPS Criteria & Guidelines' document. Further details on the FPS, together with instructions on how to submit your proposal and an application template, can be found on the FPS webpage. There will be 3 deadlines per year for FPS proposals: 15th February, 15th June and 15th October 2016. Successful proposals from the third round of 2016 (15 October) will be presented on the CORDEX website.