List of presentations at the first Winter SASCOF and the first Climate Service User Forum in Agriculture, Chennai, India

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Author Presentation Title
Day 1. Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Session 1: Winter climate over South Asia and its seasonal prediction
Dr. M. Rajeevan, IITM Large scale features of the winter season and their predictability
Prof. Yuriy Kuleshov, BoM The 2015 El Nino - one of the strongest warm events on records?
1 Climate and Water Outlook, October-December 2015
Dr. S. Balachandran, IMD North East monsoon - climatology and variability
Mr. B. P. Yadav, IMD Operational weather forecasting aspects of Western Disturbances
Session 1B: Winter climate over South Asia and its seasonal prediction - Country presentations
Mr. ShadekulAlam, BMD Evaluation of Monsoon Rainfall 2015 and Forecast for Upcoming Winter Season - Bangladesh
Mr. Ugyen Chophel, DHMS Winter SASCOF - Bhutan
Dr. Zahid, MMS Current Prediction System/Verification - Maldives
Ms. Aye Aye Soe, DMH Draft of Winter Season Forecast - Myanmar
Mr. Shiva Prasad, DHM Seasonal Weather Outlook for Winter 2015/16 - Nepal
Mr. Hazrat Mir, PMD Winter Rainfall Prediction - Pakistan
Ms. Jayawardhana, DoM Large Scale feature, Climatology, Dynamical behaviour - Sri Lanka
Mr. B. P. Yadav, IMD NE Monsoon Prediction system and Verification
Day 2. Thursday, October 15, 2015
Session 2: Climate Outlook for the winter season
Dr. Rupa Kumar Kolli, WMO Overview presentation on GPCs and Global frameworks for climate services and role of RCCs
Ms. Daeun Jeong, APCC WMO LC-LRFMME Ensemble products for the winter season over South Asia
Mr. Itesh Dash, RIMES ECMWF seasonal products
Prof. Yuriy Kuleshov, BoM BoM, Australia seasonal products
Climate Outlooks A fresh look for our website
SCO Educational
Dr. Surya chandra Rao, IITM Seasonal Prediction for Northeast Monsoon
Dr. Ashis Mitra, NCMRWF NCMRWF Coupled Modeling system for Seamless Prediction
Dr. Shivananda Pai, IMD Seasonal Products from RCC (Demo), Pune
Dr. A. K. Sahai, IITM Extended range prediction for Northeast monsoon
RCC (Demo), IMD Material sent by UKMO, TCC, BCC
Dr. Francis, INCOIS Ocean aspects of North East Monsoon and Marine forecasts
Biswajit Mukhopadhyay, ADGM (R) Developing Regional Climate Services
Sivananda Pai, IMD Presentation of the preliminary consensus forecast for the NE Monsoon season
JMA Prediction(WinSASCOF-1)
Day 3. Friday, October 16, 2015
Session 3: Climate information & Agriculture
Dr. S. R. Ramanan, IMD Sharing WinSASCOF-1 consensus forecast
Prof. Roger Stone, USQ Climate forecasting and value chain opportunities in agriculture
Ms. Janaki Megasteena Application of seasonal forecast in farm sector
Dr. Nabanshu Chattopadhyay Application of extended and seasonal prediction for agriculture
Mr. Ricky Dador Sharing experiences of using seasonal forecasts in managing flood and drought risks in agriculture
Session 3: Brief country presentations/sharing of experience
Mr. Lutfor Rahman Agriculture in Bangladesh
Mr. Ali Amir Climate Service User Forum on Agriculture - Maldives
Mr. Hem Raj Regmi Current level of forecast availability and application & future needs - Nepal
Mr. HMPA Subasinghe Climate Forecasting & Related Activities in Export Agricultural Crops - Sri Lanka
Mr. S. Santhanagopala Krishnan Sowing the Seeds of Prosperity - Tamil Nadu
Dr. Syed Shakir Ali WINTER SASCOF (WinSASCOF-1) & Climate Services Users Forum for Agriculture CSUF-Ag1
Session 3: Enhancing the use of operational climate information for agricultural risk management
Dr. VUM Rao Seasonal Climate Services for Agriculture - ICAR Experiences
Dr. Shibendu S. Ray Crop Forecasts in India and the Role of Weather Predictions
Dr. V. Palaniappan Climate Risk Management Farmer’s Field School

List of participants at the first Winter SASCOF and the first Climate Service User Forum in Agriculture, Chennai, India

Winter SASCOF-1 participants

Bangladesh
Mr. MD. Alam Shadekul
Assistant Director
Storm Warning Center, Bangladesh
Meteorological Department
Aagargaon, Dhaka 1207
Bangladesh

Bhutan
Mr. Ugyen Chophel
Research Officer/Statistics
Department of Hydro Met Services
Ministry of Economic Affairs
Thimphu, Bhutan

Maldives
Dr. Zahid
Deputy Director General Climatology
Maldives Meteorological Service (MMS)
Hulhule, 22000
Maldives

Myanmar
Ms. Aye Aye Soe
Deputy Superintendent
Department of Meteorology and Hydrology
Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

Nepal
Mr. Shiva Prasad Nepal
Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM)
Nepal

Pakistan
Mr. Hazrat Mir
Chief Meteorologist,
Pakistan Meteorological Department,
Headquarters Office, Sector H-8/2, Islamabad 44000, Pakistan

Sri Lanka
Ms. I.M. Shiromani Priyanthika Jayawardena
Deputy Director
Department of Meteorology
Bauddaloka Mawatha
Colombo 07
Sri Lanka

Climate Service User Forum in Agriculture-1 participants

Afghanistan
Mr. Ghulam Masood
UNFAO/IRDP
NER/National Team Leader

Bangladesh
Mr. Mohammad Lutfor Rahman
Deputy Chief Engineer (MI),
Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC),
49-51 Dilkusha Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

India
Mr. S. Santhanagopala Krishnan,
Joint Director of Agriculture,
Commisionerate of Agriculture, Cheapauk
Chennai – 600 005, Tamil Nadu, India

Maldives
Mr. Ali Amir
Assistant Director
Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture
Velaanaage, 7th Floor,
Ameeru Ahmed Magu, Male
Republic of Maldives

Nepal
Mr. Hem Raj Regmi
Undersecretary
Ministry of Agricultural Development
Singha Durbar, Kathmandu

Sri Lanka
Mr. HMP Ananda Subasinghe
Deputy Director
Central Research Station
Department of Export Agriculture
Matale, Sri Lanka

Resource persons and invitees

Prof. Yuriy Kuleshov
Climate Monitoring and Prediction section,
National Climate Centre
Australian Bureau of Meteorology
700 Collins Street, Docklands 3008
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Prof. Roger C Stone, PhD
Director International Centre for Applied Climate Sciences,
Institute for Agriculture and the Environment,
University of Southern Queensland,
Toowoomba, Australia, 4350

Ms. Daeun Jeong
Climate Prediction Team, Climate Research Department, APEC Climate Center
12 Centum 7-ro, Haeundae-gu
Busan 612-020, Republic of Korea

Mr. Ricky Dador
Officer-In Charge
Agro-Meteorological Station
Dumagas Municipality
Iloilo, Philippines

Ms. Janaki Meegastenna
Director
Department of Irrigation
Colombo, Sri Lanka

Ms. Santha Sheela Nair, I.A.S.,(Retd.),
Vice Chairman,
Tamil Nadu State Planning Commission (SPC-TN),
Chennai – 600 005, India

Dr. Sugato Dutt, I.F.S.,
Head of Division (Land Use)
State Planning Commission
5th Floor - Ezhilagam, Chepauk,  Chennai - 600 005.
Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. K J Ramesh
Adviser & Scientist-'G'
Ministry of Earth Sciences
"Prithvi Bhavan", IMD Campus,
Opp. India Habitat Centre,
Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India

Dr. AK Mitra
Scientist F
Ministry of Earth Sciences
"Prithvi Bhavan", IMD Campus,
Opp. India Habitat Centre,
Lodi Road, New Delhi - 110 003, India

Dr. Francis P. A.
Scientist
Indian National Centre for Ocean Information Services (INCOIS)
Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India
Pragathinagar, Nizampet,
Hyderabad 500090, Telangana, India

Prof. GSLHV Prasada Rao  
Consultant Professor
Centre for Animal Adaptation to Environment and Climate Change Studies (CAADECCS)
Kerala Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (KVASU), Lakkidi P.O., Pookode
Wayanad 673576, Kerala, India

Dr. VUM Rao, FAAM
Project Coordinator (Ag. Met.)
Central Research Institute for Dryland Agriculture (CRIDA)
Indian Council for Agricultural Research (ICAR)
Santoshnagar, Saidabad P.O.
Hyderabad - 500 059, Telangana, India

Dr. M. Rajasekhar
Scientist-SE
Meteorology / Range Operations
Indian Space Research Organisation
Sathish Dhawan Space Centre
Sriharikota - 524 124, India

Dr. Shibendu S. Ray
Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre
Ministry of Agriculture,
Nr. Krishi Vistar Sadan,
Pusa Campus,
New Delhi - 110 012, India

Dr V. Palaniappan
Secretary
Centre For Ecology and Research
122, 5th cross
Natarajapuram South
Thanjavur -613007, India

Dr. Balaji Narasimhan
Associate Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Madras,
Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu, India

Ms. S. M. Kruthiga
Research student
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Madras,
Chennai 600036, Tamil Nadu, India

Mr. C.S. Rudragouda
Agronomist
Coffee Research Sub-Station,
Coffee Board Research Department
Chettalli post, Kodagu District
Karnataka-571248, India

Dr. Syed Shakir Ali
Head & Senior Scientist
Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK),
Baramati Dist.
Pune 413115, Maharashtra, India

Mr. N. Annamalai
Department of Agriculture, Tamil Nadu State, Cheapauk
Chennai – 600 005, Tamil Nadu, India

Indian Institute Of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune

Dr M. Rajeevan
Director
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411 008. India

Dr. A. K. Sahai
Scientist-F and Head Climate & Global Modelling Division
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411 008. India

Dr. Suryachandra Rao
Scientist-F
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411 008. India

Dr. S. Abhilash
Scientist
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411 008. India

Mr. Maheswar Pradhan
Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan,
Pune 411 008. India

India Meteorological Department (IMD)

Dr. L. S. Rathore
Director General of Meteorology
India Meteorological Department (IMD)
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Government of India
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003

Mr. Biswajit Mukhopadhyay
Additional Director General of Meteorology (Research)
India Meteorological Department
Shivaji nagar, Pune -411 005, India

Dr S D Attri
Dy Director General of Meteorology
India Meteorological Department
Ministry of Earth Sciences
Government of India
Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003, India

Mr. S Bagulayan Thampi
Dy. Director General
Head, Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. D. S. Pai
Scientist 'F' & Head, LRF Division
National Climate Centre,
India Meteorological Department
Shivajinagar, Pune -411 005, India

Dr. N. Chattopadhyay
Deputy Director General of Meteorology & Scientist “F”
Agricultural Meteorology Division,
India Meteorological Department, Pune, India

Mr. B. P. Yadav
Head, National Weather Forecasting Center (NWFC)
India Meteorological Department
Mausam Bhawan, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003, India

Dr. S. R. Ramanan
Director & Scientist E
Area Cyclone Warning Centre (ACWC)
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India

Dr. S. Balachandran
Director & Sc. 'E'
CWRC Section
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai
Tamil Nadu, India

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)

Dr. Rupa Kumar Kolli
Chief, World Climate Applications & Services Division (WCAS)
Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch (CLPA)
Climate and Water Department (CLW)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
7 bis, av. de la Paix
1211 Geneva 2, Switzerland

Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES)

Mr. A. R. Subbiah
Director
Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. Ansul Agarwal
Hydrologist
Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Bangkok, Thailand

Mr. Itesh Dash
Team Leader – Systems Research and Development
Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Bangkok, Thailand

Dr. G. Srinivasan
Chief Scientist, Climate Applications
Regional Integrated Multi-hazard Early warning System (RIMES)
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) Campus
P.O. Box 4, Klong Luang, Pathumthani 12120, Bangkok, Thailand

Support staff IMD, Chennai

Ms. R. Prabhavathy
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Ms. V. Radhika Rani
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Mr. M. Srinivasan
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Mr. B. Babu
Regional Met. Centre, Chennai
India Meteorological Department, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Photos of the first Winter SASCOF and the first Climate Service User Forum in Agriculture, Chennai, India


Climate Service User Forum in Agriculture, Winter South Asian Climate Outlook Forum