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NEWS MEDIA:  2020-01-20.

 La Escuela de Formación Agrícola de Las Palmas avanza con el Proyecto Climax.   El proyecto Climax es una red internacional que asocia investigadores en ciencias del clima y en ciencias sociales, profesionales del Centro Climático Regional para el Sur de Sudamérica (CCRSS) y actores del sector agropecuario en Argentina y del sector energético en Brasil. Por cuatro a?os (mayo 2016 – abril 2020), esta red trabaja para promover una mejor comprensión de la variabilidad climática en el sur del continente americano como parte del interés general por mitigar los efectos del cambio climático global.  inLITORAL. (infoNEGOCIOS)

ACTIVITY:   Diálogo Bermejo First Documentary Video

2020-01-12.

As a result of a coproduction work developed together with the Communication and Audiovisual Production Team of the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Buenos Aires, in July 2020 the CLIMAX network released publicly a first documentary on the experience of co-producing climate knowledge in the agricultural sector. It focuses on the co-production process of the rainfall monitoring network in the Community of Bermejo: https://youtu.be/Y-y97Wk7JD0


NEWS MEDIA:  2019-12-06.

 Sumaron una nueva Estación Meteorológica Automática a la red de Producción   Se instaló en la Escuela de Familia Agrícola (EFA) N° 68 de Las Palmas una nueva Estación Meteorológica Automática, que cuenta con similares características técnicas a las que ya cuenta la Red del Ministerio de Producción del Chaco. Este paso es resultado del convenio firmado por el Centro de Documentación e Información (CEDEI) del Ministerio de Producción con el Proyecto CLIMAX Diálogo Bermejo, Servicios Climáticos, a través de la coproducción de conocimiento, iniciativa europea y sudamericana para el fortalecimiento de la capacidad de respuesta social ante eventos extremos  ChacoTV: Nota en Web

ACTIVITY:   Diálogo Bermejo APP. Upgrade.

2019-12-06.

In November 2019 we have updated the Bermejo Dialogue application. This new version based on the co-production work incorporates new measurement sites (parajes) of the RCB (Bermejo Community Rain Monitoring Network), information on the river height and its evolution in the last 6 months and nearby ports. The Bermejo Dialogue App is available through the following link : https://bermejo.cima.fcen.uba.ar/. https://bermejo.cima.fcen.uba.ar/


ACTIVITY:   Cooperation Agreement and installation of an Automatic Weather Station (EMA) in Bermejo:

2019-12-05. EFA. Bermejo,Chaco.

After the signing of a cooperation agreement, on 5/12/2019 an Automatic Weather Station was installed at the School of Farming Families (EFA) in Bermejo. The new Bermejo station will join the network of weather stations of the Ministry of Production of the Province of Chaco. The incorporation of this equipment is the result of the joint work carried out by the CLIMAX project, in which the University of Buenos Aires and CONICET participate, in conjunction with the authorities of EFA No. 68.


MEETING:   4th CLIMAX General Meeting

2019-11-10. Foz do Iguazú. Brazil.

Between November 10th to 13th, 2019, CLIMAX network participants will meet in Foz do Iguaçu to discuss the progress made during the third year of the project and to plan the activities for the last year. The objective of the meeting will be to share the progress made in co-design and co-production of climate knowledge in both case studies: the agricultural sector in Argentina and the electricity sector in Brazil. (Agenda PDF)


NEWS MEDIA:  2019-10-30.

 Gobierno busca avanzar con estudios de impacto del Cambio Climático.   En la Sala de Situación de la Dirección Provincial de Defensa Civil, el Ministerio de Planificación, Ambiente e Innovación Tecnológica -a través del Programa Provincial de Cambio Climático- formó parte de la reunión interdisciplinaria del proyecto Climax: Diálogo Bermejo, el cual propone estudiar y trabajar durante cuatro a?os con un grupo de científicos los impactos que tiene la variabilidad climática en la región. El trabajo que se llevará adelante por parte del grupo de científicos Climax, integrados por antropólogos, sociólogos, meteorólogos y diferentes actores de la sociedad civil y organismos del Estado provincial. En el marco de este proyecto, el departamento Bermejo –en el Chaco– es uno de los sitios donde se estudia en diferentes etapas la relación entre los eventos climáticos extremos (inundaciones, sequías, lluvias intensas, granizo, heladas, entre otros fenómenos), los sistemas productivos y las políticas públicas destinadas a mitigar el impacto de los eventos extremos en el orden nacional, provincial y municipal, con el objetivo de comprender la interdependencia de los tres factores.  Diario: La voz del Chaco.

ACTIVITY:   Meetings with stakeholders

2019-10-30. Chaco.

During October 2019, a series of meetings and activities were held to strengthen the CLIMAX Bermejo Network, in which different actors participated: SMN Resistencia, Ministry of Production of Chaco and INTA Regional Chaco-Formosa. Lines of cooperation were established for the installation of an automatic weather station in Bermejo and its link to the network of weather stations of the Ministry of Production of the Chaco Province.


ACTIVITY:   Space in the EFA radio program

2019-10-12. EFA. Bermejo, Chaco.

From October 2019, the School of Farming Families in Bermejo will incorporate within its institutional radio space a section dedicated to CLIMAX network experience. This new communication channel allows not only to expand the dissemination of climate info


ACTIVITY:   Qualitative Interviewing Training 2019

2019-10-08. EFA. Bermejo, Chaco.

A new CLIMAX network training will take place in October 2019 at the School of Farming Families (EFA) in Bermejo. This time the objective will be to train students and teachers in conducting qualitative interviews for their participation in the school's radio space.


ACTIVITY:   6th CLIMAX Co-Production Workshop

2019-10-07. Bermejo, Chaco.

The 6th CLIMAX co-production workshop will take place in Bermejo on October 7, 2019. The event, titled: "Visualization of rainfall forecasts in the agricultural sector of the Department of Bermejo", will be co-convened with INTA, EFA, RCB, Farmers Market and rural consortia. This new workshop will be oriented to present and discuss the forecast (form and content) elaborated by the academic component of the CLIMAX project based on the results of the previous workshop. 6° Taller de Coproducción CLIMAX


NEWS MEDIA:  2019-08-12.

 Conocimiento cooperativo. El clima nos involucra a todos.   Por Susana Gallardo: El conocimiento acerca del clima ya no es incumbencia exclusiva de los investigadores del área. Ahora el trabajo se realiza en interacción con otras disciplinas, como la antropología, y con los diversos actores sociales que serán beneficiados de ese conocimiento: productores agropecuarios, empresas e instituciones, como escuelas y cooperativas. El objetivo es proveer herramientas que ayuden a esos actores a tomar decisiones con información del monitoreo y los pronósticos climáticos.  Revista EXACTAmente. Nro 69.

NEWS MEDIA:  2019-07-29.

 Trabajan en un estudio de impacto climático en la región.   El Ministerio de Planificación, Ambiente e Innovación Tecnológica formó parte de la reunión del Proyecto CLIMAX, el cual propone trabajar con un grupo de científicos los efectos que tiene la variabilidad climática de la zona. Participaron del diálogo y encuentro de trabajo referentes del Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, la Administración Provincial del Agua, Ecom Chaco, Defensa Civil Provincial, Subsecretaría de Innovación Tecnológica, CEDEI a través del Ministerio de la Producción, Referente de Jóvenes frente al Cambio Climático y la Entidad de Enlace, dependiente del Ministerio de Hacienda de la provincia. En: Chaco Día por Día.   www.chacodiapordia.com

ACTIVITY:   Diálogo Bermejo Newsletters:

2019-06-15.

With the aim of disseminating the progress and results of the work done under the CLIMAX network to the entire community of the Department of Bermejo in June 2019 was launched the first in a series of fortnightly newsletters. The bulletin, co-produced by researchers, technicians and local actors in Bermejo, has 4 sections that include the different expertise put into play in the CLIMAX network:
1. Monitoring of rainfall, temperature and level of the Paraguay River
2. Impact on social and productive activities
3. Weekly and Quarterly Forecast
4. Production strategies based on monitoring/forecasting
It is published in Spanish, and circulates in digital format as well as orally by reading it on the local radio station.


ACTIVITY:   Training for the assembly of home rain gauge at EFA

2019-06-12. EFA. Bermejo, Chaco.

In June 2019, a CLIMAX network training activity took place at the School of Farming Families (EFA) at Bermejo. The objective of this activity was to train students in the assembly of home rain gauges so that everyone can make rain measurements


ACTIVITY:   Report co-production in Bermejo Department

2019-01-12.

During the month of January 2019, researchers from the CLIMAX network (Peryg, IRD, CIMA), members of the Bermejo Community Rainfall Monitoring Network, the School of Farming Families (EFA), AER INTA Las Palmas and local producers organizations worked together to co-produce a report on the water emergency in the Department of Bermejo, Chaco: Informe N°1


MEETING:   Workshop “Climate and Social Sciences"

2018-11-21. Cachoeira Paulista, Brazil.

On November 21, this Workshop on "Historical perspectives, dialogue of knowledge, challenges and contributions to the coproduction models of climate services” was held in Auditório CPTEC/INPE, Cachoeira Paulista, SP.


ACTIVITY:   5th CLIMAX Co-Production Workshop

2018-11-14. Bermejo, Chaco.

The 5th CLIMAX co-production workshop will take place in Bermejo on November 14th, 2018. Convened jointly with: INTA, EFA, RCB, Farmers Market and Rural Consortiums, the activities will be oriented to work collectively (small and medium agricultural producers: horticulture, agriculture and livestock) in the interpretation/perception of the climate forecasts (form and content) for the agricultural sector of the Department of Bermejo. 5° Taller de Coproducción CLIMAX


MEETING:   3rd CLIMAX General Meeting

2018-11-05. SMN, Buenos Aires.

From 5-7 November 2018, CLIMAX network participants will meet at the Argentine National Meteorological Service (SMNA) to discuss progress made during the second year of the project and plans for the following year. The meeting will include a dialogue session with Celeste Saulo, Director of SMNA on climate services in southern South America, with the aim of putting into perspective the progress and challenges identified in the co-production of climate knowledge. (Agenda PDF)


ACTIVITY:   Documentary Proposal

2018-10-09.

In order to share the experience of co-design and co-production of the CLIMAX network in Bermejo, a collaboration with the Communication and Audiovisual Production Team of the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the UBA was initiated to make two documentaries. These will focus on the co-production of a rainfall monitoring network in the Community of Bermejo and the development of climate forecasting products.


MEETING:   Workshop “Climate services and the electric sector: building interfaces”

2018-07-09. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

On July 9, 2018 this meeting was held in the Operador Nacional do Sistema Elétrico, RJ, Brasil.


ACTIVITY:   Meetings with stakeholders.

2018-06-15. Resistencia. Chaco.

In June, a series of meetings and activities were held to strengthen and expand the CLIMAX Bermejo Network, in which different stakeholders participated: SMN Resistencia , Ministry of Production of the Chaco and INTA Regional Chaco-Formosa


ACTIVITY:   Training and installation of a hydrometric scale to measure river height.

2018-06-14. Bermejo, Chaco.

On June 14, 2018 a training and installation of a hydrometric scale to measure the height of the river took place in Bermejo. The data generated from these measurements will be incorporated into a new version of the Bermejo Dialogue Application.


ACTIVITY:   4th CLIMAX co-production workshop

2018-06-13. Bermejo, Chaco.

On June 13, 2018, the 4th CLIMAX co-production workshop will take place in Bermejo, entitled "Climate, Agriculture and Society" and co-convened with INTA Las Palmas and the School of Farming Families (EFA). The event will be oriented on one hand to present the advances of the Bermejo community network and a new version of the Diálogo Bermejo web application. Rain gauges will also be delivered with the aim of extending the scope of the monitoring network. On the other hand, we will work together with a focus on the agricultural sector to develop collective strategies to deal with the impact of climate events. 4° Taller de Coproducción CLIMAX


ACTIVITY:   Diálogo Bermejo APP. Second version.

2018-06-06.

In June 2018 we updated the Bermejo Dialogue application. This second version based on the co-production work incorporates the digitized and monthly updated measurements of the RCB https://bermejo.cima.fcen.uba.ar/


MEETING:   2nd CLIMAX General Meeting

2017-12-07. Brasilia, Brazil.

Between 7 and 8 December, CLIMAX Participants will meet at Instituto Nacional de Meteorología (INMET), to discuss progress made during the project 1st year and to plan the 2nd year activities. Focus will be made in assessing the progress in the two cases studies of co-design and co-production of climate information in the agricultural sector in Argentina and the electric sector in Brazil. AGENDA - pdf


MEETING:   WP2 Workshop

2017-12-06. Brasilia, Brazil.

The objective of the workshop is to promote the interaction among the research groups within CLIMAX-WP2 regarding investigations about regional climate variability and predictability and development of climate products and tools. Special focus is made on subseasonal and seasonal variability and predictability. Meeting organizers: Iracema Cavalcanti and Caio Coelho (CPTEC/INPE, Brazil), Carolina Vera (CIMA/CONICET-UBA-UUMI-/IFAECI/CNRS, Argentina-France. AGENDA - pdf


ACTIVITY:   Training on the use of ClimAr portal

2017-11-16. Servicio de Meteorología de la Armada Argentina (SMARA). Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The purpose of the activiy was to train the personnel of the SMARA in the resources and products available at ClimAr portal. The assistants learnt about the predictability sources in the subseasonal scale and the use of the sub-seasonal forecasts and monitoring tools. Marisol Osman and Mariano Alvarez, members of CLIMAX project, were on charge of the this capacity building activity giving seminars and advising on lab activities.


ACTIVITY:   3rd CLIMAX-Argentina Workshop of Interdisciplinary Co-production

2017-10-25. Dpto. Bermejo, Chaco. Argentina.

Between 25 and 28 of October a series of meetings and activities were held oriented to strengthen and expand the CLIMAX Bermejo Network, in which different actors participated: Resistencia SMN , Production Ministry of Chaco, APA:Provincial Water Administration - Chaco , INTA: Las Palmas & Colonia Benítez . The priority lines of work were established, and a calendar of activities was defined for the year 2017 and 2018. 3° Taller: Clima, Agro y Sociedad


ACTIVITY:   Dialogo Bermejo Application.

2017-10-07.

A first prototype of a climate information to underping agriculture production in Departamento Bermejo, Chaco, Argentina was developed. It is based on the outcomes of the CLIMAX-Argentina Workshops of Interdisciplinary Co-production. The application includes meteorological and climate information from Weather Services and other institutions. Access to Bermejo App: https://goo.gl/v6wb5E


ACTIVITY:   1st South American School of Prediction and Sub-seasonal Forecasting

2017-07-14. Asunción, Paraguay.

The First South American School of Prediction and Sub-seasonal Forecasting was held. The objective was to train the assistants in the predictability sources in this scale and the use of the sub-seasonal forecasts, from their obtaining to the evaluation of their predictive capacity and their levels of uncertainty. The activity was oriented to forecasters of the Meteorological and Hydrological Services of South America and counted on the sponsorship of the World Meteorological Organization among other institutions. Marisol Osman, member of CLIMAR and CLIMAX projects, participated as a coach providing a talk and a workshop on the sources of predictability in South America and trained attendees in the use of the portal climar.cima.fcen.uba.ar . More Info


ACTIVITY:   2nd CLIMAX Argentine Workshop of Interdisciplinary Co-production

2017-06-29. La Leonesa, Chaco. Argentina.

The workshop was oriented to reflect on the climate of the region -main climate variables of relevance, rainfall regime, ENSO-, and the interpretation of climate products: weekly and quarterly scales of forecasts, the concept of probability. The same had the participation and support of the AER-INTA Las Palmas, EFA, Undersecretary of Family Farming, Mercado Campesino, Consortium 9, Municipality of La Leonesa. More Info


ACTIVITY:   New web Portal of experimental products for monitoring and prediction on subseasonal timescales.

2017-06-07.

The DIVAR Group from CIMA/CONICET-UBA and UMI-IFAECI/CNRS implemented an experimental portal for disseminating the tools under development for monitoring and predicting climate on subseasonal timecales. The portal facilitates that users accessing the information can directly leave their opinions and comments about how to improve them. This initiative is being developed in collaboration with the Argentina National Meteorological Service. http://climar.cima.fcen.uba.ar/


MEETING:   2nd CLIMAX-Brazil Meeting

2017-05-29. Sao José dos Campos. Brazil.

The Details & Agenda will soon be available.


ACTIVITY:   1st CLIMAX-Argentina Workshop of Interdisciplinary Co-production

2016-11-29. La Leonesa, Chaco. Argentina.

This first meeting was an open call to all productive profiles, and it had emphasis on small horticultural producers and ranchers. The objective of this first workshop was to work on the strategies to face the regional climate and the usual local monitoring tools. The workshop had the support and institutional participation of: Escuela de Familia Agrícola (EFA), AER-INTA Las Palmas, INTA Colonia Benítez, as well as the following local organizations: Consorcios Rurales, Mercado Campesino & Feria Franca de Las Palmas. More Info


MEETING:   1stCLIMAX-Brazil Meeting

2016-11-24. Sao José dos Campos, Brazil.

In November, the Brazilian component of the project met to harmonize the first year WP´s work and collaborations between Brazilian and European institutions. Workplans for the first year of implementation were developed as well as discussions on co-production with participation of local actors as INMET, OSN, CEPAGRI, CPTEC. The discussion provided suggestions about better ways for displaying climate related products and tools. The Agenda of the meeting can be found at: Agenda-PDF


MEETING:   1st CLIMAX- General Meeting

2016-10-11. Buenos Aires. Argentina.

The kick-off meeting of the CLIMAX Project was held at the headquarters of the National Meteorological Service (SMN) Argentina between 11 and 16 October 2016. The aim of the meeting was to provide a discussion framework among the CLIMAX participants for the planning of the activities associated with the project WPs. The summaries of the talks can be found at the following link: Agenda & PPTs. In particular, two integrated efforts were agreed to pursue: i) a co-production of climate information for the electric sector in Brazil, and ii) a co-production of climate information for the agriculture sector in Argentina.




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