CONNECTED: Chinese-Norwegian partnership in climate teleconnection and prediction

The project aims to further strengthen the research and research training activities between China and Norway.

Objectives

The main goal for the project is to improve regional climate prediction by better understanding of the
climate teleconnection between the Arctic/Atlantic and the lower-latitude regions and to strengthen the
partnership between Norway and China in climate research. The project aims to bring new partners into
the existing Chinese-Norwegian cooperation in climate, increase the research quality, lead to more

coauthorship in international peer reviewed journals, and more successful research funding applications 

to Chinese, Norwegian, or other international funding agencies.

Project Summary

The ChiNese NorwEgian partnership in Climate Teleonnection and prEDiction (CONNECTED) builds on
an existing collaboration between three Norwegian institutions in Bergen and three Chinese institutions
in Beijing and Nanjing. The activities are organized under the Nansen-Zhu International Research Centre
located in Beijing, a joint venture established in November 2003. CONNECTED aims to capitalize on
the existing cooperation, and further strengthen the research and research training activities by longterm
support for joint biennial summer schools with back-to-back workshops, PhD and Master students
exchange visits between Norway and China with supervisors from both countries, and development
of joint proposals to national and international funding agencies. The scientific focus is on better
understanding of climate variability and climate trends using paleo (past)-climate data, instrumental
data, and numerical models and theory to assess the importance of internal and external forcing of
past, present and future climate. A central topic will be teleconnections in the climate system, i.e. how a
change in climate in one part of the globe (e.g. temperatures in the Atlantic or shrinking sea ice cover in
the Arctic) can influence climate on other parts of the globe (e.g. Eurasian winter temperatures), and how
we can use this information to improve regional climate prediction and therefore regional climate service.
The project will bring new partners into the Chinese-Norwegian cooperation in climate, increased
research quality, more co-authorship in international peer reviewed journals, and more successful
research funding applications to Chinese, Norwegian, or other international funding agencies.

 
Project Details
Acronym: 
CONNECTED
Funding Agency: 
Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education
NERSC Principal Investigator: 
Yongqi Gao
Coordinating Institute: 
University of Bergen
Project Status: 
Ongoing