Morning Session
Climate Prediction, its Current Stage - from Achievements of "Prediction of Climate Variations and its Application in the Southern African Region"

9:30 - 9:50 Opening Address Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology /
Japan Science and Technology Agency /
Japan International Cooperation Agency /
South African Embassy /
The Department of Science and Technology
9:50- 10:15 Subtropical Dipole Mode and Climate Predictability Swadhin K. Behera (JAMSTEC)
Francois Dufois (University of Cape Town)
10:15 - 10:40 Seasonal Prediction in the Southern Africa and its Downscaling Keiko Takahashi (JAMSTEC)
Hannes Rautenbach (University of Pretoria)
10:40 - 11:05 Improving the simulation of southern African climate variability through climate model development Tomoki Tozuka (University of Tokyo)
Francois Engelbrecht (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
11:05 - 11:20 Break Time
11:20 - 11:45 Development of early warning prediction systems for mitigating the impact of climate extremes Hirofumi Sakuma (JAMSTEC)
Willem Landman (The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
11:45 - 12:10 Establishment of climate research network with South African scientists: Lecture series in South Africa Motoyoshi Ikeda (JAMSTEC)
Neville Sweijd (Applied Center for Climate and Earth Systems Science)
12:10 - 13:40 Lunch Time

Afternoon Session
Climate Prediction, its Future -for Building the Future Earth-

13:40 - 14:00 Seasonal Climate Prediction and its Rich Potential Toshio Yamagata (JAMSTEC)
14:00 - 14:20 Climate Prediction and its Applications to Economies and Societies Chin-Seung Chung (APEC Climate Center)
14:20 - 14:40 Application of Climate Change Projection for Promoting a Local Agriculture Motoki Nishimori (National Institute for Agro-Environmental Sciences)
14:40 - 15:00 A Changing Paradigm in Climate Research Antonio Navarra (Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate Change)
15:00 – 15:20 Break Time
15:20 – 15:40 The Monsoon Mission: Scaling the Monsoon Predictability Barrier B.N.Goswami (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology)
15:40 - 16:00 An early warning system for infectious diseases incorporating climate prediction Noboru Minagawa (Nagasaki University Institute of Tropical Medicine)
16:00 - 16:20 Future Earth: An Introduction to the Programme, its Goal and Implementation Plan Nordin Hasan (ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific)
16:20 -16:40 The "Future Earth" Program - A New International Framework for the Sustainable Anthropocene - Yasunari Tetsuzo (Nagoya Univsersity Hydrospheric Atmospheric Reseach Center)
16:40- 17:00 Summary and Closing Address Yoshihisa Shirayama (JAMSTEC)