In the first phase (2018-2021) of ANDEX, efforts are devoted to identify, develop and strengthen a network of scientist and institutions conducting research in hydroclimate and related sciences along the impressive Andes cordillera. A crucial element is the elaboration of a White Book, which summarizes the current understanding of Andean climate and hydrology, reveals knowledge and observational gaps as well as identifies opportunities to foster collaboration. The finished White Book will be the basis for an implementation plan that may include long-term monitoring, field campaigns and modelling efforts to be conducted during ANDEX second phase (2022-2025). Below is a list of past and future ANDEX milestones:

  • 5-7 December 2017: ANDEX foundational meeting, Medellín, Colombia. Co-sponsored by GEWEX and Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • 22-24 October 2018: ANDEX first scientific workshop. Santiago, Chile. Co-sponsored by GEWEX, Universidad de Chile and CR2.
  • 25 February to 1 March 2019. Presentation of ANDEX activities during the 31st Session of the GEWEX Scientific Steering Group (SSG-31).Switzerland.
  • April 2019. Completion of the list of scientists and institutions working on the ANDEX overarching questions and main themes (via electronic survey available here).
  • 21-24 April 2019. ANDEX White Book workshop. Quito, Ecuador.
  • October 2019. Release of ANDEX White Book.
  • December 2019. ANDEX session at the AGU Fall Meeting.
  • March 2020. Definition of Scientific Program (Observations and Modeling): March 2020.
  • October 2020. First draft of ANDEX Implementation Plan.
  • November 2020. ANDEX Open Science Conference. Place TBD.
  • 2021-2025. ANDEX core activities.

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