Dr Roca was invited to give a talk on « Tropical Rain Bearing Systems and the changing water cycle » at the Climate Symposium that took place last week in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr Roca presentation’s was based on the recently published paper in Journal of Climate dealing with the importance of the Mesoscale Convective Systems in the tropical rainfall budget (Roca et al., 2014 ). At the symposium, an updated investigation was shown where for the first time the rainfall data from the Megha-Tropiques team were used. The TAPEER v1.0 data indeed included all the GPM constellation member active during the period of study (summer 2012) including the MADRAS data. These data available available in the coming weeks through the ICARE data center , stay tuned !