Climateurope Festival 2017 – Full program News

The full Agenda of the First Climateurope Festival (Valencia, April 5-7, 2017)

April,05 2017
Venue: Plaza Virgen de la Paz, 3 – Fundación ADEIT

09:30 – 10:30 Opening and Welcome addresses

Moderation: Guido Schmidt ( Fresh Thoughts Consulting)

• Julià Alvaro – Autonomic Secretary for Environmental Affairs and Climate Change
• Jordi Peris Blanes– Concejal Delegado de Energías Renovables y Cambio Climático
• Chris Hewitt – Coordinator of Climateurope – presentation pdf
• Diogo de Gusmao-Soerensen – European Commission, DG Research & Innovation

10:30 – 11:00 From climate information to climate services in Water Sector I

Moderation: Guido Schmidt (Fresh Thoughts Consulting)

Successful use of climate services in the water sector on the international and national levels – impulse talks

Janette Bessembinder – KNMI – presentation pdf
Tomas A. Michel Mayer – SUEZ – presentation pdf

11:00 – 11:30 Break: time for coffee & discussions

11:30– 13:00 From climate information to climate services in Water Sector II

Moderation: Guido Schmidt (Fresh Thoughts Consulting)

Jucar River Story

Teodoro Estrela-Monreal, CHJ (Jucar Basin Partnership) – presentation pdf
Joaquín Andreu, Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, Universitat
Politecnica de Valencia – presentation pdf
Abel Solera, Institute of Water and Environmental Engineering, Universitat Politecnica de Valencia – presentation pdf
Jorge Tamayo, AEMET (Spanish Meteorological Agency), Valencia – presentation pdf
Jaime Castillo (Global Omnium) – presentation pdf
Juán Valero de Palma (Sindical Union of Júcar Water Users) – presentation pdf
Fernando Moreno (Iberdrola Generación) – presentation pdf

13:00 – 14:00 Climate Snack: time for lunch & discussions
(Climate Snack Speech Jordi Domingo – Foundation Global Nature)

14:00 – 16:00 From climate information to climate services in Water Sector III

Moderation: Guido Schmidt (Fresh Thoughts Consulting)

Storytelling session with a little surprise

• Seasonal forecasting for water allocation and irrigated agriculture (IMPREX project) Johannes Hunink, Futurewater – presentation pdf
• PEARL Project – preparing for extremes and rare event in coastal regions – Uwe Mikolajewicz, MPI-MET – presentation pdf
• Commercial climate services – lessons learned from the Klimaspring campaign – Mikkel A. Thomassen, Smith Innovation – presentation pdf
• Climate change impact on water resources – Experiences with different climates / scales /tools – Philipp Stanzel, Poyry Energy – presentation pdf
• Climate change effect study for the Frisian Belt canal water system- Peter Schaper, Wetterskipfryslan – presentation pdf

15:30 – 16:00 Break: time for coffee & discussions

16:00 – 18:00 Market Place

18:00 Icebreaker with musical surprise

April,06 2017
Venue: Calle de Juan Verdeguer, 20 – Las Naves

09:00 – 10:45 Get involved into the framework to support and grow the climate services market I

Moderation: Ralf Toumi (Imperial College)

Welcoming words of Rafa Monterde CEO, Las Naves, Valencia Innovation Center

Impulse talks

• Climate Service: Innovation and Smart Solution – Juliane Otto and Jörg Cortekar, GERICS – presentation pdf
• Challenges of SME to provide climate services and the opportunities and barriers of the delivery of climate services – Piero Pelizzaro/ Climalia / IUAV Venice 

Round of discussion: “Engaging with the start-ups, SMEs, and private sector – success and lessons learned”

• Acclimatise Ltd
• ClimateDataFactory
• Tecnalia
• Climate-Kic, Spain
• Agromet

10:45 – 11:15 Break: time for coffee & discussions

11:15 – 13:00 Get involved into the framework to support and grow the climate services market II

Moderation: Ralf Toumi (Imperial College)

Copernicus programme: opportunities for climate services

• Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF – presentation pdf

Speed networking: get in touch with different EU projects

Adriaan Perrels (EU-MACS) – pdf presentation
Ralf Toumi (Insurance climate service demonstrator) – pdf presentation
Filip Lefebre ( VITO company) – pdf presentation
Miguel Ángel Esbrí (ATOS) – pdf presentation
Jaroslav Mysiak (Euro-Mediterranean Centre on Climate Change – CLARA) – pdf presentation
Thanh-Tam Le (MARCO project) – Market research for a climate services observatory – pdf presentation

13:00 – 14:00 Climate Snack: time for lunch & discussions
(Climate Snack Speech: Santos Ruiz, DO Valencia)

14:00 – 14:30 Climate modelling: best practices for climate services

Moderation: Vladimir Djurdjevic (RHMSS)

• How climate models and ESMs provide the base for climate services – Ralf Döscher, SMHI – presentation pdf
• CRESCENDO project: Land Use cover and terrestrial carbon cycle processes in the context of future global change – Taraka Davies-Barnard, University of Exeter – presentation pdf
• European research infrastructure for climate modeling – Sylvie Joussaume, CNRS – presentation pdf

14:30 – 15:00 Invited presentation

Moderation: Lola Kotova (GERICS)

Presentation of the European Economic and Social Committee
“Effort-sharing 2030 and land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF)”Mindaugas Maciulevicius, EESC – presentation pdf

15:00 – 18:00 Climate & ecosystem services: visiting the Albufera Nature Reserve (RAMSAR area)

Moderation: Maria Manez (GERICS)

[Transfer from Las Naves to the Natural Park] Spanish cake and coffee (all from fair trade, organic and local providers

• JPI Climate ERA-NET for CLIMATE SERVICES (ERA4CS) – Patrick Monfray, ANR, France

• ERA4CS: Have your say: Future directions for research and innovation supporting climate services, Roger Street, University of Oxford
with contribution of JPI-Climate – presentation pdf

Story telling session
• Albufera Natural Reserve – Paloma Mateache and Team, Sergi Campillo
• NAIAD – NAture Insurance value: Assessment and Demonstration – Maria
• ECOPOTENTIAL: remote sensing for ecosystems – Ioannis Manakos, ITI – presentation pdf

Guided tour in the Natural Park L’Albufera

Festival Dinner

April,07 2017
Venue: Calle de Juan Verdeguer, 20 – Las Naves

09:30– 10:30 Global landscape on climate services

Moderation: Maria Manez (GERICS)

Impulse talks

Evan Fraser (University of Guelph) – presentation pdf
Katiuscia Fara (World Food Programme) – presentation pdf

10:30 -11:30 Food, Agriculture and Climate Science 

Moderation: Maria Manez (GERICS)

Impulse talks

• Participatory and modelling study of consequences of climate and global change in agriculture and water– Manuel Pulido Velázquez (UPV) – presentation pdf

Story telling session with the Climate-Kic start-ups with a little surprise

Agromet – presentation pdf

11:30-12:00 Break: time for coffee & discussions

12:00 – 12:30 Telling the story of climate change

Moderation: Lola Kotova (GERICS)

• Telling the story of climate change visually, Léane de Laigue, Climate Outreach – presentation pdf
• How to give a talk everyone will remember, Julia Offe, Free-lance science communicator – presentation pdf

12:30 – 13:00 Festival Wrap-up

13:00 – 16:00 Climate Snack: connect climate research to food production

Climate Snacks aim to deliver interesting and relevant talks on latest research to a particular “crop” or “food ingredient” that might be affected by climate change and for which production might become a challenge. The idea is to organise the talks in an accessible format to the public. The aim is to provide a platform of exchange between the needs of the people using the agricultural products that might be affected by climate change and the researchers that carry out climate sciences.
The climate snacks talks will be accompanied by the tasting of the “products under pressure”. So for example, tomatoes suffer extremely from water shortages (in cases of droughts) or increased humidity (in cases of long lasting rain). This can occasioned a decrease in the production but also in quantity and quality which might affect the high-quality needs for exquisite cooking. The same can happen with wine: increasing in temperature can produce an early sugar production in the
grapes and a decrease of the quality of the wine. Climate snacks talks will connect climate research to food production.

16:00 Farewell

Our festival will finish with “a climate of music” in the Fabrica de Hielo where we will be able to relax, meet other people and enjoy good music, and food.
This part of the festival is open to the public because our Climateurope Festival joints the start of the Vesos Festival. Vesos promotes sustainability at the local level in the City of Valencia and is dedicated to a broader public (

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