A calendar of international conferences, workshops, seminars, and all kinds of event related to Climateurope activities and topics: Climate Services, Climate Observation, and Earth-System modeling
“Humanity is striving for a better and more sustainable future for all. Initiatives like the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and the European Union’s focus on societal challenges or disaster-resilient societies exemplify this.”
Making climate services a reality in Europe is a two-day conference that will bring together 100+ climate researchers, policy-makers and industry experts as well as city and regional actors to showcase how climate data can serve both cities, regions and business. The conference will focus on climate services for: Energy, Mobility, Future Cities, Health, Agriculture, Water, Tourism, Disaster risk reduction.
Discover more on https://www.climateservices.biz/
Conference Topics Topics: The conference is soliciting state-of-the-art research papers in the following areas of interest: Meteorology Atmospheric physics Climate and Climatic Changes Global Warming Ozone Layer Depletion Atmospheric Modeling and Numerical Prediction Adaptation and Mitigation Strategies Agro-ecosystem Sustainability and Climate Change Arctic Sea Ice Melting Biodiversity and Climate Change Climate Change Economics Climate Change Solutions Climate Dynamics Climate Modeling and Prediction Ecosystem Health and Ecosystem Services Global Warming Greenhouse Gas Emissions Human Health in a Changing Climate Hurricanes and other Extreme Events Mechanisms of Climate Variability and Change Paleoclimate Analysis and Interpretation Policy Interventions and Actions Sustainable Development / Low Carbon Development The Impacts and Challenges of Climate Change Theoretical and Applied Climatology Uncertainty and Complexity Other Related Topics
We are pleased to announce the 2020 Sun-Climate Symposium, which is sponsored by the Sun-Climate Research Center, a joint venture between NASA GSFC and LASP at the University of Colorado. The format for this symposium consists of invited and contributed oral and poster presentations in several themed sessions. We encourage your participation and hope that you will share this announcement with colleagues.
“The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) is the flagship conference for the ocean sciences and the larger ocean-connected community. As we approach the UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development, beginning in 2021, it is increasingly important to gather as a scientific community to raise awareness of the truly global dimension of the ocean, address environmental challenges, and set forth on a path towards a resilient planet.”
To attend and take part in the webinar, please fill in the form at the bottom of this page
The financial sector is aware of the potential impact of climate change on their products and customers. For example, risk profiles of their products may change due to changes in extreme rainfall, storms, flooding, etc. At the same time the sector’s climate data needs are diverse, with insurance companies, lenders, and asset managers and owners having varying climate data and information needs.
In this webinar, we have invited speakers from the financial, advisory and research sectors to share how parts of the financial services sector are managing climate risks, and ways that financial services firms can interact and engage with climate change research:
- Rabobank: Bouke de Vries, Lead Rabobank Climate Program
- EU-MACS project: Robin Hamaker-Taylor, financial services consultant, Acclimatise
- Climinvest project: Sophie de Jonckheere, Cicero, project manager Climinvest
After the presentations there will be ample time for discussion to share experiences among the participants.
This webinar is the first webinar in a series, organised by SINCERE and ClimateEurope. SINCERE is a European initiative that aims to strengthen international climate change research and innovation collaboration by webinars and other outreach.
Bouke de Vries is Advisor to the Board on Public Affairs and leads Rabobank’s Climate program. Currently he also chairs the Green and Sustainable Finance Working Group of the European Association of Cooperative Banks in Brussels
Robin Hamaker-Taylor is a financial services specialist with Acclimatise, an adaptation and resilience advisory firm. Robin manages Acclimatise’s engagements with global financial institutions and corporates, supporting them to assess physical climate risks and opportunities. In the EU-MACS-project she investigated climate data and information needs of the finance sector, including commercial banks, investors, rating agencies, and reinsurers.
Sophie Dejonckheere is a Senior Advisor in Climate Finance at CICERO where she leads the ClimINVEST project that focuses on bringing transparency to physical climate risk assessments and writes second opinions for green bond frameworks.
Climate change and its potential impact are difficult to communicate: it seems far away in time and space and the influence a single person has seems nihil. Besides, alarmistic messages tend to paralyze instead of resulting in actions. So how could we improve a safe landing of the climate change message to policymakers and decision makers, so they can base their decisions on the right information? Making use of visualizations can be highly effective. However, a wrong use of visualization, such as using again and again a starving polar bear, can be counterproductive. In this webinar 2 experts will show examples on the use of visualization in short presentations (each 15 min.) and we will discuss do’s and don’ts in visualization of climate information, good examples of visualization, etc.
• Bernadet Overbeek, advisor weather and climate of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) will give examples of visualization of climate information in the Netherlands: among others examples of regional translations of the Dutch climate scenarios visualized with graphs and maps, an example of ‘Future Weather’, an event with extreme precipitation translated to a 2 degrees warmer climate and the use of storylines with users of climate information that tell their personal story with illustrations.
• Isadora Jimenez, communication specialist at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center, will give examples of visualizations of climate information for climate services. She works especially on climate services related to solar and wind energy and on climate services for the agricultural sector and the water management sector. She will also present the development of a portal in the Copernicus Climate Change Service for journalists in search for images and data to build their climate change stories.
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On-line training, 25 May – 20 June 2020
The MED-GOLD Living Lab is dedicated to early career scientists and professionals in the areas of climate science, agriculture, economy, social sciences and communication.
The Living Lab will be on-line for four weeks, from May 25 to June 20, with weekly interactive webinars by speakers across different disciplines and on-line working groups with multidisciplinary teams, supported by scientists from the MED-GOLD experts as mentors.
Participants will be challenged by real users of climate information to develop prototype climate services for the agri-food sector, building on the knowledge and skills shared during the event.
Early career scientists and professionals with a wide range of individual profiles are encouraged to apply and join the multidisiplinary teams: climate scientists, agronomists, software developers (R, Python), economists, social scientists, communication and visual communication experts.
Participants will learn about concepts and methodologies used to develop climate services as well as become become familiar with climate data and tools made available through the Copernicus Climate Data Store (CDS).
The program of activities is available here .
The official language of the school will be English.
More information about the event and the on-line application form can be found here.