Events Calendar

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

Jul
16
Thu
Urban climate and heat islands –...
Jul 16 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Speakers:
Filip Lefebre, VITO Climate services
Carmela Apreda, CMCC Foundation, REMHI Division

Moderator: Paola Mercogliano, CMCC Foundation, Director REMHI Division


Abstract

Filip Lefebre will present the activities of the VITO Urban Climate Service Center that is specialized in the delivery of data, tools and services to support urban areas in their ambition to become more climate resilient with a particular focus on heat related issues. The presentation will include a description of the UrbClim urban climate model and how the model results are used for multi-sectoral urban adaptation activities. Tangible results will be shown from the H2020 Climate-fit.city project, the C3S European Health project as well as from contract work for administrations and other stakeholders from different policy levels.

Carmela Apreda will present the results of the research activity conducted by CMCC REMHI Division within the URBAN-PRO Strategic Project. The study aims to investigate the effects of urban morphology on the urban microclimate by analysing the characteristics and performance of typical Euro-Mediterranean housing blocks. The presentation will include the main findings of the study which highlight a close relationship between density, geometry and air temperature distribution.

The analysis of these key factors represents an important tool for the improvement of urban design measures: by taking into account quantitative climate data in urban planning, architecture and environmental design, it supports both local authorities and practitioners to build resilient cities in a changing climate.


HOW TO PARTICIPATE
The webinar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar.
Please, click on the following link for registration:
https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2318642831767146767

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Jul
23
Thu
Climate services in my region: E...
Jul 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

This webinar is hosted by the H2020 CLARA (Climate forecasts enabled knowledge services, www.clara-project.eu) in collaboration with the Climateurope (www.climateurope.eu/) and CLARITY projects (www.clarity-h2020.eu)

The webinar is dedicated to show the use of climate services for decision and policy making in innovation regions. The webinar focuses on innovative climate services for heat alerting, crop classification and irrigation, coastal protection and others.

Panelists:

  • Patrizia Bianconi, Emilia Romagna Regional Administration
  • Stefano Bagli, Gecosistema srl
  • Vittorio Marletto, Sandro Nanni, Alessandro Pirola, ARPAE- Regional Agency for Prevention, Environment and Energy of Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Chiara Benaglia Land Reclamation and irrigation Board Romagna

Register in advance for this webinar:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FCfY1xCFQjWejJ7k80qaxw
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Sep
7
Mon
EMS Annual Meeting 2020 — EMS An...
Sep 7 – Sep 11 all-day
Sep
28
Mon
Climate services relevant to ski... @ Online event
Sep 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Ski tourism has long been identified to be particularly impacted by past and future climate change, due the increase in air temperature and related decrease in natural snow reliability in mountain areas. A meaningful quantification of climate change risks to ski tourism requires to assess relevant indicators, and take into account snow management, such as grooming and snowmaking, which are pivotal to ski resorts activities and exert a strong influence on their operating conditions. Over the past decades, knowledge and tools have been developed to better quantify climate change impacts to ski tourism operating conditions, especially in Europe and North America, and underpin dedicated climate services tailored to this economic sector. The webinar “Climate services relevant to ski tourism” brings together leading experts in climate services development and climate change impacts to ski tourism, along with innovative solutions to better anticipate decisions for snow management in ski resorts and, therefore, increase their resilience against climate change while reducing their environmental footprint through optimized use of critical resources (water, energy). The webinar will provide a comprehensive overview of the state of knowledge regarding climate change risks to ski resorts operations, and introduce existing and emerging services used to inform climate change adaptation in mountain destinations (including diversification of the tourism offer) and to better manage snow on ski pistes along the snow season.

This webinar is organized by the Horizon 2020 project PROSNOW, which from 2017 to 2020 has developed a prediction system allowing for management and optimization of snow in Alpine ski resorts, based on meteorological and seasonal forecasts, snow cover modeling and in-situ observations relevant to snow management. The webinar is supported by Copernicus Climate Change Services, in particular its novel “Mountain Tourism Meteorological and Snow Indicators dataset, the H2020 project Climateurope, and is organized in cooperation with the Horizon 2020 project Blue-Action.

Nov
26
Thu
Webinar – The challenges of smal...
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cities are key players when it comes to climate change. They not only contribute to climate change, they are also affected by the expected impacts. Many of the activities in research projects focus on large cities, as the concentration of people and infrastructures, but also the economic value creation is higher here. Even though, small and medium-sized municipalities are equally affected by climate change with very specific associated challenges, they are not as much in the research focus as larger cities and metropolitan areas. Some of the challenges are the financial and structural conditions, or the availability of human resources. All of these issues make it a real challenge to integrate climate change adaptation into the everyday work of local decision-makers in politics and administration. Consequently, solutions that can be successful in larger cities are not always transferable to small and medium-sized municipalities.
This webinar aims to provide a forum to discuss these challenges of climate change adaptation and possible solutions for small and medium-sized municipalities. We will learn about the specific challenges in the introductory talk of a representative of a medium-sized municipality. This presentation is followed by a second talk showcasing some of the solutions that have been co-developed and tested in the LIFE LOCAL ADAPT project. The final talk will provide insights in how multiplier organisations support adaptation processes in small to medium sized municipalities and help transfer research outputs in practical implementation. After this there will be ample time for questions and discussion.

Speakers
1. Jana Putnina: representative of the municipality of Valka / Latvia
2. Majana Heidenreich: representative of the LIFE LOCAL ADAPT project (TU Dresden)
3. Vaselios Latinos: representative of the Convenant of Mayors (ICLEI)

Register to attend the Webinar: please fill in the form