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

Feb
21
Tue
5th Climateurope Webinar @ webex
Feb 21 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Talks:

“Forecast quality assessment: making skill and bias information meaningful to the users” by Antje Weisheimer, National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS), Oxford, UK

“Model drift analysis to understand the causes of systematic errors in climate prediction systems” by Emilia Sánchez, Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), Toulouse, France


After the talk, the following questions will be raised for discussion:

  • Which challenges for climate modelling and observations are raised by climate services?
  • What are the barriers that prevent a faster development of a climate services market?

About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps and recommendations and discover the state of the art about climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series are organized once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centred in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research community.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information of the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

Mar
20
Mon
6th Climateurope Webinar @ Webex
Mar 20 @ 10:30 am – 11:45 am

Talks:

“Non-stationary bias in climate predictions”
by Jens Grieger, Institute of Meteorology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

“Climate services XXL”
by Eddy Moors, Alterra Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands


After the talk, the following questions will be raised for discussion:

  • Which challenges for climate modelling and observations are raised by climate services?
  • What are the barriers that prevent a faster development of a climate services market?

About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps and recommendations and discover the state of the art about climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series are organized once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centred in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research community.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information of the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

Apr
18
Wed
Climateurope Webinars 2018 – “In...
Apr 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Talks

“Interaction with users during the development of climate scenarios” by Fai Fung and Maurice Skelton


As Climateurope we’re happy to announce a new series of webinars. The first one will be on the interaction with users during the development of national climate scenarios. These are generally developed to create awareness of the potential impact of climate change and to support adaptation. They are made for society, and therefore it seems logical to involve potential users/stakeholders. This can be done already during the development of the scenarios or afterwards during the dissemination of the scenarios. During this webinar some short presentations will be given on experiences and lessons learned is some countries (Fai Fung from the UK and Maurice Skelton from Switzerland). After this we will discuss further on this subject: What drives the institutions that develop climate scenarios to interact with users? What is the influence of the institutional framework and the objectives of the scenarios? What are the challenges and lessons learned during the interaction with users?


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To join the Webinar, please click here. After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and later on you will receive information on how to join the webinar.


About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps and recommendations and discover the state of the art about climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series are organised once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centred in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research com- munity.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information of the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

May
2
Wed
Climateurope Webinars 2018 – “De...
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Talks

”Production and use of regional climate model projections at SMHI – A Swedish perspective on building climate services” by Erik Kjellström, Rossby Centre, SMHI

“Developing Climate Services in Norway: inspiring dialogue to improve climate services via a hackathon-like workshop” by Stefan Sobolowski,Uni Research Climate & the Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Norway



HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To join the Webinar, please click here. After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and later on you will receive information on how to join the webinar.


About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps and recommendations and discover the state of the art about climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series are organised once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centred in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research com- munity.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information of the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

May
16
Wed
Can block chains have a role in ...
May 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Talk

“Can block chains have a role in climate data quality management?”

Presenter:
Tommi A. Vuorenmaa, Founder and CEO of Rayleigh Research, Helsinki, Finland

Discussants:
Carlo Buontempo, sectoral information system manager at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, UK
Jesse M. Keenan, member of the faculty, Area Head and Director of Real Estate and the Built Environment at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA.

Moderator:
Sandro Fiore, Director  Advanced Scientific Computing Division, CMCC Foundation, Italy

 

The webinar is organized in collaboration with the project EU MACS  and with the support of CMCC Foundation

For national and international climate data services it is quite a challenge to generate transparent complete and nevertheless compact information on the quality of datasets and their suitable application domains. Next to statistical properties of the dataset and its variables as such, the tractability of the data generation process is important. In many cases it is impossible that uncertainty indicators compound the cumulated effects of the data (re)processing, hence the importance of sufficient clarification of the data generation process. In the EU-MACS (European Market for Climate Services) project was clarified that insufficient quality management or insufficient communication about the quality can substantially reduce the use of data services and may also mean that users resort to simpler lower quality data.

Blockchains technology could be of help in the management of tractability of data generation pathways. Essentially, blockchains enable the provision of watertight evidence on how the current condition of an informational product has been generated via all previous transaction (processing) steps. To this end, blockchains need support from protocols that certify the reported state of the information in a designated transaction step. In other words, the applicability of blockchain technology depends to a large extent on the ability to describe unambiguously and consistently underlying processes on the basis of shared principles and standards.

The webinar’s main presenter Tommi Vuorenmaa will first clarify the properties and prerequisites of blockchain technology, and provide some thoughts on the application in the field of climate data services. Subsequently, the discussants Carlo Buontempo and Jesse Keenan will provide some first comments, after which others in the audience can submit question



HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To join the Webinar, please click here. After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and information on how to join the webinar.


About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers, and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps, and recommendations and discover the state of the art of climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series is organized once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centered in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research community.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information on the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

Jul
3
Tue
Climateurope Webinar 2018: “Typo... @ Webex
Jul 3 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Background

When looking at the definition of “ Climate Services”  many different products or services can be considered Climate Services, also many products that were not called climate services in earlier times. This complicates getting overview of what is developed and available in countries, in Europe or worldwide. It also complicates analysis of potential gaps between offered climate services and user requirements. Climate services can be grouped in many different ways: by sector, type of user (and requirements) focussed on, type of product delivered (e.g. basic climate data for the current climate, information on impacts of climate change, tools for visualisation of information), type of provider, etc. In several projects some distinction is made between various types of climate services (e.g. C3S, EU-MACS, Climate Knowledge Hub, ClimateAdapt). However, what typologies are most useful for users, for providers, to analyse potential gaps in available climate services? This webinar is meant to get some different views on what are useful typologies for climate services. After some short presentations we would like to discuss this further: How do potential users look for climate services and would this give useful criteria for a typology? What typologies do not work for users or providers?

 

The following persons will give a presentation:

  • Albert Klein Tank (Director of Met Office Hadley Centre for Climate Science and Services, Professor in Climate Services at Wageningen University, Netherlands)
  • Maria Noguer (Climate Programme Manager at Institute for Environmental Analytics, University of Reading, led the SECTEUR project)
  • Jörg Cortekar (Researcher at Climate Service Center, Germany (GERICS),  involved in EU-MACS, MARCO and the Climate Knowledge Hub)


HOW TO PARTICIPATE

To join the Webinar, please click here. After your registration, you will receive a confirmation email and later on you will receive information on how to join the webinar.


About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps and recommendations and discover the state of the art about climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series are organised once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centred in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research com- munity.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information of the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

Jul
23
Mon
Valuing Climate Services in the ...
Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Talk

“Valuing Climate Services in the Co-Generation Framework. Evidences from the CLARA Project”

Presenter:
Elisa Delpiazzo – Fondazione CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici and Cà Foscari University of Venice

Moderator:
Jaroslav Mysiak – Coordinator of the CLARA Project, Fondazione CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici and Cà Foscari University of Venice

The webinar is organized in collaboration with the project CLARA PROJECT  and with the support of CMCC Foundation

Abstract:
The widespread influences of climate on the major agendas mean that provision of climate services can make communities, critical infrastructure, businesses and ecosystems more resilient to climate impacts. The demand for accessible, tailored and accurate services will continue to grow in the years to come driven by concerns over climate change and the occurrence of extreme events.

Climate services provide science-based and user-specific information for managing the risks and exploiting the opportunities created by climate variability and climate change. They assist policymakers and decision-makers responsible for climate-sensitive sectors to take practical actions based on the best available climate related information. A coherent understanding of the economic and social benefits of climate services is a necessary step towards the complete exploitation of their potential positive effects on societies.

This webinar shows how the economic evaluation of climate services is consistent in a co-generation framework, where both service developers and final users participate, creating a feedback loop which helps the evolution of the climate services over time.

Nonetheless, there is not a fit-for-all-purpose methodology to assess the value of the information embedded in climate services. To demonstrate the role of evaluation in the co-generation process, the key-role of both producers and users, as well as likely methodologies to use, we present some first insights from the CLARA project (Climate forecast enabled knowledge services).


AGENDA
12:30 pm – Welcome and intro – Jaroslav Mysiak – CMCC@Ca’Foscari
12:35 pm – Presenter’s talk – Elisa Delpiazzo – CMCC@Ca’Foscari
1:05 pm – Q&A
1:20 pm – End of Webinar


HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The seminar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar.
Please, click on the following link for registration:
CLICK HERE

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

Working Language: English


About CLIMATEUROPE WEBINAR SERIES

Climateurope is a Europe-wide network for researchers, suppliers, and users of climate information. It is a place to share best practices, gaps, and recommendations and discover the state of the art of climate observations, modelling and services. The Climateurope webinar series is organized once every month. In each webinar, there will be two talks by invited speakers followed by a discussion centered in two main questions of interest for the climate services and climate research community.

Join the webinars to get the latest information on the state-of-the-art in the field of climate modelling and services and help to give direction to future climate research. If you want to receive information on the coming webinars please visit Climateurope website or join our network.

Dec
12
Wed
Climate services in the finance ... @ Webibnar
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Presenter:
Ms. Robin Hamaker-Taylor – Policy and risk analyst – Acclimatise

Discussant:
Dr. Adriaan Perrels – Research Professor at Finnish Meteorological Institute

Moderator:
Dr. Jaroslav Mysiak – CMCC, Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change – RAAS Division

ABSTRACT:
Despite growing data collection and a growing climate service market, uptake and use of climate data and information has largely lagged behind expectations. The EU-MACS project assesses the obstacles and mechanisms that affect the uptake of climate services in EU Member States, with special reference to finance, tourism and urban planning. This webinar presents results from engagement with the finance sector in the EU-MACS project.
In EU-MACs’ engagement with the finance sector, two different worlds meet: climate services and financial services. The finance sector and climate service providers are both highly technical and data-driven though operate in vastly different spaces, each with their own expertise and jargon.
Climate experts, for example, are still discovering how risks are approached in the financial sector.
This webinar seeks to help in bridging this gap by offering mutual insight for each group. Both structural and operational obstacles and drivers for climate service uptake in the finance sector will be reviewed. Current use of climate services, as encountered in the study, will then round out the discussion to allow for both climate service users and providers to further gain insight.

AGENDA:
11:00 am – Welcome and introduction – Jaroslav Mysiak, CMCC – RAAS Division
11:05 am – Discussant’s introduction to the EU-MACS project – Adriaan Perrels – Research Professor at Finnish Meteorological Institute
11:10 am – Presenter’s talk – Robin Hamaker-Taylor – Policy and risk analyst – Acclimatise
11:40 am – Discussant’s comments – Adriaan Perrels
11.45 am – Q&A session (moderated by Jaroslav Mysiak)
12.05 pm – Closing Remarks – Jaroslav Mysiak
12.10 pm – End of webinar

Working language: English

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The seminar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar.
Please, click on the following link for registration:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5337098005900331266
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining
the webinar.

Jun
19
Wed
Climate prediction research for ...
Jun 19 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Presenter: Francisco Doblas-ReyesICREA research professor and director of the Earth Sciences Department of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center

ModeratorJaroslav MysiakEuro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change Foundation (CMCC), Director of Risk Assessment and Adaptation Strategies (RAAS) Division

Abstract
Climate prediction is one source of climate information for time scales ranging from three weeks to ten years into the future. Process-based global models initialized with the best initial conditions are the main tool used to generate climate information at those time scales. However, the process that takes a global climate forecast and converts it into action-oriented information includes many more stages that go from the understanding of the relevant climate processes, the evaluation of the forecast system, the merge with additional sources of information (both simulations from other global forecast systems, empirical forecasts and observations), and the downscaling of the information whenever required, among others. On top of this, only an appropriate user-engagement process guarantees that the information can be displayed in a form that is suitable to be employed in real-life decision making. These aspects will be addressed in this talk, focusing on how current research can and should be transferred to operational and services environments while, at the same time, climate prediction research can substantially benefit from a close interaction with operations and services.

Short bio of the Presenter
Prof Francisco Doblas-Reyes started working on climate variability at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Spain) in 1992, where he did his PhD. He has worked as a postdoc in Météo-France (Toulouse, France) and at the Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aerospacial (Torrejón, Spain). He was a research scientist at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (Reading, UK) for ten years. He led the Climate Forecasting Unit at the Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) in Barcelona from 2010 to 2015. He is currently the head of the Department of Earth Sciences of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC-CNS, https://www.bsc.es/discover-bsc/organisation/scientific-structure/earth-sciences) where he leads a team of more than 100 engineers and researchers working on climate and air quality modelling and analysis. Prof Doblas-Reyes is a coordinating lead author in the next IPCC Assessment Report (Working Group I) and co-chair of the World Climate Research Programme’s Modelling Advisory Council. He has been involved in problems related to climate prediction for more than 20 years and is author of more than 150 peer-reviewed papers.

AGENDA:
12:30 pm – Welcome and introduction
12.35 pm – Presenter’s talk – Francisco Doblas-Reyes
1:05 pm – Q&A session
1:20 pm – End of webinar

Working language: English

HOW TO PARTICIPATE:
The seminar will be broadcasted via Go-to-Webinar.
Please, click on the following link for registration:

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1690474237809323009

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

Contacts

Organized by

  • CMCC – Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
  • CLIMATE EUROPE project
  • EUCP Project
Jun
27
Thu
Climate services for energy: sha...
Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Renewable energy is central to the global effort to move to less carbon-intensive economies that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, the generation of renewable energy and its operational planning are strongly affected by weather and climate variability, which causes wide variations in both energy supply and demand. To better deal with climate variability, international efforts are directed to enhance the quality, quantity and application of climate services in support of decision-making by renewable energy producers.

The limited uptake of climate predictions by the renewable energy sector identifies the need for enhanced communication of their usefulness. Case studies – events that users identify as relevant because they affected their businesses in the past – offer a suitable way to communicate and share knowledge with potential users. Case studies can help showcase how climate information and knowledge would have been useful if available at the moment of the event and also illustrate how to translate probabilistic model outcomes into deterministic decision-making. 

Some efforts to co-develop case studies for the energy sector are led by European H2020 projects such as S2S4E (Sub-seasonal to seasonal climate predictions for energy), APPLICATE (Advancing polar predictions in the Arctic and beyond) and PRIMAVERA (High resolution climate change projections carried out with a new generation of climate models). Examples of how case studies are used to analyse past periods with unusual climate behaviour affecting the energy market  will be presented during this webinar, including three different project perspectives and expertise.

 

Moderator:

Isadora Christel Jiménez, Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Speakers:

Karla Hernández, Project Manager at Nnergix Energy Management (S2S4E project) 

Marta Terrado, Science Communication Specialist at Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (APPLICATE project)

Dragana Bojovic, Social Scientist at Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center (PRIMAVERA project)

 

Agenda

15:00-15:05 Introduction to the webinar (I. Christel)
15:05-15:15 S2S4E project (K. Hernández)
15:15-15:20 Questions
15:20-15:30 APPLICATE project (M. Terrado)
15:30-15:35 Questions
15:35-15:45 PRIMAVERA project (D. Bojovic)
15:45-15:50 Questions
15:50-16:00 General discussion on climate services for energy – how useful is to share knowledge using case studies?
Farewell (I. Christel)

 

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