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
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.
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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
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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)

 

Register here 

Apr
2
Thu
Climate data and climate service...
Apr 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

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.


The speakers

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

May
14
Thu
Visualization of information on ...
May 14 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

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.


Speakers:

• 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.

 


To take part in the Climateurope Webinar “Visualization of climate information for climate services”,  fill in the form below.
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May
28
Thu
Experiences with User Interface ...
May 28 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Interaction with users has become important for the development of climate services and for the dissemination of results of many projects on climate change and climate adaptation. Besides face-to-face meetings there is also a lot of attention for user interface platforms (UIPs). However, almost all projects develop their own website for this. During this webinar 2 speakers tell what was the idea behind the set-up of their UIP, what were the challenges and whether they have the idea that they reached the users well. After the presentations we will discuss what we can learn from experiences form different projects on the interaction with users via these UIPs.


Speakers

  • Juan José Sáenz de la Torre: works as science communicator at Predictia Intelligent Data Solutions. For the PRIMAVERA-project, Predictia helped design and implement a User Interface Platform (uip.primavera-h2020.eu/) where a large range of results from the project are shown.
  • Hasse Goosen: is director of Climate Adaptation Services (CAS). CAS developed the Dutch website on spatial adaptation (www.ruimtelijkeadaptatie.nl), which gives an overview of a large range of activities and tools for climate adaptation among others the Dutch Climate Impact Atlas. He was also involved in, among others, the development of the C3S Sectoral Information System on water SWICCA.

To take part in the Climateurope Webinar “Experiences with User Interface Platforms related to climate data”, fill in the form below.
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Jun
26
Fri
Climate services for water resou...
Jun 26 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Climate Thursdays webinar series on climate innovation and climate services is organised under the umbrella of the Climateurope webstival 

This webinar is hosted by CLARA (www.clara-project.eu) and CLARITY (www.clarity-h2020.eu) projects under the umbrella of the CLIMATEUROPE (www.climateurope.eu) (funded by the European Commission under the EU Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement CLARA 730482, Clarity 730355, Climateurope 689029)

Jul
2
Thu
Ex-ante impact assessment of the...
Jul 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Ex-ante impact assessment of the new EU Adaptation Strategy (external event organised by DG CLIMA) 

  • webinar on the ex-ante impact assessment of the new EU Adaptation Strategy providing an overview of the impact assessment and interim results, followed by a discussion with a panel of experts.
  • more info: https://ee.ricardo.com/climate-change/impact-assessment-for-the-new-eu-adaptation-strategy
  • register https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5346133793676572940

Climate Thursdays webinar series on climate innovation and climate services is organised under the umbrella of the Climateurope webstival 

This webinar is hosted by CLARA (www.clara-project.eu) and CLARITY (www.clarity-h2020.eu) projects under the umbrella of the CLIMATEUROPE (www.climateurope.eu) (funded by the European Commission under the EU Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement CLARA 730482, Clarity 730355, Climateurope 689029)

Jul
9
Thu
My region: urban heat adaptation...
Jul 9 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Climate Thursdays webinar series on climate innovation and climate services is organised under the umbrella of the Climateurope webstival 

This webinar is hosted by CLARA (www.clara-project.eu) and CLARITY (www.clarity-h2020.eu) projects under the umbrella of the CLIMATEUROPE (www.climateurope.eu) (funded by the European Commission under the EU Horizon 2020 (Grant Agreement CLARA 730482, Clarity 730355, Climateurope 689029)