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
Since 2013 the Open European Day – now European Urban Resilience Forum – offers a unique exchange platform where city representatives and stakeholders from various local and regional institutions come together to discuss strategies and actions for adapting to climate change and building urban resilience.
In 2019, all those seeking to shape a climate-resilient future for our cities and regions are once again invited to take part. The Forum will keep its informative, open and interactive character and ‘Powerpoint-free’ format. Participants are encouraged to share experiences and points of view on diverse topics, tackling existing challenges in local urban adaptation, while exploring potential solutions and opportunities for future collaboration.
“This meeting will provide an opportunity to reflect on the last two years of research to highlight key achievements, encourage inter-project collaboration and provide the opportunity for forward planning to address policy needs and remaining knowledge gaps.”
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.
Isadora Christel Jiménez, Earth Sciences Department, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
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)
|15:00-15:05||Introduction to the webinar (I. Christel)|
|15:05-15:15||S2S4E project (K. Hernández)|
|15:20-15:30||APPLICATE project (M. Terrado)|
|15:35-15:45||PRIMAVERA project (D. Bojovic)|
|15:50-16:00||General discussion on climate services for energy – how useful is to share knowledge using case studies?|
|Farewell (I. Christel)|
The National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Royal Meteorological Society are jointly hosting the 2-day UK Atmospheric Science Conference in Birmingham on 2-3 July 2019. The meeting will provide a unique opportunity to bring together atmospheric scientists with interests in weather, climate and atmospheric chemistry to present latest research findings.
The Student and Early Career Scientists Annual conference provides an excellent opportunity for Masters, Undergraduate and PhD students, as well as early career scientists, working in fields related to meteorology to present their work in a friendly environment.
“The 2019 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2019) will focus on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies that provide options for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fuel diversity for sustainable growth.”
“The Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the UCLA School of Law, in partnership with the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, the Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative, and the Harvard Solar Geoengineering Research Program, is pleased to announce the Sixth International Geoengineering Summer School.”