The Climate Symposium 2014

The Climate Symposium 2014 13-­‐17 October Darmstadt GERMANY Climate Research and Earth Observa7ons from Space Climate Informa7on for Decision Making 480 par7cipants already registered, only 120 places le=! Register online: The Climate Symposium 2014 •  Organized by EUMETSAT and WCRP with support from the European Commission •  Sponsored by: ESA, NOAA, JAXA, CNES, GFCS, GEO, DLR, City Darmstadt, Airbus and Thales Alenia Space/ OHB System The Climate Symposium 2014 OBJECTIVES •  Take stock of the current state of climate science and the exis7ng climate observing system •  Open up a dialogue between scien7sts and providers of space-­‐based climate data to iden7fy gaps and objec7ves for climate monitoring in the future •  Create a joint ac7on plan for an interna7onal space-­‐based climate observing system evolving from exis7ng ac7vi7es •  Help climate-­‐related risk management on the development of responsible and affordable climate change mi7ga7on and adapta7on op7ons The Climate Symposium 2014 EXPECTED OUTCOMES •  A unique forum for global space agencies, scien7sts and decision and policy makers to engage in dialogue •  A step forward in defining the space-­‐based Earth observa7on system of the future (CEOS/CGMS Working group on climate – space-­‐based architecture) •  Research priori7es for detec7on and abribu7on of causes and consequences of climate changes with emphasis on space-­‐
based climate observa7ons •  A join ac7on plan for interna7onal space-­‐based climate observing responsive to the emerging needs in the context of GFCS and FE The Climate Symposium 2014 PROGRAMME ELEMENTS •  The daily themes are organizing around the WCRP Grand Challenges •  Plenary Orals and Poster Presenta7ons •  Panel Discussion: Climate Informa7on for Decision Makers •  Exci7ng ac7vi7es for ECS and Students + Awards •  Final Statement on 10 year vision for space-­‐based observa7ons for climate science and services •  Daily networking/social events The Climate Symposium 2014 First Day (Monday, 13 October 2014): •  Welcome session: David Carlson (WCRP Director), Julia Slingo (Science chair of Symposium), Alain RaSer (DG of EUMETSAT), Jochen Partsch (Mayor of Darmstadt) •  High-­‐level introducSon: B. Zypries (German State Secretary for Economic affairs & energy); EU commissioner in charge of climate change; M. Jarraud (WMO Secretary-­‐General), Barbara Ryan (Director of GEO) •  Talks ‘Seeng the scene’: •  EC representa7ve tbc, M. Jarraud (WMO/GFCS), Thomas Stocker (IPCC WG I) •  Observa7onal capabili7es: A. Simmons (GCOS), G. Stephens (JPL) •  Science perspec7ves: O. Boucher (CNRS), C. Jakob (Monash Univ.), n.n. •  Services + reanalyses: E. Källen (ECMWF), K. Onogi (JMA), J. Schulz (EUM), L. Goddard (Columbia Univ.), A. Busalacchi (Univ. Of Maryland) The Climate Symposium 2014 2nd through 4th day (Tuesday – Thursday) Science talks and posters in 6 sessions around the six Grand challenges of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP): 1. Clouds, circulaSon and climate sensiSvity 2. The changing water cycle 3. Cryosphere in a warming world 4. Ocean circulaSon and regional sea level rise 5. PredicSon and a^ribuSon of extremes 6. Regional climate variability and change: Enabling climate services Ø Final day: Summary of science sessions + Q&A, ‘Architecture for climate monitoring from space’, Panel on ‘Future direcSons and responses from space agencies’, Symposium Statement + 10-­‐year vision (Julia Slingo), The Climate Symposium 2014 Evening events: •  Monday: Icebreaker by city of Darmstadt •  Tuesday: 1815 – 2000h: Panel discussion on ‘Climate Informa7on for Decision Makers’ with panellists from industry, global insurance company, energy sector and government + Q & A / followed by a recep7on •  Wednesday: 1815 – 1845h: Climate Change Ini7a7ve (CCI) session / followed by Symposium dinner (ESA) •  Thursday: Mee7ng of YESS community (Young Earth System Scien7sts) tbc / followed by a recep7on identify gaps in the current space-based
component of the climate observing system.
The Climate Symposium 2014 An important topic that will be discussed
is the proposed Architecture for sustained
Climate Monitoring from Space that has
been developed under the auspices of
the Committee on Earth Observation
Satellites (CEOS), the Coordination Group
for Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) and the
World Meteorological Organization (WMO).
Beyond the monitoring of the current state
of the Climate System, the conference will
consider how Earth observation contributes
to future developments in climate research,
modelling and prediction, and science-based
climate services for global development.
Graduate students and early career professionals will
have the opportunity to interact among themselves and
network with leading scientists in an area allocated for
them in the conference venue. This area is designed to
facilitate networking discussions on common interests
and future partnerships.
Outstanding Post-graduate Student
and Early Career Researcher Awards
In recognition of the achievements of the young participants attending the conference, awards will be given
for the most outstanding post-graduate (PhD/Masters)
by students and early career researchers (those who
received their last degree in 2009 or later).
Your Ideas Matter
The young participants will have the opportunity to meet
on Thursday, 16 October (day 4), at 18:00 and provide input to the Symposium Statement that will be presented
on Friday morning during the concluding session.
Contact: Roberta Boscolo, WCRP, [email protected]
Expected outcomes
The venue
The symposium and the follow-on activities are expected
The symposium will take place in the futuristic
Darmstadtium Science and Congress Centre, located
in the heart of the city of Darmstadt, just 30km south
of Frankfurt am Main in Hesse. It is just a short 20 minute
drive from Frankfurt airport, one of Europe’s major hub
airports. For more information on Darmstadt and its
surroundings, please visit the symposium website
for climate impacts, vulnerabilities and risk assessment
and management, and to support the development of
and adaptation options. A key aspect will be the discussion
of research priorities for detection and attribution of
causes and consequences of climate change and variability on sea level, water resources, cryosphere, and
high impact weather phenomena at the regional level.
and prediction by putting in motion a process for creating
a joint action plan for the planning and development of
an international space-based climate observing system
that will be responsive to the current and emerging
needs in the context of the Global Framework for
Climate Services (GFCS) and Future Earth: Research
for Global Development.
Prince Georg’s Garden, Darmstadt
The Climate Symposium 2014 The Darmstad7um, the venue where the symposium will be held