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While climate services are being provided through pilot efforts in many parts of the world, moving beyond these initial efforts to implement climate services at scale remains a challenge.

The third International Conference on Climate Services (ICCS 3) explored opportunities and constraints regarding the transition to sustained climate services, paying specific attention to issues of drought monitoring, coastal management, and climate-related health interventions.

The conference created an opportunity for updates of a variety of projects and contributed to the development of the CSP workplan. ICCS 3 was held December 4-6, 2013 at the Montego Bay Convention Centre in Montego Bay, Jamaica; December 3 was reserved for side events. The conference report and presentations are found below.

Conference report

  • A high-resolution version of the conference report
  • A low-resolution version of the conference report

Opening session

  • Climate services in the Caribbean, David Farrell
  • Climate services around the world, Filipe Lucio
  • National-level climate services for agriculture, Alicia Martins
  • Intro to the ICCS Tools Expo, Cathy Vaughan
  • Conference roadmap, Steve Zebiak

Climate Services Evaluation

  • Evaluating climate services: Lessons from Mali, Ed Carr
  • Assessing the socio-economic benefits of meteorological & hydrological services, Glen Anderson
  • Evaluating the Caribbean Agrometeorological Initiative, Dave Letson
  • Evaluating climate services for farmers, Arame Tall
  • Adaptation made to measure, Eva Wuttge

Drought early warning systems

  • Drought Early Warning in the Caribbean, Adrian Trotman
  • Drought forecasts using SPI, Cedric Van_Meerbeeck
  • National Integrated Drought Information System, Robin Webb

Joint Programming Initiative

  • Links between JPI and other activities, Chris Hewitt
  • Climate service user requirements, Mattias Themessl
  • Providers of climate services in Germany, Maria Manez

Pilot Program for Climate Resilience

  • Pilot Program for Climate Resilience, Kanta Kumari
  • PPCR Mozambique, Jose Alvaro Malanco
  • PPCR Nepal, Rishi Ram Sharma
  • PPCR Niger, Yahaya Naoumou
  • PPCR Tajikistan, Anvar Homidov
  • PPCR Yemen, Nabil Abjulqader Sha’lan

Training session: Climate Predictability Tool

  • CPT Training, Angel Munoz

Coastal management

  • CLIM-RUN: A Participatory process for the definition of climate products in coastal zones, Valentina Giannini
  • Are coastal zones well managed, Kasey Jacobs & Janice Cumberbatch
  • Climate risk and adaptation services in coastal zones, Antonio Marcomini
  • Impacts of climate change and the role of ecosystem-based adaptation in the Caribbean, Owen Day

Climate services for agriculture in Jamaica

  • Brief assessment, Glenroy Brown
  • Jamaica’s institutional arrangements, Albert Daley
  • Capacity building support, Dianne Dormer
  • Findings and future plans, Cliff Mahlung ICCS3 Presentation
  • Climate information & outreach in the Jamaican agricultural sector, Cavell Francis-Rhiney
  • Developing climate services, Jackie Spence

Training session: R training

  • Statistical modeling of malaria in Botswana using R, Rachel Lowe

Climate services and the private sector

  • Climate services and the private sector, Guy Brasseur
  • International Energy & Meteorology Community, Alberto Troccoli
  • CCCA, its climate services, and approach to reach the users, Matthias Themessl

Integrated climate risk management at the UNDP

  • Strengthening climate services to manage risks and impacts, AR Subbiah
  • Stakeholder engagement and community perspectives, Anne Hammill
  • Integrated climate risk management at UNDP, Rajeev Issar
  • Integrated climate change adaptation strategies, Dieter Rothenberger

The role of climate in disease decision support systems

  • Impact of climate change on health, Christine Clarke
  • An integrated approach to understanding surrounding dengue in emergent and endemic areas, Mary Hayden
  • Climate and the global distribution of dengue and yellow fever, Michael Johansson
  • Quantifying spatio-temporal risk factors of dengue, Rachel Lowe
  • Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network (GLEAN), Claudia Munoz Zanzi

Informing DfID’s research funding for early warning and risk assessment

  • Science for Humanitarian Emergence & Resilience: Caribbean consultation, Alex Harvey
  • Science for Humanitarian Emergence & Resilience: Scoping study, Darren Lumbroso

Training session: QGIS

  • Quantum Geographic Information Systems (QGIS), Jennifer Boehnert

Climate services for better health

  • Climate services for better health, Carlos Corvalan
  • Improving climate services for the health sector, Tufa Dinku
  • Public health and the role of the health sector, Michel Jancloes
  • Climate services for better health, Chris Hewitt
  • Climate and health partnership to control meningitis, Madeleine Thomson

Prioritizing research in support of climate services

  • Research priorities for climate services, Walter Baethgen
  • Prioritizing research in support of climate service institutions, Jim Buizer
  • Climate services for development: social science research priorities, Ed Carr
  • Funding research priorities for development, John Furlow
  • Priotizing research in support of climate research, Lisa Goddard
  • Research priorities in the Caribbean, Adrian Trotman

Participatory development of seasonal forecast action alert for the Caribbean

  • Caribbean Action Alert, Erin Coughlan and Ashley Curtis

Training Session: CCORAL

  • CCORAL training, Keith Nicholls
  • Opening remarks, Chris Hewitt
  • Reporting on the Tools Expo, Ana Bucher
  • Establishing good practice, Bruce Hewitson
  • Prioritizing research, Lawrence Buja
  • Building capacity, Emily CoBabe
  • Directing investment, John Furlow
  • Stakeholder engagement, Walter Baethgen
  • Stakeholder engagement, Walter Baethgen