Conference programme

Please find the detailed conference prgramme here.

The main conference programme will take place during Feb 28th to Mar 2nd (Tuesday to Thursday), from 9 am until 7 pm – please see below for more details on individual sessions.

Parallel sessions will take place on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon, covering the following topics:

S 1 – Learning from Success and Failure

The main aim of the three parallel sessions is to provide the floor to present examples of providers and users initiated climate services and reflect on the good examples as well and on those good ideas that never worked properly. Failures and success go hand in hand and bring an important basis for innovation and further development.

  • S12: Examples of user initiated services – Chair: Katiuscia Fara, James Hansen – Tuesday Feb 28th, 13:45 – 15:15
  • S13: Good ideas that never worked – Chair: Julie Arrighi – Tuesday Feb 28th, 13:45 – 15:15
  • S14: National initiatives in Climate Services – Chair: Arame Tall, Ana Bucher – Tuesday Feb 28th, 13:45 – 15:15
  • S15: Projects on the regional and trans-national scale – Chair: Joerg Helmschrot – Tuesday Feb 28th, 13:45 – 15:15

S 2 – Operationalization of Climate Services

These parallel sessions focus on the different aspects of having CS operationalized. It is again a forum to present best practice examples. An important focus will be the development of business models including the different stages of its implementation; the evaluation of existing climate services, and how this might contribute to have effective climate services. The question about the effectiveness of climate services will be taken into account from different perspectives (users and end-goals), presenting best practices and lessons learned.

  • S21: Climate Services business models – Chair: Maria Manez – Tuesday Feb 28th, 15:45 – 17:15
  • S22: Climate Services added value and evaluation – Chair: Susanne Schuck, Atte Harjanne – Tuesday Feb 28th, 15:45 – 17:15
  • S23: What are effective Climate Services? – Chair: Stephen Zebiak, James Hansen – Tuesday Feb 28th, 15:45 – 17:15

S 3 – Mutual Learning (I)

The parallel sessions in Mutual Learning I and II have different perspectives on the topic:

  • S31: From data and information to knowledge – Chair: Bruce Hewitson – Wednesday Mar 1st, 13:45 – 15:15
  • S32: User involvement in Climate Services development – Chair: Katisucia Fara, Chris Hewitt – Wednesday Mar 1st, 13:45 – 15:15
  • S33: Climate services research and capacity building needs – Chair: Lawrence Buja, James Hansen – Wednesday Mar 1st, 13:45 – 15:15

S 4 – Mutual Learning (II)

  • S41: What can we learn from all the co-activities? – Chair: Andreas Haensler – Wednesday Mar 1st, 15:45 – 17:15
  • S42: Effective knowledge brokering – Chair: Sukaina Bharwani, Florian Bauer, Sigmund Kluckner – Wednesday Mar 1st, 15:45 – 17:15
  • S43: Local knowledge for local action – Chair: Katiuscia Fara – Wednesday Mar 1st, 15:45 – 17:15

Each parallel session features 5 talks of 10 ( presentation) + 5 (discussion) minutes. Moreover, there will be one-minute elevator pitches for the posters during the sessions to which they belong thematically.

Poster sessions

Posters will be displayed during respective sessions. These ‘poster with lunch’ sessions will take place on the subsequent day for any respective session:

  • S 1 – Learning from Success and Failure, S 2 – Operationalization of Climate Services: Wednesday Mar 1st, 12:30 – 13:45
  • S 3, S4 – Mutual Learning (I), (II): Thursday Mar 2nd,  12:30 – 13:45

Side events

There will be side events during the conference days as well as on Monday and Friday. Please find an overview here.