Thank you
to all the participants of our meeting
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Climate Research: reflecting on the past and planning for the future
– An online event to celebrate 10 years of ECRA –

on 10 March 2021, 14:30-17:00, online

The European Climate Research Alliance celebrated its 10 years anniversary with this high-level event. The event was open to all, and featured keynote presentations, panel discussion, and options for your interaction.


More information below (click to open category):

 ▨    Connection Info; Date & Time
Date: Wednesday 10 March 2021
Time: 14:30 - 17:00 CET

Location: Virtual meeting: GoToWebinar:
global.gotomeeting.com/join/951669461


 ▨    Agenda, Speakers & Presentations
ECRA welcomed the following speakers for this anniversary event:
 

14:00-14:30

  Log-In, Testing connection, Q&A
(general presentation)

Winfried Hoke, ECRA Secretary 
14:30-14:45   Welcoming Words
Anniversary Video (Achievements of the last ten years)
Prof. Peter Braesicke (KIT; Chair of ECRA)
       
14:45-15:05    Overview of the ECRA Collaborative Programmes  
     CP-SLC Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts (presentation) Gianmaria Sannino & Ingo Sasgen
     CP-CHC Changes in the Hydrological Cycle (presentation) Elisa Palazzi & Ralf Ludwig
     CP-HIE High Impact Events and Climate Change (presentation) Martin Drews & Hilppa Gregow
     CP-ARC Arctic Climate Stability and Change (presentation) Lars Smedsrud
       
     Keynote I  
15:05-15:10    Greetings and Introduction  Moderator Peter Gibbs
15:10-15:30    Keynote presentation
 Title: Research and Innovation accelerating
 Europe’s green and digital transformation
Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General,
DG-RTD, European Commission
15:30-15:35    Q&A Part 1 Peter Gibbs, Jean-Eric Paquet, all
       
15:35-15:50   Tea Break  
       
     Keynote II  
15:50-16:10    Title: So far so good -
 but now it gets challenging.
Connie Hedegaard, Mission Board
Chair (more info below)
16:10-16:15    Q&A Part 2 Peter Gibbs, Connie Hedegaard, all
       
     Panel Discussion  
16:15-16:55    Panel discussion with all speakers and panelists
 Moderator: Peter Gibbs
Philippe Tulkens as substitute for Jean-Eric Paquet
Connie Hedegaard
Michel Rixen, WMO
Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF
Rob McSweeney, CarbonBrief
Peter Braesicke, Chair ECRA
   Invervention topics
   Climate Science in support of society:
    successes, challenges and opportunities
Michel Rixen, WMO
   Requirements for new climate science emerging
    from the operational provision
    of climate services
Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF
   A few insights into extreme event
    attribution in the media 

    (Carbon Brief / Attribution map)
Rob McSweeney, CarbonBrief
       
       
16:55-17:00   Wrap-Up
Closing by Moderator and ECRA Chair
 Peter Gibbs & Peter Braesicke
       
17:00-17:30   Personal Stories Video,
Opportunity for questions to the ECRA Secretary
 Winfried Hoke



List of speakers and affiliations:
  • Jean-Eric Paquet, European Commission, DG RTD, Director-General
  • Philippe Tulkens, European Commission, DG RTD, Deputy Head of Unit
  • Connie Hedegaard, Former European Commissioner for Climate Action and current Mission Board Chair on Adaptation to Climate Change including societal change. Homepage.
  • Michel Rixen, WMO, World Climate Research Programme Action, Senior Scientific Officer
  • Carlo Buontempo, ECMWF, Director of Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)
  • Robert McSweeney, CarbonBrief, Science editor
  • Thanks to our moderator Peter Gibbs, former BBC Weather presenter and current board member of the Walker Institute at the University of Reading
  • and of course our Chair Peter Braesicke, KIT, Germany and the leads of our Collaborative Programmes:
  • CP-SLC: Gianmaria Sannino, Climate Modelling Laboratory, Department of Sustainability, ENEA, IT
  • CP-SLC: Ingo Sasgen, AWI, DE
  • CP-CHC: Elisa Palazzi, Istituto di Scienze dell'Atmosfera e del Clima, IT
  • CP-CHC: Ralf Ludwig, Fakultät für Geowissenschaften, LMU, DE
  • CP-HIE: Martin Drews, Technical Univsersity of Denmark, DK
  • CP-HIE: Hilppa Gregow, Finnish Meteorological Institute, FI
  • CP-ARC: Lars H. Smedsrud, Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen; Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research; NO
  • ECRA Secretariat: Winfried Hoke, ECRA Office, Brussels, BE
This is the current version of the agenda (08.03.2021), however, updates are possible.


 ▨    ECRA General Assemblies (March 2022)
This 10 year ECRA event takes place in lieu of the 4th ECRA General Assembly (GA), originally planned for 10-11 March 2021. This GA will take place, exactly a year later.

Event: 4th ECRA General Assembly 2022
Event theme: Extreme events under climate change – understanding, communicating, and managing the risks
Date: Tuesday 08 March & Wednesday 09 March 2022
Location: physical meeting at Square Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
Event website

- - past events - -

The third ECRA General Assembly took place in 2019:
Event: 3rd ECRA General Assembly 2019.
Event theme: Climate Change and Actionable Information
Date: Wednesday 27 March & Thursday 28 March 2019
Location: physical meeting at Square Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
Event website

The second ECRA General Assembly took place in 2017:
Event: 2nd ECRA General Assembly 2017.
Event theme: Climate Change and Vulnerable Regions
Date: Tuesday 07 March & Wednesday 08 March 2017
Location: physical meeting at Square Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
Event website

The first ECRA General Assembly took place in 2015:
Event: ECRA General Assembly 2015.
Event theme: New knowledge for risk reduction
Date: Wednesday 25 March & Thursday 26 March 2015
Location: physical meeting at Square Brussels, Brussels, Belgium.
Event website


 ▨    Video
We have prepared a short video introducing the event.

10 y event Intro video

You can access it via (YouTube):
ecra-climate.eu/10y-video
Online from 14:00 on 10 March.

We have also created another video, showing you a more personal view on ECRA from the perspective of our Collaborative Programme leads (YouTube):
ecra-climate.eu/10y-stories
Online from 16:30 on 10 March.

The ECRA YouTube channel can be found here:
youtube.com/channel/UC5yrpXUilxslI5KGFCv0huw


 ▨    Flyer & Updates
  • Download the flyer here: pdf (version 08.03.2021)
  • Sign up for the ECRA mailinglists here.
  • Follow ECRA on Twitter.


 ▨    Interact with the event!
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