ECRA Townhall MeetingAt the EGU General Assembly in Vienna, ECRA had a session on "Shaping future climate research in Europe".

The meeting had a keynote speech by Dr. Andrea Tilche, Acting Director, Environment Directorate, DG Research & Innovation, followed by a panel discussion with Dr. Paolo Ruti, ENEA, Vice-Chair European Climate Research Alliance; Prof. Dr. Valerio Lucarini, University of Hamburg /ERC Advanced Grant Holder; Dr. Sylvie Joussaume, CNRS, Institut Pierre Simon Laplace, FR and Dr. Peter Braesicke, National Centre for Atmospheric Science, UK.

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05.11.2013, Brussels

During the International Conference on Regional Climate CORDEX in Brussels, ECRA hosted a special session entitled "When models (don't) meet observations - Scale challenges in high resolution climate modelling".

The session consisted of keynotes by Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen, DMI ("How bad can it be: Dealing with imperfect models") and Thomas Jung, AWI ("Challenges and prospects of high-resolution climate modelling"), followed by a panel discussion.

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