Day 1: Monday 23 October
For the details of each session, click on the title.
Note: The program will be updated with allocation of rooms for side events when that is finalised.
|8:30 - 10:00||Plenary in the Dome||DOME||Opening of the Conference|
|10:00 - 10:30||Break||Tea and coffee break|
|10:30 - 12:30||5 Parallel Sessions||DOME||
S15: Water cycle (Themes 1, 2, 3)
Convenors: Jan Polcher - Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (LMD-IPSL), France; Moussa Diakhaté - Université Amadou Mahtar Mbow (UAM), Senegal; Marie-Amelie Boucher - Université de Sherbrooke, Canada; Dewi Kirono - CSIRO, Australia
Session description : The water cycle is under the combined influence of anthropogenic climate change and human water management aimed at optimising our resources. This session aims to explore recent progress in our understanding of these two drivers, their interactions and how they will impact water availability in the coming decades or how they have shaped the evolution of water resources in the past. The session should also cover efforts to quantify the water cycle as this is the basis for detecting and estimating the magnitude of human impacts. Abstracts covering these topics in the various components of the Earth system are solicited. The session aims to be multi-disciplinary and welcomes contributions from the various scientific disciplines dealing with the hydrological cycle.
Convenors: Mat Collins - University of Exeter, UK; Lisa Alexander - University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia; Nicola Maher - University of Colorado, USA
Session description: Focus on advances in understanding the characteristics and processes responsible for natural climate variability on intra-seasonal, seasonal-to-annual, annual-to-decadal, decadal to centennial, and centennial to millennial timescales.
Keynote speakers: Marisol Osman - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany / Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA), Argentina (ECR); Julie Arblaster - Monash University, Australia; Masa Kageyama - Laboratoire des sciences du climat et l'environnement (IPSL-LSCE), France
Convenors: Elisabeth Thompson - Met Office, UK; Alexander Ruane NASA, USA
Session description : Developing unambiguous and communicable climate information for decision-making. Designing services informed by stakeholder context. Climate information (past, present and future) on derivative variables (thresholds, extremes, compound climate responses, regional tipping points, etc.). How to characterize what is plausible, defensible and actionable information for climate services. Communicating meta-data and transparent methodologies for more robust climate application.
S24: Attribution of changes (Theme 2)
Convenors: Izidine Pinto - University of Cape Town, South Africa; Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick - University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia; Joyce Kimutai - Kenya Meteorological Department, Kenya
Session description : Contributions that attribute climate change and weather and climate extremes to external factors on regional and/or global scales; attribution of impacts to climate change. Developing and evaluating methodology for climate change attribution and extreme events attribution; communication and application of attribution studies for societal benefit.
S39: Institutions and frameworks (Theme 3)
Convenors: Judith Mulwa - GSMA, Kenya; Christopher Hewitt - World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland; Carlo Buontempo - ECMWF, UK
Session description : The global (framework for) climate services at regional and local scales. Roles of National Meteorological Services, commercial, academic and institutional climate services. Dynamics of global-north-south relationships in climate services. Open-source climate science / Open Access publications. Tools and resources (including IPCC AR6 Regional Atlas), and transparency on strengths, weaknesses, and limitations. Improving communication and diffusion of information. Sustainability of capacity.
|12:30 - 14:00||
|TH02: Global Precipitation Experiment (GPEX): What is it and How to get involved|
|TH09: Community discussion on balancing data-intensive and other foundational climate research activities|
|WM03: Smart sensors for agri-food and environmental monitoring systems|
|WM04: CGIAR ClimBeR Early Warning Early Action Early Finance (AWARE) Platform initiative|
|CM01: From models to impact – the climate information cascade|
|GA01: Journey of a Kigali Pixel - Game (Part 1)|
|14:00 - 16:00||5 Parallel Sessions||DOME||
Convenors: Kristie Ebi - University of Washington, USA; Sari Kovats - London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, UK; Negin Nazarian - University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia
Session description : Quantifying the impact of global climate change on human health, developing methods for climate change risk assessment for population health, and modelling urban trends, demographic change, urban climates on health, wellbeing and productivity.
S14: Global energy budget (Themes 1, 2)
Convenors: Sonia Seneviratne - ETH Zurich, Switzerland; Graeme Stephens - JPL Science - NASA, USA
Session description : Advances in understanding on changes in the global energy budget in the coupled ocean-atmosphere-land-cryosphere systems.
Convenors: Noël Sébastien Keenlyside - Bergen University, Norway; Willem Landman - University of Pretoria, South Africa; Marisol Osman - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) Germany / Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera (CIMA), Argentina; June-Yi Lee - Pusan National University, South Korea
Session description: Showcasing progress and challenges in understanding the predictability of Earth’s climate at time horizons from weeks to decades, and advances in the development of climate prediction systems including novel approaches such as those using AI/ML.
S37: Regional attribution (Theme 3)
Convenors: Amadou T. Gaye - Université Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal; Kamoru Abiodun Lawal - Nigerian Meteorological Agency, Niger; Rupert Stuart-Smith - University of Oxford, UK
Session description : Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in climate system. Attribution of regional extremes. Institutional capacity / access to attribution. Linking attribution information and the decision maker. Attribution of climate impact drivers.
Convenors: Andrew Robertson - International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), USA; Anna Steynor - Met Office, UK; Geneva List - International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), USA
Session description : Metrics of information robustness, and of appropriate communication and adoption. Assessing the relationship between information uncertainty and decision consequence. Ethics and values, accountability, misunderstanding and contradiction between services, and avoiding maladaptation. Defining and assessing added value in decision contexts. Context specific barriers to information access use and understanding. Global north-south interactions in provider-client dynamics. Socio-economic benefits of climate services. Prioritizing investments in climate services.
|16:00 - 18:00||Posters & Refreshments||Live poster session at KCC|
|18:00 - 18:30||Plenary in the Dome
Bringing it all together
|Wrap up of the day’s key discussions and preview of the next day|
|From 18:30||Free time||Dining, networking, socializing|
|20:00 - 22:00||
Townhalls, Learning Labs, Workshops
|LL02: Open Earth System Science in Cloud|
|LL03: Journey of a Kigali Pixel - Masterclass|
|LL04: CMIP and CORDEX analysis and evaluation tools|
|TH03: Early-mid career perspectives on South-North inequalities: fair collaborative research as a way of reducing them|
|TH04: Schmidt Futures Virtual Earth Systems Research Institute Short talk Series|
|WM05: Open Science and Peer Review- Towards a Stronger Evidence Base|
|WM06: Climate data rescue: improving our historical climate records|
|CM03: Climate data mixer|