ECRA_GA19 - the third ECRA General Assembly on 27-28 February 2019, Brussels, BE
For the third time, the European Climate Research Alliance is hosting an ECRA General Assembly in Brussels. Save the date for the Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019. This GA's theme will be:
Climate Change and Actionable Information
Register via http://ECRA_GA19.eventbrite.com/ (registration between 03 Dec and 27 Feb) or
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We welcome your input for the event: http://bit.ly/preparing_ECRA_GA19. What is your background? Is there a Collaborative Programme of a particular interest for you?
More information (click to open the category):
Time & Location, Registration
Time: Wednesday 27 February and Thursday 28 February.
27 Feb: 15:00 - 20:00
28 Feb: 09:00 - 16:30.
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Register via http://ECRA_GA19.eventbrite.com/
(registration between 03 Dec and 27 Feb)
Location: Coudenberg 3, 1000 Brussels
GPS coordinates of event entrance: 50°50'36.2"N 4°21'28.7"E (Google Maps)
PDF by Square Brussels on how to get there.
A flyer for the event (A4 format) can be downloaded here.
Square Brussels was already the venue of our choice for the General Assemblies in 2017 and 2015 (Click the links for information about the past events).
The main venue for ECRA_GA19 will be 'The Arc', a parlamentarian room for approximately 140 people.
New this year: Square Brussel's room 202, one floor below the Arc, will serve the meeting as an additional room on Day 2. It will be used for the breakout group. See the Agenda for more information (provided soon).
Participation & Social media
We welcome your input before the event
- complete our short 2 minute survey at bit.ly/preparing_ECRA_GA19.
- Twitter: use our hashtag #ECRA_GA19
- Participate and get active in our breakout group on Day 2
- Possibility to ask questions in person (Q&A after each session) or online via lolcat slido during sessions
- Participants agree to the use of photographs for our social media (unless otherwise noted during the registration)
- twitter hashtag, on-site brochure, wifi password, slido...
- Hand in the questionnaire handed out on site or
- enter your responses electronically (link will be posted here)
Tentative Agenda as of early December 2018
|Wednesday 27 February 2019|
|15:00-15:30||Registration and Welcome Coffee|
|15:30-15:45||Opening Statement||Prof. Peter Braesicke (Chair ECRA)|
|Overview of the ECRA Collaborative Programmes|
|15:45-16:00||CP-SLC Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts||Gianmaria Sannino|
|16:00-16:15||CP-CHC Changes in the Hydrological Cycle||Elisa Palazzi / Ralf Ludwig|
|16:15-16:30||CP-HIE High Impact Events and Climate Change||Martin Drews / Hilppa Gregow|
|16:30-16:45||CP-ARC Arctic Climate Stability and Change||Lars Smedsrud|
|Climate Change and Actionable Information|
|18:30-20:00||Members from the European Commission, the European Parliament, and high-level scientists will participate in keynote statements and a panel discussion. The agenda will be made available as soon as possible.|
|Moderator: Jackie Davis|
|Thursday 28 February 2019|
|08:30-09:00||Registration and Welcome Coffee|
|The Arc (main room)||Room 202 (capacity 51 pax)|
|CP-SLC||Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts|
|09:00-09:10||Intro/Moderation. Gianmaria Sannino (IT)|
|09:10-09:35||Presentation and Discussion|
|09:35-10:00||Presentation and Discussion|
|CP-CHC||Changes in the Hydrological Cycle|
|10:25-10:35||Intro/Moderation. Elisa Palazzi (IT), Ralf Ludwig (DE)|
|10:35-11:00||Integrated simulation of the European water cycle including human water. Klaus Goergen|
|11:00-11:25||Presentation and Discussion. Marc Zebisch|
|Climate Research in ECRA — The future of the Collaborative Programmes|
|Workshop Discussion and brainstorming on the organisation into four Collaborative Programmes, in the main room and the workshop room|
|Moderation: tbd||Moderation tbd|
|11:25-12:10||Future of the four CPs||Future of the four CPs|
|12:10-13:00||Lunch (on site) (and possibility for a short walk)|
|CP-HIE||High Impact Events and Climate Change (Martin Drews / Hilppa Gregow)|
|13:00-13:10||Intro/Moderation. Martin Drews (DK), Hilppa Gregow (FI)|
|13:10-13:35||Presentation and Discussion|
|13:35-14:00||Presentation and Discussion|
|CP-ARC||Arctic Climate Stability and Change (Lars Smedsrud)|
|14:40-15:05||APPLICATE. Thomas Jung / Luisa Cristini|
|15:05-15:30||Presentation and Discussion|
|15:30-16:00||Climate Research in ECRA — The future of the Collaborative Programmes: Outcomes|
|Results of break-out groups and synthesis.|
|16:00-16:30||Summary, Outlook and Closure|
|16:30||End of meeting (Chair Peter Braesicke)|
The agenda and other information of our previous General Assemblies in 2017 and 2015 can be found by following the links.
This event is open to all and will provide a platform for exciting discussions on our present and future climate. On the first day's afternoon and evening, scientists, decision-makers and experts from other fields will join for presentations and panel discussions, and we would welcome your participation. The second day will focus on science and ECRA's Collaborative Programmes. A detailed agenda, including more details, will follow soon on this site and on Twitter (#ECRA_GA19).
The ECRA General Assembly 2019 will discuss current issues of a forum to discuss climate research priorities, vulnerable regions, impacts and potential adaptation strategies, along with advancing integrative and collaborative research. More than 110 climate scientists, policy makers and representatives from relevant climate initiatives made it a successful conference!