ECRA_GA19 - the 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. The event is open to all, and you are invited to join us for Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 February 2019. This GA's theme will be:
Climate Change and Actionable Information
▨ Time & Date; 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: Square Brussels, 1000 Brussels
Download the Invitation and Agenda (pdf, version 07 Feb)
|Wednesday 27 February 2019
||Registration and Welcome Coffee
|15:30-15:45||Opening Statement||Prof. Peter Braesicke (Chair ECRA)|
|15:45-17:45||Overview of the ECRA Collaborative Programmes|
|CP-SLC Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts||Gianmaria Sannino|
|CP-CHC Changes in the Hydrological Cycle||Elisa Palazzi / Ralf Ludwig|
|CP-HIE High Impact Events and Climate Change||Martin Drews / Hilppa Gregow|
|CP-ARC Arctic Climate Stability and Change||Lars Smedsrud|
|18:30-20:00|| Climate Change and
|Moderation: Jacki Davis|
| Keynote statement
|Patrick Child||European Commission, DG RTD|
| Panel discussing, including:
|Yvon Slingenberg||European Commission, DG Climate Action|
|John Christensen||Director of UNEP DTU, Danmark|
|Isabelle La Jeunesse||University of Tours, France and MIDI Network|
|Peter Braesicke||Chair of ECRA|
|Claudia Traidl-Hoffmann||Director Institute for Environmental Medicine, TUM, Germany and HMGU Munich, Germany|
|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|
|09:10-09:35||Michalis Vousdoukas: Rising Extreme Sea Levels and their global impacts|
|09:35-10:00||Sally Brown: Implications of a projected 1.5degC rise in temperatures: What does this mean for sea-level and coasts?Global Extreme Sea Level projections|
|CP-CHC||Changes in the Hydrological Cycle|
|10:25-10:35||Intro/Moderation: Elisa Palazzi, Ralf Ludwig|
|10:35-11:00||Klaus Goergen: Integrated simulation of the European water cycle including human water use|
|11:00-11:25||Marc Zebisch: Earth Observation of cryosphere and mountain hydrology|
| Climate Research in ECRA — The future of the Collaborative
Programmes Break-Out workshop
|Discussion and brainstorming on the future of our four Collaborative Programmes|
Lars H. Smedsrud and Gianmaria Sannino
|Moderation: Birte Jørgensen and Elisa Palazzi|
|12:10-13:00||Lunch (on site)|
|CP-HIE||High Impact Events and Climate Change|
|13:00-13:10||Intro/Moderation: Martin Drews, Hilppa Gregow|
|13:10-13:35||Rasmus Benestad: A new factor explaining more extreme rain - the reduction in global area with rainfall|
|13:35-14:00||Nicole Van Lipzig: High Impact weather events in a changing climate in different regions of the world|
|CP-ARC||Arctic Climate Stability and Change|
|14:30-14:40||Intro/Moderation: Lars H. Smedsrud|
|14:40-15:05||Thomas Jung: APPLICATE — Advancing Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and LInkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE|
|15:05-15:30||Steffen Olsen or Marius Årthun: Blue Action: Quantify the role of a changing Arctic in predictive capability of weather and climate of the Northern Hemisphere (title to be confirmed)|
|15:30-16:00|| Climate Research in ECRA —
The future of the Collaborative Programmes: Outcomes
|Results of break-out groups and synthesis.|
|Moderation: Peter Braesicke|
|16:00-16:30||Summary, Outlook and Closure|
|16:30||End of meeting (Chair Peter Braesicke)|
Click here for the ECRA Newsletter of Dezember 2018.
The agenda and other information of our previous General Assemblies in 2017 and 2015.
▨ Flyer & Newsletter
A flyer (incl. Agenda) for the event (A4 format) can be downloaded here.
Click here for the ECRA Newsletter of Dezember 2018.
▨ Venue & Location
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.
Location: Coudenberg 3, 1000 Brussels
3rd floor, 'The Arc'
GPS coordinates of event entrance: 50°50'36.2"N 4°21'28.7"E (Google Maps)
A 6-minute walk from Central station.
PDF by Square Brussels on how to get there (entrance nr. 4 on pdf)
or floor plan of the Square Brussels complex (pdf): 'The Arc' at Level 3
▨ 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 slido during sessions
- Participants agree to the use of photographs for our social media (unless otherwise noted during the registration)
- On-site, a brochure will be availabe with the WiFi information and access to the ECRA Sli.do.
- Hand in the questionnaire handed out on site or
- enter your responses electronically (link will be posted here)
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?
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.
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!