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Understanding provision and use of ‘Climate Services’ in Wales – Workshop

November 27, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm

By invitation only.

 

Natural Resources Wales, Welsh Government, UKCIP and NERC  bring together organisations that have a role or interest in provision and use of climate services to support decision making. Equivalent workshops are being held in London, Edinburgh and Belfast to gather a UK-wide perspective.

There is emerging recognition of ‘climate services’ in Europe and internationally – with the European Commission seeking to create a world-leading market of climate services, in part through leveraging significant Horizon 2020 funding for research and innovation.

‘Climate services’ go beyond simply providing climate data, instead bringing it together with other information sources to provide customised services and solutions for adaptation, mitigation and risk management. It should be end-user driven, co-designed with customers and stakeholders, and provided by both public bodies and businesses to deliver tools for end-user decision-making.

We are gathering together a range of people who provide and/or use climate services to discuss:

  • What does our Welsh ‘climate services’ community looks like? Do we need to develop partnerships or networks to better deliver and engage in climate service initiatives in the UK and Europe?
  • How can we inform the UK and European delivery of climate services – including the European Commission’s current ‘Research and Innovation Roadmap for the development of climate services’?
  • Identification of research needs, knowledge gaps and potential innovations in climate services? How can these be linked to UK and Horizon 2020?

09:30 – 10:00

Setting the scene – climate services in the UK and Europe: opportunities and challenges

10:00 – 11:30

Understanding the climate service community in Wales and the UK

11:30 – 12:30

A climate service community within the UK/Europe?

12:30 – 13:15

Lunch will be provided

13:15 – 15:30

Knowledge, research and innovation gaps, and priorities

15:30

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Climate Services Invite (English) copy

Details

Date:
November 27, 2014
Time:
9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Event Category:

Organizer

Natural Resources Wales, UKCIP & Welsh Government
Email:
CC&NRM@wales.gsi.gov.uk

Venue

The Angel Hotel
Castle Street
Cardiff, CF10 1SZ United Kingdom
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Phone:
029 2064 9200