Opening Ceremony Programme

Opening Session, Aula, 10 September 2012

09:00 – 9:45 Opening by the EMS President and Welcome Addresses

Dominique Marbouty, EMS President
Antoni Rozalski, Pro-rector in Charge of Research
Mieczyslaw S. Ostojski, Director-General IMGW
Kazimierz Klysik, Head Department of Meteorology and Climatology, University of Lódz
Joanna Wibig, PTG-Meteorological Section, President
Aryan van Engelen, ECSN
Dennis Schulze, PRIMET
Ben Dieterink, HMEI

09:45 – 10:15 Strategic Lectures

Chair: Dominique Marbouty

Filipe Lúcio, Head Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office, WMO (Presentation, PDF, 5 MB)
"Global Framework for Climate Services: towards improved decision-making in climate sensitive sector"

10:15 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 13:00 Strategic Lectures – continued

Reinhard Schulte-Braucks, Head GMES Bureau, European Commission's Enterprise and Industry DG (Presentation, PDF, 2.8 MB)
"The European Union's activities in the area of climate change"

Michael Rast, Head Science Strategy, Coordination and Planning Office, ESA (Presentation, PDF, 7.6 MB)
"Earth Observation in Support of Climate Services"

Jörg Schulz, Climate Product Expert at Meteorological Operations Division, EUMETSAT (Presentation, PDF, 9.4 MB)
"Sustained Climate Monitoring for Climate Services: EUMETSAT's perspective"

Freja Vamborg, Project Manager MiKlip project, MPI Hamburg (Presentation, PDF, 6.2 MB)
"Decadal climate predictions for climate services"

Roberto Buizza, Head Predictability Division, ECMWF (Presentation, PDF, 5.4 MB)
"Seasonal prediction: opportunities and challenges"

13:00 Closing