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Technical Conference on Changing Climate and Demands for Climate Services for Sustainable Development

Antalya, Turkey, 16-18 February 2010

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MONDAY, 15 FEBRUARY 2010 

Arrival of Participants in Antalya

16:00-18:00

Registration – Susesi Hotel

TUESDAY, 16 FEBRUARY 2010

08:00-08:30

Registration (contd.)

Session I: 

Opening of the Technical Conference

08:30

Welcome
Mehmet Caglar
Turkish State Meteorological Service, Ankara, Turkey

08:35

Address
Pierre Bessemoulin
President, Commission for Climatology (CCl) of WMO

08:40

Address
Antonio Busalacchi
Chairman, Joint Steering Committee
World Climate Research Programme

08:45

Address
Avinash Tyagi
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

08:50

Conference Opening Address
Mustafa Eldemir
Under Secretary of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Government of Turkey

09:05

Group photo and Tea/Coffee Break

Session II:  

Societal Demands for Climate Services for Adaptation and Risk   Management

Chairman:  Mehmet Karaca; Rapporteur:  R.K. Kolli

09:30

Integrating societal needs into the development of climate services
Eileen Shea
National Climatic Data Center (NCDC), NOAA, USA

10:00

Climate Information for Disaster Risk Reduction
G. Love and M. Golnaraghi
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

10:30

Climate Information for Adaptation and Risk Management within Local Communities
G. Srinivasan and A.R. Subbiah
Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC), Thaïland 
Kareff Rafisura
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Nepal

11:00

Climate Risk Management for Agriculture: the Australian Experience
Roger Stone
University of Southern Queensland, Australia

11:30

Climate Information for Hydrological Outlooks
David Wratt, Roddy Henderson and Charles Pearson
National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New Zealand

12:00

Climate Change Impacts on Agriculture and Water Resources in and Around Turkey
Serhat Sensoy, Osman Simsek, Gultekin Yalcin, Yusuf Ulupinar, Mesut Demircan and Izzet Balta
Turkish State Meteorological Service, Turkey
Gulay Pamuk Mengu
Ege University, Turkey

12:30

Discussion

13:00

Lunch

Session III: 

Capabilities for Data Management, Monitoring and Assessment

Chairman:  L. Ogallo; Rapporteur:  O. Baddour

14:00

Climate Data Management including Climate Metadata Development and the Capabilities of Global Climate Data Archiving Centres
Raino Heino
Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland

14:30

Climate Data Management Systems: The Status of Implementation inDeveloping Countries and the New Features of CDMS
Denis Stuber
Meteo-France, France
Albert Mhanda
Zimbabwe 

15:00

WMO Climate Data Management Coordination including Regional Level Aspects
Hama Kontongomde
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

WMO Climate Monitoring Capabilities and Strategy for Development
Tom Peterson
National Climate Data Center (NCDC), USA
Omar Baddour
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

16:30

Climate Assessment and Emerging Data Rescue Initiatives
Manola Brunet
University Rovira I Virgili of Tarragona, Spain
Phil Jones
Climate Research Unit, University of East Anglia, UK

17:00

Discussion

17:30

Adjournment

WEDNESDAY, 17 FEBRUARY 2010 

Session IV:  

Capabilities for Climate Prediction and Projection

Chairman:  T. Peterson; Rapporteur:  P. Hechler

08:30

Building up Sustainable Regional Climate Information 
Rodney Martinez
Centro Internacional de Investigación del Fenómeno de El Niño (CIIFEN), Ecuador

09:00

Climate Toolbox: Practical Methods and Tools for Climate Prediction and Projection
Abdallah Mokssit
Direction de la Météorologie nationale, Morocco

09:30

New Perspectives for GPCs, their role in the GFCS and a proposed contribution to a "World Climate Watch”
Richard Graham
UK Met Office (UKMO), UK

10:00

Professional Development for Climate Prediction and Projection
Peter Lamb
University of Oklahoma, USA

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Regionalization of Climate Change Information: Projections for Turkey
Gönül Kiliç, İsmail Demir and Mustafa Coşkun
Turkish State Meteorological Service, Turkey

 11:30 Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources in China
Sourong Wang
China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China

12:00

Discussion

12:30

Lunch

 Session V:  

Partnerships and Collaborative Activities

Chairman:  S. Wang Rapporteur:  A. Delju

13:30

Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptation to Climate Change: Catalyzing Action and Facilitating Learning for Adaptation
Xianfu Lu
Secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Germany

14:00

The Global Climate Change Adaptation Network, Facilitating Access to Climate Services for Adaptation
Jian Liu
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Kenya

14:30

Climate Science in Support of Sustainable Agriculture
Selvaraju Ramasamy, René Gommes and Michele Bernardi
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Italy

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Climate Services as a Resource for Protecting Human Health
Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum
World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland

16:00

Climate Change and Future Prospects for Tourism
Daniel Scott
University of Waterloo, Canada
Leslie Malone
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

16:30

Discussion

17:00

Adjournment

THURSDAY, 18 FEBRUARY 2010 

Special Joint Session with the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) for the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) 

Chairman:  A. Busalacchi; Rapporteur:  V. Detemmerman

08:30

Climate System Monitoring and Research Needs
Tom Peterson
National Climate Data Center (NCDC), USA

09:00

Improving our Understanding of the Hydrological Cycle and its Changes: Observational and Modeling Needs
Kevin Trenberth
National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), USA

09:30

Climate Change Detection, Extreme Events and Indices: Overview and Future Perspectives
Francis Zwiers
Canadian Centre for Climate Modelling and Analysis, Environment Canada
Albert Klein-Tank
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), The Netherlands

10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Research Needs for Seasonal to Interannual Climate Prediction
Jean-Pierre Céron
Pierre Bessemoulin
Météo-France, France

11:00

Research Needs for Decadal to Centennial Climate Prediction:  From Observations to Modelling
Julia Slingo
Met Office, U.K
V. Ramaswamy
Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), USA

11:30

Discussion: Research Needs in Observations and Modelling at Seasonal to Centennial Time Scales

12:30

Lunch

Special Joint Session with the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC) for the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) (Contd.) 

Chairman:  P. Bessemouli; Rapporteur:  L. Malone

14:00

Providing Downscaled Regional Climate Change Information for Impact and Adaptation Application: The CORDEX Framework
Filippo Giorgi
International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy
Colin Jones
SMHI, Sweden

14:30

Practical Applications of Seasonal to Inter-annual Climate Predictions on Regional and National Scales
Laban Ogallo
IGAD Climate Prediction and Applications Centre (ICPAC), Kenya
Rupa Kumar Kolli
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

15:00

Bridging the Gap between Climate Change Information Providers, Stakeholders and Policy-makers
David Griggs
Monash University, Australia

15:30

Coffee Break

16:00

Enhancing Linkages between Climate Service Providers and Users to Facilitate Climate Adaptation and Climate Risk Management
Simon Mason
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), USA

16:30

Enhancing Climate Change Research and Application in Developing Countries
Fredrick Semazzi
North Carolina State University, USA

17:00 hrs

Discussion:  Research and Operation Linkages for Enhancing the Use of Climate Information in Impact, Adaptation and Mitigation Work

17:45 hrs

Summary and Recommendations of the Conference
Peer Hechler
World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Switzerland

18:00 hrs

Conference closes

 

 
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