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CLIPC provides access to Europe's climate data and information.

CLIPC General Assembly - 18-19 October 2016, Brussels

The CLIPC General Assembly  was held on the 18-19 October 2016, from 9am to 5pm both days, at the Marivaux Hotel, Congress and Seminar Centre, Boulevard Adolphe Maxlaan 98 B-1000 Brussels. 

Presentations from the General Assembly can be found on the CLIPC wiki (restricted to project participants)


18 Oct

Start 10am

Session 1 (plenary) - Project management and reporting

  • Roadmap: status overview
  • Reporting formalities

Break - coffee 10.30

Session 2 (plenary) - work package reports

WP reports preparing for the next report - focussing on

  • Summary of progress towards objectives
  • Details for each task  (including information about milestones and deliverables);
  • Significant Results
  • Reasons for deviations
  • Reasons for failing to achieve critical objectives
  • Statement on the use of resources (not needed in presentations)
  • Corrective actions taken

15 minutes each

Lunch 12.30-1.30pm

Session 3 (plenary and breakouts) - Dissemination workshop


  • Portal demo 
  • Intro to workshop 
  • Breakouts and discussions - 3 breakout sessions following the breakout topics for the dissemination workshop (2.30)

Break - coffee 3.50 - 4.10 Hall Marivaux (downstairs)

Review workshop breakouts in plenary

Session 4 (breakouts) - outstanding deliverables

Breakouts to discuss outstanding deliverables and plans for completing them by the end of the project (end Nov) - led by the lead authors

  • Deliverables and Milestones status

End 5pm

19 Oct

Start 9am - go straight to breakout sessions

Breakout discussions on deliverables 

  • D8.4 , D6.3 , D7.4, M40   
  • D9… (Sustainability), D2.3 

Session 5 (plenary)

  • Feedback from breakouts on deliverables (5 minutes each breakout)

Break (20 minutes) - 10.00

Session 6 (plenary) - Key messages

  • Dissemination - what’s still to be done 
  • Write a paper on CLIPC - how to do this? 
  • Designing climateclimate
    Climate in a narrow sense is usually defined as the average weather, or more rigorously, as the statistical description in terms of the mean and variability of relevant quantities over a period of time ranging from months to thousands or millions of years. The classical period for averaging these variables is 30 years, as defined by the World Meteorological Organization. The relevant quantities are most often surface variables such as temperature, precipitation and wind. Climate in a wider sense is the state, including a statistical description, of the climate system.
    data service infrastructure
  • Portal design and cooperative work
  • Lessons learned

Session 7 (breakouts)  - Issues raised by team members

Lunch 12-1pm

Session 8 (plenary) -  follow ups to CLIPC?

  • COST Action?
  • H2020 project?
  • Expanding to the rest of the world?
  • Unfunded collaboration?
  • Other options?

Session 9 (plenary) -  , wrap-up, review of reporting deadlines and issues

  • Uncertainty 
  • Reporting
  • Exploitable foreground
  • Deadlines
  • Issues
  • Finalising/completing the project

Break (20 minutes) 3pm

Session 10 (plenary) - presentation from Ana Bucher, World Bank - 3.30pm

End of meeting 17:00