General Assembly, June 2015
The CLIPC 2015 General Assembly was held in Dortmund, Germany, on the 2nd and 3rd June 2015.
The meeting ran from 9.30 am on Tuesday June 2nd to 4.30 pm on Wednesday June 3rd. The agenda can be found here (and is copied below to provide links to the presentations - the presentations will be uploaded shortly)
Tuesday 2nd June
Welcome, outline of meeting objectives, review of the programme of work.
Introduction to venue
Introduction to meeting and project
- Outline of meeting
- Project status overview: Project administrative issues; Feedback etc from REA; User requirements;Scientific lead; Dissemination; Links to other Copernicus ClimateClimate
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Work Package Highlights - Scientific and technical programme of work
- The portal, visualisation, and service integration (WP3,WP4)
- Access to science data (WP5,WP6)
- Impacts toolkit (WP7,8)
- Deliverables and Milestones (status report) – a review of what we are working on across the project
- User requirements
Discussion on the above three. Note that implementation will be discussed in session 2.02: the focus in this discussion will be identifying areas of concern.
Aims of afternoon breakout groups.
Breakout: Collaborating on common issues.
These 2 breakout sessions discussed the work of 2 working groups within the project:
- Dealing with uncertainty and data limitations (including validation methods and data structures); Presentation: WP8 Uncertainty assessment tool
- The impact tool-kit themes: ensuring information is transferred smoothly and visualisation.
Wednesday 3rd June
- Review of day 1; Introduction to day 2;
- Feedback from breakout sessions
- Discussion: Links to Copernicus Climate ChangeClimate Change
Climate change refers to a change in the state of the climate that can be identified (e.g., by using statistical tests) by changes in the mean and/or the variability of its properties, and that persists for an extended period, typically decades or longer. Climate change may be due to natural internal processes or external forcings such as modulations of the solar cycles, volcanic eruptions and persistent anthropogenic changes in the composition of the atmosphere or in land use. Note that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), in its Article 1, defines climate change as: 'a change of climate which is attributed directly or indirectly to human activity that alters the composition of the global atmosphere and which is in addition to natural climate variability observed over comparable time periods'. The UNFCCC thus makes a distinction between climate change attributable to human activities altering the atmospheric composition, and climate variability attributa Service and ….
- Reports on related projects: ESA Climate Change Initiative Portal CHARMe annotation Climate4impacts in IS-ENES2
Meeting the users requirements; deliverables and milestones; linkage between work packages.
- Dissemination and reporting