Workshop on WCRP Grand Challenge and Climate Services

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 to Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Event City: 
Orléans
France
Event Attendance: 
By invitation
Event Contact: 
Jing Li
Event Description: 

Workshop on WRCP Grand Challenge and Climate Services

Orléans, France, 12th -13th November 2019
 

The WCRP Grand Challenge on Regional Sea Level Change and Coastal Impacts has inspired efforts to link sea-level science (e.g. (Le Cozannet et al., 2017) and climate services, for example the INSeaPTION project. This recognises that coastal zones are strongly in need of coastal climate services (CCS) to support adaptation planning, as they are increasingly threatened by sea level rise and its impacts, such as submergence, flooding, shoreline erosion, salinization and wetland change.  To this end, we have reviewed the development of CCS, and identified the research and development efforts needed to overcome barriers to progress and facilitate progress. These include: (1) research in the field of sea level, coastal and adaptation science and (2) cross-cutting research in the area of user interactions, decision making, propagation of uncertainties and overall service architecture design. As a number of projects are currently developing CCSs in a number of countries and regions (e.g. USA, Australia, Europe - Copernicus, ERA4CS…), there is a need to assess how this research meets the challenges identified above and how it is being transferred to operations.

This workshop will be designed to link these efforts across the Grand Challenge and more widely with our Stakeholder and to develop a manifesto to take this issue forward. This manifesto will re-assess how to stimulate the uptake of CCSs, how they support present days and future coastal resilience, and make recommendations as to the best way forward. The manifesto would be published as a journal paper.

To achieve this aim, the workshop will address the following 6 topics:

  1. Assessments of the current status of coastal climate services
  2. Identification and mapping of users
  3. Identification and analysis of needs for different types of users (e.g., insurance, critical infrastructures or settlements, observation needs)
  4. Review of existing practices and how they can be improved
  5. Translating sea-level science to operations and communicating uncertainties
  6. Potential Framework for coastal climate services

The target audience are members of the WCRP Sea Level and Coastal Impacts Grand Challenge (in particular WP5), as well as a number of invited participants with experience in projects on coastal climate services involving stakeholders such as coastal planners and engineers and e.g. the Global Framework for Climate Services at WMO. To maximize efficiency, the target number of participant ranges from 15 to 20.

We believe that the workshop addresses an important and timely issue because the economic model of climate services, including at the coast, is being defined now. It is relevant to the WCRP Grand Challenge, because this group coordinates research efforts to provide scientifically sound sea level information to coastal adaptation practitioners. Finally, we believe that publicizing the results of the workshop as a manifesto in a high impact scientific journal is effective to inform future research supporting the development of CCS.

Venue

BRGM office, 3 avenue Claude-Guillemin, 45060 Orléans FRANCE. (* Please note that your ID card or your Passport will be requested upon your arrival at the BRGM.)

How to get BRGM from Airport or railway stationhttps://www.brgm.eu/content/access-map-head-office-scientific-technical-centre-orleans

  

 

Accomodations

You are recommended to use the city-center hotels (others are available on booking or other platforms). A shuttle will be available to reach BRGM from the city center every morning and evening. The meeting point will be close to the Cathedral in the city center.

A list of recommended city-center hotels is available here.

 

Programme Download the Agenda

Tuesday 12th November

 

Session

 

 

8h00

 

Shuttle to the BRGM

Meeting point in the city center at the cathedral

 

8h30

Welcome

BRGM Registration and Coffee

 

9h00

Introduction

Welcome: Philippe Freyssinet (BRGM)

 

 

WCRP context: Robert Nicholls and Roderik Van De Wal

 

 

Workshop objectives: Gonéri Le Cozannet and Julie Billy

 

10h00

Session 1 :

current status of CCS and prospects

 

Chair / rapporteur

Angelique Melet - EU Copernicus Marine Service products and services in relation to sea level changes.

15’

 

Robert Muir-wood - Application of risk modelling for measuring the costs and impacts of sea-level rise

15’

 

Marta Marcos - global to local coastal modeling as a climate service for coastal adaptation : status and perspectives

15’

10h45

Coffee break

30’

11h15

Discussion – What is required beyond current coastal climate services?

1h30

12h45

 

Lunch

1h30

14h15

Session 2 :

Users and

their needs

 

Chair / rapporteur

Jonathan Simm – Experience feedback with coastal climate services at USACE and UK environment agency

15’

 

Matt Campo – Users and uses of sea level rise information: a typology

15’

14h45

Discussion - Identification and mapping of users

1h00

15h45

Coffee break

30’

16h15

Jochen Hinkel – Methods for identifying what kind of sea level rise information users need: experiences from the INSeaPTION project

15’

 

Paul Bowyer – Analysis of sectoral user needs and an example climate service

15’

 

Kathleen McInnes –The Port Phillip Bay Coastal Hazard Assessment: Towards the Development of a Decision Support System for End-users

15’

17h00

Discussion - Identification and analysis of users’ needs

45’

17h45

end

 

 

18h00

 

Shuttle to the city center at the cathedral

 

19h30

 

Diner in a restaurant in the city center –

Le Ver Di Vin - 2 rue des 3 Maries, 45000 Orléans

 

 

Wednesday 13th November

 

Session

 

 

8h00

 

Shuttle to the BRGM

Meeting point in the city center at the cathedral

 

8h30

Welcome

BRGM Registration and Coffee

 

9h00

Session 3 :

Translating sea-level science to operations and communicating uncertainties

 

Chair / rapporteur

Judy Lawrence – Making Coastal Climate Services relevant

15’

 

Jeremy Rohmer – Improving communication by clarifying the impact of epistemic uncertainties on future marine flooding as sea level rises

15’

 

David Behar – Science to Action: A Decision Maker’s Perspective on a Work in Progress

15’

 

Thomas James - Communicating Sea-Level Risk and Updating National Guidance in the Context of an Uncertain High-End

10’

 

Discussion - Translating sea-level science to operations and communicating uncertainties

50

10h45


 

Coffee break

30’

11h15

Session 4 :

Interacting with users

 

Chair / rapporteur

Marjolijn Haasnoot – Adaptation tipping points analysis & early detection of signal of change: how do they fit within adaptation pathways?

15’

 

William Sweet - developing annual-to-decadal SL rise projections framed by societal impact (weather) thresholds of NOAA's National Weather Service

15’

11h45

Discussion -  Interacting with users: review of existing practices and methods and how they can be improved

1H

12h45

 

Lunch

1h30

14h30

Session 5 :

CCS Framework

 

Chair / rapporteur

 

 

 

Erica Allis - Global Framework for climate services

20’

 

Robert Kopp – Coastal adaptation decisions, from theory to practice

20’

 

Robert Nicholls - Toward a common framework for coastal climate services?

20’

 

Discussion -  Framework for Coastal Climate Services – moderators: Roderik van de Wal, Déborah Idier

1h00

16h30

Conclusion

workshop end

 

17h30

 

Shuttle to the city center at the cathedral

 

 

Participants

Name Affiliation Country
David Behar San Francisco Public Utilities Commission USA
Alexander (Sandy) Bisaro  Global Climate Forum Germany
Paul Bowyer  Climate Service Center (GERICS) Germany
Goneri Le Cozannet BRGM France
Matt Campo The State University of New Jersey USA
Gael Durand Institute of Environmental Geosciences France
Marjolijn Haasnoot Deltares The Netherland
Benjamin Harrison UK Met Office/OOPC UK
Thomas James Natural Resources Canada Canada
Jose Jimenez UPC Barcelona  USA
Judy Lawrence  Climate Change Research Institute at Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand
Jason Lowe Met Office UK
Marta Marcos University of the Balearic Islands Spain
Kathy McInnes CSIRO Australia
Angelique Melet LEGOS France
Gary Mitchum Florida State University USA
Robert Nicholls U. Southampton UK
Inigo Losada Rodriguez IH Cantabria Spain
Jonathan Simm HR Wallingford UK
Michael Sparrow WCRP Switzerland
Scott Stephens National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd (NIWA) New Zealand
William Sweet NOAA USA
Alexandra Toimil Silva IH Cantabria Spain
A.S. Unnikrishnan NIO India
Roderik van de Wal U. Utrecht The Netherland
Robert Muir Wood Chief Research Officer, Risk Management Solutions USA
Erica Allis (remote) Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) Office  Switzerland
Anny Cazenave (remote) LEGOS France
John Church (remote)  University of New South Wales Australia
Jochen Hinkel (remote) Global Climate Forum Germany
Robert Kopp (remote) Rutgers University USA
Benoit Meyssignac (remote?) LEGOS France
Rosh Ranasinghe (remote) IHE Delft The Netherlands
Jing Li (remote) International CLIVAR Project Office (ICPO) China
Remi Thieblemont BRGM France
Phillipe Freyssinet BRGM France
Deborah Idier BRGM France
Aurelie Maspataud  BRGM France
Jeremy Rohmer BRGM France
Julie Billy BRGM France

Organising Commitee

  1. Robert Nicholls (Univ. Southampton),
  2. Gonéri Le Cozannet (BRGM),
  3. Detlef Stammer (Univ. Hamburg),
  4. Roderik Van De Wal (Univ. Utrecht),
  5. Michael Sparrow (WCRP),
  6. Kate Hill (WMO),
  7. Julie Billy (BRGM),
  8. Jing Li (CLIVAR)
 
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