EU-MACS Seminar: “Towards Climate Services based on demand and guided by science”

MARCO’s sister-project, the EU-MACS, which studies how supply of and demand for climate services can be better matched, organizes its first seminar: Towards Climate Services based on demand and guided by science in Helsinki on 19 June. Next to presenting the findings on the current functioning of the climate services market, experiences, needs, and prospects of climate service users will get ample attention. The seminar is especially meant to engage with representatives from finance, tourism and urban planning and with climate service providers.

Location: Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palménin aukio 1, Helsinki – Brainstorm hall

Live streaming available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ilmastoopas/live

Seminar programme:

Monday 19 June 2017

10.15 – 10.30 registration (tables near FMI’s entrance)

10.30 – 10.40 welcome and opening by Juhani Damski, Director-general of the Finnish Meteorological Institute

10.40 – 10.55 Adriaan Perrels (FMI; coordinator EU-MACS) overview of the EU-MACS project

10.55 – 12.15 invited speakers

  • Susanna Kankaanpää (Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority) – experiences with selection and use of climate services in urban planning
  • Esko Kivisaari (Federation of Finnish Financial Services / EC High Level Group on Sustainable Finance) – climate services needs and prerequisites for the finance sector
  • Marta Bruno Soares (Univ. of Leeds – Sustainability Research Institute) – key messages on user needs and current obstacles based on the SECTEUR project

12.15 – 13.10 lunch break (buffet lunch in front of Brainstorm – posters on display)

13.10 – 14.10 initial results from the EU-MACS project

  • Jörg Cortekar (HZG-GERICS) – Current structure and features of the market for climate services
  • Francesca Larosa (CMCC) – Resourcing and quality of climate services
  • Peter Stegmaier (University of Twente) – The climate services innovation journey

14.10 – 14.30 Thanh-Tâm Le (Climate-KIC France; coordinator MARCO) – towards a market observatory for climate services

14.30 – 15.00 coffee/tea break

15.00 – 15.40 panel discussion and questions from the audience

  • Panellists:
    • Alastair Baglee (Acclimatise – UK)
    • Marta Bruno Soares (Univ. of Leeds – Sustainability Research Institute)
    • Fabrice Girardoni (Berglift Stuhleck – Austria)
    • Hilppa Gregow (Finnish Meteorological Institute)
    • Susanna Kankaanpää (Helsinki Region Environmental Services Authority)
  • Moderator: Adriaan Perrels (Finnish Meteorological Institute)

15.40 – 15.50 wrap-up

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