RAL Seminar Series - Climate service developments globally, regionally and nationally

RAL SEMINAR SERIES

Speaker: Dr Chris Hewitt

              Climate Service Development at the               Met Office in the UK

Date:      May 30, 2013

Time:     10am

Place:     FL 2 Main Auditorium – Rm 1022

Title: Climate service developments globally, regionally and nationally Abstract:  There are many climate service activities underway, globally, regionally, and nationally in the UK and elsewhere.  At the global scale the main activity is the Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) which arose from the World Climate Conference 3 in 2009, as well as newer activities such as the Climate Service Partnership and the associated annual International Conference on Climate Services.  In addition to describing such global activities, this talk will present some regional activities in Europe (such as the EUPORIAS project), activities at the UK Met Office, as well as ongoing collaboration with NCAR. Bio:  Dr Chris Hewitt is Head of Climate Service Development at the Met Office in the UK.  He is responsible for developing strategic relationships to improve, and maximise the use of, climate service capabilities.  He is the coordinator of EUPORIAS, a 4-year project funded by the European Commission to develop climate service prototypes.  He is part of the core writing team for the GFCS Implementation Plan and part of the core team (along with colleagues from NCAR) of the International Climate Services Partnership.

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
No
Announcement Timing: 
May 27, 2013 to May 30, 2013