Please note this is a provisional programme and might be subject to changes. Click on a session or event to find out more, including confirmed speakers & presentations.

Monday 24 June 2019

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Wednesday 26 June 2019

Thursday 27 June 2019


  • Anders O. Bjarklev
    Anders O. Bjarklev President, Technical University of Denmark (DTU)
  • Chad Frischmann Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown
  • Gary Geernaert Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, US Dept. of Energy
  • Henrik Stiesdal Wind Power Pioneer & former Chief Technology Officer of Siemens





C3S Energy Stakeholder Workshop, Showcase & C3S Case Studies (Alberto Troccoli, WEMC & Caroline Action, Met Office)

Seasonal predictions and long-term projections of climate, along with uncertainty estimates, are now made possible thanks to remarkable progress in climate science. The accurate use of climate information is key to the energy sector as it needs to tackle issues related to climate variability and change for a robust planning of growing renewable energy, more diverse energy markets and management of changing climate risks. The workshop will evidence how C3S Energy operational service can benefit research, energy planning decisions and policy. Chair: Alberto Troccoli (WEMC)

The aim of the case-studies workshop is to explore the practical value the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) Energy Operational Service will deliver to the end users of the data.  How do we bridge the gap between state of art climate capabilities and the industry end-users who need to make decisions? By working closely with industry partners and using a case study methodology our aim is to demonstrate how the users of the C3S data services can effectively extract value for their businesses.  The workshop will illustrate the application of C3S data to two case studies. Chair: Caroline Acton (Met Office)


Climate risk, adaptation and resilience for electric utilities (Jan Dutton, Prescient Weather)

This workshop focuses on efforts to identify and mitigate risks associated with climate change in the power sector.  The speakers will discuss current research strategies, both generally and within their organizations.


Data Exchanges, Access and Standards (Sue Ellen Haupt, WEMC/NCAR)

Over the last 5-10 years there has been a significant increase in renewable energy capacity that has led to a change in a different kind of weather intelligence by the Energy Industry to balance the energy in the short term. Nowcasting information has become an essential ingredient. Over a similar time period there has been an explosion of nowcasting data available to weather service providers, some from more conventional routes such as satellites and radar and some from more unconventional sources such as mobile phones, vehicles etc. In order to work together for both the Energy and Meteorology sectors there is now a bigger challenge to handle new data types and handle these to deliver the services that are needed now and in the future. The purpose for this session, in cooperation with the Royal Meteorological Society, is to understand the requirement and explore how that can be achieved, focusing on the data aspects (collection, access, sharing, formats etc), which will be one of the main focuses of WEMC’s Special Interest Group on Data Exchanges, Access and Standards. An outcome of the session is to establish recommendations for the benefit of both sectors. Chair: Sue Ellen Haupt (Co-Founder & Director, WEMC & Senior Researcher, NCAR).

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Energy and Meteorology Education (Kit Rackley, WEMC)

The purpose of the workshop is discuss activities of WEMC’s Special Interest Group on Energy and Meteorology Education. Details to follow. Chairs: Kit Rackley (WEMC)

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How to start a business (Ian Harper, Freelance Business Journalist and International Conference Organiser)

This workshop is a ‘must attend’ for all those budding entrepreneurs seeking to commercialise their projects. A panel of experts with first hand experience of financing small business startups will explain what you need to do to raise money, outline the pros and cons of different types of finance including equity, loans and grants, and field questions from the floor. Chair: Ian Harper (Freelance Business Journalist and International Conference Organiser)

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IEA PVPS Task 16: Best practices for quality control procedures and gap filling methods (Jan Remund, Meteotest)

Quality control and gap filling methods are essential for resource assessments. Many methods are used today. This workshop aims at identifying best practice methods. Currently no standard method exists for gap filling and also quality control is done with different methods and approaches, combining automatic empirical and statistical control procedures and visual assessments. This workshop is part of IEA PVPS Task 16 and SolarPACES Task V. The findings of this workshop are used to describe the used methods and to define the best practices. Click here for full details and scheduleChair: Jan Remund (Meteotest)


IEA Task 36 Open Space Workshop on Wind Power Forecasting and System integration Issues (Gregor Giebel, DTU Wind Energy)

The IEA Wind Task 36 on Wind Power Forecasting connects several hundreds of meteorologists, wind power forecasters and end users towards the aim of improving the forecasts, and increasing the their value. In this workshop we use the open space technology to discuss the results from phase 1 and open up for ideas on how to achieve the objectives for the new phase 2. Chair: Gregor Giebel (DTU)


Making the technical accessible: Ideas on how to tailor your talks for public and school audiences (Kit Rackley, WEMC)

More academic and industry organisations are engaging in outreach and education both to inform and as a response to gain public confidence and transparency. This session led by an ex-high school teacher and teacher trainer will give participants some skills and knowledge to turn the technical into the accessible, without losing the message they are trying to convey. Chair: Kit Rackley (WEMC/Geogramblings)


Research roadmap for wind conditions and climatic effects (in cooperation with EERA JP WIND) (Jake Badger, DTU)

In this workshop, important milestone for medium and long term goals for wind energy meteorology will be presented and discussed. Ideally the participants will be a mixture of energy sector and meteorologists, who together can present challenges and potential approaches to solve them. The workshop will be supported by content developed by EERA JP Wind in the first part of 2019, in collaboration with IEA. The object is to further develop the research roadmap during the session, as well as disseminate it to the ICEM participants. Chair: Jake Badger (DTU)

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