Alongside our renowned International Conference Energy & Meteorology series (the ICEMs), WEMC organises a number of workshops, training events and webinars.

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Past WEMC-led training events

At the fundamental level, the course focused on creating awareness and enhancing knowledge about the design and application of weather and climate services for the energy sector in Central Asia. Following this, the organising committee and the expert speakers concentrated on building capacity on the application of weather and climate services for net-zero energy transitions in the region in order to leverage international climate finance. A more overarching and all-encompassing aim of the course was to foster a dialogue and partnerships between the hydrometeorological and energy communities in the region, to address major energy challenges in upcoming years.

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The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Integrated Risk Assessment (SECLI-FIRM) EU H2020 project ran for 45 months from February 2018 to October 2021. It aimed to demonstrate how the use of improved climate forecasts, out to several months ahead, can add practical and economic value to decision-making processes and outcomes in both the energy and water sectors. The project promoted research advances in the most effective seasonal forecasts for specific applications, as well as the uptake of seasonal forecasts by industry, expanding the climate services market.

In this course, participants at BSc, MSc and PhD level learnt about the importance of climate services for the energy and water sectors, understanding the operational and regulatory context. They acquired theoretical knowledge and practical tools to design and deliver their own climate service, working in small teams. Hearing from leading experts, they learnt about real-world applications of climate services and best practice approaches.

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Based in Shanghai, China, the purpose of this course was to:

1) Update energy practitioners on the state-of-the-art in weather and climate modeling and forecasts at different timescales.

2) Create awareness about the application of weather & climate information for the energy sector and help foster a dialogue between both communities to address major energy challenges in upcoming years.

The course offered opportunities for discussions and practical examples. These activities also included the drafting of mini-proposals for an energy climate service. In addition, the course included guest lectures to provide in-depth exploration of the current frontiers in the energy and climate nexus and a visit to a nearby energy site.

The course was targeted at energy sector specialists with a broad understanding of meteorology and climate, and to meteorologists and climate scientists who wish to better understand the energy business.

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The purpose of the course was to:

  • Update energy practitioners on the state-of-the-art in weather and climate modeling and forecasts at different timescales.

  • Create awareness about the application of weather & climate information for the energy sector and help foster a dialogue between both communities to address major energy challenges in upcoming years.

The course offered opportunities for discussions and practical examples. These activities also involved the drafting of mini-proposals for an energy climate service. In addition, the course included a guest lecture to provide in-depth exploration of the current frontiers in the energy and climate nexus.

The course was targeted at energy sector specialists with a broad understanding of meteorology and climate, and to meteorologists and climate scientists who wished to better understand the energy business.

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The objectives of the workshop were to:


To identify vulnerabilities of energy sector to extreme weather events in the context of climate change adaptation;
To identify impediments to the use of weather / climate information for the energy sector in the context of climate change adaptation;
To suggest ways to improve and/or facilitate the transfer of knowledge between weather / climate scientists andthe energy experts to allow an optimal use of climate risk
management;

To outline proposals to improve the way in which weather / climate information is used for modelling demand and to provide warnings for potential disruptions on
energy operations and infrastructure;

To discuss possible contributions of the weather / climate scientists and the energy experts to climate change adaptation policies for energy security.

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The objective of this NATO Advanced Study Institute (ASI) was twofold.

The first was to expose the four main components of seasonal to interannual climate forecasting systems along with several illustrative examples for each component:

A) Generation of initial conditions for dynamical model forecasts
B) Dynamical models and their coupling
C) Statistical modelling, calibration and model output assessment
D) Application of forecast products to specific users with emphasis on applications related to security.

The second was to offer a judgment of the limitations and prospects of seasonal to interannual climate forecasting systems. Ways to improve the communications between modellers, forecasters, and applications experts in order to more effectively obtain potential benefits for this emerging science will also be addressed.

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