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Registration has now closed. The in-person school will be postponed to Spring/Summer 2023. Any updates will be made available here.

 

The Summer School 2022: Mastering the Development of Climate Services is due to be hosted in Vigo, Galicia, Spain, and co-organised by the University of Vigo, WEMC, World Meteorological Organisation, and Inside Climate Services srl.

You will learn about the importance of climate services for the energy and water sectors, understanding recent policy, scientific and technological developments. You will acquire theoretical and technical knowledge about seasonal forecasting and climate projections, and also understand the principles of service co-production and good practices for service delivery. As part of the training, you will have a practical assignment to develop a particular aspect of the service value chain, working in small teams to develop a mini-climate service. Hearing from leading experts, you will learn about real-world applications of climate services and best practice approaches.

The Summer School will consist of three full days and two half days of lectures, group work and panel discussions throughout the week. You will hear from leaders in the energy, water and meteorology sectors. Members of the Scientific Committee include Alberto Troccoli (WEMC), Juan A. Añel (University of Vigo), Roberta Boscolo (WMO), Sue-Ellen Haupt (NCAR), and Laurent Dubus (RtE).

Objectives

  1. Provide a broad view of available climate services for the energy sector
  2. Explore stakeholder engagement, user requirements and climate service value
  3. Provide training to participants to improve technical skills for co-producing climate services including data processing
  4. Promote innovation for developing and delivering weather, water, and climate services to energy users including business models and networking opportunities with other sectors

Collaborators 

Audience and Requirements

Target audience: Practitioners, PhD students, post-docs and early career researchers, planners, industry experts and anyone interested in climate services are invited to apply. No restrictions on the geographical location of applicants apply.

Entry Requirements: Certificate in Upper Secondary Education (Science, Geography, Business etc.)

Registration

Costs to participate are as follows:

Registration fee – €750 (includes lectures, coffee breaks, teaching material, field trip)

Accommodation cost (full board for six nights) – €510 double occupancy room (per person) / €720 single occupancy room

Registration has now closed. The in person school will be postponed to Spring/Summer 2023.

Program

A detailed program is available to view and download here

The topics that will be covered during the Summer School are:

1. Climate Services for the Energy sector: background and user requirements
2. The science of climate services and their uses
3. Tailoring climate services and business models
4. Climate Services across sectors & Field Trip
5. Exploitation of climate services & Working Group Pitches
Contact

For enquiries about the course:

Susana Bayo-Besteiro, sbayo@uvigo.es

Shelbie Walker, shelbie.walker@wemcouncil.org