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About

The Summer School 2023: Mastering the Development of Climate Services will be hosted in Vigo, 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
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

Registration will be open very soon!

Program

A detailed program will be available soon. 

Topics that will be covered during the Summer School include:

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
Venue

The Summer School 2023 will be hosted at the beautiful Balneario de Mondariz Spa Hotel.

Set next to the River Tea, Hotel Balneario de Mondariz is one of Spain’s most well-known spas. It features an 18-hole golf course with impressive views of the picturesque Galician countryside. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.

All rooms are soundproofed and come with a flat-screen TV, heating, and air conditioning. The private bathroom comes with free toiletries, bathrobe and slippers, bath, and hairdryer

The Water Palace has water beds, geysers and hydromassage jets. There is also a river area, a cascade and dry and steam saunas.

There is a large garden area and you can also find good hiking in the nearby countryside.

Just a 30 minute drive from Vigo Airport. The Portuguese border is 12.4 miles away.

Contact

For enquiries about the course:

Susana Bayo-Besteiro, sbayo@uvigo.es

Shelbie Walker, shelbie.walker@wemcouncil.org