Collaboration Forum

9:00 -12:00 | Thursday 7th June 2018 

Held at WindEurope, Rue d’Arlon 80, B-2040 | Brussels

Coinciding with EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)

SECLI-FIRM invites you to be part of a free collaboration forum which will discuss:

·         What are seasonal climate forecasts and how could your organisation benefit from using them?

·         Can seasonal climate predictions help the energy and water sectors improve management decisions and resilience to extreme climate event?

·         How can you influence the project direction and contribute to its outputs?

·         How can your organisation remain involved and be the first to hear about the findings of this project?


Advanced programme

9:00 – 9:20 Welcome and Project Overview – Prof. Alberto Troccoli (University of East Anglia, UK)
9:20 – 9:40 The Latest Science of Seasonal Climate Forecasting – Dr Emily Wallace (Met Office, UK)
9:40 – 10:00 The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Industry – Mr Jan Vorrink (TenneT, NL)
10:00 – 11:45 Roundtable Discussion around the SECLI-FIRM Case Studies Themes
11:45 – 12:00 Next Steps and Wrap up – Prof. Alberto Troccoli


Book your free place here via Eventbrite


SECLI-FIRM Case Studies:

Energy Management

Climate events Geography Sectoral impact Co-designers
Heat wave 2015, and other similar extremes Southern Europe Energy, demand and thermal power plant cooling ENEL, ENEA, EURAC, KNMI
Strong El Niños South America Energy – Hydroelectric power production and other RE AWST, UEA, AES Chivor, Celsia, ENEL
Dry Winter 2015-16 and other similar extremes Northern Italy Energy –Hydroelectric power production ENEL, KNMI, ENEA, EURAC, Alperia
Extreme Winds 2014-15 and other similar extremes Spain Energy – Wind power production and balancing AWST, UEA, ENEL
Strong Winds March 2016 and other similar extremes Southern Italy Energy – Wind power production ENEL, ENEA, KNMI, UEA


Energy Balancing and Water Management

Climate events Geography Sectoral impact Co-designers
Severe climate events in ‘shoulder’ months North Sea Energy – Offshore operations and maintenance planning Shell, MO
Low Winds North Sea Energy – Offshore operations TenneT, KNMI
Anomalous winter conditions UK Energy – Winter electricity demand National Grid, MO
Dry Spring and Summers UK Water – Water use restrictions Thames Water, MO

Places are booked via Eventbrite. For further information about the forum or to find out more about the project, please email Lesley Penny or Krishani Ranaweera at