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Seasonal forecasting was in the spotlight at recent events in Vienna, Lisbon and Copenhagen, where representatives of the SECLI-FIRM project showcased the research being undertaken by the project team in collaboration with its industry partners.

Project team members from KNMI and ENEL attended the European Geosciences Union General Assembly (EGU 2019) in Vienna in April and took part in a session on ‘Challenges in climate prediction: multiple time-scales and the Earth system dimensions (CL3.12.2)’ .

Dr Clare Goodess, SECLI-FIRM’s representative from the University of East Anglia, joined fellow Horizon 2020 funded projects on the JPI Climate/Climateurope stand, at the European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA 2019) in Lisbon in May. The theme for the 4th ECCA conference was ‘Working together to prepare for change’ which covered topics ranging from co-production of knowledge to tackling the global challenges of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction.

The conference themes align closely with SECLI-FIRM’s work in using the latest seasonal climate forecasting data and techniques to help the energy industry with decision making and risk management. This work aims to play a key part in aiding the energy transition from traditional fossil fuels to renewable energy sources and in turn, helping to mitigate the effects of climate change.

Following on from this, the project was also well represented at the International Conference Energy and Meteorology (ICEM 2019) held in Copenhagen in June, where the team shared SECLI-FIRM’s work with over 200 delegates from the energy, climate and meteorology sectors.

Project leader, Professor Alberto Troccoli, presented a parallel session introducing the project and the work being done on seasonal forecasting with our industry partners, while other team members took part in a poster presentation session held across two days of the conference.




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