SECLI-FIRM Collaboration Forum

Held at WindEurope| Brussels

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) Audio Visual Presentation
9:20 – 9:40 The Latest Science of Seasonal Climate Forecasting – Dr Emily Wallace (Met Office, UK) Audio Visual Presentation
9:40 – 10:00 The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasting for Industry – Mr Jan Vorrink (TenneT, NL)  Audio Visual Presentation
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


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