Joint Seminar: MiKlip - how a decadal climate forecasting system can contribute to the UN sustainable development goals

Decadal climate predictions are bridging the gap between short-term seasonal forecasts and the long-term centennial climate projections. For politics and economy the decadal time scale is important to develop climate adaptation or mitigation strategies. MiKlip (German: Mittelfristige Klimaprognosen) is a decadal climate prediction project coordinated at the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) with the goals to foster basic research on decadal climate prediction and to develop an operational ensemble decadal prediction system including parameters such as temperature, precipitation, droughts, wind, or the probability of severe weather events. 

In two of MiKlip’s sub-projects the direct contact with potential users of such a decadal climate forecast system was established to explore and incorporate user needs, and to generate an awareness of the offered service. Among the potential users interested in various aspects of future global and regional climate development of the next ten years were representatives from agriculture (growing condition for certain crops), forestry (adaptation towards more robust tree species), water management (ensuring a stable water supply), renewable energy (prognosis for future wind or solar parks), transport (especially river shipping), insurances (estimation of climate-related damages), health (emergency plans for heat waves), international collaboration or humanitarian crisis management (preparation for natural catastrophes, food security and security). As such, information from decadal climate prediction systems in combination with information from long-term climate projections can contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Date

09.10.2019

Time

13:30 h

Place

Bundesstr. 53, room 022/023
Seminar Room 022/023, Ground Floor, Bundesstrasse 53, 20146 Hamburg, Hamburg

Speaker

Sebastian Hettrich, MPI

Chair

Maria Rugenstein

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