CCEC 2016 Luxembourg

The 2nd Workshop of the IUGG Union Commission on Climatic and Environmental Change is scheduled for 24-25 October, and will be held in Luxembourg City Luxembourg.

 

We are trying to get a feel for the number of people who may come.  Please send an email to tonie.vandam@uni.lu if you intend to participate.

 

In response to Future Earth, 2014, representatives of several major international geoscientific bodies responded to the themes, subthemes and priorities of the document from the point of view of the geosciences [Mulder et al., 2014].  In particular, the response pointed to issues where the ‘geoscientific expertise could help improve the scientific quality of the potential outcomes of the research agenda’.

 

This workshop will bring together members of the Future Earth Science Committee, the Global Geodetic Observing System, and the International Association of Geodesy with leading scientists from the fields of geodesy and geophysics with the goal of highlighting the contributions of these fields to climate change research and sustainable development.

 

The workshop, organized by CCEC, IUGG, the University of Luxembourg, and others will strengthen links across the Scientific Associations within the IUGG and build new external likes to organizations outside IUGG.  A group of leading research scientists and senior officials of various organizations as well as students will be invited to attend and present at the workshop. 

Sessions:

Introduction

o   CCEC-introduction, history, and relationship to other international organizations

o   IUGG and Future Earth

o   GGOS

o   The role of the International Reference Frame in supporting climate change research

Climate change and its relation to geodetic and geophysical techniques

o   The water cycle, flooding, drought, availability of fresh water, etc.

o   Changes in atmospheric circulation

o   Changes in the cryosphere

o   Renewable energy

Geodetic and geophysical techniques to understand process, interactions, risks, and thresholds

o   Natural hazards and society

o   Sea level rise versus vertical land motion

o   Seismic building hazards

Exploring and predicting futures

o   How will the frequency and intensity of extreme events change in the future?

o   Risk management

Disaster monitoring