Modelling the Whole Earth System III - a challenge whose time has come!


                      Friday 6th November 2015, Press Room, WMO Building, 08:30~18:00

                                           7bis Avenue de la Paix, CH-1211 Geneva 2.

                Third in a series of workshops organized and sponsored by the ICES Foundation 



08:30-09:00   Registration & Coffee

09:00-09:30  Introduction, Overview and Progress Report since our previous Biennial, November 2013
                      Bob Bishop - President & Founder, ICES Foundation

   09:30-10:00   Integrated Human-Earth Systems Analyses: A framework for policies and decisions                                                                   Ghassem Asrar - Director, Joint Global Change Research Institute, Maryland, USA


  10:00- 10:30  The Importance of Broad, Open Data Policies for Integrated Science and National Economies

                         Barbara Ryan – Secretariat Director, Intergovernmental Group on Earth Observations


   10:30-11:00   Coffee break


   11:00- 11:30  Resilient ecological City-Region transformation in Accra and UlanBataar:

                          Making use of open data and open source modelling

                          Peter Head - Chief Executive, The Ecological Sequestration Trust, UK


   11:30-12:00   The QLARM Loss Estimator – Dealing with global earthquakes, before and after the event

                          Max Wyss – Emeritus Professor, U of Alaska; Seismic & Hazard Risk Consultant


   12:00-12:30   Panel


   12:30-14:00   Lunch in private room of l’Attique Restaurant, 8th floor


   14:00-14:30  Can Climate Model Fidelity & Predictability be improved? – Challenges that lie ahead

                          Jagadish Shukla – Distinguished Professor, George Mason University; President IGES


   14:30-15:00   Earth System Sciences in the times of brilliant technologies

                          Thomas Ludwig - Director, German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ)


   15:00-15:30   ESA’s New Earth Observation Science Strategy - Recent achievements of the Copernicus


                          Michael Rast – Head, Science Strategy, Coordination & Planning Office, ESA


   15:30-16:00   Coffee break


   16:00-16:30   Human Flight to Mars – The value of planetary models beyond Earth

                          Scott Hubbard – Professor, Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University


   16:30-17:15   The Planetary Nervous System - A CERN for Society

                          Dirk Helbing - Professor of Sociology (modeling & simulation), Humanities Dept., ETH Zurich


   17:15-18:00   Wrap



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