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


                  Tuesday 12th November 2013, Press Room, WMO Building, 08:30~18:00 

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

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


08:30 - 09:00 Registration & Coffee


09:00 - 09:20 Introduction to ICES

Bob Bishop, President & Founder, ICES Foundation


 09:20 - 09:50  Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Post 2015    Unleashing the power of Earth Observations

Barbara J. Ryan, Secretariat Director, Group on Earth Observations (GEO)


09:50 - 10:20 EU INSPIRE: the Challenge of Multi-Disciplinarity

Dr. Massimo Craglia, Senior Scientist, EC Joint Research Centre Digital Earth and Reference Data Unit


10:20 - 10:45 Coffee Break


10:45 - 11:15 The EU ACQWA Project: from Science to Policy

Professor Martin Beniston, Chair for Climate Research, and Director, Institute of Environmental Sciences (IES), University of Geneva


11:15 – 11:45 Asian Monsoons in a Changing Climate

Professor Jagadish Shukla, Chairman of the Ph.D. Climate Dynamics program, George Mason University and President, Institute of Global Environment and Society (IGES)


11:45 – 12:15 Artic Dynamics in a Global Context   Sensitivity and the Carbon Budget

David Wasdell, Director of the Apollo-Gaia Project, London


12:15 – 13:45 Private Lunch on 8th Floor WMO l’Attique Restaurant


13:45 – 14:15 Advanced Earth Observation to quantify mechanisms of Feedback, Interaction and Scale in the Earth System

Prof. Dr. Michael Schaepman, Head of Remote Sensing Laboratories, Department of Geography, University of Zurich


14:15 – 14:45 ESA’s Earth Observation Programmes: Recent Achievements and Perspectives

Prof. Dr. Michael Rast, Head, Science Strategy, Coordination & Planning Office, ESA, and Faculty of Geosciences, Ludwig Maximilians University at Munich


14:45 – 15:15 The Earth’s Many Voices: Learning to Decipher Pre-Earthquake Signals

Dr. Friedemann T. Freund, NASA Ames Research Center, Earth Science Division, SETI Institute, and Department of Physics, San Jose State University


15:15 – 15:45 The Impact of Impacts: Asteroid Detection and the SENTINEL MISSION

Professor G. Scott Hubbard, Stanford University, Dept of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Program Architect, B612 Foundation


16:15 – 16:45 Coffee Break


16:45 – 17:15 The Human Brain Project

Professor Henry Markram, Co-Director of the EU Human Brain Project, Director of the Blue Brain Project and Founder and Director of the Brain Mind Institute, EPFL.


17:15 – 17:45 The Exponential Promise of High Performance Computing

Prof. Dr. Thomas Ludwig, Director, German Climate Research Centre, and Department of Informatics and Scientific Computing, University of Hamburg


17:45 – 18:00 Wrap up discussions 

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