PROFESSIONALS / 17-18 june 2021
Online Media Workshop co-organised with EUMETSAT
International Communication on climate change
Media workshop moderated by Helga VAN LEUR, Meteorologist & Ambassador for Climate, Sustainability and Behaviour (The Netherlands).
Day 1 – Thursday 17 June 2021
09:15 Introductory video
09:20 Official opening by Phil EVANS, Director General of EUMETSAT, and Jean JOUZEL, President of Meteo & Climate
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: WEATHER+ – PART 1
EUMETSAT is shaping the future of weather forecasting. EUMETSAT’s next generation of satellites will provide data faster and with higher resolution, giving meteorologists and climatologists unprecedented tools and information.
09:50 EUMETSAT’s contribution to regional weather forecasting and nowcasting by Elin BJÖRK JONASDOTTIR, Meteorologist, Icelandic Meteorological Office
10:05 Satellite observations and global weather forecasting by Tony McNALLY, Senior Scientist at ECMWF
10:20 Beyond weather… monitoring climate, oceans, floods, wildfires, air quality (Copernicus), dust, volcanic ash by Paolo RUTI, Chief Scientist at EUMETSAT
10:35 Satellite discovery – MTG and EPS-SG, 3D animations by Mark HIGGINS, EUMETSAT Training Manager
10:50 New generations of weather satellites – capabilities and impact on forecasting and nowcasting by Stephan BOJINSKI, MTG Project Manager for User Preparedness, EUMETSAT
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: WEATHER+ – PART 2
11:35 Introduction to the EUMETView service, an interactive visualisation tool for EUMETSAT satellite images by Mark HIGGINS, EUMETSAT Training Manager
11:50 Virtual tour of the EUMETSAT geostationary mission control room by Gareth WILLIAMS, Head of the In-Orbit Satellite Operations Division, EUMETSAT
12:05-13:30 Lunch break
FOCUS ON AFRICA
EUMETSAT provides near real-time data to African national meteorological services, supporting their positive impact on Africa’s sustainable development.
13:30 How EUMETSAT supports Africa in Earth observation by Vincent GABAGLIO, International Relations Officer, EUMETSAT
13:50 Role of satellite observations in weather forecasting and climate monitoring in Africa by Lee-Ann SIMPSON, South African Weather Services
14:15 HOW SATELLITE DATA CAN BE USED TO MONITOR CLIMATE CHANGE IN AFRICA
14:15 How do satellite data help countries to create better conditions for sustainable ocean development? By Jörg SCHULZ, Head of Climate Products and Services at EUMETSAT
14:35 Role of satellite observations in ocean monitoring, sea ice observation by Thomas LAVERGNE, Research Scientist, Norwegian Meteorological Institute
14:55 Restitution of the day by Paul COUNET, Head of Strategy, Communication and International Relations. Relations at EUMETSAT
ACTING ON CLIMATE CHANGE WITH THE WARMING STRIPES CAMPAIGN
15:15 Taking action on climate change with “The Warming Stripes” campaign by Michael SECKLER, UNFCCC & Ed HAWKINS, University of Reading
15:40: Closing of the day
Day 2 – Friday 18 June 2021
COMMUNICATING CLIMATE IN THE MEDIA – SHARING EXPERIENCES WITH ECMWF COPERNICUS AND ITS MEDIA PARTNERS, EURONEWS AND CNN
09:00 Round table discussion moderated by Özden TERLI, meteorologist, climate communicator and weather presenter at ZDF (Germany) with Jeremy WILKS (Euronews, France), Brandon MILLER (CNN, US), and Freja VAMBORG (Copernicus Climate Change Service)
10:00 Question and answer session “ECMWF tools and data for the media” with Jeremy WILKS, Brandon MILLER and Freja VAMBORG
CLIMATE FROM EARTH AND SPACE – ESA
10:45 Introduction to Earth observation data for the media by Robert MEISNER Head of ESA Earth Observation Communications and coordinator of the “Φ-Experience” and “Climate from Space – Communicating beyond science and policy” by Sophie HEBDEN Research Coordinator for Future Earth (seconded to the ESA Climate Office by Future Earth)
11:40 ESA – LIVE: Virtual visit of the ESOC control room by Daniel MESPLES, Head of Sentinel-5p Operations (ESA)
12:10-14:00 Lunch break
COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE – COP26 – CHALLENGES AND AMBITIONS OF THE NEXT UNFCCC IN GLASGOW
14:00 Official opening by Prof. Petteri TAALAS, Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
14:05 Discussion “COP26 – Challenges and ambitions for the next UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow”. Moderated by Bernadette WOODS PLACKY, Chief Meteorologist, Climate Central (USA) with Jonathan LYNN, IPCC Head of Communications and Media Relations and John HAY UNFCCC Newsroom Editor
15:00 Video break “climate planet
COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE – A ROADMAP AND GOOD PRACTICE IN THE MEDIA
15:15 Discussion “Roadmap and good practices in communicating climate change” – Sharing knowledge and good practices to better communicate climate change. Moderated by Karine DURAND, environmental journalist (France) with Ada MONZON, WKAQ (Puerto Rico), Anika De BEER, Restore Africa Funds (South Africa), Alex DEAKIN, UK Met Office (Great Britain) and Anju SINGH, Doordarshan (India)
16:40 Synthesis of the panel discussion by Jesper THEILGAARD, journalist (Denmark)
17:00 Official closing by Helga VAN LEUR (Netherlands) and Christian VANNIER (FIM, France)
It is with great pleasure that EUMTESAT welcomes the International Weather and Climate Forum (IWF). As a meteorological satellite operating agency in the heart of Europe, our goal is to collect accurate and reliable satellite data on climate, weather and the environment, 24 hours a day, and to transmit it to our Member States, our international partners and users around the world.
By working with the IMF, we foster links with those who use our data, namely national weather presenters, who play a key role in communicating to the general public not only about issues such as weather, but also about climate change.
In a society that is increasingly dependent on the weather, satellite data has become indispensable in enabling national meteorological services to forecast the weather and produce timely warnings and other information to support public and private decision making for our social and economic well-being.
Our strategic objective is to ensure the continuity and improvement of the satellite observations essential to the weather, climate and environmental information services provided by the National Meteorological Services of our Member States, for the benefit of citizens and the economy.
Created in 2004, the International Weather and Climate Forum (FIM) has become over the years a key event for education and awareness of climate issues. FIM facilitates the exchange of information between the different actors (general public, scientists, companies, weather presenters, …) so that everyone can take action at their own level! It offers a programme for professionals including a media workshop with weather presenters from around the world.
This media workshop for international weather presenters and representatives of European and international organisations will discuss strategies and “best practices” for effective communication on climate change to the public and decision-makers.
It is an opportunity to discuss communication strategies at the international level and to promote the sharing of knowledge and expertise.
The workshop brings together around 100 weather presenters and representatives of international organisations from 50 countries.
Helga VAN LEUR
Météo et Climat
Elin BJÖRK JONASDOTTIR
Icelandic Meteorological Office
South African Weather Services
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Université de Reading
Bernadette WOODS PLACKY
WAPA TV, WKAQ
Anika De BEER
Restore Africa Funds
UK Met Office