MEDIA WORKSHOP • June 20-22, 2024

International Communication on Climate Change in the Media

Weather presenters from all around the world committed to climate action

Considering the public’s growing interest for global warming issues, international weather presenters play an essential role in communicating. They are trusted and became true reputed “ambassadors” of climatic sensibilization alongside international organisations.
On the invitation of Phil Evans, Director-General of EUMETSAT, the Media Workshop will be hosted by EUMETSAT in Darmstadt, Germany, 20 -22 June 2024.

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THE ESSENTIAL

Thursday 20 June 2024 

The day will introduce the ongoing evolutions of weather and Copernicus satellites and forecasting systems which will shape the future of weather, ocean and climate warnings and communication. The afternoon will be dedicated to Meteosat imagery and its possible use for media communication on high-impact weather phenomena in Europe and Africa.

PROGRAM AVAILABLE IN-PERSON & ON LINE – From 9:00 to 11:30 CEST

Session 1: Satellites, Forecasting, Weather, Ocean and Climate Warnings

This session will introduce the contributions of satellite observations to weather, ocean and climate warnings and discuss the evolutions of satellites and forecasting systems which will shape the future of warnings and related communication.

Hosted by Özden TERLI Meteorologist and weather presenter at ZDF, Germany

09:00 – Welcome address
Phil EVANS Director-General of EUMETSAT, Jean JOUZEL President of Météo et Climat

09:10 – Introduction
Alain RATIER Member of the Board of Meteo et Climat & former Director General of EUMETSAT

09:15 – Changes in the cryosphere: climate warnings from Copernicus satellites
Mark DRINKWATER ESA

09:35 – Satellite observations for ocean monitoring, forecasting and warnings
Pierre-Yves LE TRAON Ifremer/Mercator-Ocean

09:55 – Contribution of satellites to weather forecasting skill
Jean-Noël THÉPAUT ECMWF, Christina KÖPKEN-WATTS Deutscher Wetterdienst

10:30 – Round Table “Evolutions of satellites, forecasting and weather, ocean and climate warnings in the next 10 years”
Hosted by Özden TERLI Meteorologist and weather presenter at ZDF, Germany
Speakers: Paolo RUTI EUMETSAT, Graeme MASON ESA, Jean-Noël THÉPAUT ECMWF, Christina KÖPKEN-WATTS DWD, Pierre-Yves LE TRAON Ifremer/Mercator-Ocean, Cyrille HONORÉ WMO
11:30 – End

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PROGRAM FOR IN-PERSON AUDIENCE ONLY

This end of the morning and the afternoon will be followed by group presentations of the EUMETSAT mission control centre and satellite mockups.  

11:30 – Presentations in sub-groups:

  • Tour of the EUMETSAT Mission Control Centre (MCC)
  • Tour of the Technical Infrastructure building
  • Presentation of satellites: models and observation capabilities

13:00 – Lunch break

14:15 – Presentations in sub-groups (continued)

15:10 – Group discussions around case studies on dust, wildfires, pollution events, tropical storms, marine heat waves, ocean colour and related usage of satellite imagery products for media communication in Europe and Africa in small groups of participants and scientists of EUMETSAT and partner organisations

16:00 – Coffee break and networking

16:15 – Summary outcomes, most popular imagery samples

16:30 – End

Friday 21 June 2024 

Session 2 – Communicating Climate Change in the Media: what is next?

This session will provide an update on how to advance climate communication in the media. The latest news on climate change from IPCC and on the communication experience from the Copernicus climate service and the international #WarmingStripes campaign will stimulate discussions by media professionals on new approaches and best practices for inspiring communication on the climate crisis.

PROGRAM FOR IN-PERSON AUDIENCE ONLY

Media coverage of climate change and extreme weather around the world
Hosted by Karina BUCKLEY Healy Communications (Ireland)

09:00 – Serious Game “Daybreak: can cooperative games help us solve the climate crisis?”
Presented by Matteo MENAPACE Game designer

10:30 – Coffee break and networking

11:00 – Serious Game Daybreak (continued)

11:30 – Weathercasters and journalists Group-Discussions about Climate matters in Weather reports:
– AI in Weather Report (Group leader: Patrick DE BELLEFEUILLE MeteoMedia, Canada)
– Ocean Heat Wave (Group leaders: Gratianne QUADE & Tony JOLIBOIS Mercator Ocean International)
– Climate and Health (Group leaders: Andrew PERSHING & Bernadette WOODS-PLACKY Climate Central, US)
– Heatproofing our cities (Group leader: Alexandre BRECHER Group on Earth Observation, WMO)

12:30 – Synthesis of the Group-Discussions

13:00 – Lunch break

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PROGRAM AVAILABLE IN-PERSON & ON LINE – From 14:00 to 17:00 CEST

Communication on Climate Change: Show your (Warming) Stripes tools

Hosted by Helga VAN LEUR Meteorologist & Ambassador of Climate, Sustainability and Behaviour (The Netherlands)

14:00 – Opening by our special guest, Ed HAWKINS, University of Reading (UK)

14:05 – The latest news about “show your (warming) stripes” 
Ed HAWKINS, University of Reading (UK)

14:30 – Latest news about climate change
Valerie MASSON-DELMOTTE IPSL/LSCE, Université Paris Saclay (France)

15:00 – The Copernicus Climate Change Service: key outputs, resources and interactions with media by Rebecca EMERTON Climate Scientist, ECMWF/Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

15:30 – Break

16:00 – Round Table “Communication about global change and climate action”
Hosted by Helga VAN LEUR Meteorologist & Ambassador of Climate, Sustainability and Behaviour (The Netherlands)
Speakers: Ada MONZON (Wapa TV, Porto Rico – US) , Evelyne DHÉLIAT (TF1 & LCI, France), Bernadette WOODS-PLACKY (Climate Central, US), Diane LAOUROU (Météo Benin) & Brigitte PERRIN (WMO)

17:00 – Interactive discussions with the audience

17:30 – End

About the Media Workshop

Organized within the International Weather and Climate Forum since 2004, the Media Workshop brings together TV & radio weather presenters from all around the world and representatives from international organisations working in Weather, Climate, Environment and Earth Observation fields. A major meeting of mobilization and sharing of knowledge.

Objectives

Dedicated to the discussion about communication strategies at a high international level, the workshop aims at conducting an in-depth reflection on how to communicate more effectively on Climate Change, towards viewers but also policy-makers. Its main objectives are to:

  • Encourage the exchange of “good practices” in terms of climatic communication between weather presenters coming from different countries and continents.
  • Encourage the dialogue and create links between weather presenters, climate experts and international organisations..
  • Reinforce the weather presenters’ role in the eyes of the public in terms of communication about increasingly intense extreme weather phenomena…

THE ESSENTIAL

The speakers

Thursday 20 June 2024 

Özden TERLI

ZDF

Phil EVANS

EUMETSAT

Jean JOUZEL

Météo et Climat

Alain RATIER

EUMETSAT

Mark DRINKWATER

ESA

Pierre-Yves LE TRAON

Ifremer/Mercator-Ocean

Jean-Noel THEPAUT

ECMWF

Christina KÖPKEN-WATTS

DWD

Paolo RUTI

EUMETSAT

Graeme MASON

ESA

Cyrille HONORÉ

WMO

Friday 21 June 2024 

Helga VAN LEUR

Meteorologist & Ambassador of Climate, Sustainability and Behaviour

Ed HAWKINS

University of Reading UK

Valerie MASSON-DELMOTTE

LSCE & IPCC France

Rebecca EMERTON

ECMWF/Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S)

Ada MONZON

WAPA TV

Evelyne DHELIAT

TF1 & LCI

Bernadette WOODS-PLACKY

Climate Central

Diane LAOUROU

Météo Benin

Brigitte PERRIN

WMO

About EUMETSAT

EUMETSAT, Europe’s meteorological satellite agency, monitors the weather and climate from space. Based in Darmstadt, Germany, EUMETSAT provides the meteorological services in its 30 member states with imagery and data essential for keeping communities safe and for the benefit of critical sectors of their economies. 

About International Weather and Climate Forum

The International Weather and Climate Forum has been created in October 2004 to answer needs of information facing climate change. Since 2004, the Forum is co-organized by Météo et Climat, an association chaired by climatologist Jean JOUZEL and the International Weather and Climate Compagny (IW2C) created by Christian VANNIER, Founder and Director of the Forum.

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