ICCS 5 presentations

Oral presentations from the plenary as well as from the parallel sessions are listed below; please click here for respective posters.

A report of the outcomes of the conference is being compiled and will soon be published here; in the meantime, a summary of the scientific and plenary sessions, as well as of the interactive sessions during the third day, gives some insight in what has happened in Cape Town.

Photography: Izidine Pinto

P1 Setting the scene: Climate services at different scales – Chair: David Lesolle

C. Hewitt: Global perspectives of the GFCS

E. Allis: The Global Frame Work on Climate Services

L. Buja: Climate services: North American perspective

M. Manez: Climate services: European perspective

B. Hewitson: Developing national perspectives and stakeholder challenges

P2 Climate services in Africa – Chair: Jean-Pierre Roux

J. Helmschrot: SASSCAL: Climate services for southern Africa

J. Tondoh: WASCAL: Climate services for western Africa

A. Bucher: The World Bank’s contribution to climate services in Africa, and AFRI-RES

J. Witi: The role of the South African Weather Service in national climate services

R. West: Future climate for Africa

D. Britton: WISER: Weather and Climate Information SERvices for Africa

T. Dinku: The ENACTS Approach

A. Tall: Africa: Perspective on developing nation needs

P3 Frontiers and the next wave of climate services – Chairs: Ana Bucher, Maria Manez

C. Hewitt: Next wave of climate services – brief example from the UK Met Office

S. Hughes: Opportunities for Innovations and Technologies to Advance Climate Resilience Through Satellite Earth Observation

L. Celliers: “Climate Services” Tilting at Local Governance Windmills

Keynote talks

David Mkwambisi, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources: Capacity building for climate services: Rethinking current and future development

David Lesolle, University of Botswana: Challenges and opportunities for Innovation within the climate services’ framework

Shankar Aswani, Rhodes University, SA: The role of knowledge lost in innovation efforts

S12 Examples of user initiated services – Chairs: James Hansen, Katiuscia Fara 

G. Clarkson, P. Dorward et al.: Climate services to assist smallholder farmer decision making: the PICSA approach

I. Meinke: Developing an infrastructure to enable knowledge of coastal climate issues in the public – an example from Northern Germany

J. Hansen et al.: Bridging the demand and supply sides of climate services for agriculture in Rwanda 

Y. Fall: The R4 rural resilience initiative in Senegal 

S13 Good ideas that never worked – Chair: Julie Arrighi

J. Arrighi: Learning from failure

R. Singh: Cntrl + Alt + Delete: Learning to Communicate

J. Frankel-Reed et al.: Building a Culture of Reflection, Learning, and Adapting within the SERVIR program

J. Shumake-Guillemot: Climate services for health – Learning from experience to accelerate applications for public health

P. Suarez: From “too late” to “activate!”: Examining the timing of flood risk management decision

S14 National initiatives in climate services – Chairs: Arame Tall, Ana Bucher 

M. C. Thomson et al.: Integrating climate information into the district health information system in Tanzania

M. Muth, S. Gardiner: Serving distinct audiences through web interfaces: Experiences from climate.gov and the U.S. climate resilience Toolkit

S. Mbanjwa et al.: Toward national framework for climate services for South Africa

P. Dorji: Bhutan’s strategic programme for climate resilience

L. Song, Z. Gong: Experiences and lessons learned from the implementation of China framework of climate services

S15 Projects on the regional and trans-national scale – Chair: Jörg Helmschrot

R. Cornforth et al.: Building climate resilient society in the Sahel: The RAINWATCH experience

N. Golding: Developing climate services through partnership with national Met. Services

R. Lowe, J. Ballester et al.: Development of an early warning system for heat wave related mortality in Europe: Key outcomes and lessons learnt

J.-N. Thepault, D. Armstrong: The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) in the making

A. Tadege et al.: Minimizing losses of human life through early warning and early action: the case of the 2015/16 El Nino impact in the greater Horn of Africa (GHA)

S21 Climate services business models – Chair: Maria Manez

A. Davidov: Public private partnerships enhancing capacity of LDC NMHS to contribute to climate resilience

S. McCormick: The missing middle? Building the chain from observation to application

S. Webber: The contradictions of commercializing climate services

S22 Climate services added value and evaluation – Chairs:  Susanne Schuck-Zoeller, Atte Harjanne 

S. SchuckZoeller, E. KeupThiel: The evaluation cascade: How to get from quality dimensions to indicators and measurement

C. Vaughan: Evaluating climate services: A review of methods

A. Akpan: Designing and implementing national monitoring systems with appropriate sectorial indicators for EBAFOSA: A key necessity for adaptation to climate change

G. Clarkson, P. Dorward et al.: Challenges and opportunities in monitoring and evaluation: Lessons and findings from the participatory integrated climate services for agriculture (PICSA) approach in four countries

S23 What are effective climate services? – Chairs: Stephen Zebiak, James Hansen

E. R. Carr et al.: Identifying users and their needs for climate services: A review of methods and practices

J. Omukuti: Leaving no one behind: fitting climate information services within an equity framework

T. Mzozo: Building health sector capacity for El Nino preparedness and Response – Reflections from Africa

A. Kruczkiewicz: National level climate service governance: Identifying structures of membership, roles and responsibilities

S31 From data and information to knowledge – Chair: Bruce Hewitson

S. Bharwani et al.: Visualizing a harmonized language for climate services

S. Prager et al.: The importance of context in the development of climate services: Key challenges in the development of Agro-climatic services for Maize and Rice producers in Colombia

J. Tondoh et al.: Integrated service provision to overcome the adverse impacts of climate change and variability in West Africa

M. Tadross: The United Nations Development Programme

S32 User involvement in climate services development – Chairs: Chris Hewitt, Katiuscia Fara 

S. McCormick: Making plans and taking action – lessons from applying climate services in multisector national and community adaptation planning

T. Marruffo et al.: Building capacity for user-driven climate services for health in Mozambique

C. Scannell et al.: Building capacity and improving resilience to weather and climate extremes in the Philippines

D. Nyirongo: Shock responsive social protection and climate services

M. K. Ambani: Participatory scenario planning for co-production of seasonal climate information

S33 Climate services research and capacity building needs – Chair: Lawrence Buja 

B. Gutowski: Potential directions of the coordinated regional downscaling experiment in providing climate science for climate services

J. Coulibaly: Farmers’ access and use of climate information in Rwanda: a baseline assessment

R. Cornforth et al.: The Importance of Integrating Climate Science in health systems

A. Munoz: Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Research Priorities

S41 What can we learn from all the co-activities? – Chair: Andreas Haensler 

F. Percy, M. Ambani: Catalysing connectivity and multi-solving climate challenges through co-development of climate services

S. Grainger, W. Buytaert: Community-based environmental monitoring and information services in remote mountain regions: Towards decentralised information flows and tailored visualisations?

B. T. Sinh: Co-Production of models in communicating climate change and development related risks and uncertainties by the coastal and delta communities to increase their climate adaptation in Vietnam

M. Daly, S. Dessai: What do we know about RCOFs? Learning from two decades of user engagement in regional climate outlook forums to inform future climate services development

A. Steynor et al.: Co-designing climate services for urban Africa

S42 Effective knowledge brokering – Chairs: Sukaina Bharwani, Florian Bauer, Sigmund Kluckner 

F. Bauer, S. Bharwani: Introduction to climate knowledge brokering and the session format: Knowledge brokering for climate services

J. Daron et al.: Projecting and communicating future tropical cyclone risks to inform resilience building in the Philippines

D. Rechid, A. Haensler et al.: Training programme for consultants and financing institutions: Integrating climate information into development projects and climate risk analyses

M. Spires: Flexibility & relationships: Our main lesson for effective knowledge brokering

J. Lueckenkoetter et al.: Co-designing climate service portals with users: Promises and pitfalls AND Reacting to diverse and ‘dynamically growing’ feedback: User involvement in developing the climate information portal CLIPC

S43 Local knowledge for local action – Chair: Katiuscia Fara

S. Walker, R. Ariefiansyah: Dialogue as learning method for farmers in science field shops

N. Z. Gahi: Improving climate services through a new “no regret” crosssectorial approach for the benefit of the communities and policy makers

E. E. Ebhuoma: Difficulties of communicating ensemble flood forecasts to small-scale farmers in sub-Saharan Africa: a case study of the Delta State in Nigeria

C. M.M. Wachana: Community based adaptation tool-Participatory scenario planning as a communication tool for seasonal climate forecasts

E. Levine, K. Lambert: Experiences from the Field: Building Resilience through Innovative Approaches to CIS in Central America & East Africa