8 November 2013, Brussels
This high-level event will present the state of the art of smart specialisation and discuss its implications for European competitiveness, economic policy making and governance in the search for new growth opportunities.
It will also aim at stimulating processes of mapping and combining national, regional and European innovation roadmaps through a series of thematic workshops focusing on specific areas of joint opportunity linked to common societal challenges.
This conference is targeted at policy-makers at regional, national and European level in the fields of research, innovation, industrial policy and regional development, including ESIF (European Structural and Investment Funds) Managing Authorities and their stakeholders.
2-7 November 2013, Kochi, India
INDO-MARECLIM announces a one-week winter school to be held at Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort, Kochi (India) from 2 to 7 November 2013. During the winter school, which is an inter-disciplinary training programme, a select group of instructors from India and Europe will provide lectures and practical training on recent advancements in the global understanding of marine ecosystems, climate change and their socio-economic impacts. Applications welcome from EU and Indian PhD students, post doctoral fellows and scientists in early stages of career development. The maximum number of participants is restricted to 35. Selection would be on the basis of academic skills, qualification in the relevant subjects, statement of interest and letters of support.
4-7 November 2013, Brussels
The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the European Commission (EC) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are proud to hold this international conference on regional climate science
HIGH LEVEL SESSION AND STAKEHOLDER DIALOGUE
The first day of the meeting will feature two important pre-conference events:
A High-Level Session with the participation of the European Commissioners for Research & Innovation Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and for Climate Action Connie Hedegaard together with Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chair of the IPCC where the key findings from the IPCC Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis will be presented by Thomas Stocker and Qin Dahe, Co-Chairs of IPCC Working Group I.
This will be followed by a Stakeholder Dialogue where high level panellists will discuss how science-based regional climate information can best serve the needs of regional decision-makers. This will be featured by two keynote presentations conveyed by:
- Chris Field, Co-Chair of IPCC Working Group II
- Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General of the WMO
REGIONAL CLIMATE CONFERENCE PROGRAM
The second segment of the conference over the following three days is organised around daily themes. Each day will consist of plenary presentations followed by parallel and poster sessions. The poster sessions will have their own dedicated time for viewing thus avoiding overlap with plenary and parallel sessions.
- Evaluation of CORDEX Regional Downscaling Present Climate and Future Change
- Methodologies for Regional Downscaling
- Applications of Regional Climate Information
Please see the detailed program
Venue: Charlemagne Building - Rue de la Loi 170 - B-1000 Brussels
Descriptions on how to get there can be found here.
Registration deadline: 20 October 2013
6-7 November 2013
This conference is organised by the Dpt of Transport and Regional Economics, the Research Unit on Public Administration & Management (Department of Political Science), the Law Faculty of the University of Antwerp, the Antwerp Management School, COST-Action TU1001 ‘PPP in Transport: Trends and Theory'.