SP 8.8 User-oriented climate services: how can national meteorological and climatological data providers better meet practitioner needs?

Wednesday 11 May, 13.30 – 15.15, Van Oldenbarnevelt Room

In the wake of extreme weather events there has been a push for national meteorological and climatological centres to deepen engagement with practitioners building societal resilience to the impacts of climate change. The purpose of this session is to create a dialogue surrounding the question ‘how can national meteorological and climatological institutes improve their services to better address practitioner needs’? The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI) will share opportunities and challenges to improve their services. After two presentations, practitioners will be invited to share their needs and experiences using climate services.

Organised by Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise, USA
Bart van den Hurk, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Netherlands
Partners National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden
Chair Gert-Jan de Maagd, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
Rapporteur Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise, USA
Presentations

Improving end user engagement
Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise, USA
Annette Hollingshead, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Bart van den Hurk, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Netherlands
Erik Kjellstrom, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden

How have private and public sector actors used climatological data to build societal resilience?
Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise, USA
Annette Hollingshead, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), USA
Bart van den Hurk, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Netherlands

Discussion Identifying areas for improvement in climate services
Facilitators Amanda Rycerz, Acclimatise, USA
Bart van den Hurk, Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), the Netherlands
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