Cologne Climate Conference 2018

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— Tuesday, 17 April 2018 —

10:00 Press conference, Registration
Joint opening session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Rapp

12:00 Prof. Dr. Hansjörg Dittus, Member of the Executive Board, DLR e. V. Cologne, Germany
Welcome address

13:00 Max Kroymann, Leiter Referat DLR/ HGF, Representative of the Federal Ministry of Economy
Welcome address

13:15 Prof. Dr. Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General of WMO, Geneva, Switzerland
The role of World Meteorological Organization in the international climate agenda

13:25 Dr. Gilles Rabin, Director for Science, Innovation and Application, CNES, Paris, France
Opening address

13:35 Dr. Maurice Borgaud, Head of Science, Applications and Futures Technologies Department, ESA Esrin, Rome, Italy
Opening remarks

13:50 Dr.Youssef Nassef, Director Adaptation, UNFCCC, Bonn, Germany
The UNFCCC context: Strengthening the link between the systematic observation community and action to meet the Paris Agreement goals

14:05 Dr. Juan Carlos Villagrán de Leon, Head of UNSPIDER Offce UNOOSA/ UNSPIDER, Bonn, Germany
Space research and technology for lowemission and resilient societies: The 2030 Space Agenda

14:20 Prof. Dr. Thomas Stocker, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Keynote: Climate Change: Ocean services under threat

15:00 Coffee break

Session 1:
State of the art and major challenges
Chair: Prof. Dr. Robert Sausen

15:30 Dr. Philippe Ciais, CEA, Paris, France
The potential of spaceborne imagery to quantify fossil emissions

16:00 Prof. Dr. Thomas Birner, Meteorological Institute of LMU, München, Germany
Climate change and circulation shifts

16:30 Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Huth, Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ), Department of Ecological Modelling, Leipzig, Germany
Forests, climate and remote sensing

17:00 Dr. Peter Bauer, Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, UK
Why do weather and climate prediction need to come together?

17:30 Dr. Torge Martin, GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
Blue vs. white ocean: frontiers in ice-ocean modelling

18:00 Prof. Dr. Peter Braesicke, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe, Germany
Across scales atmospheric composition interactions in weather and climate applications

18:30 End of Day 1

19:00 Welcome Reception at ZooEvent
The welcome reception is a flying buffet style catered
event that will allow delegates to meet and network
while enjoying food and beverages.


— Wednesday, 18 April 2018 —

08:00 Registration

Session 2:
Improving our knowledge of the climate system
Chair: Prof. Dr. Andreas Huth

08:30 Dr. David W. Fahey, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO, USA
Keynote : Improving our knowledge of the climate system

09:10 Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung, AWI, Climate Sciences & Climate Dynamics, Bremerhaven, Germany
Prof. Dr. Robert Sausen (DLR)
Prof. Dr. Sabine Attinger (UFZ)
Prof. Dr. Arne Biastoch (GEOMAR)
Prof. Dr. Peter Braesicke (KIT)
Prof. Dr. Stefan Kollet (FZJ)
Prof. Dr. Maik Thomas (GFZ)
Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum (HZG)
The Helmholtz project Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity (ESM) – Towards a common modelling environment

09:40 Prof. William Collins, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, Reading, UK
The climate sensitivity to short-lived forcers

10:10 Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Höppe, Munich Re and LMU, München, Germany
Is climate change already increasing losses caused by extreme weather events?

10:40 Coffee break

11:00 Poster session

13:00 Lunch break

Session 3.1:
Mitigation of climate change
Chair: Prof. Dr. Volker Grewe

14:05 Prof. Rolf Henke, Member of the Executive Board, DLR e. V., Cologne, Germany
Aviation and environment – The aircraft as perpetuator and victim

14:20 Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer, Technische Universität, Berlin and PIK, Potsdam, Germany
Keynote: Post-Paris challenges: climate, coal and capital

15:00 Prof. Dr. André Thess, DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Stuttgart, Germany
Renewable energy and energy storage for the 2 °C target

15:30 Dr. Bruce Anderson, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA
Alternative-fuel effects on aircraft emissions and contrails: Results from joint NASA-DLR missions

16:00 Coffee break

Session 3.2:
Mitigation of climate change
Chair: Dr. Christoph Kiemle

16:30 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kallo, DLR Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, Stuttgart, Germany
Electric flight

17:00 Prof. Dr. Volker Grewe, DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Operational measures for mitigating aircraft climate impact

Session 4.1:
Remote sensing for climate change (atmosphere)
Chair: Dr. Diego Loyola

17:30 Dr. Pepijn Veefkind, KNMI, De Bilt, and Delft University of Technology, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Results of TROPOMI on Sentinel 5 Precursor: the beginning of the Copernicus Atmospheric Composition Data Record

18:00 Dr. Heinrich Bovensmann, Institut of Environmental Physics, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Towards space based contributions to monitor emissions of CO
2 and CH4 – challenges and opportunities

18:30 Dr. Sander Houweling, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Greenhouse gas surface flux estimation using satellite observations

19:00 End of Day 2

19:30 Reception and conference dinner
Flora Cologne, Room „Dachsalon“


— Tursday, 19 April 2018 —

08:00 Registration

Session 4.2:
Remote sensing for climate change (aerosol, clouds)
Chair: Dr. Claudia Künzer

08:30 Prof. Dr. Clemens Simmer, Meteorological Institute, University Bonn, Bonn, Germany
The challenge of remotely sensing precipitation changes in a warming climate

09:00 Dr. Julien Delanoe, Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations
Spatiales (LATMOS, ISPL), Paris, France
Active synergistic observations for improving our knowledge on clouds

09:30 Prof. Johannes Quaas, O. Sourdeval, J. Mülmenstädt, Institute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany
Satellite observations for model evaluation of cloud-aerosol interactions

10:00 Dr. David M. Winker, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA
Active Observations for Understanding Climate

10:30Coffee break

Session 4.3:
Remote sensing for climate change (land surface)
Chair: Dr. Gerhard Ehret

11:00Dr. Claudia Künzer, DLR, German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
The Potential of Earth Observation to quantify Land Surface Dynamics

11:30 Prof. Dr. Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
A strategy for global land change monitoring

12:00 Dr. Carsten Montzka, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Jülich, Germany
Soil moisture: From observation to prediction

12:30 Dr. Konstantinos P. Papathanassiou, Prof. Dr. – Ing. Alberto Moreira, DLR Remote Sensing Technology Institute, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Tandem-L: A challenging radar mission for climate research and environmental monitoring

13:00 Lunch break

Session 5:
Detecting and projecting anthropogenic
climate change
Chair: Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

14:00 Dr. Claudia Tebaldi, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, CO, USA
Avoided impacts between alternative scenarios, with a focus on the low warming targets of 1.5 and 2.0 °C

14:30 Dr. Peter Stott, Hadley Centre, Met Offce, Exeter, UK
Detection and attribution of climate change

15:00 Dr. Joeri Rogelj, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, (IIASA), Wien, Austria
Can we meet the 1.5 °C target?

15:30 Prof. Dr. Markus Rapp, DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Concluding remarks

16:00 End of conference