United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Events

Start: 
Tuesday, 6 July 2021 15:00 EDT
End: 
Friday, 12 November 2021 11:00 EST
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2021 is a historic year for global climate action at COP26. This is the year we either lose sight of the Paris targets, or it is the year we start implementing the Paris Agreement. It is our opportunity to increase global climate ambition in COVID-19 recovery and kick-start a decade of action.The Regional Climate Weeks 2021 build momentum towards success at COP26. The Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. This is a platform for regional stakeholders to have their voice heard and contribute to COP26

 

OGC is excited to annouce that they will be having a "Side Event" in collaboration with the UN Asia-Pacific Climate Week.

FAIR Climate Service -  July 9th, 2021 at 8:00AM to 10:00AM (Tokyo Standard Time, GMT+9)

 

Agenda

Moderator: Nils Hempelmann (OGC)

  • Opening Nils Hempelmann (OGC)

  • Introduction to FAIR Climate Services  David Huard (Ouranos)

  • IPCC efforts for FAIR climate data Michio Kawamiya (IPCC-TG)

  • COPERNICUS Climate Change Service C3S Angel Lopez (ECMWF)

  • ESA Climate Change Initiative Eduardo Pechorro (ESA)

  • Use cases of regional FAIR Climate Services Yuji MASUTOMI (NIES)

  • Open discussion
     

Details:

Regional climate service centers translate scientific data generated by the scientific community into locally-relevant information supporting decision-making. They combine future climate projections from modeling centers, remotely sensed data from satellite instruments, and ground measurements from observation networks to create climate products and services tailored to decision-makers' needs.

Although the tailoring process is specific to local contexts, climate service centers face similar challenges. This calls for extending the concept of FAIR data to FAIR climate services, with FAIR being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. Thus, not only data, but full climate service information systems should adhere to the FAIR principles. This requires agreements on metadata aspects for discovery, application programming interfaces (APIs) and resource models for interaction with the climate service information system.

This side event is going to discuss the design and implementation of location-based climate information systems that meet FAIR principles. It will draw on the experience of climate and geospatial communities in achieving interoperability through standards. It will present ongoing efforts to meet these objectives, discuss experiences with operational infrastructures, and propose actions to establish climate information systems capable of answering the leading questions of a broad user community.

 

 

OGC is excited to annouce that they will be having a "Side Event" in collaboration with the UN African Climate Week.

FAIR Climate Service -  September 28th, 2021, 18:00-20:00 GMT+3

 

Regional climate service centers translate scientific data generated by the scientific community into locally-relevant information supporting decision-making. They combine future climate projections from modeling centers, remotely sensed data from satellite instruments, and ground measurements from observation networks to create climate products and services tailored to decision-makers' needs. 

Although the tailoring process is specific to local contexts, climate service centers face similar challenges. They must access and query data catalogs, manage the abundance of data, subset and regrid data from models and observations, make scale and bias adjustments, compute climate indicators that are meaningful to decision-makers, include confidence assessments accounting for the leading sources of uncertainties, and present this information clearly and transparently. 

As demand for such services increases, and as data produced by modeling centers and remote sensing instruments grows explosively, there is a strong incentive for climate service centers to move away from artisanal production, and adopt “Climate Services Information Systems”, digital infrastructures streamlining the development and delivery of climate information products. These systems however require considerable efforts to develop, deploy and maintain. Even storing the necessary data on local servers is becoming unreasonable, and mechanisms need to be put in place to facilitate data and expertise sharing across regional climate service centers. 

This calls for extending the concept of FAIR data to FAIR climate services; with FAIR being Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Reusable. Thus, not only data, but full climate service information systems should adhere to the FAIR principles. This requires agreements on metadata aspects for discovery, application programming interfaces (APIs) and resource models for interaction with the climate service information system. 

This side event is going to discuss the design and implementation of location-based climate information systems that meet FAIR principles. It will draw on the experience of climate and geospatial communities in achieving interoperability through standards. It will present ongoing efforts to meet these objectives, discuss experiences with operational infrastructures, and propose actions to establish climate information systems capable of answering the leading questions of a broad user community. Especially in respect of the relative low bandwidth of the African region, the ‘A - Accessible’ Principle of FAIR Climate Services has a particular relevance. The session will show options how appropriate digital infrastructures of FAIR climate services information systems can streamlining the development and delivery of climate information products for Africa.


The side event supports the UNFCCC efforts to recommend standards that ensure consistent behavior of climate service information systems across sectors, country borders, providers, solid governance principles, etc.

 

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2021 is a historic year for global climate action at COP26. This is the year we either lose sight of the Paris targets, or it is the year we start implementing the Paris Agreement. It is our opportunity to increase global climate ambition in COVID-19 recovery and kick-start a decade of action.The Regional Climate Weeks 2021 build momentum towards success at COP26. The Virtual Thematic Sessions take the pulse of climate action in the region, explore climate challenges and opportunities, and showcase ambitious solutions. This is a platform for regional stakeholders to have their voice heard and contribute to COP26