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Webinar: Introduction to climate services

Together with the Development Learning Lab, the Bjerknes Center for Climate Research and the Horizon 2020 project CONFER, C-hub is organising a webinar on Climate Services with Chris Hewitt. 

Chris is a Professor of Climate Science at the University of Southern Queensland in Australia and Head of International Climate Services at the UK Met Office. He collaborates worldwide to help evolve the climate services landscape ensuring pull-through of science to services for societal benefit and guiding science developments to be aligned to societal needs. Chris has been central to developing the UN’s Global Framework for Climate Services, leads European climate service projects, and co-chairs WMO Expert Teams.

Chris will introduce the topic of climate services, briefly covering what they are and who is involved. He will present experiences of his group’s work at the Met Office with partners around the world, highlighting a selection of key challenges and approaches to overcome some of these challenges.

After Chris’s seminar, Prof. Coleen Vogel from the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) in South Africa will give a short commentary, bringing in an African perspective. Thereafter, the floor is open for discussion (moderated by CONFER PI Erik Kolstad).

Please register for the webinar here.