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PROGRAM 4th July 2013

8h30-9h00

REGISTRATION + POSTER POSTING

9h00–9h20

WELCOME & VIDEO PRESENTATION

"Do you want to know if it will rain in a few hours?"

Daniel Sempere-Torres

HAREN Coordinator

(Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

9h20-9h45

INAUGURATION

 

The Challenge of facing weather-induced hazards at European Scale in the XXI century.

Juha Auvinen (DG ECHO)

Philippe Quevauviller (DG ENTR)

Paola Albrito (UN ISDR)

Michael Staudinger (Director of ZAMG)

Antonio Amorós Mayoral (DG Protección Civil y Emergencias)

Steve Noyes (EUMETNET)

 

THE RELEVANCE OF THE COOPERATION AT EUROPEAN LEVEL

Chairperson: Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

9h45–10h00

The Role of National Platforms in reducing the risk of disasters in a changing climate.

Paola Albrito (UN ISDR)

10h00-10h15

The role of the Emergency Response Centre in the framework of the Civil Protection mechanism.

Peter Billing (DG ECHO)

10h15-10h30

The importance of the European cooperation facing rainfall-induced hazards.

Steve Noyes (EUMETNET)

10h30-10h45

Fostering cooperation between Meteorological Services and Civil protections at European Scale.

Michael Staudinger (METEOALARM Chair and Director of ZAMG)

10h45-11h00

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

11h00-11h30

POSTER SESSION With Coffee

 

THE CHALLENGE OF SHORT-TERM HIGH-RESOLUTION RAINFALL NOWCASTING

Chairperson: Taito Vainio (DRS MoI)

11h30-11h45

From Rainfall Nowcasting to Hazard assessment at European scale: The HAREN project.

Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

11h45–12h00

The OPERA radar composites: An opportunity to provide high-resolution rainfall information at European scale.

Bojan Lipovscak (OPERA representative)

12h00–12h15

Adding value to the OPERA composites through short-term high-resolution rainfall nowcasting.

Marc Berenguer (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

12h15–12h30

Providing probabilistic rainfall nowcasts at European scale.

Jarmo Koistinen (FMI)

12h30–12h45

Advanced products: forecasting heavy rainfall cells at European Scale using OPERA composites.

Vera Meyer (ZAMG)

12h45-13h00

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

13h00-14h15

LUNCH

 

VERIFICATION TESTS AND REAL APPLICATION CASE STUDIES

Chairperson: Pekka Rossi (FMI)

14h15-14h30

Learning from EFAS to develop European Flash Flood Hazard identification capacities.

Jutta Thielen (Joint Research Centre)

14h30–14h45

How to integrate in the HAREN products the experience of an Emergency and Rescue Service.

Taito Vainio (DRS MoI)

14h45–15h00

Case study of the floods of September 2012: Test of the HAREN products by the Spanish Civil Protection.

Ariane Alvarez (DG Protección Civil y Emergencias)

15h00–15h15

Case study of the floods of May 2013: Test of the HAREN products by the Lower Austria Civil Protection.

Johann Dantinger (LWZ-NO)

15h15–15h30

Transforming Science into innovation for Civil Protection and Efficient Disaster Risk Reduction.

Philippe Quevauviller (DG ENTR)

15h30-15h45

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION

15h45-16h15

POSTER SESSION With Coffee

 

ROUND TABLE AND OPEN DEBATE

Chairperson: Juha Auvinen (DG ECHO)

16h15–17h15

Barriers and challenges for a more efficient response face the rainfall-induced risks at European Scale.

Juha Auvinen (DG ECHO)

Demetrio Innocenti (UN ISDR)

Michael Staudinger (Director of ZAMG)

Steve Noyes (EUMETNET)

Bojan Lipovscak (OPERA representative)

Philippe Quevauviller (DG ENTR)

Jutta Thielen (Joint Research Centre)

Lola Ortíz-Sánchez (Spanish DG Coastal Protection)

Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)

17h15–17h20

Closing words.

Daniel Sempere-Torres (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)