Opening Session
 / Mon, 06 Oct, 09:30–13:00  / Room Zenit

9:30 – 10:30 Opening by the EMS President and Welcome Addresses

For profiles of the Opening Speakers see:

Dominique Marbouty, EMS President
Vaclav Dvorak, Director CHMI
Tomas Halenka, ČMeS President
Peter J. Kalas, Chief Advisor to Minister of the Environment of the Czech Republic
Tomáš Zima, The Rector of Charles University in Prague
Jan Kratochvíl, The Dean of Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, Charles University in Prague
Gé Verver, EUMETNET Climate Programme
Robert Mureau, PRIMET
Foeke Kuik, HMEI
William Gail, AMS President

10:30 –11:00 Coffee Break

11:00 – 13:00 Strategic Lectures

Jeremiah Lengoasa, Deputy Secretary-General, WMO
"Global Framework for Climate Services"

Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, IPCC – Vice-Chair WG 2
Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain la Neuve
"The Climate Change Challenge and its Opportunities"

Daniela Jacob, Acting Director Climate Service Center, Hamburg
"From consultation to co-production – the integration of user needs in the development of climate science"

Hugo Zunker, DG Enterprise and Industry, Copernicus Services Unit
"The Copernicus programme and its climate change service"