Copernicus User Workshop in Croatia

Evening Event

Media Invite

Reading/Zagreb, 07/11/2018

 

Copernicus in Action

Copernicus User Workshop evening event and media briefing at Hotel Dubrovnik, Zagreb, on 13th November 2018, starting at 18:00

We are happy to invite you to a unique evening event on occasion of the Copernicus User Workshop in Zagreb 13-14 November! Participate in the Copernicus User Workshop and discuss the most pressing environmental issues with a range of scientists, specialists and users. Find out why Copernicus services are boosting the economy by monitoring Earth’s environment and climate. The evening event, which is being held in English, takes place in the evening and media briefings are available for you.

Agenda Evening Event - Copernicus User Workshop in Zagreb
13 November, Hotel Dubrovnik

18:00-19:00 Welcome addresses, short briefings and Q & A session

  • Mr. Igor Čižmek, Croatian Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • Dr. Branka Ivančan-Picek, Meteorological and Hydrological Service
  • Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut, Copernicus Climate Change Service, ECMWF
  • Prof. Christel Prudhomme, Copernicus Emergency Management Service, ECMWF
  • Dr. Vincent-Henri Peuch, Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, ECMWF
  • Dr. Thomas Popp, German Aerospace Centre
  • Mrs. Sonja Vidič, Meteorological and Hydrological Service

19:00-20:00 Networking reception

19:00-20:00 1-on-1 interviews for journalists with speakers (parallel side room)

The workshop and evening event are being organised by the Copernicus services on Atmosphere Monitoring (CAMS) and Climate Change (C3S), in collaboration with the Croatian Ministry of the Environment and the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service. The evening event is open for all participants at the workshop. While the environmental community benefits from this event and the workshop by learning more about Copernicus services for public and private applications, the event is also beneficial and open for the broad public of Croatia.

The exclusive presentation topics on the Copernicus User Workshop event will cover a vast range of environmental and climate interests, such as weather and climate modelling, air pollution, hazard forecasting, sectoral benefits, impact-based predictions and adaptation strategies at the local level. Health issues like air pollution will be equally discussed as the possibilities of green growth and smart city development. Participants will get a detailed insight into the opportunities of using Copernicus data in Croatia.

Copernicus, the European Union’s Earth Observation programme, is now in full swing with seven satellites in orbit and six operational thematic Services covering climate, land, marine, atmosphere, emergencies and security aspects. Copernicus is transforming the amount of information available on the Earth’s environment, as well as the knowledge-based economy of environmental services that can develop on top of it. In order to facilitate this, Copernicus has a full, free and open data policy. Using this data has proven to be the foundation of various fruitful business opportunities.

The event will be followed by a reception, starting at 19:h00. In parallel, there will be opportunities for interviews with the speakers. If you are interested in scheduling a one-to-one interview at the event, please contact copernicus-press@ecmwf.int. Alternatively, phone interviews can be scheduled before or after the event too.

 

Interview opportunities

The following experts will hold addresses and are available for one-on-one interviews at the evening reception, which starts at 19:00.

  • Mr. Igor Čižmek, Assistant Minister, Croatian Ministry of Environment and Energy
  • Dr. Vincent-Henri Peuch, Head of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service, ECMWF
  • Prof. Christel Prudhomme, Copernicus Emergency Management Service, ECMWF
  • Dr. Jean-Noël Thépaut, Head of the Copernicus Climate Change Service, ECMWF
  • Dr. Branka Ivančan-Picek, Director of the Meteorological and Hydrological Service
  • Dr. Thomas Popp, German Aerospace Centre
  • Sonja Vidič, Meteorological and Hydrological Service; local expert on usage and capabilities of Copernicus data in Croatia

If you are interested in scheduling a one-to-one interview with any of the people above, please contact copernicus-press@ecmwf.int.

More information about the Copernicus User Workshop in Zagreb is available on: https://climate.copernicus.eu/copernicus-user-workshop-croatia

 

Notes for editors

Copernicus is the European Union’s flagship Earth observation programme. It delivers freely accessible operational data and information services which provide users with reliable and up-to-date information related to environmental issues.

Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) is implemented by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF) on behalf of the European Union. ECMWF also implements the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S). ECMWF is an independent intergovernmental organisation, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its 34 Member and Co-operating States.

 

More information on Copernicus: www.copernicus.eu
The Copernicus Climate Change Service website can be found at https://climate.copernicus.eu/
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service website can be found at http://atmosphere.copernicus.eu/
The ECMWF website can be found at https://www.ecmwf.int/

 

Media contact

Silke Zollinger
Press and Events Manager
Copernicus Communication

European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
Shinfield Park, Reading, RG2 9AX, UK

Email: silke.zollinger@ecmwf.int

Phone: +44 (0)118 9499 778
Mobile: +44 (0) 755 477 3973

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