Wednesday 6 July 2022

Science for Society

In-person meeting

The first of three Atmospheric Science Conference meetings will take place in-person on Wednesday 6 July 2022, in Manchester - bringing together atmospheric scientists from across the UK.

For this first meeting, we have now opened registration and the call for abstracts for poster presentations. The deadline for abstract submission is Monday 6 June at 5pm.

Agenda

Registration and Networking Breakfast

08.30am BST

Registration and Networking Breakfast Welcome Reception

09.15am BST

Welcome and Opening Address

Ella Gilbert, British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

 

Session 1


09.30-10.30 BST
Looking Ahead to COP27 (and back to see progress from COP26)

 

Chair: Hannah Mallinson and Helen MacIntyre

COP27 will soon be here, so this
session will provide an opportunity to learn from experts what we can expect to see. It will also provide an opportunity to reflect on what
we have learned since COP26, and
how it has affected the atmospheric science community in terms of driving forward research and development.

Atmospheric Science in "the Private Sector"

 

Chair: Alcide Zhao

 

Several short talks by atmospheric scientists from the private sector, focusing on how they made the transition from academia to private industry. They will share their experiences and have an opportunity to answer questions from the attendees. 

Atmospheric Science Benefitting Society

 

Facilitated Session

 

Exploring how we can ensure our atmospheric science is going to benefit society - and how to get society to drive the direction of our science?

Morning Coffee Break

10.30am BST

Refreshments and Networking

Session 2

11.00-12.00 BST
Attribution of Extremes

Chair: Beena Balan Sarojini

Every time there is an extreme weather event, atmospheric scientists are asked if it is linked to Climate Change. There is clearly an increasing need for further clarity on how we attribute extremes to climate change. This session will explore what can and should be done to improve the way we can respond to questions on attribution of extremes.  

Science for Society - 

Chair: Louise Whitehouse

A session of lightning talks from NCAS training course alumni, who during covid times have not had the opportunity to network and present in person. This session is open to all attendees of the conference, who are invited to hear and discuss a rich mixture of 4 minute presentations covering current work in atmospheric science and its contribution to society, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Atmospheric Science Benefitting Society (2)

 

Facilitated Session (Repeat)

 

Exploring how we can ensure our atmospheric science is going to benefit society - and how to get society to drive the direction of our science?

Poster Presentations

Call for Abstracts

Lunch

12.30pm BST

Lunch and Networking

Session 3

13.30-14.30 BST
Novel and Effective Communication for Atmospheric Science

Chair: Hannah Mallinson and Helen MacIntyre

How we communicate our atmospheric science is becoming more important than ever. This session will provide a forum for discussion on novel ways of communicating our science with society, and in particular focusing on effective examples that we can share and learn from.

Can Dynamical Models be Replaced by Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning?

As advances are made in Artificial Intelligence/Machine learning, the question often gets raised: can this replace dynamical modelling? This session will explore this question and see what advances have already been made, and what is in the pipeline.

Atmospheric Science Benefitting Society (3)

Facilitated Session

 

Exploring how we can ensure our atmospheric science is going to benefit society - and how to get society to drive the direction of our science?

Afternoon Tea Break

14.30pm BST

Refreshments and Networking

Session 4

15.00-16.00 BST
Forgotten Impacts of Climate Extremes

Chair: Vikki Thompson

Climate extremes such as heatwaves, droughts, or tropical cyclones, have far-reaching impacts. In this session we will think about some of these – such as storm surge contaminating aquifers, cholera cases increasing due to flooding, and how a single heatwave could eradicate an entire species. We’ll discuss how impacts could change into the future, and how climate science can help with mitigation and adaptation. 

Science for Society - 

Chair: Louise Whitehouse

A session of lightning talks from NCAS training course alumni, who during covid times have not had the opportunity to network and present in person. This session is open to all attendees of the conference, who are invited to hear and discuss a rich mixture of 4 minute presentations covering current work in atmospheric science and its contribution to society, social justice and environmental sustainability.

Atmospheric Science Benefitting Society (4)

Facilitated Session

 

Exploring how we can ensure our atmospheric science is going to benefit society - and how to get society to drive the direction of our science?

Closing Address

16.00pm BST

Closing Address

16.15pm BST

Conference Close

*Programme subject to change