21st September 2021

Next Decade

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Next Decade

Our final day will present contributions on the topic of Atmospheric Science in the Next Decade. Through plenary talks and a panel discussion we look to the opportunities and challenges that the coming years will offer to our community. Our speakers cover a very broad range of science topics from modelling and observations to machine learning as well as the more personal challenges - the way we work, live and communicate - facing us as scientists working in an ever-changing modern world. The collective aim is to create dialogue across the spectrum of activities and provide opportunities to discuss how we could be moving forward.

Agenda

Plenary Sessions

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09.30am BST

Conference Welcome

Prof Liz Bentley, CEO, Royal Meteorological Society

Keynote Session

Chair: Dr Antje Weisheimer, NCAS Senior Research Fellow, NCAS, University of Oxford and Senior Scientist, ECMWF

09.35am BST

Meeting the Challenge for Climate Science to Address Societal Needs

Professor Ted Shepherd FRS, Grantham Professor of Climate Science, University of Reading

10.05am BST

Capabilities of Next-Generation Atmospheric Models: A Met Office Perspective

Dr Christine Johnson, Dynamics Research Scientist, Met Office

10.30am BST

Facilitating New Capabilities in Atmospheric Sciences: Earth-System Digital Twins

Dr Peter Bauer, Deputy Director, Research Department, ECMWF

11.00am BST

Machine Learning in the Atmospheric Sciences: A Review of the Opportunities and Challenges

Dr Samantha V Adams, Data Science Research Manager, Met Office Informatics Lab

11.30am BST

Panel Session with all Keynote Speakers

12.00pm - 13.00pm BST

Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

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Keynote Session

Chair: Prof Liz Bentley, CEO, Royal Meteorological Society

13.00pm BST

Changing Work Patterns and Future Challenges for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Dr Ruth Purvis, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, NCAS and University of York

13.30pm BST

Are We at a Turning Point in Atmospheric Science? An Early-Career Perspective

Simon Lee, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

14.00 BST

This is How Science Will be Communicated in the Future:  What YOU Need to Do to Find and Keep Your Audience

Prof David M. Schultz, Professor of Synoptic Meteorology, and Director, Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation, University of Manchester

14.30 - 15.15pm BST 

Panel Discussion

Panel Chair: Dr Emily Shuckburgh, Director, Cambridge Zero, University of Cambridge

Panel Speakers:

  • Prof David Schultz, Professor of Synoptic Meteorology, and Director, Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation, University of Manchester

  • Prof Mary E Black, Non-Executive Director, NCAS

  • Prof Rowan Sutton, Director of Climate Science, NCAS, University of Reading

  • Milan Klöwer, PhD Student, University of Oxford

15.15pm - 15.30pm BST

Refreshment Break

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Keynote Session

Chair: Prof Liz Bentley, CEO, Royal Meteorological Society

15.30pm BST

Bigger, Faster, More: Meeting the Demands for Observations Without Damaging the Planet

Dr Barbara Brooks, Joint Head, Atmospheric Measurement and Observation Facility, NCAS

16.00pm BST

The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS): Atmospheric Composition Data for Europe and the World

Dr Antje Inness, Senior Scientist, Copernicus Department, ECMWF

16.30pm BST

The Future of Earth Observation for the Atmosphere

Prof John Remedios, Director of the National Centre of Earth Observation; Professor of Earth Observational Science, University of Leicester

17.00pm BST

Conference Closing Remarks

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