Conferences and events


Cross community workshop on Extreme Events and Environments from Climate to Society (E3S)

Berlin, February 14th to 16th 2016 at Harnack-Haus

Agenda (download)

The goal of this cross-community/co-design workshop is to identify and elaborate the scientific questions and associated research agendas which are scientifically challenging and of high societal relevance, in line with the goals of Future Earth.
To this end we called for proposals for targeted co-design workshop sessions (call for proposals can be found here), which are organized independently of each other and happen in parallel. The workshop sessions have been selected by the E3S steering committee.
The commitment of each session is to generate a 1-2 page document that will form the foundation of a research strategy and help to prepare call for proposals by funding organizations on Future Earth related research. Hence the workshop sessions are charged with strategic leadership. Workshop sessions were held in small groups of renowned experts and stakeholders, with the active participation of early career researchers, who were independently nominated and are selected by the E3S steering committee (more about E3S Early Career Grants can be found here).

Workshop output

Workshop sessions

Towards impact-relevant climate extremes metrics

Session lead: Dr. Jana Sillmann (CICERO), Sebastian Sippel (MPI-BGC)
Science plan elaborated in this session is available for download

How to project climate extremes that really matter? A transdisciplinary approach for new narratives of climate extreme impacts in the future earth context

Session lead: Dr. Jakob Zscheischler (ETH Zürich), Dr. Carl-Friedrich Schleussner (Climate Analytics)
Science plan elaborated in this session is available for download

Adaptive capacity of coupled socio-ecological systems to absorb climate extremes

Session lead: Dr. Kirsten Thonicke (PIK), Prof. Dr. Michael Bahn (University Innsbruck)

Integrated Governance of Disaster Risk and Financial Uncertainties for Sustainable Development

Session lead: Dr. Qian Ye (Beijing Normal University)
Science plan elaborated in this session is available for download

Impact of hydrological and marine extreme events on coastal ecosystems and infrastructures. Adaptation strategies and community resilience

Session lead: Dr. Damià Gomis (IMEDEA), Dr.Sathaporn Monprapussorn (Srinakharinwirot University)
Science plan elaborated in this session is available for download

Detecting, understanding and reacting to extreme environmental events: integrating the potential of societal data, citizen science, Earth observation, and novel data analytic approaches

Session lead: Dr. Miguel Mahecha (MPI-BGC); Dr. Ursula Geßner (DLR); Dr. Ilona Otto (PIK)
Science plan elaborated in this session is available for download


Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein (Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena) Welcome, context and goals of E3S Cross community workshop on Extreme Events and Environments from Climate to Society

Prof. Dr. Markus Reichstein (Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena) E3S – a view on relevance, concepts and directions

Invited talks

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Jörn Birkmann (University of Stuttgart) Extreme events and societal transformation processes: new challenges for risk management and strategic planning

Prof. Dr. Dirk Brockmann (Institute for Theoretical Biology, Humboldt University Berlin; Project Group Epidemiological Modeling of Infectious diseases, Robert Koch - Institute, Berlin) The hidden geometry of global, network - driven contagion phenomena

Dr. Thorsten Kiefer (Future Earth Global Hub, Paris) How to spin up research activity on sustainability issues in Future Earth?

Dr. Björn Vollan (Robert Bosch Junior Professor for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources, Philipps - Universität Marburg) The shadow of the past and the shadow of the future: Studying the impact of climate change on human behavior

Dr. Paul Vossen (EC Research & Innovation Directorate -General, Liaison officer for the Belmont Forum chairmanship) How to leverage Horizon 2020, Future Earth and the Belmont Forum for ST&I Actions targeting sustainable development ?

Early career scientist ́s presentations

Dr. Friederike Otto (University of Oxford) The feasibility of an inventory of impacts of anthropogenic climate change

Sebastian Sippel (Max-Planck-Institute for Biogeochemistry, Jena) Towards a quantification of climatic extreme events and their impacts in the terrestrial biosphere

Liese Coulter (Griffith University) Climate adaptation research and use: Information exchange shapes research design and delivery in Australia

Dr. Morten Larsen (Technical University of Denmark) Locally improved land surface feedback by dynamically coupling a hydrology model to an RCM improves simulated precipitation – also the extreme tail

Dr. Jasper Bloemen (Institute of Ecology, University of Innsbruck) Climate-driven forest die-off: do we understand all physiological mechanisms involved?

Stanislava Brnkalakova (CE SPECTRA, Slovak University of Technology) Adaptive management of mountain ecosystem services

Sofia Darmaraki (Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, France) Extreme Snow Events In the Mediterranean Region and correlations with Large-Scale Circulation

Dr. Bruno Wilhelm (LTHE - University Grenoble Alpes, France) Millennium-long flood record (French Alps)

Dr. Marta Jurchescu (Institute of Geography, Romanian Academy) An approach to assess climate-induced changes of landslide hazard and risk in Romania

Dr. Akinyemi Gabriel Omonijo (Department of Water Resources Management & Agrometeorology, Federal University Oye-Ekiti, Nigeria) Pneumonia Occurrence in Relation to Population and Thermal Environment in Ondo State, Nigeria


first E3S cross community meeeting March 17th and 18th 2015 (Berlin)