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JPI CLIMATE Online Conference – Climate-Friendly Climate Research

11th – 15th November 2013

In the framework of the "Climate-Friendly Climate Research" (CFCR) project an online conference will be held from November 11 - 15. The conference will present and discuss the climate impact of the research system and look at ways of overcoming institutional barriers to mitigating its carbon footprint, together with the international community of (climate) researchers, research funding and other stakeholders.

With the "Climate-Friendly Climate Research" project, JPI CLIMATE seeks a breakthrough in climate-friendly research by reducing the carbon footprint of climate (and other) research whilst increasing its credibility. The project is conducted by the Alliance of Austrian Sustainable Universities in cooperation with the Climate Change Centre Austria and with financial support from the Austrian Ministry for Science and Research in cooperation with European partners in climate research and research programming and funding. Further information on the project and project results here.

The conference will be held online using an easy to use web based online conference system. Participants are invited to participate from the comfort of his or her office or from home. A headset and webcam will be required to broadcast audio and/or video.

Our aim is to create a conference programme full of learning opportunities. The conference programme will focus on translating ideas, experiences and theory into real, practical applications. Participants will have the opportunity to get involved and easily interact with speakers via chat and voice. The conference is also conceived as a real-life experiment where solutions identified within the CFCR project are put into practice and the experiences of participants are documented and evaluated.

Preliminary Programme

Monday, Nov 11
1530: Welcome and technical setup
1600: Opening
1630: Evaluating the carbon footprint
1730: Panel discussion - Institutional barriers to mitigating the carbon footprint of research

Tuesday,  Nov 12
1530: Welcome and technical setup
1600: Existing approaches to reduce the carbon footprint
1700: Panel discussion - personal/cultural barriers to mitigating the carbon footprint of research

Wednesday, Nov 13
1530: Welcome and technical setup
1600 - 1900: Presentations and hands-on web conference systems
- Adobe Connect, Webex, GotoMeeting, Google Hangouts
1930: Get together in Second Life

1600: Panel discussion - responsibility/credibility of climate research
1700: Interactive session with workshop of Climate Change Centre Austria


Preregister here

Call for Contributions

The online conference on Climate-Friendly Climate Research will be hosted by JPI CLIMATE and the project consortium of the project CFCR and will be held from Nov 11 - Nov 15, 2013. The conference will be completely online. The objective is to provide a platform for researchers, academics, stakeholders as well as industrial professionals from all over the world to present their results and development activities in climate friendly (climate) research. This conference provides opportunities for the participants to exchange new ideas and application experiences, to establish relations and to find global partners for future collaboration. Contributions are invited on research in climate friendly research and online communication especially synchronous means of collaboration.

AREA 1: Reducing the carbon footprint
AREA 2: Information technology / web conferencing

Submission deadline: Sept 15, 2013
Notification due: Oct 1, 2013