DLR Conference on Climate Change 2018 – Atmospheric Research for Understanding and Mitigating Climate Change, 17–19 April 2018, Cologne, Germany


Preliminary Program (DRAFT)

Tuesday , 17 April 2018

10:00 Press Conference
Registration CCC 2018

Joint opening session
Chair: Prof. Dr. Markus Rapp

12:50 Welcome addresses  
14:20 Prof. Dr. Thomas Stocker
Climate and Environmental Physics (CEP)
University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Keynote: Climate Change: Ocean services under threat
15:00 Coffee break

Session 1: State of the art and major challenges
Chair: Prof. Dr. Robert Sausen

15:30 Dr. Philippe Ciais
CEA, Associate director at LSCE, Paris, France
The potential of spaceborne imagery to quantify fossil emissions
16:00 Prof. Dr. Thomas Birner
Meteorological Institute of LMU, Munich, Germany
Climate change and circulation shifts
16:30 Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Andreas Huth
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research,
UFZ, Department of Ecological Modelling,
Leipzig, Germany
Forests, climate and remote sensing
17:00 Dr. Peter Bauer
Deputy Director of Research at the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), Reading, UK
Why do weather and climate prediction need to come together?
17:30 Dr. Torge Martin
GEOMAR, Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel,
Kiel, Germany
Blue vs. white ocean: frontiers in ice-ocean modelling
18:00 Prof. Dr. Peter Braesicke
Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing
(IMK-ASF), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT),
Karlsruhe, Germany
Across scales atmospheric composition interactions in weather and climate applications
18:30 End of Day 1
19:00 Welcome Reception at ZooEvent
The welcome reception is a flying buffet style catered event that will allow
delegates to meet and network while enjoying high quality food and beverages.


Wednesday , 18 April 2018

08:00 Registration

Session 2: Improving our  knowledge of the climate system
Chair: tbc

08:30 Dr. David W. Fahey
Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Boulder, CO, USA
Keynote : Improving our knowledge of the climate system

Prof. Dr. Thomas Jung
Climate Sciences & Climate Dynamics , AWI
Bremerhaven, Germany

Prof. Dr. Robert Sausen
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, DLR
Oberpfaffenhofen , Germany

Prof. Dr. Sabine Attinger
Head of the Department CES, UFZ, Leipzig, Germany

Prof. Dr. Arne Biastoch
Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics , GEOMAR,
Kiel, Germany

Prof. Dr. Peter Braesicke
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute Meteorology and Climate Research - Atmospheric Trace Gases and Remote Sensing
(IMK-ASF), Karlsruhe, Germany

Prof. Dr. Stefan Kollet
Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Jülich, Germany

Prof. Dr. Maik Thomas
Section Head Earth System Modelling, Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, Germany

Prof. Dr. Corinna Schrum
Institut of Coastal research,Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

The Helmholtz project Advanced Earth System Modelling Capacity (ESM) – Towards a common modelling environment
09:40 Professor William Collins
Department of Meteorology University of Reading, Reading, UK
The climate sensitivity to short-lived forcers
10:10 Prof. Dr. Dr. Peter Höppe
former Head of Geo Risk Research, Munich Re, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich,
Munich, Germany
"Is climate change already increasing losses caused by extreme weather events?"
10:40 Coffee break
11:00 Poster Session
13:00 Lunch break

Session 3.1: Mitigation of climate change
Chair: Prof. Dr. Volker Grewe

14:05 Prof. Rolf Henke
Member of the Excecutive Board, DLR e. V.
Cologne, Germany
Aviation and environment – The aircraft as perpetuator and victim
14:20 Prof. Dr. Ottmar Edenhofer
Director of MCC - Deputy Director and Chief Economist of PIK , Potsdam, Germany
Keynote: Post-Paris Challenges: Climate, Coal and Capital
15:00 Prof. Dr. André Thess
Director of the Institute of Engineering Thermodynamics, DLR e.V.
Stuttgart, Germany
Renewable energy and energy storage for the 2 °C target
15:30 Dr. Bruce Anderson
NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA, USA
Alternative-fuel effects on aircraft emissions and contrails: Results from joint NASA-DLR missions
16:00 Coffee break

Session 3.2: Mitigation of climate change
Chair: tbc

16:30 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Josef Kallo
Koordinator Energiesystemintegration / Coordinator Energy System Integration, DLR e.V.
Stuttgart, Germany
Electric flight
17:00 Prof. Dr. Volker Grewe
Institute of Atmospheric Physics, DLR e.V.
Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Operational measures for mitigating aircraft climate impact

Session 4.1: Remote sensing for climate change (atmosphere)
Chair: tbc

17:30 Dr. Pepijn Veefkind 
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Delft University of Technology,
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Results of TROPOMI on Sentinel 5 Precursor:
the Beginning of the Copernicus Atmospheric Composition Data Record
18:00 Dr. Heinrich Bovensmann
Institut of Environmental Physics, University Bremen,
Bremen, Germany
Towards space based contributions to monitor emissions of CO2 and CH4 - challenges and opportunities
18:30 Dr. Sander Houweling
Earth and Planetary Science division, Utrecht University, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Greenhouse gas surface flux estimation using satellite observations
19:00 End of Day 2
19:30 Opening reception conference dinner Flora Cologne, Room Dachsalon
20:00 Conference Dinner, Room Dachsalon


Thursday , 19 April 2018

08:00 Registration

Session 4.2: Remote sensing for climate change (aerosol, clouds)
Chair: Dr. Gerhard Ehret

08:30 Prof. Dr. Clemens Simmer
Meteorological Institute, University Bonn,
Bonn, Germany
The challenge of remotely sensing precipitation changes in a warming climate
09:00 Dr. Julien Delanoe
Membre du département space Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales (LATMOS), Paris, France
Active synergistic observations for improving our knowledge on clouds
09:30 Prof. Johannes Quaas,
Professor for Theoretical Meteorology Working group "Clouds and Global Climate"
Odran Sourdeval , Johannes  Mülmenstädt
Members of Johannes Quaas's Clouds and Global Climate research group,
Institute for Meteorology, University of Leipzig
Leipzig, Germany
Satellite observations for model evaluation of cloud-aerosol interactions
10:00 Dr. David M. Winker
Deputy Project Scientist, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia , USA
Active Observations for Understanding Climate
10:30 Coffee break  

Session 4.3: Remote sensing for climate change (land surface)
Chair: tbc

11:00 Dr. Claudia Künzer
Acting Head of Department German Remote Sensing Data Center Land Surface, DLR e.V.,
Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
The Potential of Earth Observation to quantify Land Surface Dynamics
11:30 Prof. Dr. Matthew Hansen
Department of Geographical Sciences
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA
A strategy for global land change monitoring
12:00 Dr. Carsten Montzka
Agrosphere Institute, Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ),
Jülich, Germany
Soil moisture: From observation to prediction
12:30 Prof. Dr.-Ing. Alberto Moreira
Director of the Microwaves and Radar Institute
DLR e.V., Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Tandem-L: A challenging radar mission for climate research and environmental monitoring
13:00 Lunch break  

Session 5: Detecting and projecting anthropogenic climate change
Chair: Prof. Dr. Veronika Eyring

14:00 Dr. Claudia Tebaldi
Climate & Global Dynamics Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, (UCAR, NCAR)
Boulder, CO, USA
Avoided impacts between alternative scenarios, with a focus on the low warming targets of 1.5 and 2.0 °C
14:30 Dr. Peter Stott
Leader of the Climate Monitoring and Attribution team of the Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and Research at the Met Office, Exeter, UK
Detection and attribution of climate change 
15:00 Dr. Joeri Rogelj
Research Scholar Energy, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, IIASA, Vienna, Austria
Can we meet the 1.5 °C target?
15:30 Prof. Dr. Markus Rapp
DLR Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany
Concluding remarks
16:00 End of Conference