30-1-2015
Challenge the future
Delft
University of
Technology
TU Delft Climate Institute
overview
Herman Russchenberg
2Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Global warming
Video op http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHZzACcYJRo
3Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Global warming: past and future?
high
low
Levelofunderstanding
Warming effectCooling ef...
4Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Forcings, feedbacks, consequences
Weather
Sea level
Public health
Agriculture
Infrastru...
5Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Global warming: state of the art (1)
6Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
DirectwarmingduetoCO2
Responseoftheearth
Additionalwarming
Global warming: state of the...
7Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Uncertainties
Understanding
• Sub-grid processes
• Long term observations
• Feedbacks a...
8Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
TU Delft Climate Institute
Focus
• Observation of climate-relevant geo-physical paramet...
9Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Faculty Disciplines
Aerospace Engineering earth system observation, climate-related sat...
10Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Governance structure and collaborations
• Campus network organization, hosted by the D...
11Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
TU Delft Climate Institute
activities
• Initiate joint, inter-facultary research progr...
12Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
2012 themes
• Extreme weather and the city
• Clouds, aerosols and radiation
• Mass tra...
13Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Program for today
14:00 – 16:30 Scientific Programme
14:00 – 15:15 Presentations on se...
14Opening TUDelft Climate Institute
Panel discussion
• How anthropogenic is global warming?
• Which topic should have the ...
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This presentation was given by Prof Herman Russchenberg, director of TU Delft Climate Institute, at the kick-off meeting on March 1st 2012. It describes background, aims and goals of the new institute.

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  • Many research activities at TU Delft are related to global warming
    These activities often approach the problems at hand from different perspectives
    Because of this diversity TU Delft has a rather diffuse image when it comes to climate research
  • Opening tu delft climate institute with links

    1. 1. 30-1-2015 Challenge the future Delft University of Technology TU Delft Climate Institute overview Herman Russchenberg
    2. 2. 2Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Global warming Video op http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHZzACcYJRo
    3. 3. 3Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Global warming: past and future? high low Levelofunderstanding Warming effectCooling effect 1750-2005
    4. 4. 4Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Forcings, feedbacks, consequences Weather Sea level Public health Agriculture Infrastructures Safety Food Economy e.g. greenhouse gases, aerosols e.g. water vapour, melted ice,clouds e.g. clouds
    5. 5. 5Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Global warming: state of the art (1)
    6. 6. 6Opening TUDelft Climate Institute DirectwarmingduetoCO2 Responseoftheearth Additionalwarming Global warming: state of the art (2)
    7. 7. 7Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Uncertainties Understanding • Sub-grid processes • Long term observations • Feedbacks and forcings Consequences • Mitigation • Adaptation
    8. 8. 8Opening TUDelft Climate Institute TU Delft Climate Institute Focus • Observation of climate-relevant geo-physical parameters: needs, methods and technologies • Understanding of climate-relevant geo-physical processes: experiment, modeling, parameterization and simulation • Policy, adaptation and mitigation models and methods based on climate knowledge.
    9. 9. 9Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Faculty Disciplines Aerospace Engineering earth system observation, climate-related satellite missions, data retrieval, validation & calibration, atmospheric observatories, mass transport, sea level Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science sensor technology, (interactive) visualization, data bases, computational mathematics, modeling, data assimilation Civil Engineering and Geophysics water management, hydrology, earth and atmospheric science, earth observation, fluid dynamics, geology Applied Physics aerosol physics, bio-technology, multi-scale physics, space technology Mechanical and Maritime Engineering Fluid dynamics, air quality Architecture climate-adaptive architecture, climate resilient cities, geomatics Technology, Policy and Management complex systems, climate ethics, climate policy The Delft landscape
    10. 10. 10Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Governance structure and collaborations • Campus network organization, hosted by the Department Geosciences and Remote Sensing • Small progam office 3TU Data Centre • Since many activities will deal with observation, simulations and data, close collaboration with the 3TU Data Centre is foreseen.
    11. 11. 11Opening TUDelft Climate Institute TU Delft Climate Institute activities • Initiate joint, inter-facultary research programs with national and international partners • Define national observation/infrastructure programs • Deploy academic activities like seminars, workshops, debates, lecture series • Invite renowned guest scientists for a stay at Delft
    12. 12. 12Opening TUDelft Climate Institute 2012 themes • Extreme weather and the city • Clouds, aerosols and radiation • Mass transport and sea level rise • Climate information and policy
    13. 13. 13Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Program for today 14:00 – 16:30 Scientific Programme 14:00 – 15:15 Presentations on selected themes of the TU Delft Climate Institute:  Prof. Herman Russchenberg – Overview TU Delft Climate Institute  Dr. Marie Claire ten Veldhuis – Extreme weather and the city  Prof. Harm Jonker – Clouds and climate  Dr. Bert Vermeersen –Sea level rise  Dr. Andrew Bollinger – Climate policy 15:15 – 15:30 Coffee break 15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussion: Challenges in climate science and policy  Dr. Appy Sluijs (Utrecht University)  Prof. Bram Bregman (Radboud University, KNMI)  Prof. Bart van den Hurk (IMAU, KNMI)
    14. 14. 14Opening TUDelft Climate Institute Panel discussion • How anthropogenic is global warming? • Which topic should have the highest priority in climate research? • What are the strengths and weaknesses of climate research in The Netherlands? • Is energy policy the same as climate policy? • How should the scientific community participate in the public debate?

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