Please note that this schedule is still provisional and may be subject to changes. We strongly recommend to check this section before you are travelling to Barcelona for any updates on locations and/or timings.

Important note: as for catering, for the work sessions there will a coffee break provided in the afternoon. A coffee machine is situated in front of the meeting rooms, which can be used at any time. For the lunch breaks snacks will be provided, in addition there are various restaurants close to the meeting location. Further information can be found in the section Practical Information.

General schedule kick-off meeting ECOMS (31.10.2012)
Tuesday, 6 November  
15:00 - 15:30 Roundtable for press inquiries
Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes (SPECS) and
Carlo Buontempo (EUPORIAS)
Glories A meeting room, Novotel Hotel
Av. Diagonal, 201
15:30 - 20:00 Opening event: Plenary sessions
Presentation of EUPORIAS, NACLIM and SPECS and project partners
Glories A meeting room, Novotel Hotel
15:30 - 16:00 WELCOME 

Xavier Rodó, Director of IC3
Francisco Doblas-Reyes, Head of CFU at IC3
Jaume Bertranpetit, Director of ICREA
Lluís Rovira, Director of the Institution CERCA
Josep Enric Llebot Rabagliati, Secretary for Environment and Sustainability, Catalonia
16:00 - 16:15 European Commission perspectives
Claus Brüning (European Commission)
  Panel Session I
Chair: Chris Hewitt
Glories A meeting room, Novotel Hotel
  Keynote speeches  
16:15 - 16:35
Global Framework for Climate Services 
Filipe Lucio (WMO)
16:35 - 16:55 Observation systems
Martin Visbeck (GEOMAR)
16:55 - 17:15 Climate Services in the US: IRI’s case
Lisa Goddard (IRI)
17:15 - 17:45 Coffee break  
18:00 - 20:00 Panel Session II
Glories A meeting room, Novotel Hotel
  Overview of the three projects   
18:00 - 18:20 NACLIM
Detlef Quadfasel
18:20 - 18:40 SPECS
Francisco Doblas-Reyes 
18:40 - 19:00 EUPORIAS
Carlo Buontempo 
19:00 - 19:30 ECOMS
Chris Hewitt (ECOMS)
19:30 - 19:40 Meeting arrangements
Francisco Doblas-Reyes
19:40 Closing  
20:00 - 22:00 Canapés and refreshments * Novotel Hotel
Wednesday, 7 November  
Parallel sessions with project specific kick-off meetings > EUPORIAS, NACLIM, SPECS Glories B, C, D meeting rooms at Novotel Hotel
Thursday, 8 November  
09:30 - 13:00 Parallel session with 'pillar'-specific discussion Glories B, C, D meeting rooms at Novotel Hotel
09:30 - 11:00 1) Global observations and predictions
Chair: Antje Weisheimer
Speaker: Daniela Matei
Rapporteur: Johannes Karstensen
Glories B meeting room
09:30 - 11:00 2) Downscaling
Chair: José Manuel Gutiérrez
Speaker: Colin Jones
Rapporteur: Rasmus Benestad
Glories C meeting room
09:30 - 11:00 3) Users needs & climate services
Chair: Wilco Hazeleger
Speaker: Paolo Ruti
Rapporteur: Melanie Davis
Glories D meeting room
11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30 - 13:00 4) Communication & uncertainty in climate services
Chair: Drew Hemment
Speaker: Ghislain Dubois
Rapporteur: Mike Butts
Glories B meeting room
11:30 - 13:00
5) Extremes
Chair: Bart van den Hurk
Speaker: David Stephenson
Rapporteur: Christophe Cassou
Glories C meeting room
11:30 - 13:00
6) Observed variability of the climate system
Chair: Jeff Knight
Speaker: Laurent Terray
Rapporteur: Ed Hawkins
Glories D meeting room
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch break  
14:00 - 16:30 Plenary session of all three projects with final remarks Glories A meeting room, Novotel Hotel
14:00 - 16:00 Conclusions of the morning sessions
Feedback: Presentation & discussion (10min each)
Pillar 1: Global observations and predictions
Pillar 2: Downscaling
Pillar 3: Users needs & climate services
Pillar 4: Communication & uncertainty in climate services
Pillar 5: Extremes
Pillar 6: Observed variability of the climate system
Glories A meeting room
16:00 - 13:30 Coffee break and networking  
16:30 - 17:00 Final Wrapping-up Session
Chris Hewitt
Francisco Doblas-Reyes
Detlef Quadfasel
Glories A meeting room
17:30 Side event - Invitation only
Joint Dissemination Activities
Friday, 9 November  
morning Spare sessions for EUPORIAS and SPECS to finalise the stakeholder list and the engagement event Glories B, C meeting rooms at Novotel Hotel
* The canapés will consist of different snacks, vegetarian options will be available