25 January 2021: PPP-SERA Workshop on Co-Production in the European Arctic
The PPP Social and Economic Research and Applications (PPP-SERA) task team will host a Special Services Projects workshop on 25 January 2021. Bringing together an interdisciplinary group of researchers involved in the co-production of weather, water, ice and climate (WWIC) information services, this online workshop aims to capture the state of the art of co-production approaches in European Arctic research.
Environmental conditions in the Arctic are becoming more dynamic due to climate change, while the range of human activities in the European Arctic is projected to increase. Specialized environmental forecasting services are increasingly being made available by a growing range of public and commercial providers, to facilitate human safety, community well-being, as well as sustainable operations. The tailoring of these services is increasingly based on the premise of co-production, to suit diverse user needs across the Polar Regions, and research is funded under the condition that co-production with a range of stakeholders and end-users will need to take place. However, there is a limited understanding, both practically and conceptually, of what such co-production initiatives entail in the European Arctic context, and how co-production processes can be carried out in ways that benefit both user and research communities.
To address these challenges, an online workshop titled “Co-production in the European Arctic Weather, Water, Ice and Climate Services” will be held on 25th of January 2021. Organized by the PPP-SERA members Machiel Lamers and Jelmer Jeuring, the workshop aims to bring together researchers and representatives from past and present projects in the European Arctic region, with a focus on co-production on WWIC information services for the benefit of communities and economic sectors. Through exchange of experiences and challenges, this workshop will help to understand the diverse range of co-production approaches as well as to discuss a roadmap for future activities.
A number of expert speakers have already confirmed their participation in the workshop. Keynotes are planned from Dr. Kirstin Werner (PPP), Dr. Annette Scheepstra (EU-PolarNet), Dr. Marta Bruno Soares (University of Leeds), Dr. Berill Blair (Wageningen University & Research) and Dr. Marta Terrado (Barcelona Supercomputing Center). Furthermore, a range of online breakout-sessions will allow for interactive engagement between workshop participants.
To get more information about the workshop held on Monday, 25 January 2020, 13:00 – 17:00 CET and to receive the Zoom link, fill in the registration form. The registration process includes a brief survey on your personal experience and perspective regarding co-production processes. Registration will close on the 18th of January 2021.