Invitation to attend the International Conference Energy & Meteorology 2011
On behalf of the Steering and Programme Organising Committee I invite you to participate in the topical Inaugural International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) to be held at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 8 to 11 November 2011 (Pre-Conference Seminar "Energy & Meteorology: Fundamentals and Challenges" and Welcome Reception on 7 November 2011).
Energy & Meteorology 2011 provides a great opportunity to network with scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers and other specialists working at the junction between weather, climate and energy. In this burgeoning inter-sectoral industry, Energy & Meteorology 2011 will provide a premium forum in which delegates will:
|Showcase research findings relevant for operational activities, long-term investment planning and policy making in the energy industry;|
|Advance ways to manage weather and climate risk by the energy industry, especially in the face of climate variability and change;|
|Enhance coordination between experts in weather & climate research and the energy industry to leverage experience and resources; and|
|Discuss an international framework for the exchange of information between the weather & climate community and the energy industry.|
As the international community struggles to develop policies and frameworks to effectively tackle climate change, a much stronger connection between Energy & Meteorology will allow the development of forward-looking, cost-effective and sustainable weather and climate risk management strategies for the Energy industry.
If you are engaged in the energy sector and climate and weather influence your operations, ICEM 2011 is a four-day event designed for you to review the latest elements of an increasingly-important topic. Weather and climate can affect site assessment, financing, construction and design engineering, plant procedures, ongoing day-to-day operations and emergency response situations. This is an opportunity to hear and meet the leading international experts on the connectivity between meteorology, climate and energy.
I hope you will actively contribute to this event and I look forward to seeing you at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from 8 – 11 November 2011!
Dr Alberto Troccoli
ICEM 2011 Convenor and Chair of Steering and Programme Organising Committee
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research, Canberra, Australia