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Met Éireann symposium on "Future Weather, Future Challenges" on December 12th 2017
14 December 2017

We had a stimulating and thought-provoking line-up of speakers for our "Future Weather, Future Challenges" symposium. They represented a diverse range of viewpoints as they explored the varying ways that the weather and climate can impact on individuals and organisations across Ireland. The conference brochure and a complete selection of slides from the day are available below:


Conference Brochure

1. Opening Welcome

2. Session 1: Climate Change. Convener: Laura Burke

3. Mary Robinson - Seeing future weather through the lens of climate justice

4. Séamus Walsh - Ireland's Changing Climate in a Warming World

5. Prof. John Fitzgerald - Tackling Climate Change and its Consequences

6. Session 2: The Future of Forecasting the Weather. Convener: Evelyn Cusack

7. Prof. Peter Lynch - The Emergence of Computer Weather Forecasting: an Irish Perspective

8. Prof. Dame Julia Slingo - Forewarned is Forearmed: Prediction across scales - from the global to the local, from tomorrow’s weather to long-term climate change

9. Dr. Sarah O'Reilly - Predicting Ireland’s Weather: Meeting the future weather challenge

10. Eoin Moran - Making Ireland Weather and Climate Prepared

11. Session 3: Response to Weather Emergencies. Convener: Seán Hogan

12. Gerry Murphy - Impact based forecasting – A partnership between science and society

13. Derek Hynes - Managing Electricity Networks During Extreme Weather Events

14. Gerald Fleming - Weather and Emergency Management – an evolving challenge

15. Closing


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