The Autumn School on “Dealing with uncertainties in research for climate adaptation”
has come to an end, and we think it was a great success.
It attracted a wide range of researchers, from PhD students to senior staff,
from within the Knowledge for Climate programme to outside of the Netherlands,
and fostered many discussions.
Controversial issues were not shunned and the foundations for new connections between different research fields were laid.
Links to the information related to the workshop can be found in the menu on the right.
The central theme of the Autumn School was dealing with and communicating about uncertainties,
in climate- and socio-economic scenarios, in impact models and in the decision making process.
Together we have worked on the development of a common frame of reference
for the use of scenarios and dealing with uncertainties.
All participants were asked to complete some homework consisting of:
A: Compulsory reading
We compiled a digital reader
All participants were expected to be familiar with the material that is presented under the header
However, in the digital reader we have collected a broader selection of background documents:
literature that is selected by the lecturers to be relevant for dealing with uncertainties in
all aspects of climate adaptation studies. You could use this overview for further reading
after the course.
B: Poster preparation and presentation
We also asked participants to prepare a briefly explaining their work, what
uncertainties they encounter in their work, which are most relevant and how they deal with
them. Moreover, we asked participants to include on the poster their definition of the terms
“uncertainty” and “robustness”.
The posters were presented at the workshop. A
list of the posters
with links for downloading can be found on this website.
The Autumn School was organised by KNMI in partnership with the other consortia of the
Knowledge for Climate
KNMI is consortium leader of
Theme 6: High Quality Climate Projections,
but the aim of the Autumn School was to search for common ground between the different themes
(and outside of the Knowledge for Climate Programme) on the subject of uncertainties.
If you have any questions on the workshop, or trouble obtaining any of the documents collected
on this website, please do not hesitate to contact the course coordinators:
Bernadet Overbeek (KNMI): +31 (0)30-2206861
Janette Bessembinder (KNMI): +31 (0)30-2206853
(see staff page for e-mail adresses)
The workshop was organised at the
Stay Okay Bunnik.