Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Open Session 9-10am June 20th to open the 9th ACRE conference

ICARUS and Maynooth University shall be hosting the 9th Meeting of the Atmospheric Circulation Reconstructions over the Earth project next week (20th-24th June). The opening session will be open to the public and media and be held in Renehan Hall on the South Campus from 9 to 10am.

The Session shall be chaired by Dr. Kate Willett of the UK Met Office who has created numerous datasets and edited for the past several years the annual State of the Climate Series in the Bullettin of the American Meteorological Society.

Seamus Walsh the Head of Climatology and Observations Division at Met Eireann shall welcome attendees to Ireland and provide a high level overview of the importance of data rescue and analysis to their mission.

Dr. Philip Brohan of the UK Met Office and Dr. Gil Compo of the Cooperative Institute for Environmental Sciences shall provide a talk on data rescue using citizen science and its application to historical renalayses products.

Finally, Dr. Conor Murphy of ICARUS shall provide an overview of several recent pieces of research on long-term changes in Irish climate including, droughts, floods, storminess and temperature.

All are welcome to attend and seating is on a first come first served basis. Renehan Hall is a ten minute walk from both the bus stop and the train station. For those driving onto campus the parking restrictions are lifted presently.

Details on the remainder of the program can be made available on request and a small number of seats may be available for some sessions.