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InterMET Asia – Extreme Weather Expo Main Conference Programme 2017

Tuesday 21 March, 2017

Session 1: OPENING KEYNOTES

Welcome to InterMET Asia 2017: Video address by Petteri Taalas, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

Setting the conference themes – Public-private sector co-operation in the provision of forecasting services; Building resilience and adaptability

Chair: David Rogers, Consultant to the World Bank, Chairman Health & Climate Foundation

Professor Alan J. Thorpe – Former Director-General of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF): A Global Public-Private Partnership – The opportunities and the obstacles.

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Mr Brian Day, Chairman, HMEI and President/CEO, Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp.: Technology industry perspective on public-private sector engagement.

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Marc Lemmond, Senior Manager for Public Private Partnerships, The Weather Company: The perspective of a private sector service provider on public-private sector engagement in the provision of forecasting services.

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Dr. Neil Jacobs, Chief Atmospheric Scientist, Panasonic Weather Solutions, Panasonic Avionics Corporation: The Panasonic Weather Solutions Model: A global forecasting model based on public-private-academic partnership

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Dr. Will Lang, Chief Meteorologist, The Met Office: The International Meteorologists Project and its role in the context of Public-Private Sector engagement and in building resilience to extreme weather.

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Session 2: Innovation & Opportunity – Innovations in extreme weather forecasting and the market opportunities

Chair: Dr. Neil Jacobs, Chief Atmospheric Scientist, Panasonic Weather Solutions, Panasonic Avionics Corporation

A look ahead to future forecasting capabilities and potential new opportunities: Professor Alan J. Thorpe, Former Director-General of the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF)

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NMHS Cloud Service Modernization – A Scalable, Sustainable Solution: Dr. Sheldon Drobot, Senior Analyst, Environmental Solutions, Space and Intelligence Systems, Harris Corporation

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Implementing PPP: Data-as-a-Service and the Provision of GNSS-RO to Forecasting Centers: Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire Global, Inc.

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Addressing the Weather Readiness Gap: Weather Industry Innovations in Severe Weather Information and Tools: Jonathan Porter, Vice President, Research and Development, Accuweather

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Session 3: Meteorology in Aviation

Chair: Mr Brian Day, Chairman, HMEI and President/CEO, Campbell Scientific (Canada) Corp.

Did Weather play a key role for the crash of Air Asia Flight QZ 8501?: Anupam Kumar, Researcher, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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The TAMDAR system and its contribution to a global forecasting model: Dr Neil Jacobs, Chief Atmospheric Scientist, Panasonic Weather Solutions, Panasonic Avionics Corporation

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The WMO Joint CAS/CAeM Aviation Research Demonstration Project (AvRDP): Peter Ping-wah LI, Senior Scientific Officer, Aviation Weather Forecast and Warning Services, Aviation Weather Services Branch, Hong Kong Observatory

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Integrated wind and thermodynamic profiling for airport weather risk mitigation: Dr. Randolph ’Stick’ Ware, Founder, Chief Scientist, Radiometrics

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Serving aviation from the Ipad, to Cockpit to Runway: Bob Baron, Jr., Executive Vice President, Baron Services

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Session 4: Meteorology & Public Health

Chair: Richard ‘Sted’ Stedronsky, Director, Strategic Business Development & Partnerships/Meteorologist, Enterprise Electronics Corporation

Supplementary air quality monitoring – the new paradigm of measuring air quality: Mr Erkki Järvinen, President, Vaisala China Ltd.

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The effects of urban air quality on health: Dr Erik Velasco, Research Scientist, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology

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The Horizon2020 urban climate services project: Holger Czerwenka, Head of Business Development/Weather, Genossenschaft Meteotest

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Taiwan experience of using meteorological information in public health: Dr. Camyale Chao, General Secretary, International Forum of Meteorological Societies

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Day 2  Wednesday 22 March

Session 5: Meteorology and Energy Session

Chair: Jonathan Barratt, CEO, Celsius Pro

The significance of weather data in building a resilient and sustainable smart multi energy system: Dr Sanjay Kuttan, Program Director, Energy Research Institute, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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Adaptation to a changing climate: Mathias Steck, Executive Vice President, Energy & Renewables Advisory, DNV GL – Energy, Singapore

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Using Sky Imagers for Cloud Analytics: Dr. Stefan Winkler, Director Video & Analytics Program, Advanced Digital Sciences Center, Singapore

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Wind and Volumetric Energy Management: Dan Tomlinson, Managing Director, Allianz Risk Transfer (UK) Ltd.

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Session 6: Resilient Agriculture – Agrometeorology & Precision Agriculture

Chair: Rebecca Leonardi, Partner, Wx Risk Global

Risk transfer in building agricultural resilience to extreme weather: Yu Deng, Senior Underwriter Agriculture, Property and Specialty, Swiss Re

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Agriculture Index Insurance/Derivatives in developed economies – Five years of lessons and experience from the Australian market: Jonathan Barratt, CEO, Celsius Pro

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The Internet of Things in Agriculture – Where are we going?: Dr. Siva K Balasundram, Department of Agriculture Technology, Faculty of Agriculture, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Malaysia and International Society of Precision Agriculture (ISPA)

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The Asia Pacific Climate Centre Multi-Mode Ensemble Seasonal Prediction Model: Dr Jin Ho Yoo, Climate Prediction Team Leader, APEC Climate Center, Busan, South Korea

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Session 7: Urban Resilience & Flood Management

Chair: Peter Lennox, CEO, Meteorological Service of New Zealand Limited

 

Johor River, Malaysia; a year of extremes: Justin Stockley, Surface Water Business Development Asia Pacific, Xylem Analytics

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Climate adaptation and resilience: Dr. Rinus Vis, Director Singapore Operations, NUSDeltares

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Flood Management in the Context of Bangladesh Delta Plan 2100: Abu Saleh Khan, Deputy Executive Director (Operations), Institute of Water Modelling, Bangladesh

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Tokyo Metropolitan Area Convection Study for Extreme Weather Resilient Cities: Dr. Kazuo Saito, Senior Director for Research Affairs, Meteorological Research Institute

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