International Conference on Climate Impacts Assessment (SICCIA)
June 28-July 2, 2004
Using seasonal forecasts to make better decisions. Assessing
vulnerability to climate change. Stakeholder-driven research. These
are a few of the themes of the SICCIA, which provided an opportunity
to compare approaches to impacts assessment, to advance the state of
knowledge of regional assessments, and to support efforts by developing
countries to use seasonal forecasts and assess impacts of climate
variability and change.
- To compare approaches in assessing impacts of climate variability
and change on a regional scale, including the interpretation and use of
seasonal forecasts, regional climate modelling and the integration of
various disciplinary investigations of climate change.
- To advance the state of knowledge and methods of regional
assessments, including research design, overcoming barriers to
interdisciplinary research, and translating research into action.
- To support efforts by developing countries and former east-bloc
countries including the EU-ascension states to assess impacts of climate
variability and change.
- To complement and influence wider assessment activities like IPCC
and the U.S. Climate Change Science Program.
The Conference Format included
- invited lectures
- submitted oral presentations
- submitted poster presentations
- panel discussions
- break-out and roundtable sessions
- opportunity for informal conversations and networking
- Eibsee Hotel
in Grainau, near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, is a 4-star hotel with many
amenities including stunning lake and mountain views, hiking, swimming,
- The hotel is 100 km from Munich airport. Take the DB
train (20 EUROS) two hours from Munich airport, via Munich center to
Garmisch; then take a taxi (23 Euros) to Eibsee Hotel. Or you can continue
on the Zugspitzbahn line or bus to Eibsee.
- USD 160 (approx. EUR 130) until 15 April 2004
- USD 210 (approx. EUR 170) from 16 April until 14 June
Hotel room and board
- EUR 131.50 per day for a single room (EUR 82 for the room + EUR
49.50 meals and conference)
- EUR 105.50 per person per day for a shared room (EUR
56 + EUR 49.50)
- EUR 20.50 3-course dinner for accompanying persons
- EUR 14.50 buffet lunch for accompanying persons
A conference program is available.
First International Conference on Climate Impacts Assessment
The first conference on regional climate impacts assessments,
held in Italy in September 2002, drew participants from 22 countries
including 12 developing countries. It was a valuable opportunity for
mature research groups and assessment teams to share experiences with
participants from less developed countries. For more information, visit
the web site for the first conference.
- Philip Mote,
University of Washington, USA (chair)
- Wolfgang Cramer, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impacts Research,
- Manfred Lange, University of Munster, Germany
- Amy Snover,
University of Washington, USA
- Brent Yarnal, Pennsylvania State University, USA
- NOAA Office of Global Programs
- Climate Impacts
Group, University of Washington
- U.S. National Science Foundation