24 October, 2017
Joint programming initiative (JPI) workshop – Water, Ocean, Climate, FACCE, Biodiversa
10:00 – 13:30 | Location: Tallinn University Auditorium Maximum (A002)
Activity in the JPIs in Estonia and other Eastern European countries has so far been comparatively low. One of the reasons for this is the lack of knowledge about their activities among the related research community and government officials. We want to give an overview of the different activities the JPIs and enable Conference attendees to meet with the JPIs and ERA-NET BiodivERsA representatives while assessing their contribution to NBS.
Introduction + JPI global objectives and activities
Representative form EC - Birgit de Boissezon
Short presentation of specific activities of each participating JPIs (10 min per JPI + general Q/A)
Round table discussions
Reporting back on the feedbacks of the roundtables
Plenary session and Q/A
Break / Lunch
Forest-based Sector Technology Platform (FTP): Innovation in the forest-based sector, from idea to practice
14:00 – 17:00 | Location: Tallinn University, Auditorium A046
Interaction between Estonian forest policy and forestry related RDI. Rauno Reinberg. download presentation: NBS_FTP_REINBERG_24_10_2017_RDI
The FTP seminar programm: FTP_FINAL_Agenda_tallinn
The FTP seminar is a unique opportunity to meet forestry experts, industry leaders and funding providers behind the transformation of the forest-based sector in Estonia.
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Additional registration is needed for this event!
Deltares: NBS Products and Services for Flood Risk Reduction
14:00 – 17:00 | Location: Tallinn University, Auditorium A325
This session illustrates innovative uses of integrated open source modelling and earth observation image analysis for flood safety NBS on sandy and muddy coasts. It shows a use-potential of the Sentinel satellite imagery. It is important for policy makers and market parties by showing what information can be made available on world wide scale for rapid assessments and high resolution local applications for climate adaptation.
Contents and objectives:
Climate change causes new challenges to flood risk management and a quest for new, more flexible and adaptive solutions. Extreme events such as hurricanes Katrina and Sandy are requiring rethinking of traditional approaches to flood defence. To meet this challenge, environmental managers, consultants and other market and research parties are collecting data and developing tools to support sustainable solutions.
Nature based flood defence is becoming recognised as one of the most sustainable and cost-effective strategies. More and more Nature Based Solutions for Flood Defence (NBFD) are identified and are becoming a feasible alternative or addition to traditional flood risk reduction measures. However, at the moment this concept is not widely implemented. Both in FP7 and H2020 programs, products and services have been developed to use the latest earth observation and computer modelling capabilities for products that inform managers and citizens on the safety status of their coasts, with world wide coverage.
In this session we want to share with you the state-of-the-art in products and services assessing the effect of Nature Based Flood Defence Solutions on flood risk reduction and discuss with you the way forward to link this state-of-the-art to measures and policies.
Integrating Earth observation and numerical modelling
- The protection potential of soft vegetated foreshores (FAST) mapped and shared online
- Using high resolution earth observation imagery from Sentinel
- Examples of use-cases
Predicting impacts and optimizing planning
- Breaching and flooding, prediction capabilities of advanced numerical models (FP7 RISC-KIT)
- Flood safety and coastal planning, optimizing functions and services (Coastal Hazard Wheel) integrating online mapping services
- Examples of use-cases
Discussion in subgroups on useability, requirements and links to policies
Wrap up and take home messages
ThinkNature: Nature Based Solutions EU projects clustering
10:00 – 19:00 | Location: Tallinn University, Auditorium A121
ThinkNature Forum (on invitation): Project meeting with election of the Board & Chair of the ThinkNature Platform
ThinkNature: Nature Based Solutions EU projects clustering – From Projects to Policies (on invitation):
- Taskforce : “Data Management and EU NBS Knowledge Repository”
- Taskforce ” NBS Impact Evaluation Framework version 2.0″
- Taskforce “Governance, Business Models and Financial Mechanisms”
Introduction TN, DG RTD & EASME, projects presenting the Taskforces
Taskforce : "Data Management and EU NBS Knowledge Repository"
Taskforce " NBS Impact Evaluation Framework version 2.0"
Taskforce "Governance, Business Models and Financial Mechanisms"
JRC (Joint Research Center), EnRoute: Mapping Urban Ecosystem Services as support of the impact – Evaluation of NBS (on invitation)
09:30-17:00 Location: Tallinn University, Auditorium A402
Green Spider Network with ThinkNature partner ISOCARP (on invitation)
09:00-17:00 | Location: RMK, Toompuiestee 24, Tallinn
Local workshop: “NBS in Estonia” (in Estonian language)
10:00-17:00 | Location: Tallinn University, University Assembly Hall (T324)
More info about the workshop can be found here.