Second International ASTRA Conference "Climate change adaptation and floodrisks in coastal areas"

October 26-28, 2006, Polish Geological Institute (PGI), Gdansk, Poland

Thursday, 26 October

8:45-9:00 Registration of participants
09:15-9:30 Opening of the conference, Welcome of participants
INTRODUCTION SESSION
09:30-09:50 Introduction to the ASTRA project Philip Schmidt-Thomé, Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)

09:50-10:20 Climate change: a global problem with local origins Dr. Jürgen Kropp, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
10:20-10:50 Climate changes in the Southern Baltic Prof. Miroslaw Mietus, Institute of Meterology and Water Management (IMGW),Poland
10:50-11:10 Coffee

SESSION I - Flood Risks in coastal areas. Regional and local approach

11:00-11:30 Floods in Vistula Delta (no presentation availabale!) Halina Burakowska,Institute of Meterology and Water Management (IMGW),Poland
11:30-12:00 Contemporary approach to flood protection. Flood in Gdansk 2001 Prof. Wojciech Majewski, Institute of Hydroengineering, Polish Academy of Science (IBW PAN),Poland
12:00-12:30 Flood risk and decision making Andrzej Cieslak, Maritime Office, Gdynia, Poland
12:30-14:00 Lunch

WORKSHOP: HOW TO ADAPT TO CLIMATE CHANGE

14:00 Welcome and introduction to the workshop setting Convenor: Prof. Walter Leal, TuTech GmbH, Germany
14:05 The Importance of Stakeholder Dialogues in Climate Change Adaptation Prof. Martin Welp, University of Applied Sciences Eberswalde, Germany
14:30 Who in the Baltic Sea Region is affected by Climate Change? ASTRA's preliminary results of vulnerable sectors Dr. Klaus Eisenack, Potsdam Institute of Climate Impact Research (PIK), Germany
15:00

Workshop Local Level

Workshop Pan-Baltic Level

Workshops facilitated by Prof. Jörg Knieling, HarbourCity University, Prof. Walter Leal, TuTech, Philipp Schmidt-Thóme, GTK, Prof. Martin Welp, UASE.Rapporteurs: Simo Haanpää, CURS, Samuli Lehtonen, CURS, Franziska Mannke, TuTech, Dr. Lasse Peltonen (CURS), Elena Talockaite, ECAT, Katrin Tresse, HarbourCityUniversity.
15:45-16:00 Coffee
16:00 Stakeholder workshops continues
16:45 Preparation of results within workshop groups
17:00-17:15 Coffee
17:15 Presentation of group results to the plenary
17:45 Conclusion and outlook
18:00 End of day 1

Friday, 27 October

SESSION IIA - Adaptation strategies, policy making and spatial planning

09:15-09:45 Climate Change adaptation around the Baltic Sea- a policy perspective Dr. Lasse Peltonen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland
09:45-10:05 Towards a Pan-Baltic Adaptation Strategy- Challenges, Demands and Tasks for policy makers Katrin Tresse, HafenCityUniversity Hamburg, Germany
10:05-10:25 Climate Change and land use planning in Kokkola Old Harbour Bay Juhani Hannila & Michael Hagsröm, City of Kokkola, Finland
10:25-10:45 Flood characteristics and responsive spatial planning in Latvia Agrita Briede & Laila Kule, University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia
10:45-11:15 Coffee

SESSION IIB - Adaptation strategies and tools

11:15-11:45 Regional assessment of sea level rise and river floods by using computer-based expert systems Dr. Jürgen Kropp, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
11:45-12:05 KLARA-Net - regional network for climate change adaptation in the region Starkenburg, South Hesse, Germany Lena Herlitzius, TU Darmstadt, Germany
12:05-12:25 Preliminary flood risk assessment in relation to the project of Flood Directive Marcin Jacewicz, Regional Board for Water Management (RZGW), Gdansk, Poland
12:25-12:45 Numerical Terrain Model in spatial planning Dr. Wojciech Staszek, Gdansk University, Poland
12:45-14:00 Lunch

SESSION III - Climate Change impacts in the BSR

14:00-14:20 Gdansk case study area Dorota Kaulbarsz, Zbignierw Kordalski, Polish Geological Institute (PGI), Gdansk, Poland
14:20-14:40 The case study of Pirkanmaa Tom Frisk, Ämer Bilaletdin, Heikki Kaipainen & Jari Rauhala, Pirkanmaa Environmental Centre, Finland
14:40-15:00 Long-term changes in frequencies of wind directions on the western coast of Estonia Jaak Jaagus, University of Tartu, Estonia
15:00-15:20 Some implications of coastal zone utilization and management in Estonia Valdeko Palginõmm & Are Kont, Tallinn University, Estonia
15:20-15:40 Coffee

V SESSION III - CONT.

15:40-16:00 Deviations from common expected Climate Change impacts in the Oder/Odra estuary region Holger Janssen, Baltic Sea Research Institute, Warnemünde (IOW), Germany
16:00-16:20 Baltic Sea, eutrophication and climate change: Uusimaa case study area Polona Rozman,Geological Survey of Finland (GTK)
16:20-17:00 Summary and discussion
17:00 End of day 2

Saturday, 28 October

09:00 Field trip Gdansk-flood risk and protection; Old town


 

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