Modelling climate change impacts on crop production for food security
10-12 February 2014 at Clarion Hotel Royal Christiana, Oslo, Norway
Advanced climate change risk assessments for agriculture and food security depend on robust and reliable modelling tools. Among the various empirical-statistical and mathematical simulation techniques, crop models play a central role as they are at the core of any climate impact assessment for the agricultural sector. These and related topics are addressed in FACCE MACSUR and other agricultural research projects and networks. The last international symposium on crop models capabilities, gaps and challenges dates back more than ten years ago and there is an urgent need to facilitate exchange among ongoing initiatives on crop modelling for food security under climate change.
This first CropM International Symposium and Workshop, held at Oslo, 10-12 February 2014 attempts to fill this gap. It has four major goals:
(i) to discuss the state-of-the-art and future perspectives of crop modelling and approaches for climate change risk assessment, including the challenges of integrated assessments for the agricultural sector
(ii) to develop a joint vision and research agenda for crop modelling for the future
(iii) to present and discuss CropM highlights and related activities and identify next steps to achieve its contribution to MACSUR goals
(iv) to foster international collaboration in the interconnected research areas of food security, climate change and agrosystems modelling
The event was organized by CropM /MACSUR in collaboration with the European Society of Agronomy, AgMIP, CCAFS and other international partners. It was sponsored by the Norwegian Research Council.
CONFIRMED KEYNOTES AT THE SYMPOSIUM:
John R Porter (Denmark): State-of-the-art and future perspectives of crop modelling for climate risk assessment
Gerald C Nelson (USA): Critical Challenges for Integrated Modelling of Climate Change and Agriculture: Addressing the Lamppost Problem
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
Call for abstracts is now closed. We received plenty of high quality abstracts for both the Symposium and Workshop. Electronic conference proceedings, which include an abstract book, will be published shortly before the event. In addition, there is a plan to prepare a Special Issue of selected papers in Climate Research with Michael Semenov as a Guest Editor. More information on the special issue will follow during and after the symposium and workshop.
Guidelines for oral presentations we will send in January to those selected for presentations.
To still access the abstract submission system (e.g. to check the status of your abstract), click here.
PREPARING YOUR POSTER PRESENTATION
The posters need to be vertical (portrait format) and we recommend to use size A0 (width=841mm height=1189mm, which is width=33.1" height=46.8").
REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEE
Each participant is asked to do his/her own hotel reservations, and pay the cost of room/breakfast. In addition to this, the conference fee is EUR 100 for the full program. It is EUR 70 if you skip the workshop or the symposium. The fee is to cover some of the expenses in relation to the conference, such as lunches, refreshments, meeting facilities and dinner.
Registration is closed.
Detailed information on accommodation, travel, local transport, etc. can be found in a pdf of the general information.
THE SCIENTIFIC STEERING COMMITTEE
Confirmed Committee members include: Reimund Rötter and Frank Ewert (co-chairs), Martin Banse and Richard Tiffin (MACSUR hub coordinators), Senthold Asseng, Ken Boote, Jim W. Jones, Alex Ruane and Peter Thorburn (AgMIP), Andy Challinor (CCAFS), Jacques Wery (ESA), Enli Wang (CSIRO, Australia), Mats Höglind (Bioforsk, Norway), and CropM WP leaders: Marco Bindi, Kurt-Christian Kersebaum, Jorgen E. Olesen, Mirek Trnka, Sander Janssen, Martin van Ittersum, Mikhail Semenov, Mike Rivington, Daniel Wallach, John R. Porter, Jan Verhagen, Derek Stewart and Pier Paolo Roggero.