Fourth Annual Meeting of the IAMC

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October 06, 2011 - October 07, 2011
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen

The IAMC met in Vienna, Austria, on October 6-7, 2011. Original archived agenda and presentations are at the IIASA website.

6 October 2011

8:00-8:30 Registration in the foyer of the Hotel Savoyen
8:30-8:40 Welcome by the host Nebojsa Nakicenovic, IIASA and TU Wien; and Keywan Riahi, IIASA
8:40-9:10 IAMC Overview (on behalf of the Steering Committee)

  • John Weyant, Energy Modeling Forum (EMF), Stanford UniversityPresentation about the overall structure and objectives of the IAMC, new membership (announcing election of at-large members, and advisory council members), relevant scientific working group activities.
9:10-9:45 Discussion of IAMC Organization and ParticipationThe goal is to give participants a common foundation for the IAMC’s status and role and encourage strategic thinking about future opportunities for the IAMC over the next two days.

Scientific Working Group Status/Plans

9:45-10:30 Research Priorities

  • Jae Edmonds, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory”s (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute, and University of Maryland at College
10:30-10:45   Coffee Break
10:45-11:15 Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs): An Overview

  • Detlef van Vuuren, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
11:15-11:40 Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) Climate Experiments based on the RCPs

  • Karl Taylor, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)
11:40-12:25 The Scenario Matrix Architecture (SMA) and the Shared Socio-ecosystem Pathways (SSP) process for the development of new scenarios across communities: Overview of the SMA/SSP Framework

  • Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
12:25-12:40 Video/WebEX-Conference

  • Ottmar Edenhofer, WGIII Co-Chair and Kris Ebi, WGII TSU
12:40-13:00 Q&A about SWGs and their progress
13:00-14:00   Buffet Lunch – 1st floor, Restaurant of the Hotel Savoyen

Major Ongoing Community Research Activities

One overview talk summarizing major community activities, followed by brief 5 minute presentations to introduce scope of individual projects

14:00-14:10 Overview of Community Activities (ppt)

  • Tom Kram, Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL)
14:10-15:00 Brief 5 minute introductions on individual community projects

  • Asian Modeling Exercise (AME)– Kate Calvin, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory”s (PNNL) Joint Global Change
  • Model comparisons on energy end-use– Mikiko Kainuma, National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES)
  • Research Institute Energy Modeling Forum (EMF) 24– Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Assessment of Climate Change Mitigation Pathways and Evaluation of the Robustness of Mitigation Cost Estimates (AMPERE)– Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Roadways to Sustainable Energy futures (RoSE)– Elmar Kriegler, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
  • Program on Integrated Assessment Model Development, Diagnostics and Inter‐Model Comparisons (PIMDDI)– John Weyant, Energy Modeling Forum (EMF), Stanford University
  • Renewable resources– Patrick Sullivan, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
15:00-15:15   Coffee Break
  • Low climate Impact scenarios and the Implications of required Tight emission control Strategies (LIMITS)– Enrica de Cian, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Climate Policy Option (CPO)– Enrica de Cian – Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM)
  • Global Trade Analysis Project  (GTAP)– tbc
  • Global Energy Assessment (GEA)– Keywan Riahi, IIASA
  • IAMs linking into the Rio+20 process– Keywan Riahi, IIASA
  • Integrated Earth System Model (iESM)– Jae Edmonds, PNNL
  • Community Earth System Model (CESM)– Brian O’Neill, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
16:05-17:40 DiscussionWhat additional SSGs might be valuable to the community?How can the IAMC help to enhance interaction within the IAM community and with other research communities?
17:40-18:00 Election process of at-large Steering Committee Members- John Weyant
18:00 Adjourn
18:15 Bus departure from Hotel Savoyen to Social Event (~15 minute drive)
18:30 Dinner – Freudenau 254, 1020 Vienna
21:00 Bus departure from Social Event to Hotel Savoyen and Astoria

7 October 2011

Scenarios and their Use in the IPCC AR5

This session aims at introducing the use of scenarios in the AR5; the effort to build up a comprehensive repository of IAM scenarios to be assessed in AR5; indicating to the IAMC members how they can link into the process (e.g., submit scenarios); Introduce time lines of the process (when would IAM teams need to submit scenarios, have their work publish, etc.).

8:30-9:15 Scenarios in the IPCC AR5(Chapter 6 overview, IPCC process, which scenarios to be assessed, timelines, etc.)

  • Leon Clarke, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory”s (PNNL) Joint Global Change Research Institute
9:15-10:00 IAMC database (standardized data templates, database features, use of the database in AR5, how can the community submit data, data distribution policies)

  • Volker Krey, IIASA
10:00-10:20 Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparision (PCMDI)(data distribution in the climate modeling community – how does it work and which lessons can be learned)

  • John Weyant
10:20-10:40 Open Discussion

  • How can the IAMC facilitate the comprehensive assessment of IAM scenarios in AR5?
  • How can individual teams link into the AR5 process?
10:40-12:00 Concluding Session:Which activities might the IAMC undertake and how might current IAMC functions and activities be shaped to best serve the community?
12:00 Adjourn – Lunch bags available in the foyer