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2nd Destination Earth User eXchange

November 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - November 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CET

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Destination Earth (DestinE) has evolved significantly over the last few months to bring forward a digital twin of the Earth system supporting decision-making in face of the challenges of climate change and the green transition. The effort is led by the European Commission and developed by the three entrusted entities, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

The 2nd User eXchange meeting took place 13-14 November 2023, hosted by ECMWF in Bonn, where the ECMWF DestinE activities are led. The event was an opportunity to share progress with the DestinE community and listen to users’ requests and feedback. This was the second Destination Earth (DestinE) User eXchange with the aim of further cementing the event as the forum for exchanges with DestinE stakeholders. It built upon the success of the 1st Destination Earth User eXchange and was co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

For a summary of the event read the post event report here or you can discover a collection of the event photos here.

Destination Earth (DestinE) has evolved significantly over the last few months to bring forward a digital twin of the Earth system supporting decision-making in face of the challenges of climate change and the green transition. The effort is led by the European Commission and developed by the three entrusted entities, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT).

The 2nd User eXchange meeting took place 13-14 November 2023, hosted by ECMWF in Bonn, where the ECMWF DestinE activities are led. The event was an opportunity to share progress with the DestinE community and listen to users’ requests and feedback. This was the second Destination Earth (DestinE) User eXchange with the aim of further cementing the event as the forum for exchanges with DestinE stakeholders. It built upon the success of the 1st Destination Earth User eXchange and was co-organised by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT) and the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF).

For a summary of the event read the post event report here or you can discover a collection of the event photos here.

Option 1

The Dorint Hotel Bonn is offering participants a number of standard double rooms at a fixed rate of 149€ (single occupancy) or 169€ (double occupancy) including breakfast.

To book, please use the key phrase “ECMWF” in the hotel room reservation procedure.

Option 2

The Motel One Bonn-Beethoven in central Bonn is offering participants a fixed rate for bookings of €79 per night for any or all of the following dates: 12, 13, and 14 November 2023. Attendees of the 2nd DestinE User eXchange that would like to take this offer up will need to book before 1 October 2023 through the steps below.

How to book

  1. Download and fill up the allotment request form.
  2. Please forward your booking to Motel One Bonn-Beethoven either through the following:
    • Fax: +4922897278610
    • E-mail: bonn-beethoven@motel-one.com

Programme

 

Day 1 (13 November)

13:00 Arrival and registration
14:00-
14:20
Opening
Setting the scene for the 2nd Destination Earth User eXchange. High-level speakers of ECMWF and the European Commission will provide their perspectives on Destination Earth.

  • Welcome by ECMWF (Florence Rabier, Director General of the ECMWF)
  • Welcome from DG Connect (Gustav Kalbe, Acting Director Digital Excellence and Science Infrastructures, DG CNECT, European Commission)
14:25-
15:45
Progress
The three Entrusted Entities – ESA, ECMWF, EUMETSAT will give an update on key developments in the implementation of DestinE during 2023.

Coffee Break
16:15-
16:45
Visualization and Immersive Technologies for DestinE
The session will describe visualisation efforts in DestinE, including an illustration on an immersive visualisation concept leveraging modern visualization and interaction technologies, similar to those employed in the gaming industry. It will explore innovative methods for visualizing and interacting with climate and weather data, as well as other relevant societal ancillary information. Short presentations will introduce the high-level architecture and illustrate the exploitation of scenarios with examples. Moderated by: Nils Wedi, ECMWF

16:45-
19:00
Poster Session
Posters will expand on selected technical or application aspects in DestinE. All posters will be available online at the start of the event.Interaction “From Vision to Implementation: Unravelling DESP”
One element of this session will be a collaborative and interactive exchange with interested participants to gain insights into the DestinE users’ perspective. Participants will work in groups to understand and map out how the designed functionalities will feed in their current work, research and practices, identify touchpoints and areas of improvement.
From ~17:30 Reception

Day 2 (14 November)

9:00-
9:10
Connecting DestinE to climate adaptation policy needs
The European Environment Agency (EEA) are engaged in DestinE to help develop the initiative to support critical European policy needs. As an introduction to day two, EEA’s Executive Director will give a perspective of why we need DestinE and what expectations and plans the Agency has for it.

  • Leena Ylä-Mononen, Executive Director, European Environment Agency
09:15-
10:45
Session A1:
Adapting to Climate Change (1)

This session will present the progress and plans of applications and use cases in the context of the Digital Twin on Adaptation to Climate Change (“Climate DT”). A panel discussion with key users will discuss the future of use cases from the perspective of users and developers.Participants’ views will be collected on the role of DestinE for adapting to climate change and possible questions clarified in a World Café.Moderated by: Sami Niemelä (Finnish Meteorological Institute)

Panel discussion

  • Enno Nilson (Federal Institute of Hydrology, Germany)
  • Christian Steger (Deutscher Wetterdienst)
  • Ana Oliveira (+ATLANTIC)
  • Aleksander Lacima (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)
Session B1:
Extremes Digital Twin co-development – for renewable energy

A key aspect of the Digital Twin concept is continuous updates from the modelled systems. Here renewable energy sources is a focus. How can a framework for optimally using these, together with the Destination Earth On-Demand Extremes Digital Twin run at sub km and sub hourly resolution, be made?  The DT provides tailor-made output. This will be presented for further discussion and iterations with the relevant stakeholders. This session will include several presentations highlighting how the Extremes DT will add value to the domain of renewable energy.Moderated by: Natalie Theeuwes (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, KNMI)

Coffee break
11:15-
12:45
Session A2:
Adapting to Climate Change (2)

Continuation of the previous session.Moderated by: Barbara Früh

World Café with participants to discuss a number of questions.

Session B2:
Extremes Digital Twin co-development – for hydrology, air quality and other impact studies

A key aspect of the Digital Twin concept is continuous updates from the modelled systems. Here the focus is on extreme hydrology, air quality events, and other extreme events. Which impact studies will work best with our Destination Earth On-Demand Extremes Digital Twin Engine run at sub km and sub hourly resolution? How can we collaborate on these? Dedicated output for extreme events such as inland and coastal flooding, unhealthy air quality, and other events such as forest fires, springtime cold spells will be presented and discussed.Moderated by: Kristian Pagh Nielsen (Danish Meteorological Institute DMI)

Lunch break
13:45-
15:15
Session A3:
Using the Service Platform

DestinE’s Core Service Platform represents the entry point for users to DestinE ecosystem. This platform provides access to a wide variety of services and data addressing DestinE objectives, including to all capabilities provided by the two other components (DEDL and DTE). This session aims at clarifying to the attendants the functionalities available in DestinE’s platform and the opportunities for stakeholders to take part and contribute to the ecosystem.Moderated by: Inés Sanz Morere (ESA)

Session B3:
Connecting to other Digital Twins

Digital twins in general, and Destination Earth is no exception, rely on a rich services landscape that supports interacting with the system and its components. Designing a solution path in this landscape for a particular application/use-case/digital twin (i.e., how to integrate specific applications in DestinE) is not always a trivial exercise and requires a good understanding of the Destination Earth system, its components, and interfaces. This session will briefly touch on the different system components and their interfaces. With an example it will show how a solution path can be designed for a particular solution. Common design patterns will be identified and input for the different system components evolution be formulated.Moderated by: Thomas Geenen (ECMWF)

  • Carving out a solution path in the DestinE architecture, an example from the Deltares coastal hazard use-case in the InterTwin project (Thomas Geenen, DestinE Technology Partnership Lead, ECMWF; Björn Backeberg, Deltares)

Interactive workshop with participants to develop the connection to DestinE.

Coffee break
15:45-
17:15
Session A4:
Data Lake and Data Spaces

This session, highlights the Destination Earth Data Lake role through the description of the Data Portfolio. It will also present Data Lake use case(s) under development and explore the link to the Green Deal Data Space.Moderated by: Danaële Puechmaille (EUMETSAT)

Session B4:
Science and Technology needs

The objective of the session is to provide the space for a discussion on developments and needs for DestinE related to emergent research and technological solutions. The session will include a description of recent results from Horizon Europe projects, a status of the scientific and technological challenges addressed by the initial digital twins, and the identification of the requirements for the extension of their capabilities. Moderated by: Francisco Doblas-Reyes (Barcelona Supercomputing Center)

Panel discussion

  • Eulàlia Baulenas, Barcelona Supercomputing Center
  • Wilco Hazeleger, Member of the DestinE Strategic Advisory Board, Utrecht University
  • Helene Hewitt, UK Met Office
  • Philippe Tulkens (DG RTD Directorate-General Research and Innovation of the European Commission)
Closing address by Charalampos “Babis” TSITLAKIDIS, DG CNECT, European Commission
17:30 End of User eXchange

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Urban Heat Maps in Support of EU Adaptation Policy (U-MAP)

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A1/A2: Adapting to Climate Change

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A1/A2: Adapting to Climate Change

The HydroMet Use Case​ Extreme rain event analysis and catalogization

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A3: Using the Service Platform

DestinE Sea Ice Decision Enhancement (DESIDE)

A3: Using the Service Platform

ESA Use case #4/UrbanSquare

A3: Using the Service Platform

Destination Renewable Energy Renewable energy solutions using DESP data and...

A3: Using the Service Platform

Global Fish Tracking System - a DestinE Use Case

B1: Extremes DT co-development - for renewable energy

Solar power nowcasting to days-ahead post-processing for extreme events

B2: EXTREMES DT CO-DEVELOPMENT - FOR HYDROLOGY, AIR QUALITY AND OTHER IMPACT STUDIES

On-Demand DT Prototype and Simulation of Extreme Events

B2: Extremes DT co-development - for hydrology, air quality and other impact studies

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B2: Extremes DT co-development - for hydrology, air quality and other impact studies

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Triggering module for the Extremes DT

B2: EXTREMES DT CO-DEVELOPMENT - FOR HYDROLOGY, AIR QUALITY AND OTHER IMPACT STUDIES

The promise of kilometre-scale modeling

B2: EXTREMES DT CO-DEVELOPMENT - FOR HYDROLOGY, AIR QUALITY AND OTHER IMPACT STUDIES

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B3: Connecting to other DT

NASA Earth System Digital Twins (ESDT) Use Cases

B4: Science and Technology needs

Digital Twins for extreme weather events analysis on climate projections...

B4: Science and Technology needs

BIODT - Implementation Status and Extension Opportunities

Progress

MultIO An Open-Source Framework for Message-Driven Data Routing for Earth-System...

Progress

Building the community - Engage with us in co-creating our...

Progress

DESP YOUR GATEWAY TO THE DESTINATION EARTH INITIATIVE

Progress

Energy onshore A DestinE use case in ClimateDT

Progress

Exploring the DestinE Continuous Extremes DT insights from extreme weather...

Progress

Plume A Plugin Mechanism for Earth System Models

Progress

Polytope Feature Extraction for Petabyte-Scale Datacubes

Progress

The AQUA diagnostic framework first results from a novel approach...

Progress

The Generic State Vector definition and the streaming concept

DestinE Data Lake – Harmonized Data Access (HDA)

Towards Destination Earth Data Lake (DEDL) Service

Build your interactive DestinE story

Citynexus A DestinE use case for Assessing Air Quality Impacts

Towards a generic adaptation modelling

Digital Twin for Heat Stress Adaptation

Details

Start:
November 13, 2023 @ 1:00 pm CET
End:
November 14, 2023 @ 5:00 pm CET
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Organizer

ECMWF
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Venue

Dorint Hotel
Berliner Freiheit 2
Bonn, 53111 Germany
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+4922872690
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