Climate Change Lecture, 20th November 2019

The EPA, as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action, and Met Éireann, will jointly host a public lecture discussing what is next for climate science as we tackle the climate challenges that lie ahead.  The guest speaker on the evening is Dame Professor Julia Slingo OBE DSc FRS who, until 2016 served as Chief Scientist of the UK Met office, a position she held since 2009.

Speaker: Dame Professor Julia Slingo

Event Date: 20 November 2019

Location: Round Room, The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

This lecture supports the National Dialogue on Climate Action which is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of Communications, Climate Action & Environment and is jointly hosted by the EPA and Met Éireann.

Dame Professor Julia Slingo, during her time at the UK Met Office led a team of more than 500 scientists working on a broad portfolio of research that underpins weather forecasting, climate predictions and climate change projections.  Throughout her career, she has worked at the European Centre for Medium-range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and Reading University.  Amongst other awards, Dame Julia was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2015 and Foreign Member of the US National Academy of Engineering in 2016.

Dame Julia has brought innovative approaches to understanding and modelling weather and climate.  She has developed and used complex weather and climate models to deliver new insights into how the atmosphere and climate system works, as well as significant advances in predictive skill and climate services.  Her special interests are tropical weather and climate variability.

In her retirement, she has taken on a number of advisory roles, including Special Advisor on Science to the Secretary General of the World Meteorological Organisation, and is now a member of the new NERC Council under UKRI (UK Research and Innovation).  She holds an honorary professorship at the Cabot Institute of the University of Bristol, where she chairs the Advisory Board, and at the University of Exeter where she is a lead author on the third UK's Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA3).

You may Register for this free event at Eventbrite.  

Contact Information:

Any queries please contact s.smith@epa.ie