The Berlin Summit
The Berlin Summit will bring together invited participants from across the world to draft a blueprint for EVE, presently envisioned as an international digital infrastructure that exploits the latest advances in information technology (HPC and AI) to establish and maintain a global climate prediction and information system across regional partners or nodes. EVE responds to the need to help vulnerable communities and sectors anticipate the consequences of climate change and thereby protect lives and livelihoods.
At the Berlin Summit experts will meet to discuss and revise the EVE Discussion Document based on their own, and community, input. The discussion document develops EVE around five thematic areas:
Climate information for vulnerable sectors and communities
Advancing the science to support early warning and adaptation
Developing a digital infrastructure to provide multi-tiered climate information for all
Optimal earth-system data integration and monitoring
Structure and governance models
Comments on the document can be provided via the webform here. An outcome of the Berlin Summit for EVE will be a draft blueprint for EVE. The draft blueprint will be released in advance of the WCRP Open Science Conference in Kigali, Rwanda in October 2023, and based on further input, finalized as a proposal to be presented at COP28 in Dubai.
Prominent keynote speakers from different societal sectors will kick off the summit during two days of keynotes and plenum discussion to outline the urgency for international cooperation to advance and disseminate understanding of the Earth system in the anthropocene, and thereby provide a foundation for sustainable planetary management globally. Breakout groups over the course of the following three days will develp the EVE discussion document into the draft blueprint to be presented at Kigali.
Financial support for the Berlin Summit is provided by the Germany ministry of education and research through it support of the German National Project WarmWorld. The ETH led Project EXCLAIM, the Hamburg Excellence Cluster CLICCS, the Horizon2020 Project NextGEMS, the Institute for Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Max Planck Institutes for Chemistry and for Meteorology provided further financial support.
Contributing sponors include, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), World Weather Research Programme, and the GEWEX GASS Projects. Contibuting sponsorship of the Berlin Summit does not imply an endorsement of EVE, rather support for developing and refining the concept of EVE so that it can be considered for support by international organizaitons and funders.