Cross-sectoral Workshop

The ISIMIP cross-sectoral workshop took place on 22-24 June, 2016, at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) in Potsdam, Germany. All members of the ISIMIP community were invited to join us for the workshop in Potsdam.

The key goals of the workshop are:

  • Review the results of the ISIMIP2a simulations, with a focus on the evaluation of model performance with respect to the representation of the impacts of extreme events;
  • Discuss plans to deliver targetted simulations and analyses for the IPCC report on the impacts of 1.5°C global warming;
  • Discuss the next steps for the cross-sectoral integration task (ISIMIP2b), for which future simulations using consistently-generated land-use patterns will be performed;
  • Engage in a discussion with the economic modelling community on how ISIMIP can contribute to quantifying the costs of climate-change impacts.

Workshop program & presentations

Here is the final version of the program and participant list. Below you will find links to the presentations.

Joint session on economic costs of climate-change impacts (Wedneday AM)

Hans-Otto Pörtner: What are the breakthroughs needed by the impact community in the next 2-3 years with respect to a quantification of socio-economic impacts?

Hermann Lotze-Campen: What can an integrated assessment of impacts, mitigation and adaptation look like?

Dominique van der Mensbrugghe: Impacts in an economic model

Marshall Burke: New predictors for empirical relations

Sector reports & ISIMIP2a studies I (Wednesday PM)

Lila Warszawski: ISIMIP update

Hyungjun Kim: Evaluation of Ensemble Forcing Data and Uncertainty Propagation

Thomas Hickler: Biodiversity sector report

Heike Lotze: Fisheries sector report

William Cheung: Uncertainties of global marine fisheries catches in the 21st century (see here for presentation - password protected)

Eric Galbraith: Technological progress was the main driver of changes in ocean fish harvests over the 20th century (slides not available)

Daniel Lincke: Coastal infrastructure sector report

Eleanor Burke: Permafrost sector report (slides not available)

Delphine Deryng: Agriculture sector report

Kristie Ebi: Health sector report

Tord Kjellstrom: Climate change impacts on health and well-being estimated with ISIMIP data

Hermann Lotze-Campen: Integration of multiple biophysical impacts in agro-economic models

Sector reports & ISIMIP2a studies II (Thursday AM)

Christopher Reyer: Biomes & forests sector reports

Louis Francois: Response to droughts and heat waves of the productivity of natural and agricultural ecosystems in Europe within ISIMIP2 historical simulations (see here for presentation - password protected)

Hanqin Tian: The sensitivity of terrestrial primary productivity and soil respiration to changes in precipitation and temperature using ISIMIP2a simulations

Valentina Krysanova: Regional water sector report

Fred Hattermann: Cross-scale review of the water-model results from the ISIMIP2a simulations

Simon Gosling: Global water sector report & "The first climate change impact assessment on river runoff that utilises an ensemble of global hydrological models"

Ted Veldkamp: Pressure on fresh water resources from socioeconomic developments

Impacts of 1.5°C warming (Thursday AM)

Carl Schleussner: Differential climate impacts for policy-relevant limits to global warming: the case of 1.5 °C and 2 °C

Kirsten Thonicke: ISIMIP theme permafrost

Heike Lotze. Pre-industrial control and 1.5 °C warming in the FISH-MIP sector

Sebastian Ostberg:

Fang Zhao: Instantaneous Impacts of global warming on Future Flood Volumes

Veronika Huber: Cold and Heat Related Mortality: Are impacts of global warming instantaneous?

Tobias Geiger: Short-term and persistent impacts on socio-economic indicators

ISIMIP contribution to IPCC 1.5°C special report & potential studies arising from 1.5°C simulations (Thursday PM)

Daniel Mitchell: Half a degree Additional warming, Projections, Prognosis and Impacts - HappiMIP

Katja Frieler: Presentation of proposed scenario design

Stefan Lange: Climate input data for ISIMIP’s contribution to the IPCC 1.5°C special report

Miodrag Stevanovic: Future Land-Use Patterns

Anne Biewald: What needs ISIMIP to in order to say something about climate change and agriculturally related poverty?

Katja Frieler: Sum of extreme events across sectors

Jacob Schewe: Disaster-related displacement and climate change

Research funding

Rolf von Kuhlmann: Funding options for ISIMIP – related research

Getting to the workshop

Detailed instructions can be found here.

From Berlin to Potsdam

If you are coming to Berlin by air, you will most probably arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport. Outside the airport buildings you will find Berlin transport buses (BVG), No. X9 and No. 109.

Bus No. X9 will take you to the station Zoologischer Garten, this takes about 20 minutes. Bus 109 from Tegel airport, takes you also to Zoologischer Garten, but you can get off already at station Charlottenburg. Both at Charlottenburg and Zoologischer Garten you can change to the railway (any RE- or RB- train with a stop in Potsdam Hauptbahnhof), the RE-train departs every 30 minutes and takes roughly 20 minutes to get to Potsdam.

If you arrive at Airport Schönefeld the fastest way to get to Potsdam Hbf is to take the Regional Train (RE-train) from the airport. It leaves about every ½ hour from platform 6 (make sure though the sign says Potsdam Hbf.). You can also take another RE-train (from platforms 3 or 4) and get off at either Alexanderplatz or Berlin Hbf. and change to the RE-train to Potsdam Hbf.

On arrival by train at the Berlin main station (Berlin Hbf.) take the regional train (RE-train) departing from platform 13.

To reach Potsdam, you need only one ticket, a Berlin-ABC ticket (it costs 3,30 EUR). You can obtain it from the bus driver or at the U-Bahn (metro/underground) or S-Bahn station at a ticket machine. When obtaining your ticket from the ticket machine, please make sure to validate your ticket by stamping it (red box, next to the ticket machine) before entering the train. If you buy the ticket from the bus driver it is valid immediately.

From Potsdam Hbf (main station) to PIK, Telegraphenberg

Once you arrive at the Potsdam railway station you may either take a taxi up the Telegraphenberg - which is recommended if you have heavy luggage to carry. Or you can walk, which takes about 15 minutes. From the train station take the exit Friedrich Engels Str., cross the tram- and bus-station as well as the Friedrich Engels street, take the footpath (50 m) to the next parallel street (Heinrich Mann Allee), cross it at the traffic light and walk uphill 100 m to the next traffic light. There you turn left into 'Albert-Einstein-Str.' which first leads you through a small residential area and then through a wooded area. Finally it ends right at the gate of the 'Einstein-Wissenschaftspark', where PIK and other institutes are located.

A minibus (No. 691) leaves Potsdam main station (platform 7) heading towards ‘Einstein-Wissenschaftspark’ in the mornings and in the evenings.

Once you have entered the Telegraphenberg campus there is still a little walk ahead. The thick, dark red thread on the map above demonstrates how to get from the entrance of the building A56 on the other side of the campus.

Follow the main road from the guard house at the entrance turning to your right hand side. Walk for approximately 5 minutes until you reach an old building with a circular driveway in front of it (old trees in the middle). From there follow an unpaved road to your left. Follow it until you reach a junction in front of a small brick building. Turn right sharply, pass the brick building on your left and turn right again after ca. 30 meters. Then, you should already be on the A56 driveway leading directly towards the building.

Having arrived in A 56, please take the elevator (opposite of the entrance in wing “Sonne”) down to level -1. The conference room is the only major room on that level, so you cannot miss it. If you prefer to not use the elevator - in each wing of the building is a staircase which also leads to the basement level.


This event is co-organised by the COST Action PROFOUND, PIK and the German Ministry of Education and Research