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BC3 Open Day

February 9, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change le invita a participar en su “Jornada de Puertas Abiertas”, que se celebrará el próximo día 9 de febrero.

BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, es un centro BERC (Basque Excellence Research Centre) creado en 2008 conjuntamente entre el Gobierno Vasco y la Universidad de País Vasco, que está localizado desde el pasado mes de julio de 2016 en el Parque Científico de Leioa (Edificio “Sede”).

El objetivo de esta jornada es presentar a los miembros de la Universidad de País Vasco la ciencia del cambio climático que se produce en BC3, con la voluntad de explorar y promover potenciales colaboraciones entre ambas organizaciones.

Esta “Jornada de Puertas Abiertas” está dirigida a investigadores, profesores y doctorandos de la Universidad del País Vasco y se celebra para generar un punto de encuentro entre el cuerpo de investigadores de ambas organizaciones. La jornada se ha organizado en dos sesiones:

  • Presentaciones orales: Los investigadores senior de BC3 presentarán la investigación que actualmente se está desarrollando en BC3.
  • Encuentros entre expertos: Los investigadores de BC3 estarán a disposición de aquellos investigadores de la UPV/EHU que estén interesados en conocer más en profundidad la investigación llevada a cabo por cada grupo. De esta forma se pretende promover el intercambio de conocimiento, prácticas y experiencias en torno a esta ciencia multi-disciplinar, explorando posibles vías de colaboración.

Registro obligatorio

El periodo de registro está abierto del 30 de Enero hasta el 8 de Febrero 2017.

En caso de que esté interesado en reunirse con investigadores de alguno de los grupos de investigación de BC3 por favor indíquelo en su registro . Esto nos permitirá organizar los encuentros temáticos con antelación.


Presentaciones orales (10:00-13:00)

(*en inglés)

Sala 6: Aketxe

10:00-11:00 Keynote Speak
Which questions is the BC3 climate change science addressing?
Maria José Sanz, Scientific Director of BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change
11:00-11:10 Oral Presentation
“Earth and planetary science group key activities”
Sergio H. Faria, Senior Researcher at BC3

Understanding of the physical basis of climate change with primarily focus on polar regions, promoting methodological innovations in statistical analysis and dynamic systems modelling, but also tackling the socio-economic implications of changes in the physical processes that control the climate at regional and global scales.

Key Words: Glaciology, Multiple ice structures, Paleoclimate records,Paleoclimate reconstructions, Mathematical tools, Cryosphere, Cryospheric change, Arctic region, Sea-ice-albedo feedback, Mitigation Little Ice Age, ,Sea surface temperature, Total solar irradiance, Ice, Numerical simulations, Two phase, Growth constant, Growth exponent, Sea ice,Low-temperature science.

11:10-11:20 Oral Presentation
“Ecoinformatics group key activities (ARIES team)”
Ferdinando Villa, Senior Researcher at BC3

BC3 has a strong focus on methodological innovations in the field of informatics for sustainability. The ARIES (ARtificial Intelligence for Ecosystem Services) project (http://aries.integratedmodelling.org) is a pioneering example of an e-science collaboratory where independent actors can develop and share interoperable data and models. In BC3-led research, this paradigm has focused on the modeling of ecosystem services, providing a view of coupled human-natural systems, combines an innovative simulation platform and a domain-specific programming language to address the task of integrated social ecological systems (science, management and governance).

Keywords: Ecoinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, K.Lab An Adaptative Modeling Technology, Scaled complexity in biophysical modeling, Bridging disciplines: from biophysical to social through agriculture and food security, Bridging scales: from process detail and agent behavior to economic and policy instruments, Instrumenting decision makers.

11:20-11:30 Oral Presentation
“The Science-Policy interface. Conservation of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services”
Unai Pascual, Senior Researcher at BC3

This research group focuses on problem-oriented science to inform some of the most pressing global environmental challenges society faces today, including climate change. The social-ecological and ecosystem services frameworks are used as means to explore human-nature relationships to better inform ecologically sustainable, economically efficient and socially equitable governance systems. Novel conceptual approaches, as well as qualitative and quantitative methods are applied. The research outputs include scientific papers, research projects and policy orientated documents to share information that can facilitate the transition to a sustainable future under climate change.

Keywords: sustainability science, science-policy, social-ecological systems, ecological economics, equity

11:30-11 :40 Oral Presentation
“Ecosystem restoration”
David Moreno, Senior Researcher at BC3

This research that deals with how ecosystems affected by ancient agricultural or mining uses recover over long periods of time in areas of Spain and the Arctic. This knowledge allows understand their recovery over long periods of time and how it is affected by past climate changes. It can also inform environmental policies and strategies for land conservation and restoration.

Keywords:Restoration, ecological restoration,ecological thresholds,novel ecosystems,Meta-analysis,revegetation,restoration cost,biotic assemblage,Deliberative groups,Ecology, Ecosystem-based management,Landscape Ecology,Participative analyses,Plant Ecology,Plant Sciences,Biodiversity,Sociometabolic profiles, Sustainability, Nature’s value, Ecosystem restoration,No-net-loss

11:40-11:50 Oral Presentation
“Understanding the interactions amongst components in agriculture for both CC Mitigation & Adaptation”
Agustin del Prado, Senior Researcher at BC3

Integrated Agriculture and Land management for sustainability: Effective land use decisions require consideration of the interplay of social, economic and environmental effects on land, the recovery pathways of agricultural systems, and the socio-ecological tradeoffs between objectives. This group evaluates the optimal land resources allocation for sustainable, efficient and equitable development while promoting integrative, climate-smart agriculture and ecosystem management producing new knowledge that can be readily used by stakeholders.

Keywords: Integrated solutions for the Livestock sector, Land use and the agri-food system, Mitigating and adapting to climate change through forest practices and metrics, Modelling social-ecological dynamics of agrobiodiversity.

11:50-12:20 Coffe break
12:20-12:30 Oral Presentation
“Low Carbon  group key activities”
Mikel González-Eguino, Senior Researcher at BC3

The “Low Carbon” (LC) research line deals with the implications of the transition to a low carbon (and sustainable) economy that will allow us to avoid the worst consequences of climate change. We aim to understand how to reduce as soon as possible greenhouse emissions without unduly affecting economic and social wellbeing, especially among most vulnerable people. We contribute to this research line by assessing the co-benefits and negative side effects of different energy transitions and mitigation options, such as those related to air pollution and health, land-use change and ecosystem services or its macroeconomic implications, so that policy makers can take informed decisions

Different tools and methods are used (for example, Integrated Assessment, CGE, Input-Output, Micro-simulation or Real options model), that allow us to assess the direct, indirect effects and trade-offs of many different policy options and in many diferent dimensions (such as efficiency, equity, job creation or health implications).

Keywords (general): Low-carbon, mitigation, energy, energy transitions, modelling, support policy-makers.

Keywords (Methodological): Integrated Assessment models, CGE models, Input-Output model, Energy-Environment-Economy models, Micro-simulation models or Real Options models.

12:30-12:40 Oral Presentation
“Adaptation group key activities”
Ibon Galarraga, Senior Researcher at BC3

This presentation will review the work being carried out in the Climate Change Adaptation Research group at BC3, which focuses on three main topics: climate change impacts and risk assessments, adaptation appraisals and uncertainty. The research in this group is carried out from different perspectives and using a wide variety of approaches and methodologies. We also work on a wide variety of sectors and scales (health, water management, coastal areas, urban areas…).

Keywords: climate change impacts, adaptation tracking, uncertainty, risk assesments, economics, policy

12:40-12:50 Oral Presentation
Water infrastructure planning under deep uncertainty”
Marc Neumann, Senior Researcher at BC3

Planning of water infrastructure is a “wicked” problem, with driving forces and boundary conditions that change at small time scales compared with the life span of the infrastructure itself. Using historical analysis and hindsight assessment, we assess the adaptive capacity and the limits of prediction in these systems. Such analysis can then be used to judge the adequacy of proposed decision, dealing with deep uncertainty.

Keywords: Engineering, Adaptive management, Planning, Uncertainty, Urban infrastructure, Wastewater, Complexity, Model quality assessment, Parameter estimation, Wastewater treatment, Global sensitivity analysis, MBR modelling.

12:50-13:00 Oral Presentation
“Climate and Health group key activities”
Aline Chiabai, Senior Researcher at BC3

This group works on improving the currently scattered array of economic indicators related to health impacts and adaptation, as well as co-benefits of mitigation, at different spatial (local, national, EU, global) and temporal scales. BC3 participatory perspective accounts for socio-demographic, economic and cultural factors besides climate variables, including health inequalities and distributional effects. Links with other sectors and benefits (e.g. food, natural environment, energy, transport) that are also crucial for an integrated approach to health

Keywords: Health and Climate Change, Air pollution and Climate Change, Heat weaves, Health and Adaptation, Climate Change and Epidemiology, Economics of Health and Climate Change.

Encuentros entre expertos y exposición de modelos y simulaciones (13:00-15:00)

Hall del Edificio Sede

13:00-15:00 Encuentros entre expertos: Los investigadores de BC3 estarán a disposición de aquellos investigadores de la UPV/EHU que estén interesados en conocer más en profundidad la investigación llevada a cabo por cada grupo. De esta forma se pretende promover el intercambio de conocimiento, prácticas y experiencias en torno a esta ciencia multi-disciplinar, explorando posibles vías de colaboración.

En caso de que esté interesado en reunirse con investigadores de alguno de los grupos de investigación de BC3 por favor indíquelo en su registro . Esto nos permitirá organizar los encuentros temáticos con antelación.

13:00-15:00 Se expondrán Posters , Programas  y Modelos desarollados por BC3


En caso de que tenga cualquier consulta o sugerencia relacionada con la Jornada de Puertas Abiertas de BC3 puede contactarnos a través del siguiente email  events@bc3research.org

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February 9, 2017
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Event Category:


BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change
Sede Building 1, 1st floor, Scientific Park of the University of the Basque Country
Leioa, Bizkaia 48940 Spain
+34 944 014 690

Financiado por el Ministerio de Ciencia Innovación y Universidades y la Agencia Estatal de Investigación,
a través de la Convocatoria: Maria de Maeztu 2017 (BOE 21/10/2017) siendo la referencia de nuestro expediente: MDM-2017-0714

©2008 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change. Excelencia María de Maeztu.

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