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JUNE 3-4, 2021 ONLINE

Keynote speakers:

  • prof. RNDr. Milan Lapin, CSc. - Expert in meteorology and climatology

He dealt with synoptic meteorology and climatology (mainly since 1972), dealing mainly with projects concerning evaporation, precipitation, mesoclimatic conditions, optimization of meteorological observations, etc. Since In 1991, as the main researcher or co-researcher of scientific projects, he focused mainly on the issue of climate change and variability, was the main researcher of climate change scenarios until 2100 and proposed a regional interpretation of the outputs of global models of atmospheric circulation for the Slovak Republic. He was one of the initiators of the establishment of the National Climate Program of Czechoslovakia (since 1 January 1991), in the period 1993-2001 he was the chairman of the National Climate Program of Slovakia. He worked in the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) for Slovakia as an assessor and author until 2008.

Lecture topic: Global climate change and natural changes of climate, possible regional consequences and necessary measures

Global climate change is caused solely by human activity, mainly the emission of greenhouse gases and aerosols into the atmosphere and changes in land use. Only since 1750 can we distinguish it from natural climate change, which is caused by naturally existing climatic factors, mainly changes in solar activity, tectonic and volcanic activity and changes in the orbital parameters of the Earth's orbit around the Sun. After 1975, man-made global climate change is significantly more significant than all natural climate change combined. Rapid climate change is causing a number of negative consequences, different in different regions of the Earth, to which countries must adapt individually. The second option is to try to slow down man-made climate change, in particular by reducing greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere, which requires global coordination.

  • Mgr. Miriam Jarošová, PhD. - meteorologist

She focused on the preparation and implementation of radar and satellite information for practical use, the preparation of meteorological forecasts and warnings, methodological preparation and guidelines for professional activities. She has participated in professional projects, in cooperation with foreign institutions in radar, satellite and aeronautical meteorology. She is currently preparing forecasts for various users, preparing professional offers for various companies (insurance companies, farmers).

Lecture topic: Meteorological measurements as an important factor for climate change assessment

Meteorology - a science based on regular measurements of individual meteorological elements. We need not only systematic measurements, but also their international exchange. Measurements performed in standard conditions, in a single time are a quality source for further processing in other natural sciences and we can learn a lot of interesting information from them.

  • Mgr. Michal Hazlinger, PhD. - MicroStep-MIS, Bratislava

Dr. Hazlinger graduate of the Faculty of Science of Comenius University in Bratislava. Since 2011 he has been co-creating and moderating the weather forecast on the TV JOJ screens. After several stops in the public sector (SHMÚ, MŽP), he moved to the private sphere and since 2015 he has been working at MicroStep-MIS as a hydrology expert. His main area of interest is hydrological extremes, especially floods, and the associated negative impacts of natural threats to human society. It deals with the preparation of projects to minimize these impacts, in particular through the development and improvement of forecasting tools and systems for measuring and predicting meteorological phenomena and the hydrological response to these phenomena.

Lecture topic: Hydrology at a time of great challenge: How to deal with changing conditions, what and how to measure, simulate and predict

Hydrology has undergone intense quantitative as well as qualitative developments in previous decades. From simple tools for measuring water levels and the first timid attempts at prediction, to measuring hydro(meteo)rological quantities with an accuracy of tenths of a percent and with data available in real time. In hydrological forecasting and planning, several sophisticated simulation (modeling) tools are used, which have the ambition to predict hydrological development for several days ahead and to simulate the behavior of water in space and time. However, these prediction and simulation tools assume that the conditions under which the models have been calibrated and in which they are to operate are approximately the same. However, this assumption may not be, and most likely will not be, met. Hydrologists will thus face another challenge: how to function in times of changing conditions, how to function in times of climate change?

Conference will be in online form via platform MS Teams.

Official languages of the conference: English, Slovak, Polish.

No simultaneous translation will be provided.

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