May 6, 2011 - 09:00
Leading German mathematician and physicist. Hasselmann is the author of the fingerprinting (“human imprint on climate change”) method, which is able to discriminate between the natural variability of the climate system and the perturbations caused by the accumulation of atmospheric greenhouse gases. He studied fluid physics and wrote his thesis on fluids. He has worked on wave problems, such as the WAM wave prediction model, which is used with many improvements in nearly all European centres and much of the rest of the world for the daily prediction of the waves that affect the coastlines and shipping.
Hasselmann was the Founding Director of the Max Planck Meteorology Institute in Hamburg and was the Scientific Director at DKRZ (the German High Performance Computing Centre). He was one of the founders of the European Climate Forum, which seeks to bring scientific knowledge on climate change to society and its policy makers. He has recently been awarded the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for his work on climate change.
KRESALA SESSION (Coastal and Marine Environment)
Graduated in Geology from the University of the Basque Country/EHU, she is currently working on her doctorate on the geological record of the recent anthropogenic impact on the salt marshes of the Bay of Biscay coastline. Her PhD thesis is part of the Quaternary: Environmental Changes and Human Fingerprint post-graduate programme of that university.
Doctor in Biology from the Paul Sabatier University (Toulouse – France), Chust's research at AZTI-Tecnalia is focused on the impacts of Climate Change in the coastal zones and modeling of biodiversity. He is the coordinator of the Coastal Zones of the K- Egokitzen programme.
Doctor in Biological Sciences from the University of the Basque Country/EHU, Gorostiaga heads the Marine Benthos research group at that university and specialises in marine benthonic algae and monitoring the coastal environment by means of benthonic communities (phytobenthos).
He is the Coordinator of the Marine Ecosystems in the K- Egokitzen project.
Doctor in Economics from Trieste University (Italy), Chiabai's research at BC3 is focused on the economic assessment of the impact of climate change on well-being, human health and bio-diversity, including the costs and benefits of the adaptation policies.
GAROA SESSION (Terrestrial Environment)
Dr. Orbange Ormaetxea Arenaza is a Senior Lecturer in Physical Geography at the Department of Geography, Pre-history and Archaeology at the UPV/EHU in Vitoria-Gasteiz. Her main lines of research are the analysis and assessment of the landscape and natural risks. In the latter field, and within the K-Egokitzen project: Climate change. Impact and adaptation, she is in charge of analysis slope processes in extreme events.
Agustin del Prado is a Doctor in Biological Sciences from the University of the Basque Country/EHU and works as a researcher at the BC3-Basque Centre for Climate Change-Klima Aldaketa Ikergai. His main work area focuses on developing and using modelling tools to study: (i) mitigation of greenhouse gases (GEI) from land use and (ii) the effect of climate change on agriculture and livestock farming.
Dr. Alberto Muñoz Rueda is Professor of Plant Physiology at the University of the Basque Country and heads the “Climate Change and Bio-energetic Crops" research group. The research is focused on studying how plants adapt to Climate Change in relation to other environmental stress and their role as CO2 sinks, and on the selecting of highly efficient plant species as CO2 biological sinks and their use as bio-energetic crops.
He is responsible for this research line in K-Egokitzen Project. Climate change, Impact and Adaptation.
Dr. Miren Onaindia Olalde is Professor of Ecology at the University of the Basque Country and has been a visiting professor at different universities, including Oxford University and Veracruz University in Mexico. Its research is focused on the study of bio-diversity and on the assessment of eco-systems, applied to the consequences of global change and to sustainable land use.
She is responsible for this research line in K-Egokitzen Project. Climate change. Impact and Adaptation.
HIRIA Session (Urban Environment)
Professor of Environmental Technologies. Department of Chemical Engineering and the Environment. ETSI Bilbao, UPV/EHU
Industrial Engineer and Doctor in Economics from the University of the Basque Country/EHU, Abadíe's research at BC3 is focused on the financial aspects of the energy economy, including the impact of the carbon market.
Hoyos is a Doctor in Economics from the University of the Basque Country (2009) and holds a Master's Degree in the Economics of Development from Manchester University (1998). He is a Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Applied Economics III (Econometrics and Statistics) at the UPV/EHU and his research is focused on the application of economic environmental valuation techniques to manage natural resources.
She is studying for a doctorate at the Department of Contemporary History at the UPV/EHU. She was a member of the research team on the EACH-FOR (Environmental Change and Forced Migrations Scenarios) project, funded by the European Union.