The UKCP18 Regional User Forum will use the release of the updated UK Climate Projections 18 as an opportunity to bring together different sectors of the regional economy to ensure that the latest knowledge is embedded in catchment management decisions. The afternoon event in Leeds on March 8th 2019 will be designed for organisations who need to use UK climate projections for resilience planning and long-term business strategies.
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Informed by a workshop held at the 2018 iCASP Confluence and the experience of iCASP UKCP18 project, the forum will:
- address queries from regional stakeholders about UKCP18 and its use,
- connect organisations and individuals using UKCP18 data/products, and
- help the Met Office identify who is using UKCP18 data/products and get feedback on their adequacy for addressing regional issues.
In partnership with regional adaptation ‘champion’ Amanda Crossfield (Yorkshire Water) the forum will be carefully designed to appeal to people and organisations with different levels of interest, expertise and reasons for interacting with UKCP18. Potential attendees include infrastructure providers such as Northern Power, Northern Gas and Leeds-Bradford Airport.