Waves crashing against a lighthouse during a sea storm.

Event: London International Shipping Week 11/09/19

Our climate is changing.

Globally, we are experiencing rising temperatures, changes in extreme weather and rising sea levels. Consequently, coastal infrastructure and the maritime shipping industry are becoming increasingly vulnerable.

Weather and climate related impacts are identified by global industry leaders as some of the most significant risks to their businesses.

But how prepared are the offshore, shipping and ports sectors?

Can we make better use of cross-industry collaboration and cutting-edge science to enhance resilience, ensure safety and improve efficiency?

Join us aboard the Northern Lighthouse Board’s operational vessel PHAROS, during London International Shipping Week.

Following a keynote address from the Minister for Maritime, Nusrat Ghani MP, Baroness Brown of Cambridge - Chair of the Adaptation Sub-Committee and Deputy Chair of the Committee on Climate Change-  will open the event with a presentation drawing on her extensive experience.
Met Office Chief Scientist, Professor Stephen Belcher, will then present the latest industry relevant weather and climate science to set the context for presentations from a number of industry experts who will explore the weather and climate challenges and opportunities their organisations face.

A series of intimate roundtable discussions will then follow involving all delegates. This interactive session will give you the opportunity to shape discussions and generate lively debate.

Provisional agenda

10:00 - 10:35        

Arrival, security checks & registration/ Informal networking & refreshments
10:35 - 10:45

Welcome and Ministerial address – Nusrat Ghani MP

11:00 - 11:20 Outline of the day followed by key note address from Baroness Brown of Cambridge
11:20 - 11:40

Overview of the latest industry relevant weather and climate science from Met Office Chief Scientist Stephen Belcher

11:40 –12:30

Industry expert presentations

12:30 –13:00    

Roundtable discussions
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch and tours of the vessel
14:00 Close

How to book attendance

Due to the nature of the location of this event onboard an operational vessel, delegate spaces are limited. Please contact us to register your interest at industryscience@metoffice.gov.uk

We regret that there is no disabled access to the vessel.

Please get in touch if you require further information.

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