Ente nazionale per l’energia elettrica (ENEL), Italy
Ente nazionale per l’energia elettrica (ENEL), Italy
Goswami leads the Climate and Environmental Program at C-MMACS, where he is a Chief Scientist. The emphasis of Goswami’s efforts continues to be multi-disciplinary and quantitative methods by bringing in energy, health, agriculture etc. in the broad framework of sustainability in a changing climate, along with mitigation technologies. Goswami has more than 60 SCI publications, and many conference presentations, covering a wide spectrum of topics. He is a recipient of prestigious Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in India in Earth Sciences in 2001. He also served as a Lead Author in the Assessment Report 5, Working Group I of Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change. He is Chairman/member of many institutional and research Committees in India. He has guided several PhD students and trained a large number of young scientists from various institutions. He is a professor at the Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research, where he served as Dean, Mathematical and Information Science. He also served as an Invited Professor, Ecole Normal Superiure, LMD, France during 2000-2002. Goswami has also contributed to popularization and communication of science through articles and media interactions and articles.
Meteorological Service of Canada, Canada
David Grimes has been Assistant Deputy Minister and head of Environment Canada’s Meteorological Service since July 2006. He has been Canada’s Permanent Representative with WMO since December 2006. David Grimes was elected President of the World Meteorological Organization by Sixteenth World Meteorological Congress in 2011 for a four-year term beginning immediately after the closure of the Congress. Mr. Grimes has 40 years of scientific, operations, research and management experience at Environment Canada. He has over 25 years’ experience working with WMO initiatives and programmes. His experience also includes a significant number of challenging positions and assignments over the years, ranging from weather forecast operations to science to policy. He occupied the position of Director General with the Meteorological Service of Canada for 15 years for a number of posts, including Canadian Climate Center, Policy, Services, Predictions and Partnerships.
Rocky Mountain Institute, Snowmass CO, USA
Amory B. Lovins, an American consultant experimental physicist and 1993 MacArthur Fellow, has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, economy, environment, development, and security in more than 50 countries for over 40 years, including 14 years based in England. He is widely considered among the world’s leading authorities on energy—especially its efficient use and sustainable supply—and a fertile innovator in integrative design and in superefficient buildings, factories, and vehicles. An occasional advisor to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Mr. Lovins has addressed hundreds of fora sponsored by such groups as The Engineering Foundation, Association of Energy Engineers, ASHRAE, Society of Automotive Engineers, and Royal Academy of Engineering to name a few. He collaborates on landscape photography and orangutan conservation with his wife, fine-art landscape photographer Judy Hill Lovins (www.judyhill.com).
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, USA
Dr Alexander “Sandy” is Chief Science Advisor for NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, and Director of the Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in Boulder, Colorado. In February of 2014, he was selected as the American Meteorological Society (AMS) President-Elect and will take over as the Society’s president in January of 2015. Dr. MacDonald’s contributions to the science of weather and climate include bringing parallel computing to FSL, which led to the development, installation, and operation of a High-Performance Computing System called JET; developing a new, unique mesoscale weather prediction model; and originating the idea of diagnosis of three-dimensional water vapor using a GPS (Global Positioning System). His work in the White House with Vice President Al Gore to start GLOBE, an educational web-based program involving classrooms worldwide in atmospheric sciences, earned him the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award in 1998.
Electricité De France, France
Claude Nahon was named EDF Group’s Executive Vice President for Sustainable Development in January 2003. Prior to her appointment, she was Head of Hydro and Renewable Energies.A graduate of France’s prestigious École Polytechnique, Claude Nahon has been with EDF since 1978, holding managerial positions in both generation and distribution. In addition to her responsibilities at Electricité de France, Claude Nahon represents EDF Group in different occasions and institutions. She is Liaison Delegate of Henri Proglio in the WBCSD (World Business Council for Sustainable Development). She sits on IDDRI (Institut du Développement Durable et des Relations Internationales) and EPE (Entreprises pour l’Environnement).
DOE’s Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Wind and Water Power Program, USA
Mike Robinson has been at NREL for 20 years, most recently serving as NREL’s Deputy Director of the National Wind Technology Center with responsibility for managing the basic and applied science programs in wind and ocean energy. Mike has been on assignment as the Senior Science Advisor to the DOE/EERE Wind and Water Power Technologies Office (EERE/WWPTO) since 2010 and tasked with helping to develop new strategic plans and initiatives in wind and water technologies including offshore wind and marine hydrokinetics. Assessing the potential role of High Performance Computing (HPC) for future technology development, innovation, and market acceleration is part this assignment. In 2014, Mike accepted an IPA position with the WWPTO as the chief scientist and is leading the development of a new DOE R&D strategy targeting wind plant performance and integrated systems analysis – Atmosphere to Electrons (A2e).
Dr Roy was hired by Hydro-Québec as an hydrometeorologist, and became later Coordinator of the Water Management Group of Hydro-Québec, his team being responsible for hydromet data acquisition, quality control and the inflow forecast to the reservoirs of the Québec hydroelectric public utility. In this quality, he initiated, collaborated and implemented many research projects in order to improve the overall processes and tools required to optimize water management in the context of hydroelectric generation. His expertise in Hydrology has been requested by Hydro-Québec International for consulting activities abroad. Among these activities, he has been deeply involved in water related projects in particular in China and Poland. Dr. Roy also acts as the Scientific Director for the Ouranos consortium, a world leading organization dedicated to the acquistion and development of knowledge on climate change, its impact and related socioeconomic and environmental vulnerabilities, in order to inform decision makers about probable climate trends and advise them on identifying, assessing, promoting and implementing local and regional adaptation strategies. (http://www.ouranos.ca).
Statkraft Trading GmbH, Germany
Eric Stein is the Senior Meteorologist on the trading floor of Statkraft Markets GmbH (Dusseldorf, Germany) – the trading arm of the Norwegian state owned utility Statkraft AS. He graduated from University of Bonn, Germany (Geography/Meteorology) in 1997 and became a paleoclimatology stipend of the Max-Planck-Institute of Biogeochemistry.In 2000 he joined WetterOnline, a Gemany-based European weather service provider, managing their UK business and supplying data and forecasts to the Financial and Energy industry. In 2006 he changed sides and joined RWE Trading GmbH, the trading arm of the Germany based utility RWE. Setting-up and heading RWE’s Weather Desk Eric worked under the growing importance of weather as a fundamental price driver and the paradigm shift into large scale renewable energy generation in Germany and Europe.
Energy Research Institute of NDRC, China
Education: 1984: Bachelor degree achieved in Beijing Normal University with major Basic Mathematics 1984-1987: Teacher in Department of Mathematics and Physics, North Jiaotong University 1989: Master degree achieved in Tsinghua University with major Technical Economy and Energy System Analysis Occupation: November 1989: energy strategy, planning, policy and legislation research in Energy Research Institute, National Development and Reform Commission, profession at technical and economic analysis in renewable energy areas, as well as economic and social impact and commercial promotion strategy design. Publications: One of the main drafting members for Renewable Energy Law of People’s Republic of China. Published more than 10 books and over 30 papers, typically the Interpretation to Renewable Energy Law of People’s Republic of China, Knowledge Handbook of Renewable Energy Science, Technology and Industry, Knowledge Handbook of Renewable Energy Policy and Regulations, the Road to Achieve China’s 2020 Non-fossil Fuel Target. Other: Chair many important international cooperation projects sponsored by GEF, UNDP, the World Bank, EU, and Government of Denmark.
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