Data Science Symposium

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Paviljoen 1
Boussinesqweg 1, Delft, The Netherlands
Date 14 November 2019
Time 09:00 - 17:00
Registry fee € Free
Chair Carmen Martinez Barbosa and Kun Yan (Deltares)


Are you interested in climate change? Do you want to understand climate change impact in diverse sectors by services provided by Copernicus Climate Change Program* (C3S)? Would you like to learn how the downstream business applications help to understand climate change? Join us in the Data Science Symposium on 14th November 2019. During this day the following topics will be covered:

  • Climate change demonstration projects in the C3S program
  • Real world use cases for climate change services
  • Data science and climate change

In the morning, the speakers will enrich the program with their experience on C3S demonstrator projects of European storm surge and Global agriculture. In the afternoon,  the presentations will showcase the latest advancements in Data Science carried out within the institute.  During breaks and drinks there will be plenty of opportunities to meet other participants and share your experiences on climate change.

On Friday, following this Data Science Symposium, the Data Science Hackathon will take place.
 *The C3S service aims to:

  • Become an authoritative source of climate information for Europe.
  • Build upon national investments and complement national climate service providers.
  • Support the market for climate services in Europe.
  • Provide free public access to climate change information.


Schedule - Thursday, 14 November 2019

Time Event
08:30 - 09:00 Arrival & Registration Deltares, Boussinesqweg 1
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
Jaap Kwadijk, Deltares
09:15 - 10:30 Climate change and adaptation
Chair: Kun Yan
09:15 - 09:40 Dutch experience in coping with rising sea levels
Ad Jeuken, Deltares
09:40 - 10:05 Copernicus Climate Change Service: Empowering the policy, business and the adaption communities
Samuel Almond, ECMWF
10:05 - 10:30 Projections of global extreme sea levels under climate change
Kun Yan, Deltares, and Sanne Muis, VU University Amsterdam
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break and demos in DemoPlaza
11:00 - 12:20 C3S demostrator projects and Business applications
Chair: Kun Yan
11:00 - 11:20 Copernicus products for global agriculture: open data for agricultural monitoring and climate change impact assessment
Allard de Wit, Wageningen University
11:20 - 11:40 Coastal climate change adaptation for industry: a consultancy perspective
Martin Williams, JBA Consulting
11:40 - 12:00 Blue Battery: sustainable energy storage for smart communities
Juan Sebastian Alvarez, AquaBattery B.V.
12:00 - 12:20 Forecasting rainfall-induced landslides in the face of climate change
Giorgio Santinelli, Deltares
12:20 - 12:30 Data Science Symposium 2019 Group Picture
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break and demos in DemoPlaza
13:30 - 14:20 Data science and climate change I part
Chair: Carmen Martinez Barbosa
13:30 - 13:55 Probabilistic Modelling of the interaction between waves and man-made structures using a combination of Boosting and Bootstrapping.
Fine Wilms, Deltares
13:55 - 14:20 Developing AI techniques using remote sensing to assess potential climate changes effects in coastal areas
Ghada El Serafi, Deltares
14:20 - 15:30 Panel Discussion
Chair: Carmen Martinez Barbosa, Kun Yan
15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break and demos in DemoPlaza
16:00 - 17:00 Data science and climate change II part
Chair: Carmen Martinez Barbosa
16:00 - 16:20 Near real-time monitoring of Dutch floodplain vegetation
Christine Rogers, Deltares
16:20 - 16:40 Development and calibration of a Global Tide and Surge Model (GTSM)
Xiaohui Wang, TU Delft
16:40 - 17:00 How machine learning will change flood risk and impact assessments
Dennis Wagenaar, Deltares
17:00 - 17:10 Wrap up / Conclusion
Kun Yan, Carmen Martinez Barbosa
17:10 - 18:30 Drinks
In Delta Plaza