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Photo Farmers at work in Madhya Pradesh during India’s monsoon season


Here you can find international conferences, where EPICC Scientists participated, held a presentation or presented a poster.


  • 11/2018 - 16th Open Conference: Modern problems of remote sensing of earth from space in Moscow (Russia):
    Prof. Elena Surovyatkina
    held the presentation ”Indian monsoon: the critical elements concept, the forecast of onset  and withdrawal”
  • 10/2018 - TROPMET 2018 - National Symposium on Understanding Weather and Climate Variability: Research for Society in Varanasi (India):
    Prof. Elena Surovyatkina
    held the presentation: “Tipping Elements Approach for Forecasting Monsoon in Central India: Results 2016 – 2018”

Hydrology and Water Resources


  • 12/2019 - UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid (Spain) 
    Dr. Kira Vinke and Dr. Christoph Gornott participated in a panel discussion on “Challenges and solutions for agricultural adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa”
  • 03/2019 - 3rd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference in Budapest (Hungary):
    Dr. Abel Chemura presented a poster: "Using yield projections from crop models to inform adaptation investments in Africa: An application to maize crop in Ghana"
    Ponraj Arumugam
    presented a poster: "An effective framework for crop insurance in India"
  • 09/2018 - SPIE.REMOTE SENSING Conference in Berlin (Germany)
    Ponraj Arumugam presented his research within EPICC on "Geo-spatial yield modelling to support crop insurance in India"


  • TBA - International Conference on Adaptive Natural Resource Management for Climate Change Mainstreaming and Environmental Governance at Kumaun University in Nainital (India)
    Himani Upadhyay participates in the conference representing Migration Output of EPICC
    *event postponed due to travel restriction related to COVID-19 outbreak
  • 12/2019 - Salzburg Global Seminar in Salzburg (Austria):
    Mechtild Becker participated in a program on "Education and Workforce Opportunities for Refugees and Migrants"
  • 12/2019 - UN Climate Change Conference COP 25 in Madrid (Spain) 
    Project Lead Dr. Kira Vinke discussed climate change and migration at the Resilience Lab of the UNFCCC Adaptation Programme (09.12.19) and climate capacity building and education at the EU Pavilion (10.12.19)
  • 11/2019  - 6. Tagung der 12. Synode der EKD 2019 in Dresden (Germany)
    Dr. Kira Vinke gave a speech on climate change, security and migration
  • 10/2019 - Dhaka Global Dialogue in Dhaka (Bangladesh)
    Mechtild Becker participated in a panel discussion titled "Climate Security and Migration"
  • 10/2019 - Humanitarian Congress Berlin 2019 in Berlin (Germany)
    Dr. Kira Vinke participated as speaker during the session on Migration and Climate Change hosted by Claudia Roth
  • 9/2019 - The International literature festival in Berlin (Germany):
    Dr. Kira Vinke participated in a panel discussion with the Indian historian Prof. Dipesh Chakrabarty on Decolonization and Climate Change, the connection between colonial interventions and climate change
  • 07/2019 - Royal Geographical Society Annual International Conference in London (UK):
    Himani Upadhyay participated in the event and held a presentation titled: “My home is to stay”, perceptions of climate change and migration from Lakshadweep, India
  • 06/2019 - International Conference and Networking Event on Climate and Environmental Change and Human Mobility in Bonn (Germany)
    Dr. Kira Vinke, Julia Blocher and Mechthild Becker presented a poster on the migration projects at PIK including their work within EPICC
  • 03/2019 - World Water Day 2019 at the University of Hohenheim in Hohenheim (Germany)
    Jonas Bergamann held the presentation: "Migration and Analogues of Climate Change Impacts in Peru: Untangling a Gordian Relationship"
  • 02/2019 - International Dialogue on Migration (IDM) 2019 in New York (USA):
    Julia Blocher
    moderated the session: "Addressing specific challenges and vulnerabilities of young people: what role, which partners?"

  • 10-11/2018 - Vatican Youth Symposium 2018 in Vatican (Vatican):
    Julia Blocher participated in the event on Laudato si and climate change organized by Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) in collaboration with the Sustainable Development Solutions Network Youth
  • 09/2018 - Adaptation in Motion - Linking Climate Change, Migration and Resilience in Bonn (Germany):
    Julia Blocher  and Jonas Bergamnn participated in the event. Julia Blocher presented two posters: "Evidence of Erosive Adaptation Communities Among Forest Communities in Central Tanzania" and "Limits to Adaptation through Climate-Induced Relocations"

The EPICC Project

  • 1/2020 - International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) in Cairo (Egypt)                                              
    Dr. Kira Vinke presented the results of the EPICC Project in one of the conference sessions in German embassy in Cairo

     Dr. Lydia Gates, Dr. Holger Hoff and Dr. Stephanie Gleixner presented:
     "Bridging the gap - how the EPICC project brings climate science to practice"

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