Tag: events

COBHAM – Milan

COBHAM – Milan

In the past days I participated in the workshop titled “Best practices for modeling human behaviour in IAMs”, where I remind that the acronym IAM stands for Integrated Assessment Model, i.e. the model family that comprises my WITCH model. The workshop was organized in the context of COBHAM, the ERC project coordinated by my Supervisor Massimo Tavoni. Behavior is a relevant aspect in Integrated Assessment Modeling, which has become topical in recent years. The research question is quite simple: IAMs…

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Seminar at the JRC

Seminar at the JRC

Last week I was invited to give a seminar at the JRC site in Petten, the Netherlands. As most of you surely know, the JRC is the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission. It features seven research institutes distributed across five sites in five different European countries (in addition to the headquarters in Brussels). Petten is the main site of the Institute for Energy and Transport (which also has some units in Ispra, here in Italy). My presentation was…

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Millennials Ambassadors Forum – Turin

Millennials Ambassadors Forum – Turin

Yesterday I participated in a workshop organized by the Millennials Ambassadors Forum (MAF) in Turin, Italy. MAF is a think-tank where the so-called Ambassadors, i.e. prominent personalities from the social, political, and economic world, provide mentorship to the new generations under the inspiration of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Naturally the event was not strictly related to the MERCURY project, but it was surely within my multi-dimensional training objectives, especially in the broader perspective of understanding the world…

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CMCC Seminar – Venice

CMCC Seminar – Venice

Last Wednesday I participated in a seminar organized by the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC, Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici) in Venice. The seminar was titled “A EU ‘Paris consistent’ road transport policy: is it possible and what would it take?” and was held by Jørgen Henningsen, senior adviser on energy and climate change of the European Policy Centre, and, among others, former director of the DG Environment of the European Commission. Indeed I did not simply attend the…

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SISC – Venice

SISC – Venice

In the past days I participated in the sixth annual conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC, Società Italiana per le Scienze del Clima) hosted by the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. As the name suggests, this conference has more a scientific focus on climate change than my research activity, but it is always good to remain as up-to-date as possible on the multi-dimensional aspects of climate change mitigation. For instance, a couple of keynote speeches regarded the…

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European Researchers’ Night

European Researchers’ Night

Last Friday was a special day in the European research community, as the European Researchers’ Night (ERN) took place. The ERN is essentially one day – despite the name 🙂 – when, once per year, thousands of learning and interactive activities are organized all over Europe in order to involve the general public and increase its awareness of innovation and research activities. A lot of activities were organized in Milan as well: the biggest initiative, promoted by the main universities…

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Meeting 2018 – Rimini

Meeting 2018 – Rimini

Repeating the experience that I had the past year, last week I took part in the “Meeting for friendship among peoples”, in Rimini (Emilia-Romagna, Italy). To remind you what this meeting is and the reasons why I decided to participate, I report the words that I used for describing the 2017 edition of the event: This meeting is a multi-event festival organized by Communion and Liberation, an Italian Catholic association, where prominent people from culture, academy, science, society, and politics…

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IEW – Gothenburg

IEW – Gothenburg

This week I participated in the 37th International Energy Workshop (IEW), organized by the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. As I specified in the post dedicated to the 2017 edition, the IEW is focused on energy and it is essentially the most relevant conference for my work over the year. Last year I gave a presentation on the solar PV learning activity, while this year I wanted to present my work on system integration, storage, and grid. Indeed…

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EMEE – Milan

EMEE – Milan

In the past two days, FEEM hosted the 11th International Workshop on Empirical Methods in Energy Economics (EMEE). Although empirical methods are not tools that I normally use in my research, I thought that it could be a good occasion to attend interesting presentations, considering that this workshop has a sound international reputation. Presentations were indeed interesting and insightful. Of course I could not fully get the details of the methodologies, but the key messages and conclusions were clear also…

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WITCH modeling meeting – Renewables

WITCH modeling meeting – Renewables

As I discussed in a couple of posts in the past weeks (here and here), I am still working on refining the new modeling of Variable Renewable Energies in WITCH in order to make the MERCURY version of the model fully compatible with the master version. Yesterday we had the WITCH internal modeling meeting, where I presented the progress of my work: you can find the presentation here. Still a lot of work to do, but step by step…