When:
4th September 2022 – 15th September 2022 all-day
2022-09-04T00:00:00+02:00
2022-09-16T00:00:00+02:00
Where:
Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik : www.iuc.hr
Don Frana Bulića 4. HR-20000 Dubrovnik
Croatia

Programme

Date of Event: 4 September – 15 September 2022

Brief Description:
The main topic of the summer school is energy and climate planning and modelling of smart systems and exchange of experiences with experts in the field. A special focus will be on the improved integrated assessment models (IAMs), with improved data management, policy and scenario assessment, as well as systematic dynamic modelling of relevant environmental, economic, social, technological and biophysical variables. Finding a new and improved representation of smart energy systems in IAMs is a key issue in calculating policy scenarios and their emissions.

Lecturers:

  1. Prof.dr.sc. Neven Duić. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia. Field: Energy systems modelling.
  2. Dr. Inigo Capellan Perez. University of Valladolid. Field: Energy, Economy and System Dynamics.
  3. Asst.prof. Tomislav Pukšec. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia. Field: Energy systems modelling.
  4. Prof.dr.sc. Goran Krajačić. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia. Field: Energy systems modelling.
  5. Professor Inaki Arto. Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain. Field: Energy, Environmental, Economic modelling.
  6. Professor Luis Javier Miguel González. University of Valladolid. Field: Energy, Economy and System Dynamics.
  7. Dr. Robert Oakes. United Nations University, Japan. Social and demographic modelling.
  8. Lukas Eggler, MSc, BA. Austrian Energy Agency, Austria. Field: Energy systems modelling.

Schedule:

Draft Agenda:

4 September Day 0 – Sunday
18:00 Welcome reception and summer school opening.
5 September Day 1 – Monday Official opening ceremony
9:00 – 10:45 Introduction to the problem of energy sustainability and climate change. Introduction to Planetary Boundaries. International and European policies about climate change and planetary boundaries. Sustainable development goals and just transition. Economics, growth, non growth and short introduction to WILIAM model
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Introduction to the problem of energy sustainability and climate change. Introduction to Planetary Boundaries. International and European policies about climate change and planetary boundaries. Sustainable development goals and just transition. Economics, growth, non growth and short introduction to WILIAM model
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 European Commission representative – TBC (live or via video link)
16:00 Invited lecture with a special guest
6 September Day 2 – Tuesday IAM models and energy modelling
9:00 – 10:45 Introduction to energy modelling and to E3-IAMs. Energy optimization models, flexibilization, demand response and storage.
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Introduction to energy modelling and to E3-IAMs. Energy optimization models, flexibilization, demand response and storage.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Unsustainability issues: Peak Oil, Peak Gas, Material Resources, EROI.
Hands-on Play session with the Crossroads model.
7 September Day 3 – Wednesday System Dynamics
9:00 – 10:45 Introduction to modelling and simulation with system dynamics. Dynamic models, feedbacks, stocks and flows, dynamic patterns
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Introduction to modelling and simulation with system dynamics. Dynamic models, feedbacks, stocks and flows, dynamic patterns.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 Theoretical background in building simple models with Vensim PLE.
Hands-on Building simple models with Vensim PLE.
8 September Day 4 – Thursday Introduction to the WILIAM model and resources module
9:00 – 10:45 General overview of the model, modules and interactions.
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 General overview of the model, modules and interactions.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 The resource module. energy resources, resource reserves, TRE, need for minerals from renewables.
Hands-on Resource scenarios with WILIAM model
9 September Day 5 – Friday The economic module
9:00 – 10:45 The economic module of WILIAM.
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 The economic module of WILIAM.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Hands-on Modelling economic scenarios with WILIAM (changing the excel and executing the model with different inputs)
10 September Day 6 – Saturday Social program
Sightseeing Dubrovnik, Ston, Cavtat, boat trips and excursions to wind and hydro powerplants.
11 September Day 7 – Sunday Free day
12 September Day 8 – Monday Energy module
9:00 – 10:45 The WILIAM energy module. General questions about energy modelling (primary final, TRE, intensities, intermittency).
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 The WILIAM energy module. General questions about energy modelling (primary final, TRE, intensities, intermittency).
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 The WILIAM energy module.
Hands-on Scenarios in the WILIAM energy module
13 September Day 9 – Tuesday Environmental module
9:00 – 10:45 General questions about land, water and climate.
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 The WILIAM environment module.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Hands-on Modelling land use scenarios.
14 September Day 10 – Wednesday The social and demographic modules of WILIAM
9:00 – 10:45 Population, migration, consequences of climate change and energy. Social indicators.
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Population, migration, consequences of climate change and energy. Social indicators.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 – Hands-on Modelling demographics.
15 September Day 11 – Thursday Baseline and Policy scenarios
9:00 – 10:45 Open debate (round table of experts): paths towards sustainability, are they possible?
10:45 – 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 – 13:00 Course evaluation, final conclusions and farewell.
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

 

Accommodation:

LOCOMOTION Summer School participants will have the accommodation and breakfast booked at Student dormitory Dubrovnik (single rooms) (Studentski dom Dubrovnik): www.scdu.hr
Address: Marka Marojice 2B, 20000 Dubrovnik.
Lunch and coffee breaks will be covered at the Summer School venue by the organizers.