LOCOMOTION Summer School 2022

Scope

Who is the course aimed at?
To students who want to start their pre-doctoral training in the field of integrated energy-economy-environment assessment models and (E3- IAMs) researchers in general who want to know the WILIAM model.

Objective :
Give initial training to pre-doctoral students (last year master students with the potential of starting a PhD) and PhD students, so that they can develop their doctoral thesis in the field of WILIAM, its possible improvements and the exploitation of its results for different cases of policies and scenarios. Priority should be given to PhD students while last year master students will need to be carefully examined, in order to be sure whether they can follow the course. The LOCOMOTION consortium encourages female participants to apply. At the end of the course, students should be able to work with the WILIAM model to obtain results and simulate policies and scenarios. Those researchers who know other IAMs will be able to know the different characteristics of WILIAM and take advantage of its potentialities.





Schedule

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






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:

Name

Institution

Field

1. Prof.dr.sc. Neven Duić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia

Energy systems modelling

2. Dr. Inigo Capellan Perez

University of Valladolid, Spain

Energy, Economy and System Dynamics

3. Asst.prof. Tomislav Pukšec

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia

Energy systems modelling

4. Prof.dr.sc. Goran Krajačić

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, Croatia

Energy systems modelling

5. Professor Inaki Arto

Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain

Energy, Environmental, Economic modelling

6. Professor Luis Javier Miguel González

University of Valladolid, Spain

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

Energy systems modelling






Invited lecture

In preparation






Venue

Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik : www.iuc.hr
Don Frana Bulića 4
HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia

    


Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik is owned by University of Zagreb (co-organizer of this event).

Useful links to explore while planning your trip to Dubrovnik:

Dubrovnik Tourist Board: www.tzdubrovnik.hr

Dubrovnik Card: www.dubrovnikcard.com






Accomodation

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.