Opening Climate Centre

Federal Climate Centre

Federal Climate Centre

Ringlaan 3 Avenue Circulaire 1180 Brussels

The current climate change poses many challenges for society. More than ever, we need to understand this change in all its aspects and to implement solutions to face it.

The Climate Centre is a federal entity that aims to bring together and strengthen the climate research resources in Belgium and to establish structural cooperation between universities and research centers and provide tools for decision makers. Its objective is to become a reference center for climate research in Europe.

Secretary of State Thomas Dermine, in collaboration with the Federal Science Institutes and the Federal Science Policy (Belspo), invites you to attend the opening of the Climate Centre on 29 November 2022 at 10 a.m. in the presence of Mr Bertrand Piccard as special guest. Given the central importance of the climate for society, personalities from the scientific, political and economic world in Belgium will also be invited.

During this inauguration event, you will have the opportunity to meet the two future directors of the Climate Centre, Prof Dr Valerie Trouet and Dr Ella Jamsin, to visit the newly renovated offices and to discover a selection of climate-related research projects. Please note that this event is by invitation only, which should not be distributed to third parties.

If you wish to attend, please confirm your participation by registering on this event page before October 28th.

We look forward to seeing you on November 29!

  • Alexandre Fernandes
  • Aline van der Werf
  • Amandine Lévy
  • Anaïs Lecoq
  • Anne Fierens
  • Anthony Baker
  • Anton Muyldermans
  • Arnaud Carlot
  • Arnaud Vajda
  • Bernard De Potter
  • Bernard Desmet
  • Bert Gielen
  • Bertrand Piccard
  • Boris Dillies
  • Bougard Martine
  • Bruno van Lierde
  • Catherine Cardoso Nunes
  • Charline Urbain
  • Christophe Quintard
  • Chuck de Liedekerke
  • Clara Symoens
  • Clemens Mensink
  • Daniel Gellens
  • Delphine Misonne
  • Denis Cariat
  • Dirk Fransaer
  • Dirk Verschuren
  • Ella Jamsin
  • Fabio Van Vaerenbergh
  • Frank Deboosere
  • Frank Monteny
  • Frank Pattyn
  • François Massonnet
  • Guy Brasseur
  • Hadrien Vanoverbeke
  • Hans Beeckman
  • Inge Jonckheere
  • Ivan Nijs
  • Jan De Brabanter
  • Jan Mathu
  • Jan Parys
  • Jan Verbesselt
  • Jean-Michel Demoulin
  • Jean-Noël Thépaut
  • Jenny Stavrakou
  • Jérémie Demeyer
  • Karel Velle
  • Karolien Lefever
  • Koen Verlaeckt
  • Laurens Teerlinck
  • Laurent Beuselinck
  • Lode verbruggen
  • Luc Jacobs
  • Lê Binh San Pham
  • Maarten Boudry
  • marc christiaens
  • Marc Depoortere
  • Marie Delvaulx
  • Marius Gilbert
  • Martine De Mazière
  • Michel Crucifix
  • Michel PRAET
  • Michel Van Camp
  • Miguel VAN DAMME
  • Nadia Soudzilovskaia
  • Nathalie Hemeleers
  • Nic Balthazar
  • Olga Drossart
  • Olivier Robyns
  • Patrick Willems
  • Peter-Jan Roose
  • Petra Manderscheid
  • Philippe Diepvents
  • Philippe Huybrechts
  • Philippe Tulkens
  • Piet Termonia
  • Pieter Boussemaere
  • Rafiq Hamdi
  • Ronald Van der Linden
  • Rozemien De Troch
  • Samantha Burgess
  • Samuel Lietaer
  • Simon Chabrillat
  • Siska Van Parys
  • Sixtine Morin
  • Stanislas van Wassenhove
  • Steven Caluwaerts
  • Steven Dewitte
  • Steven Krekels
  • Stéphane Cools
  • Sven Gilliams
  • Thomas Dermine
  • Valerie Trouet
  • Vincent Becue
  • Vincent Blondel
  • Wannes Hubau
  • Wim Thiery
  • Wissal SELMI
  • Xavier Lepoivre
  • Zakia Khattabi
Local Organising Team - Opening Climate Centre
    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Welcome invitees 15m
    • 10:15 AM 10:20 AM
      Welcome and introduction 5m
      Speaker: Mr Arnaud Vajda (Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Federal Science Policy (Belspo))
    • 10:20 AM 10:25 AM
      The Climate Centre: creation and objectives 5m
      Speaker: Mr Thomas Dermine (State Secretary for Economic Recovery and Strategic Investments, in charge of Science Policy)
    • 10:25 AM 10:35 AM
      Motivations & ambitions 10m
      Speakers: Dr Ella Jamsin (Operational Director Climate Centre), Prof. Valerie Trouet (Scientific Director Climate Center)
    • 10:35 AM 10:55 AM
      Reconciling Ecology and Economy with 1000+ Clean and Efficient Solutions 20m
      Speaker: Dr Bertrand Piccard (Solar Impulse Foundation)
    • 10:55 AM 11:00 AM
      Final word and thanks 5m
      Speaker: Dr Daniel Gellens (Director General a.i. Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium)
    • 11:00 AM 1:00 PM
      Inauguration artwork, official handover keys of the Climate Centre, poster presentation, reception 2h

      Presentation of the climate research performed within the Federal Scientific Institutes united under the umbrella of the Climate Centre