October 10-12 : 2nd retreat in Dordrech

First things first: A tribute to WP1 and its fearless leader:

Imagine a scientist, with her, or his, butterfly net. Yet these are not butterflies she or he is afterHe, she, is (gracefully) hunting down climate-centered narratives – as elusive and beautiful as the rarest of butterflies. And no, he or she will NOT pin them down. She, he,will look at them as they deploy, live, change, and exist. By observing these, with the help of an international interdisciplinary team, he, she,will identify the fabric of local communities’ weatherworlds. And from these weatherworlds the whole team will infer the needs for climate services – current and future. 

See Calvin and Hobbes here


► Meeting venue

Location of meetings, lunches and Wednesday drinks:  Spuilab Dordrecht, Spuiboulevard 210, Dordrecht - This is the living lab of the municipality. Close to Hotel Dordrecht (sort of the same street). All in short walking distance.

► Some info on logistics

UU will gracefully cover lunches and the Wednesday drinks.

All others will be self-paid through your respective budget

► In case of difficulties

See the mail you received with Arjan's and Jean-Paul's phone number in the attachment.

► Accommodation

2 hotels recommended

Hotel Bellevue Groothoofd (4 star) (Boomstraat 37, 3311 TC Dordrecht, Netherlands)

https://www.bellevuegroothoofd.nl/ 4-star, fairly large hotel, in city centre, has restaurant (for dinner)

Hotel Dordrecht (Achterhakkers 72, 3311 JA Dordrecht, Netherlands)

http://www.hoteldordrecht.nl/eng/index.html 3-star, fairly small hotel, near city centre, has bar and breakfast restaurant, but no dinner

► Travel

From Schiphol Amsterdam Airport: Intercity train directly to Dordrecht: track 56 intercity to Dordrecht, every h:12 and h:22. Takes about 1:10 hours.  With Intercity Direct (high speed train; requires special surcharge!) to Rotterdam Central and change to Dordrecht there. (This is 10-20 min faster).

Coming with the Thalys from Paris/Brussels/Antwerp: Leave Thalys at Rotterdam Central, take either the Intercity or Sprinter from track 6 or 7 (7x per hour; Sprinters stop more frequently). Takes resp. 15-16 or 23 min.

From Dordrecht station, the city centre and hotels are within walking distance.

It’s usually easiest to buy the tickets online and print them (saves you the hassle of buying OV-chip passes / day tickets at the airport or train station). Via: https://www.ns.nl/en



Wednesday, 10 Octo - setting the stage

12:00 - 13:00

Lunch and welcome (Spuilab Dordrecht, Spuiboulevard 210, Dordrecht)

Identifying the goals of the meeting, individually and collectively

13:00 13:30

Start of meeting

Welcome by Arjan, Jean-Paul and Municipality of Dordrecht

13:30 - 14:15

Overview of work in cases Wadden, Morbihan, Brest, Bergen

5 minutes per site: limit yourself to presenting the data collected to date (see and use presentation template please). Are there potential site specific papers?

14:15 - 15:00

Overview of work within the various WPs

5 minutes per workpackage – limit yourself to potential papers you would like to see coming out of the work to date. (see presentation template).

15:00 - 16:30

Overview of work in case Dordrecht, with room for presentations by Dutch partners

Intro on the site, climate impacts and adaptation (Municipality of Dordrecht, Rik Heinen)

Case progress & plans (UU, Arjan Wardekker)

MSc thesis narratives in Dordrecht (UU, Benedikt Marschütz)

Narratives in relation to climate scenarios (KNMI, Janette Bessembinder)

16:30 - 18:00

Drinks with CoCliServ international science teams and Dutch national partners (Spuilab Dordrecht)


Dinner – talk of the day “Can we really start writing papers within CoCliServ?”


Thursday, Oct. 11 – right to the point!!!!!!!!!


Welcome and general points – what did we talk about yesterday?

10:00 - 12:00

WP2 context and mock scenario exercise (Leadership Bergen) comprising:

  • A 10 minutes talk by Werner: why does WP1 should matter to WP2
  • A 10 minutes intro talk by Arjan
  • A 60 minutes “mock_scenario_exercise” organized and led by the Bergen team
  • A 30 minutes “What did we learn?” exercise
  • A 10 minutes improvised talk by Birgit, Florentin and Mathieu why would all this matter for WP3
12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
13:00 - 14:00

Look at the work to be done in the coming year for WP2 – focus: does it make sense for other WPs ?

14:00 - 15:00

KQA – a dynamic exercise to force everyone to be fluent in KQA speak.

15:00 - 17:00

Site visit / walk around Dordrecht / Juan and Jean-Paul hops from one person to the other to talk about WP4

18:00 / 19:00

Dinner and discussion of WP6 – getting to a paper production roadmap (e.g. WP papers, CoCliServ special issue)


Friday, 12 Oct – what !s left

9:00 - 10:30

Group 1 Writing down a paper production plan. Group 2 Writing down a work plan for the year to come.

10:30 - 11:00

Presenting the work done in each group.

11:00 - 12:00

Official CoCliServ consortium meeting : vote on date and location for the next meeting

12:00 - 14:00

Lunch and goodbyes – maybe more stuff to talk about