DF 53: Link to Livestream

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The accompanying slides for each presentation can be downloaded from the program at the bottom of this page.
As of October 30, 2013 it's foreseen that the animated PDF-Presentations will also be available here for download. 
DF 53: 53rd LCA Discussion Forum

Uncertainty in Life Cycle Assessment: State of the art and practical challenges

Discussion forum on Life Cycle Assessment
Friday, September 13, 2013, ETH Zurich

Dear colleagues with an interest in Life Cycle Assessment,

We cordially invite you to the 53rd Discussion Forum on Life Cycle Assessment.
The official language of this event is English.

Although uncertainty has been an important topic in LCA since its beginnings, many LCAs omit uncertainty analysis entirely. This discussion forum will include some presentations on recent developments in LCA such as the revised pedigree matrix for Ecoinvent 3, and the consideration of correlated uncertainties, but its main focus would be on the practical challenges that prevent uncertainty analysis from being a routine step. Case studies will examine successes and failures of calculating, understanding, and reducing uncertainty.
The afternoon will also include panel and moderated small group discussions with the aim of producing an outlook paper for publication, and show how advanced uncertainty assessment improves the iterative process of LCA studies.

We look forward to meeting you in Zurich!

The organizers of Swiss LCA Discussion Forum DF53



Download:    DF53-Programme Uncertainty in LCA.pdf 

Time Title Speaker Affiliation
8:30  Registration, coffee    
  Morning session    
9:00  Welcome and introduction    
9:15  Keynote 1:
Overcoming barriers to incorporating uncertainty in LCA

DF53-01 Gregory Keynote_1.pdf
Jeremy Gregory   MIT (USA) 
10:00  Keynote 2:
A protocol for approaching process data uncertainties in Life Cycle Inventory Analysis

DF53-02 Guinee Henriksson Keynote_2.pdf
Patrik Henriksson, Jeroen Guinée  Leiden University (Netherlands) 
10:45  Coffee break    
11:15  Keynote 3:
Pedigree Matrix version 2: the challenges of empirical factors

DF53-03 Ciroth Keynote_3.pdf
Andreas Ciroth   GreenDelta (Germany) 
12:00  Effects of distribution choice on the modeling of LCI uncertainty
Stéphanie Muller   CIRAIG, Polytechnique Montréal (Canada) 
12:30  Lunch break    
  Afternoon session    
14:00  Methods for uncertainty propagation in LCA
DF53-05 Groen.pdf
Evelyne Groen  Wageningen University (Netherlands) 
14:15  Uncertainty, variability and contribution-to-variance analysis: It's not just inventory data
DF53-06 Pfister.pdf
Stephan Pfister   ETH Zürich (Switzerland) 
14:30  Group activities:
identification of key challenges for uncertainty research and communication
15:30  Coffee break    
16:00  Results of group actvities and discussion Chris Mutel   ETH Zürich (Switzerland) 
16:50  Wrap-up and closing remarks    
17:00  End    
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