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GeoBerlin Conference 2015

October 4-7
The meeting is themed Dynamic Earth – from Alfred Wegener to today and beyond and will review how Wegener's findings evolved into to modern Earth system science including its impact on climate and the Earth surface, and how this system affects our daily life: where humans live, what risks we are exposed to, where we find our resources. In the meeting societies are invited to propose sessions that cover the entire geoscience spectrum (from mineral physics over solid earth geodynamics to the climate sciences).
Location: Henry Ford Bau of the FU, Berlin, Germany.
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11th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography

October 5-9
Since its advent, the ICSHMO has provided a unique contribution to ocean and atmosphere sciences that are specific to the Southern Hemisphere. The objective of the 2015 conference is to provide an interdisciplinary forum for presentations of our current knowledge, as well as encouraging new research and applications within the variety of disciplines related to weather and climate of the ocean and atmosphere. The overarching theme of this conference will be the Challenges of the Next Decade. Participation of early career scholars and postgraduate researchers is positively encouraged.
Location: Santiago, Chile.


1st Ocean2K Workshop

October 6-8
The Ocean 2K goal is to place marine climate changes of the past century within the context of the past two millennia. The groups works on compilation and syntheis of publcly available, peer-reviewed paeloclimate data, analysis of climate simulaitons, intepretation of climate processes and uncertainty analysis. 
Location: Barcelona, Spain.
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Salinity and freshawater changes in the ocena conference

October 12-15
Ocean salinity is a key parameter that is related to freshwater transport convergences in the ocean, and reflects the exchange of freshwater between the ocean and various components of the climate system. In addition, salinity is a key dynamical parameter that influences the oceans dynamics and is being influenced by mixing in the ocean. Through the advent of new observing technologies, salinity research has gained much attention over the recent years, now leading to rapidly growing new insights. This includes surface freshwater fluxes and river run off, as well as sea ice aspects of the ocean circulation. The conference intends to bring together communities working on all aspects related to ocean salinity and freshwater studies in the ocean, to review most recent results and to discuss further progress that is required.
Location: Hamburg, Germany
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CAWCR 9th Annual Workshop: Couple modelling and prediction - from weather to climate

October 19-22
The workshop will bring together Australian experts from the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, the Universities and Research Centres, as well as a number of prominent overseas scientists. This year’s workshop will focus on coupled modelling and prediction across weather and climate timescales. It will address the status and prospects for improving our understanding, simulation and prediction of coupled processes, particularly as related to advancing our capability to predict high impact weather and climate. Key themes will include:

  • Short- to medium range coupled modelling
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • Ocean-atmosphere coupled processes
  • High impact weather
  • Coupled data assimilation and reanalysis
  • Current status and future opportunities

Early career scientists are encouraged to attend.
Location: Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins Street, Melbourne.
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Earth observation for water cycle science 2015

October 20-23
Recent advances in Earth observation (EO) satellites have made improved global observations of several key parameters governing the global water cycle possible. The purpose of this topical conference is to review our knowledge on the water cycle science at different scales in space and time; to advocate for the development of robust satellite geoinformation data products to characterize and model the water cycle from global to basin scales; and to foster the improvement of models and data assimilation systems to support local, regional and global water cycle predictions, climate change impacts, and development of mitigation strategies in water resources management.
Contributions are sought for presentations on the state-of-the-art research and operational developments in water cycle research, in particular related to climate change.
Location: ESA-ESRIN, Italy.
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The second Open Science symposium on Western Pacific Ocean Circulation and Climate 

October 26-28
The conference will provide a forum for oceanographers, meteorologists and climate scientists to exchange recent progresses and advances in their study of the Western Pacific Ocean (WPO) circulation and climate, marine biogeochemistry and ecosystem, their variability, changes and impacts, to explore opportunities for international scientific collaboration, and to promote interdisciplinary study in WPO. It will be an excellent opportunity for students, early career and young scientists working in the field to show-case their research, gain international exposure, and shape their academic career directions.
Location: Busan, Korea.
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NOAA's 40th climate diagnostics and prediction workshop 

October 26-29
The The workshop will be hosted by the Physical Sciences Division (PSD) of NOAA's Earth Systems Research Laboratory (ESRL) and co-sponsored by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the Climate Services Division (CSD) of the National Weather Service (NWS).
The workshop will address the status and prospects for advancing climate prediction, monitoring, and diagnostics, and will focus on five major themes:

  1. The evolution of climate diagnostics and prediction over the last 40 years.
  2. Extremes and risk management: knowledge and products to connect the diagnostics and prediction of extremes with preparedness and adaptation strategies.
  3. The prediction, attribution, and analysis of drought and pluvial in the framework of climate variability and change.
  4. Diagnostics and prediction of high impact extreme climate events.
  5. Prediction and attribution of Arctic climate variability, and the linkages of Arctic variability to lower latitudes.

The workshop will feature daytime oral presentations, invited speakers, and panel discussions with a poster session event on one evening..
Location: Denver, Colorado.
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Australasian palaeoclimate of the last 2000 years: Inter-comparison of climate field reconstruction methodologies, modelling, and data synthesis approaches

October 27-29
The Australasian (Aus2k) Working Group is currently supporting the wider goals of the second phase of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) 2k initiative to undertake reconstructions of global climate fields for the last two millennia.
Recent efforts have seen an expansion of the Aus2k database to include non-annually resolved data, new data selection criteria, and critical evaluation of proxy archives using modern climate data for calibration. That effort has now opened new horizons for multi proxy synthesis techniques, the generation of new simulations of the last 2000 years using state-of-the-art climate models, and palaeoclimate data-model comparisons.
This workshop will focus on progress for key developments the Aus2k initiative, and will include overviews of:

  • Synthesis and comparison of annually and non-anually resolved palaeoclimate data within the Australasian region; 
  • Results from projects focused on inter-comparison of climate field reconstructions undertaken as multi-institutional efforts; and 
  • Comparison of climate reconstructions with paleoclimate model simulations. 

The workshop also seeks to strengthen ties between the PAGES Aus2k and Ocean2k working group.
Location: NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research), Auckland, New Zealand.
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Greenhouse 2015

October 27-30
Greeenhouse 2015 will provide researchers, policymakers, industry representatives and communicators the opportunity to hear the very latest in Southern Hemisphere climate change science. The Conference will provide a comprehensive update on the latest research findings and their practical applications, with a focus on Southern Ocean and Antarctic studies, and their implications for regional and global climate change. Typically attracting some 400 delegates, GREENHOUSE conferences are recognised as prime networking events, bringing together researchers, students, and government and industry representatives.
Location: Hobart, Australia.
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ARCCSS workshop: Influences on precipitation over the Maritime Continent

November 5-6
Modelling, land-surface effects, air-sea interaction, mesoscale meteorology and large-scale circulation patterns. 
This workshop will provide an opportunity for researchers to share their current research on the Maritime Continent, foster collaborations and plan future research efforts. A particular focus will be opportunities for cross research program approaches to studying the inter-scale feedbacks between land-surface processes, air-sea interaction, mesoscalemeteorology, large scale circulation patterns and ocean processes. The workshop will also provide a forum for planning the Australian effort into the Years of the Maritime Continent field experiment.
The workshop will be open to anyone within the Australian climate science community. There will be no cost for attending the workshop, and some limited funding is available for interstate accommodation expenses. Participants are expected to cover their own costs for travel.
Location: Woodward Conference Centre, Melbourne, Australia.
Contact: Claire Vincent ( for further information.


CLIVAR-ICTP international workshop on decadal climate variability and predictability: Challenge and opportunity

November 16-20
Despite all the advances in observational analysis and modeling, the research community was caught by surprise by the slowdown in the rate of global surface temperature change since the late 1990’s. Climate researchers were quick to propose and test various hypotheses for this “warming hiatus” but the verdict is still out as to its cause and to the failure of initialized coupled model predictions to detect it. Faced with these developments, the WCRP and its core projects, particularly CLIVAR identified the need to advance the study of decadal climate variability and predictability (DCVP) and to continue experimental climate prediction under WGCM and WGSIP. Given these considerations, a workshop on DCVP to discuss the progress, identify the remaining challenges and lay out the way to address them is timely.
Location: Trieste, Italy.
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International Conference on the “Water and Energy cycles in the Tropics

November 17-19
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to review and discuss the latest research on the topic of the water and energy cycles with emphasis on tropical regions. The tropical energy cycles are central to the climate, its variability and its future evolution as reflected in the WCRP Grand Challenges being led by both the GEWEX program and the WGCM.
Location: Paris, France.
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Challenges and Significance of Ecosystem Research in Asia to Better Understand Climate Changes

November 22-29
Asian continent is the home for about  4 billion people on the planet that represents 60% of the total global population. Therefore the terrestrial ecosystem of Asian region is of great importance and the processes understanding and monitoring of it under climate changing scenarios are of a greater challenge. In this context the AsiaFlux 2015 workshop will address on the following key themes.

  • Measurement techniques pertaining to ecosystem parameters over Asian region.
  • Process understanding and modeling of Asian ecosystem.
  • Short and long lived Green House Gas sources and sinks estimate and uncertainty in Asian region.
  • Trends and variability of ecosystem processes and parameters.
  • Impacts of ecosystem and variability in climate change.
  • Other relevant areas of monitoring and researches on Asian ecosystems.

Location: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India.
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The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation

November 29 - December 4
This year's theme is partnering with industry and the community for innovation and impact through modelling. Session streams comprise of Applied and Computational Mathematics; Biological Systems; Computer Science and Engineering; Defence andHomeland Security Modelling; Economics and Finance; Energy; Environment and Ecology; Global Change and Natural Hazards; Health Infomatics; Integrated Infrastrucuture and Urban Planning; Operations Research; Participatory Decision Making and Modelling Social Systems; and Water Resources.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland.
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International symposium on the Indian Ocean

November 30 - December 4
The symposium will provide a forum for marine and related scientists all over the world to present results of their latest research in the Indian Ocean, review the progress made in understanding the unique characteristics of the region and plan future research to address outstanding issues. The Symposium will consist of keynote addresses along with invited and contributed talks on all aspects of Indian Ocean oceanography and related climate science.
Location: Goa, India.
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2nd Annual OZewex Workshop

December 2 

The theme for this event will be Spatial hydrology: observation, modelling and forecasting. This theme will be explored in sessions organised by the working groups: Observational Data; Model Evaluation and Benchmarking; Data Assimilation; Trends and Extremes; Vegetation Processes; and Hydrological Prediction. Invited speakers will provide a national and international context. As last year, the focus will be on thought-provoking presentations and discussion rather than short research presentations.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland.
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2015 AGU fall meeting

December 14-18 
With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Now in its 48th year, the AGU Fall Meeting is the best place to present your research, hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field, and network and make connections that can enhance your career.
The AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published, meaning you’ll return to work with knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.
Location: San Francisco, US.
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96th Annual Meeting of American Meteorological Society: Earth system science in service to society

January 10-14  

The theme for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, “Earth System Science in Service to Society”, weaves the many parts of AMS into a common core. Emphasizing the academic and research strength of AMS, the theme also connects that research to the benefits that society gains from our science. AMS merges the physical, chemical, and biological study of the Earth with human-centered “domains of action”: (1) Observing, (2) Analysis and research leading to understanding, (3) Modeling and prediction, and (4) Social sciences – how people deal with Earth. “Service to Society” explicitly evokes the integrated and complementary government and commercial enterprise that the AMS has done so much to foster over the last decade. 

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
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2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 21-26  

Co-sponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS, the Ocean Sciences Meeting will consist of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
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4th International Symposium of the ocean in a high CO2 world

May 3-6  

The Hobart symposium will build on the successful three previous symposia and offers the worldwide community of scientists working to understand ocean acidification opportunities to share their research results and develop new research collaborations.

Themes include:

  • Organism responses to Ocean Acidification
  • Ecological effects of Ocean Acidification
  • Changing carbonate chemistry of the Ocean
  • Advances in Ocean Acidification research and monitoring
  • Ocean Acidification and society – economics and food security
  • Mitigation of Ocean Acidification
  • Ocean Acidification and the increasingly crowded ocean – global change multistressors

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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International Conference on Regional Climate-Cordex 2016

May 17-20  

The International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-CORDEX 2016 will bring together the international community involved in regional climate research focusing on high resolution climate information, and its applications to the vulnerability, impacts and adaptation community and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information.  It will further promote the CORDEX vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
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10th International carbon dioxide conference 

August 20-25  
The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists from different disciplines to work towards an integrated view on the global cycle of carbon in the Earth System. Spatial scales considered range from local and regional towards global synthesis, temporal scales from hours to millennia. Periods addressed include the contemporary, industrial, and future, as well as the last millennia, glacial/interglacial, and stadial/interstadial periods.

Topics will include:

  • trends and variability in carbon stocks and fluxes
  • land use and land management
  • carbon-ecosystem-climate feedbacks and vulnerabilities
  • extreme events
  • linkages between CO2 and other greenhouse gases and between carbon and related tracers (e.g., oxygen, nutrients, and isotopes)
  • direct and indirect effects of high CO2 including ocean acidification
  • natural and anthropogenic drivers
  • allowable anthropogenic carbon emissions to meet multiple climate targets
  • emission mitigation
  • information from atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial measurements and monitoring networks, from paleo archives, from process, inverse, and Earth System models

Location: Interlaken, Sweden.
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CLIVAR open science conference 2016

September 15-23  
The World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Core Project on Climate and Ocean – CLIVAR - invites the international climate community to review the state of the science, to prioritize international research plans and to initiate new collaborations. In September 2016 CLIVAR will hold an Open Science Conference to engage the wider collection of scientists who work in this important area.

The objectives of the CLIVAR Open Science Conference are to

  • Review progress toward improved understanding of the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system
  • Shape ideas to meet emerging ocean and climate science challenges
  • Engage with the future generation of climate scientists
  • Identify key climate research and stakeholder issues
  • Develop and strengthen collaborations across nations, disciplines and age groups and promote integrative studies

In addition to the main event, the Conference will have two other events which will target specific audiences: the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium, a 3 day programme prior to the main conference, designed by and for Early Career Scientists; and the Regional Stakeholder Forum, a one day event bringing together CLIVAR scientists and practitioners who have an interest in climate science to exchange ideas, outline requirements and discuss future collaborations with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Location: Qingdao, China.
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