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ENSO Workshop Australia 2015, ENSO Extremes and Diversity: Dynamics, Teleconnection, and Impacts

February 4-6
Our knowledge of the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) has advanced over the last 30 years with increasing availability and quality of observational data, development of ENSO theories, paleo-proxy reconstructions, and improvements in climate models.  However, the occurrence of extreme El Niños, such as the 1982/83 and 1997/98 events have highlighted the importance of nonlinear processes in the ENSO cycle.  Such extreme events are rare and not well constrained by our limited observations.  It is crucial that climate models are able to simulate such phenomenon, but can they do it?  What are the physical characteristics, teleconnections, and impacts that define such phenomenon?  How is non-linearity related with scale interaction, event diversity, and what are the implications for predictability?  How well do climate models simulate ENSO non-linearity?  Do we have any paleo evidence for ENSO non-linearity in the distant past?  How does this non-linearity evolve with internal variability (e.g., the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation) and respond to external forcing such as the greenhouse gas forcing?
Workshop attendance will be limited to 40 persons.  Please register your interest in participating, including the potential topic, with Agus Santoso ( and Guojian Wang (
Location: University of NSW, Sydney, Australia.


The Interface of Weather and Climate Workshop and AMOS Annual General Meeting 2015

February 9
The workshop will feature a number of invited talks and be followed immediately by the AMOS Annual General Meeting. Confirmed speakers include:

  • Neville Nicholls: A retrospective on the prediction of seasonal tropical cyclone activity.
  • David Jones / Andrew Watkins: Seasonal / sub seasonal prediction systems.
  • Matthew Wheeler: Seamless prediction - opportunities and challenges.
  • Debbie Hudson: Forewarned is forearmed: multi-week and seasonal forecast guidance for extreme heat events.
  • David Karoly: Attribution of extreme weather events.
  • Jennifer Catto: Fronts and their associated rainfall in current and future climates.
  • Tony Rafter: Cyclones and Climate.
  • Michael Reeder: Rossby waves and Australian weather.

Location: Melbourne, Australia.
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Science meets policymakers

February 11
Science meets Policymakers will bring together researchers from a range of disciplines and policymakers from various government departments to examine the intersection between the evidence base and policy development. The conference will assess the state of play in evidence-based policymaking and consider ways of increasing science input into policy, and improving collaboration and cross-fertilisation between science and policymakers at all levels.

Location: Molonglo Theatre, Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU, ACT, Australia
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Workshop: Data Requirements to address the WCRP Grand Challenge on Weather and Climate Extremes

February 25-27
Observations are the key foundation for understanding long-term climate variability and change but observations are often not well-constrained and critical gaps exist in the amount, quality, consistency and availability of observations especially with respect to extremes. The current suite of climate extremes datasets is inadequate to properly assess climate variability and change and to provide the required underpinning for detection and attribution studies and model evaluation. This workshop is motivated primarily by the need to address Q1 of the Grand Challenge on Climate Extremes (see white paper)

Location: UNSW, Sydney, Australia
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International Symposium CLIMATE-ES 2015

March 11-13
Progress on climate change detection and projections over Spain since the findings of the IPCC AR5 Report.
Location: Tortosa, Tarragona, Spain.
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Dublin: Planning for Climate Change (Conference series)

March 12
The Dublin Planning for Climate Change Conference will include up to 15 Speakers and 100 delegates coming together to discuss a range of key issues relating to Climate Change Adaptation Strategies, Polices to Mitigate against the negative effects of Climate Changes and also to look at a number of innovative case studies that aim to promote Sustainable Communities and Economies within the context of an increasingly changing climate.
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
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Effects of climate change on the world's oceans - Third international symposium

March 23-27
This symposium will provide opportunities for the international science community to bring the latest information, understanding and assessment of the impacts of climate change on our oceans. Twelve sessions covering different but interconnected themes have been selected, from physical processes and their interaction with ecosystem dynamics, to resource provision and ocean governance. The latest developments in predicting changes in biodiversity, phenology, fisheries and ecosystems as well as in the physical systems that sustains these, will inform discussions on the risks and opportunities that climate change will bring to coastal communities and to society at large. The symposium will also highlight knowledge gaps to stimulate the development of the new generation of science of climate change impacts on our oceans.
Location: Santos, Brazil.
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The International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems

March 25-27
The International Symposium on Environmental Software Systems was initiated in 1995 as a forum to present and discuss the fundamentals, progress and trends in this area in terms of methods, tools and state-of-the-art environmental informatics applications. Over the years, it has also evolved into an important networking opportunity for academics, environmental professionals, and other interested parties. ISESS brings together researchers and practitioners dealing with environmental challenges and trying to provide solutions using forward-looking and leading-edge IT technology.
ISESS is organised by Working Group WG5.11 Computers and Environment of the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)..
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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Seventh international conference on climate change: Impacts and responses

April 10/11
The Climate Change Conference is for any person with an interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy and strategic perspectives in climate change. It will address a range of critically important themes relating to the vexing question of climate change. Plenary speakers will include some of the world’s leading thinkers in the fields of climatology and environmental science, as well as numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.
Location: UBC Robson Square, Vancouver, British Columbia.
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European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015

April 12 - 17
The EGU General Assembly 2015 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences. The EGU aims to provide a forum where scientists, especially early career researchers, can present their work and discuss their ideas with experts in all fields of geoscience.
Location: Vienna, Austria.
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Arctic Science Summit Week

April 23-30
The Arctic Science Summit Week (ASSW) is the annual gathering of the international organizations engaged in supporting and facilitating Arctic research. The purpose of the summit is to provide opportunities for coordination, collaboration and cooperation in all areas of Arctic science. The summit attracts scientists, students, policy makers and other professionals from all over the world..
Location: Toyama Japan.
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47th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics Marine Environmental Monitoring, Modelling and Prediction

May 4-7
The aim of the colloquium is to bring together scientists in order to identify the most critical scientific improvements to be brought to these modelling and monitoring systems for marine environmental predictions and assessments. The colloquium will give the community an opportunity to express scientific needs and priorities based on experience from years of ocean observations and forecasting.
Location: Liège, Belgium.
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7th International Symposium on gas transfer at water surfaces

May 18-21
The Symposium has occurred every 5 years since 1983 to bring together the scientific and engineering community investigating the theory and applications of gas transfer at water surfaces. The focus is on the physicochemical and biogeochemical processes that govern gas fluxes, which include turbulence, bubbles, shear, and natural and anthropogenic surfactants. These are the same mechanisms that govern the fluxes of heat and momentum and thus the conference is attended by many in the community studying a wide range of transport  processes that occur across gas-water boundaries or within the near-surface layers close to those boundaries..
Location: Seattle, Washington.
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Second international conference on fire behaviour and risk

May 26-29
The Conference aims to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers whose activities are focused on different aspects of fires and their impacts.

The main objectives of the Conference are to:

  • Advance knowledge on interactions, relationships, feedbacks, and cascading effects of fire on environment and society;
  • Encourage discussion and sharing on fire modelling and monitoring, adaptation and mitigation strategies, and sustainable management;
  • Foster constructive and interdisciplinary dialogue between scientists, stakeholders, and policy makers;
  • Promote international cooperation.

Location: Alghero, Italy.
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49th CMOS Congress & 13th AMS Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography - Tropics to poles: Advancing science in high lattitudes

May 31-June 4

The joint-conference will bring together a wide range of scientists from across Canada, the United States, and the world with a focus on topics in atmospheric and ocean sciences related to high latitudes.

Location: Whistler, Canada.
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5th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change

June 9 - June 14
Over the past several years the topic of hurricanes and climate change has received considerable attention by scientists, the insurance industry, and the media. The purpose of this conference is to bring together leading academics and researchers on various sides of the debate and from all over the world to discuss new research and express opinions about what is happening and what might happen in the future with regard to regional and global hurricane (tropical cyclone) activity. The goals are to address what research is needed to advance the science of hurricane climate and to provide a venue for encouraging a lively, spirited, and sustained exchange of ideas.

Location: Chania, Crete, Greece.
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International Symposium on Tropical Ocean and Climate

June 15-17
Tropical ocean interacts with the atmosphere to produce variations at multiple timescales, and these variations affect global climate profoundly through both ocean and atmosphere teleconnections. The elevation of greenhouse gases and other climate forcing agents by human activities influence important tropical ocean circulation and climate processes. There is a pressing need to synthesize our knowledge of tropical ocean and climate dynamics and their impacts on the climate of the past, present and future, in order to advance the science and improve our ability to predict their variability and future changes. This symposium aims to bring together scientists from around the globe to have in-depth discussion and exchange over the following and related issues:

  • Tropical ocean-atmosphere interaction
  • Interactions between tropics and extratropics
  • Tropical cyclone and Monsoon dynamics
  • Role of the Tropics in the global warming hiatus
  • Tropical paleoclimate record and modeling

Location: Qingdao, China.
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26th IUGG General Assembly

June 22 - July 2
UGG holds its general assembly every four years. Currently, IUGG is a composite of eight semi-autonomous associations covering various physical, chemical, mathematical, and environmental disciplines.  IUGG is one of the 31 scientific Unions presently grouped within the International Council for Science (ICSU). It is dedicated to the international promotion and coordination of scientific studies of Earth (physical, chemical, and mathematical) and its environment in space.

Location: Prague, Czech Republic.
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London: Planning for Climate Change (Conference series)

June 25
The second London Annual Planning for Climate Change Conference will include up to 15 Speakers and 100 delegates coming together to discuss a range of key issues relating to Climate Change Adaptation Strategies, Polices to Mitigate against the negative effects of Climate Changes and also to look at a number of innovative case studies that aim to promote Sustainable Communities and Economies within the context of an increasingly changing climate.
Location: London, UK.
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65th Meeting of the Nobel Laureates in Lindau

June 28 - July 3
At the Lindau Meeting in 2015 more than 600 young scientists from all over the world will get the unique chance to spend an inspiring week with 40 to 50 Nobel Laureates – to exchange experiences and establish valuable contact in science and beyond.
Location: Lindau, Germany.
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Towards a holistic picture of Atlantic Meridional overturning circulation via observation, modelling and synthesis

July 21 - July 24
The goal of this meeting is a holistic understanding of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) and its impacts on weather, climate and ecosystems, in the past, present and future. Such a holistic understanding can only be achieved by comprehensive observations (both present day and paleo), by the use of climate and earth system models, and by synthesizing observations and models..
Location: Bristol, UK.
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6th Lagrangian Analysis and Prediction of Coastal and Ocean Dynamics (LAPCOD) 2015

July 27-31
Talks on the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, oil spill modeling and Lagrangian prediction, dispersion and transport theory, hydrocarbons in theenvironment, instrumentation and observations, as well as Lagrangian-based analysis and modeling of biological, chemical, and ecological systems are especially encouraged.
Location: Winter Harbour, Maine.
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12th Annual Meeting Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

August 2 - 7
Sessions will be held in Atmospheric Sciences, Biogeosciences, Hydrological Sciences, Interdisciplinary Geosciences, Ocean Sciences, Planetary Sciences, Solar & Terrestrial Sciences, Solid Earth Sciences.
Location: Singapore.
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IGU Regional Conference 2015

August 17 - 21
The International Geographical Union (IGU) will meet in Moscow this summer for the third time since the International Geographical Congress of 1976, when over 2,000 participants from around the world gathered in the Soviet capital for lectures, discussions, workshops and excursions. The pace of global change has since accelerated in directions that once seemed unimaginable. At the 2015 IGU Regional Conference, participants will have ample opportunity to discuss these changes in light of current political-environmental challenges. The conference theme is “Geography, Culture and Society for Our Future Earth.”
Location: Lomonosov Moscow State University (LMSU), Russia.
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3rd Heidelberg Laureate Forum 2015

August 23 - 28
This is a wonderful opportunity for young researchers to meet with and be inspired by winners of international prizes such as the Fields Medal.  The 3rd HLF will take place from 23 – 28 August, 2015. It will once again bring together winners of the Abel Prize and Fields Medal (mathematics) as well as the Turing Award and Nevanlinna Prize (computer science) for an inspiring week
Location: Heidelberg, 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.


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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