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Fifth National Research Conference on Climate Change

December 19-20

The conference will cover topics related to the scientific, technical, economic and policy aspects of climate change in South Asian countries, with a special emphasis on renewable energy. This event, the fifth in the series, intends to nurture and enhance a dedicated network of climate researchers.
This series aims to further develop the capacity of climate research and action in India by:

  • Developing an arena for promoting interaction among researchers, analysts and practitioners  
  • Enhancing understanding of the current state of activities and research capabilities in South Asia and thereby identifying key lacunae
  • Deepening and broadening engagement on the climate issue with a particular focus on smaller academic institutions, NGOs and younger scholars
  • Strengthening a sense of ‘community’ among researchers
  • Exploring ways to more effectively link climate research and action programmes

Abstracts are invited from faculty, students, civil society organizations and practitioners in the areas of climate science, impacts, mitigation, adaptation, disaster risk reduction and renewable energy. Abstracts should provide evidence of independent research and be of direct relevance to the South Asian context. Selected abstracts will receive a slot for presentation or poster session. There will also be panel discussions involving invited speakers from a range of different backgrounds.

Location: Delhi, India.
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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.


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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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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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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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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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
Deadline for Nomination: Wednesday November 26.
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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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.


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