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World Weather Open Science Conference

August 16-20
This ground-breaking conference will bring together the entire weather science and user communities for the first time to review the state-of-the-art and map out the scientific frontiers for the next decade and more. This promises to be a once in a generation event.
Location: Montreal, Canada.
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International Symposia on The Changing Arctic Cryosphere

August 18-22
The Arctic is warming more rapidly than the Earth as a whole, and the warming is driving major changes in all elements of the Arctic cryosphere, from the Greenland Ice Sheet to glaciers and ice caps, the Arctic Ocean sea ice cover, terrestrial and sub-sea permafrost, and seasonal snow cover. By bringing together experts in all areas of cryospheric science with climate scientists, oceanographers, biologists and social scientists, the symposium seeks to update our knowledge and understanding of all elements of cryospheric change in the Arctic and their implications for Arctic peoples and ecosystems. It will also address the challenges of modelling and monitoring future changes and their likely consequences.
Location: Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
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XXXIII SCAR Biennial meetings and 2014 Open Science Conference

Meetings: August 23-September 3
Conference: August 25-28

The Royal Society of New Zealand would like to invite you to Auckland, New Zealand in 2014 for XXXIII SCAR Biennial Meetings and Open Science Conference. The Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP) Symposium and Business Meetings will also be held in Auckland followed by their annual meeting in Christchurch.
Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
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International Swiss Climate Summer School: "Linking land use, land cover, and climate"

August 31-September 5
The 13th International Swiss Climate Summer School is focusing on the theme "Linking land use, land cover, and climate". This theme has been chosen due to its paramount importance in terms of both scientific challenges and pressing societal concerns. The specific topics to be addressed include:

  • Land cover dynamics and interactions with the atmosphere
  • Linking disparate systems: from climate to impacts
  • Rapid climate change and biotic responses
  • Climate change and "safe operating space" of the planet

Location: University of Bern.
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DPG Physics School - Physics of the Ocean

Meetings: September 7-12
The target group of the school are postdocs, graduate students, and advanced master students, from all over Europe and beyond, who wish to broaden their understanding of ocean physics. They should preferably be engaged in ocean studies, but work in a neighboring field such as atmospheric physics/meteorology, hydrology, geophysics, and bio- or geo-sciences is also accepted. A prerequisite is an adequate knowledge of basic physics.
Location: Physikzentrum Bad Honnef, Germany.
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The Fourth International Workshop on Climate Infomatics - NCAR

September 25/26
Climate informatics broadly refers to any research combining climate science with approaches from statistics, machine learning and data mining. The Climate Informatics workshop series, now in its third year, seeks to bring together researchers from all of these areas. We aim to stimulate the discussion of new ideas, foster new collaborations, grow the climate informatics community, and thus accelerate discovery across disciplinary boundaries.
The format of the workshop seeks to overcome cross-disciplinary language barriers and to emphasize communication between participants by featuring tutorials, invited talks, panel discussions, posters and break-out sessions.
Location: NCAR, Boulder, Colorado.
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20th International Congress of Biometeorology: Adaptation to Climate Risks

September 28- October 1
Prior to the meeting, there will also be workshops on GIS and biometeorology and for Students and New Professionals.
ICB2014 embraces all areas of biometeorology, with a focus primarily on the theme "Adaptation to Climate Risks". Over the past two decades, climate and meteorological science has been increasingly integrated with biological, ecological, and social science to develop more sophisticated means to identify climatological risks and to provide the operational framework to deal with these risks on biota, from microorganisms to humans. This has led to unprecedented cooperation between atmospheric and social scientists from a broad array of disciplines. The theme reflects local and regional environmental priorities, and fosters an international comparison of risk analyses and associated intervention and evaluation activities.
Location: Cleveland, Ohio.
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SISC - 2nd Annual Conference: Climate change: scenarios, impacts and policy

September 29-30
The conference, entitled Climate Change: Scenarios, Impacts and Policy aims to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers, whose activities are focused on different aspects of climate change, its impacts and related policies. The scope is to:

  • Develop a platform for sharing and discussing between the different disciplines that study climate dynamics and their interactions with the environment and society;
  • Promote a constructive and transdisciplinary dialogue between scientists, policy makers, service providers and the general public;
  • Foster scientific dialogue on mitigation policies and sustainable growth;
  • Deepen the understanding of climate change impacts and the best adaptation strategies.

Location: Venice, Italy.
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20th International Congress of Biometeorology

September 28 - October 1
The theme for the meeting will be "Adaptation to Climate Risks". Prior to the meeting, there will also be workshops on GIS and biometeorology, and for Students and New Professionals..
Location: Cleveland, Ohio..
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Climate Adaption 2014: Future challenges

September 30 - October 2
The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility's annual conference is a national conference focused on the information needed to ensure Australia is adapting well to climate change. The conference will bring together researchers, practitioners and decision makers to share knowledge and research approaches that inform policy and practice in planning for climate change. Climate Adaptation 2014 will showcase the contribution of adaptation science to planning and policy making across Australia, and how robust adaptation decisions can be made in the face of uncertainty.
Location: Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre, Qld, Australia.
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OzEWEX Workshop: Water and climate information for tomorrow

October 28/29
The first years of this century have been marked by drought, increased competition over dwindling water resources, and concerns about the impact of future climate change. While these issues are likely to remain, new demands for water and climate information have arisen. Examples are flood and fire management, the agricultural development of northern Australia, the impact of mineral resources extraction, and compound extreme events such as droughts/heat waves.

This workshop will examine the water and climate information needs for tomorrow and compare these to the current state and developments in information services, observation sources, scientific knowledge and model technology.
Location: CSIRO Discovery Centre on Clunies Ross St in Canberra.
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7th Polar Law Symposium - The Polar Regions in the Asian Century

October 29-31
This will be the first time the event has been held in the Southern Hemisphere. The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania, joins the Polar Law Institute in Akureyri and the University of Akureyri in Iceland, and the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law of the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland, the University of the Arctic, and the Arctic Law Thematic Network in Finland to organise the 7th Polar Law Symposium.
Location: Hobart, Tasmania.
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8th Graduate Climate Conference

October 31- November 2
The Graduate Climate Conference (GCC) aims to provide a discussion forum for graduate students undertaking research on climate and climate change in an array of disciplines, including atmospheric, biological, earth and ocean sciences, social sciences and humanities. This is a climate science research conference organized by graduate students for graduate students.
Location: Pack Forest Conference Center, Eatonville, Washington.
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III International Conference on ENSO: Bridging the gaps between Global ENSO Science and regional processes, extremes and impacts

November 12-14
The III  International Conference on ENSO in November 2014 will aim to synthesize progress on ENSO research, with a detailed view of the climate-society relationship, and to share experiences in vulnerability assessment methodologies used by the climate impact studies community. This conference will bring together scientists and experts involved in research, observations and operational climate services to build on new knowledge for improving the prediction of ENSO and its regional impacts, and to discuss decision support approaches in preparation of and response to ENSO climate anomalies. Our intent is to provide a forum for efficiently linking science with societal needs, one of the envisaged World Climate Research Program (WCRP) “Grand Challenges.”
Location: CIIFEN - Guayaquil, Ecuador.
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Second International Ocean Research Conference

November 17- 21

The 2nd International Ocean Research Conference (IORC) is an opportunity for the scientific community to come together to plan the coming decade of international collaboration in marine science and technology, with a view to improving ocean governance. The inaugural IORC was held in June 2005, when the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC-UNESCO) with The Oceanography Society (TOS), brought attendees together to discuss expected developments in marine sciences in the decade that followed. Now, almost ten years later, the same institutions are convening the 2nd IORC to review progress made in ocean science in the last twenty years, and plan ahead in light of important policy developments such as The Future We Want (UNCSD Rio+20) and Future Earth.
Location: Barcelona, 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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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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