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EGU General Assembly 2014 (Theme: The face of the Earth - process and form)

April 27 - May 2
The EGU General Assembly 2014 will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary and space sciences.
Like a human face, our planet exhibits a large diversity of intricate shapes and patterns. In the dynamic Earth system, processes continuously create, modify and destroy specific forms while, at the same time, individual forms and larger patterns constrain how processes operate.
The Face of the Earth theme intends to celebrate the diversity of geoscience processes and the great variety of associated forms, across all scales and from the core of the Earth to interplanetary space. This diversity is reflected in the five subtopics of the 2014 meeting: Rocks of the Earth, Waters of the Earth, Life of the Earth, Atmosphere of the Earth, and Space and the Earth.
The theme does not constrain the topics to be presented at the Assembly. Rather, it will add to the conference experience. We look forward to welcoming you in Vienna!
Location: Vienna, Austria.
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Climate Change Research Centre Heatwave Workshop

May 5-6
The aim of the workshop is to discover and foster links between Australian research of heatwaves, and seasonal and operational forecasting. It will bring together researchers from the CoE, as well as researchers and forecasters from BoM and CSIRO, and those from the impacts community. We will specifically address the question:
“How can we optimize heatwave research for practical implications?”
 Attendees will be asked to come based on their notable interest in heatwaves, as well as with the committed intention in actively participating in the research aims and projects that my arise. For more information, please contact Sarah Perkins at
Location: Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW.
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46th International Liege Colloquium on Ocean Dynamics - Low oxygen environments in marine, estuarine and fresh waters

May 5-9
The 46th Liege colloquium will investigate new developments and insights related to the critical problem of ocean deoxygenation, low oxygen zones in marine and freshwater systems. More specifically, the following topics will be considered:

  • Oxygen time series and instrumental developments
  • Deoxygenation in various systems
  • Deoxygenation, marine resources and structure of the foodweb
  • Deoxygenation and biogeochemical cycles
  • Meromictic systems, oxic-anoxic interfaces, and microorganisms
  • The development of models able to identify and disentangle the mechanisms (physical versus biogeochemical), drivers (climate versus land use impact), spatial and temporal variability (from the coastal to the deep ocean) of ocean deoxygenation.
  • Paleoproxies of hypoxia (e.g. foraminifera, ostracods, sediment texture, chemical and mineral composition)
  • Deoxygenation in a global change context

Location: Liege, Belgium.
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21st Century Challenges in Regional Climate Modelling

June 16-19
The workshop is a follow-up to the regional climate modelling workshops held in Lund, Sweden in 2004 and 2009. Developments and progress achieved in the last five years will be presented and discussed along with open issues and expected future challenges related to regional climate modelling. The meeting will cover a wide range of RCM-related topics, from basic research - such as theoretical aspects of numerics and parameterisations - to applications. The workshop is jointly organised by Lund University, SMHI, DMI and HZG with support by the International BALTEX Secretariat. Invited and contributed papers will be presented in plenary and with extended poster sessions. Workshop language will be English.
Location: Lund, Sweden.
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CoECSS Winter School - Geophysical fluid dynammics

June 16-20
The 2014 winter school theme is Geophysical Fluid Dynamics. This is a high-level education program for honours and graduate students interested in climate science. It will be of considerable relevance to those working in the atmospheric and ocean sciences, and also those in land related disciplines with interest in the planetary boundary layer and land-atmosphere feedbacks. The winter school will consist of a series of lectures and lab sessions delivered by Centre of Excellence researchers from our five universities and partner organisations. An advanced  Python tutorial will be delivered by our Computational Modelling Support Team.
Location: ANU, ACT, Australia.
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Spatial and spatio-temporal modelling of meteorological and climatic variables using Open Source software (R + OSGeo)

June 16-20
This workshop aims at forming an international consortium to support production of an open archive of meteorological images at high spatial (1 km) and temporal (1 day) resolution (the WorldDailyMeteo initiative). We look at implementing the state of the art spatio-temporal geostatistics (with the focus on algorithms implemented in the Open Source Software: R, GRASS GIS, SAGA GIS) to produce a public repository of meteorological images (as an update to the existing global climatic archives e.g. WorldClim).
Location: University of Belgrade - Faculty of Civil Engineering Belgrade, Serbia
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Latsis Symposium on Atmosphere and Climate Dynamics, From Clouds to Global Circulations

June 18-21

The goal of the Latsis Symposium 2014 is to bring together researchers from diverse subcommunities in the climate sciences, in order to map out the most promising research avenues and answer the most pressing questions in climate dynamics. The program will consist of invited overview lectures, Pecha Kucha talks that will anchor interactive discussion sessions, contributed talks, and posters. To foster broader interactions, there will be communal lunches and a banquet for the participants, as well as a public lecture.
Location: Zurich, Switzerland.
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Trending Now: Water" 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle (GEWEX)

July 14-17
The Conference will celebrate 25 years of GEWEX research and set the stage for the next phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) Grand Challenges on water resources, extremes and climate sensitivity through observations and data sets, their analyses, process studies, model development and exploitation, applications, technology transfer to operational results, and research capacity development and training for the next generation of scientists. Topics will include:

  • understanding, modeling and predicting all aspects of the water and energy cycles and the climate system as a whole;
  • land-surface feedbacks, including effects of land and water management;
  • hydrological impacts and prediction;
  • process studies involving clouds, rainfall, water vapor, aerosols, atmospheric dynamics, radiation, and land-atmosphere interactions;
  • observations and GEWEX data sets, including satellite observations; and (vi) phenomena such as monsoons, storms, convective cloud systems, the Madden-Julian Oscillation, surface fluxes, the boundary layer, and their impacts on society.

Location: The Netherlands
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Asia Oceania Geosciences Society

July 28 - August 1
Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. Asia- Oceania region is particularly vulnerable to natural hazards, accounting for almost 80% human lives lost globally. AOGS is deeply involved in addressing hazard related issues through improving our understanding of the genesis of hazards through scientific, social and technical approaches.
Location: Royton Sapporo Hotel, Sapporo, Japan.
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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 (ABSTRACT DEADLINE: February 14)

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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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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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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