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6th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change: From Hazard to Impact

June 4-9
The challenge to society from extreme events continually increases with coastal population growth and sea level rise. The 6th Summit provides an opportunity for in-depth presentations and discussions focused on quantifying the hazard, vulnerability and impact of hurricanes and the influence of climate change. In particular, we seek contributions that consider the use of physically-based models and focus on risk assessment. Submissions may focus on modern, past, or future climate states.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Statistical and dynamical approaches to wind, surge, and rain event risk
  • Accounting for climate change in assessing event risk
  • Tropical cyclone damage functions
  • Demographic trends and tropical cyclone risk
  • Assessing tropical cyclone economic risks
  • Communicating TC risk 

Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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The National Science Quiz

June 18, June 25
Join a panel of expert minds as they negotiate an intellectual obstacle course. With live demonstrations and curiosity-provoking questions, the National Science Quiz is ninety minutes of science, maths, and laughs that promises fun for the whole family.
Location: Melbourne (Sunday Jine 18), Adelaide (Sunday, June 25.
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ARCCSS 6th Winter School - The science of climate change

June 19-23
The winter school will focus on the scientific fundamentals of climate change. Topics covered include: radiative forcing, climate feedbacks, climate sensitivity, transient vs equilibrium responses, detection and attribution of climate change, the physical basis of key impacts, ocean heat uptake, the anthropogenically perturbed carbon cycle, aridity and global temperature, CO2direct effects on the biosphere, geoengineering, and climate and cities. We will also learn about the IPCC process, and hear from users of climate data and projections. This is a high-level education program for honours and graduate students interested in climate science. It will be of relevance to those working in atmospheric sciences, oceanography and land processes. 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.
Location: Climate Change Research Centre, University of NSW, Sydney.
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2nd ENA workshop: Summer course on Earth system processes in the Atlantic

July 2-7
Taking the opportunity of the “Aerosol and Cloud experiments in the Eastern North Atlantic (ACE_ENA)” campaign, which is bringing to the Azores a group of scientists to study processes in the maritime atmosphere, the University of the Azores (through IITAA at the Faculty of Agrarian and Environmental Sciences), the University of Lisbon (through Institute Dom Luiz at the Faculty of Sciences), the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA) and the ACE_ENA team offer a 1 week workshop/summer_course on earth-system processes. The course will look at the Azores region as a natural laboratory for Earth studies, where the atmosphere, the ocean, the geosphere and the biosphere interact, defining the local climate but also constraining climate on the global scale.
Location: Terceira Island, Azores.
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São Paulo School of Advanced Science on Climate Change: Scientific basis, adaptation, vulnerability and mitigation

July 3-15
The school aims to provide graduate students with advanced knowledge on climate change science and related topics: Observations and future projections; impacts; vulnerability; adaptation and mitigation; and the Paris Agreement: How to reach the 1.5ºC target, including aspects of public policy. Participants will discuss with renowned scientists important themes of the three IPCC Assessment Report 5 Working Groups, in a multidisciplinary and multicultural context. The program will include theoretical classes, work in groups, a poster session, science-policy discussions, and visits to key institutions in the State of São Paulo conducting climate change research with policy applications.

This School is for graduate students and early career scientists. Priority will be given to candidates currently enrolled in graduate programs (Masters/MSc and Doctoral/PhD courses). About 100 students, 50 from Brazil and 50 from other countries, will be selected to participate in the School. A limited number of travel grants is available.

The School is organized by the INterdisciplinary CLimate INvestigation cEnter (INCLINE) and the Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI), and sponsored by the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Pró Reitoria de Pesquisa/University of São Paulo (PRP/USP), IAI and Santander.

Applications close March 31.
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
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Regional sea level changes and coastal impacts 

July 10-14  
To meet urgent societal needs for useful infor - mation on sea level, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has established the theme “Re - gional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts”, as one of its cross-cutting “Grand Challenge” (GC) science questions. 
The conference will serve as a basis for a new assessment of the state-of-the-art on regional sea level research that will be an important input to the next IPCC assessment. A major outcome from the conference will therefore be an evaluationof the current state of sea level science, an outline of future research requirements for improving our understanding of sea level rise and variability and a description of the observational requirements (both experimental and sustained systematic observations). The outcomes will be published in multiple forms, including an agenda setting peer-reviewed paper specifying the information on coastal seal level change required by coastal communities for adaptation and decision making purposes.
In detail the conference will:

  • Identify the key factors contributing to past, present and future regional sea level rise and variability.
  • Organize a systematic attack on the error budget of these factors.
  • Identify stakeholder needs for sea-level information for coastal planning and management purposes.
  • Define the requirements for new and augmented research, technical development and observations consistent with the above.

Location: The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, US.
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Australian forum for operational oceanography FOO 2017 conference 

July 25-27  
FOO represents a mechanism for national coordination of operational oceanography in Australia, and an opportunity to influence future directions. It is the forum for: 

  • discussions relating to the implementation of operational oceanography, with a focus on improving the safety and efficiency of marine industries, and
  • scientific and technical discussions of particular interest to practitioners working in the field, covering observations, data, computation, modelling, analysis, forecasting, and visualisation.

The Themes for this Forum will review progress of FOO since the first event, assess present capabilities and needs, explore uses and users of operational oceanography, and focus on the ‘hot topic’ of marine extremes.

Location: Fremantle, WA, Australia.
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Summer school: Fundamental aspects of turbulent flows in climate dynamics 

July 31- August 25 
The summer school will focus on four themes, each to be covered in one of the four weeks of the school: ocean dynamics, large-scale atmosphere dynamics, clouds and convection, and turbulence theory/dynamical systems approaches. Overviews over these themes will be provided by the principal lecturers Paola Cessi, Henk Dijkstra, Stephan Fauve, Raffaele Ferrari, Isaac Held, Caroline Muller, David Romps, Ted Shepherd, and William Young. In addition, there will be 10-12 seminars by invited speakers on current research in these areas.
The summer school is aimed at graduate students and early-career researchers in physics, (applied) mathematics, engineering, the climate sciences, and related fields. A background in climate dynamics is helpful but not necessary. Summer school participants will interact with each other and with the principal lecturers, visitors, and staff in daily journal clubs and research meetings.
Limited funds for students and early-career researcher to support travel to Les Houches and participation in the summer school will be available. Applications to the summer school and for financial support are due by March 15, 2017.
Location: Le Houches France.
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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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Summer school on sea-level change: observations, processes and modelling

August 27 - September 1
This Summer School will provide PhD students and junior scientists specializing in sea level research with a basic introduction to the dynamics of current and future sea level change and to state-of-the-art tools to measure and project it. The different contributors to global and regional sea level change will be presented by world-leading experts. The School has a strong component on “hands-on” learning, with practical exercises on the observation and modelling of sea level change, its contributors, and forcing mechanisms. Participants will also receive a training on science communication. The School will cover the most important physical processes contributing to sea level change. The main focus is on the dynamics of these processes, how they are modelled, what the available constraints and current model limitations are, and how they are used for sea level projections.
Location: Delft, Netherlands.
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Good Hope for earth sciences

August 28- September 1
The conference brings together IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA.
Location: Capetown, South Africa.
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2017 Swiss climate summer school

September 3-8
The 16th International Swiss Climate Summer School focuses on ‘High-resolution climate: observations, models and projections’. With the advent of satellites and high-performance computing, the resolution of climate information is dramatically increasing. This development is of critical importance from a societal point of view. It will improve the representation of key processes, weather systems and extreme events; reduce uncertainties in climate projections; and facilitate the use of climate information for mitigation and adaptation measures.
Location: Ascona, Switzerland.
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EMS Annual Meeting: European Conference for Applied Meteorology and Climatology 2017

September 4-8
A key challenge for the meteorological and climatological communities is how best to harness the wealth of data now available – both observational and modelled – to generate and communicate effectively relevant, tailored and timely information ensuring the highest quality support to users' decision-making. Realising the value of meteorological and climate information to government, industry and all sectors of society is the focus of this conference.
Location: Dublin, Ireland.
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Cities and Climate Conference 2017

September 19-21
This conference will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of infrastructure, planning, governance, economics of adaptation, risk management, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives.
Location: Potsdam, Germany.
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WRF Tutorial and Workshop

November 13-17
The WRF basic tutorial will be taught by the team from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in the USA. This WRF tutorial is aimed at new users. It consists of lectures on the components of the WRF modelling system and the ARW, as well as practical sessions providing hands-on experience with using the software.

The workshop to be held on the Friday is aimed at more experienced users. The purpose of the workshop is to provide a forum for WRF users to share new developments, present research highlights, and discuss issues of interest to both the users and developers. Participants of the workshop are encouraged to present their research either orally or as a poster.
Location: University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
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6th international workshop on monsoons

November 13-17
The International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM) series is a part of the WMO major quadrennial symposia and workshops series under the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP). IWM-VI is organized by the Monsoon Panel of the WWRP Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR), in cooperation with the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoon Panel, the MJO Task Force, the S2S Steering Group, the YMC Scientific Steering Committee, Meteorological Service Singapore, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. The workshop provides a forum for researchers and forecasters to discuss recent advances and current issues covering all time scales (meso-, synoptic, extended range, intraseasonal, climate) that are relevant to the forecasts of high-impact weather in the monsoon regions around the world. It is also an effective means to transfer new science and technology to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services in these regions. As in previous IWMs, a monsoon training workshop will be included to offer short courses to developing country NMHS forecasters sponsored by WMO..
Location: Singapore.
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State of Australian Cities National Conference

November 28-30
The SOAC Conference is the primary focus of the Australian Cities Research Network (ACRN), and meets every two years at an alternating city around Australia. SOAC now enjoys as the pre-eminent conference on Australian urban research and we intend to maintain that status by retaining the full double-blind review process for all papers which has characterised the previous biennial conferences. We also intend to add the papers to the impressive collection of material from previous SOAC conferences which now exists at Australian Policy Online.
Location: Adelaide, South Australia.
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The 22nd International Congress on Modelling and Simulation

December 3-8
Theme: Managing cumulative risks through model-basd processes. In addition to the traditional modelling and simulation papers in diverse areas, papers will explore the conference theme from a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives organised in different streams. Papers can take a number of approaches including quantitative modelling as well as qualitative, procedural and stakeholder techniques. As well as innovative approaches using novel modelling objectives, we strongly encourage papers that consider modelling techniques and practices that explicitly consider societal and political risk.

Special themes of the conference will include pragmatic policy evaluation, scenario modelling of uncertain futures under climate change, resource constraints, colliding 'catastrophes' and limited budgets. We are also ramping up the number of our optional Wednesday workshops for this MODSIM, openly inviting members soon to set up Special Interest Groups and put suggestions forward for a workshop in their area of interest.
Location: Hobart, Tasmania.
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2nd WCRP summer school on climate model development: Scale aware parameterization for representing sub-grid scale processes 

January 22-31
The 2nd WCRP summer school will provide to Ph.D., postdoc students, and young scientists theoretical background of the suite of scale-aware parameterizations used to represent processes in grey-zone climate models. Particpants are encouraged to visit the 2nd WCRP Summer School pre-course webpage to prepare to come to the school with an understanding of climate models and parametrizing moist processes. The lectures during the 2nd WCRP Summer School will give students a better understanding on how such processes are represented in the new family of numerical models..
Location: Cachoeira, Brazil.
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