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Challenges and Significance of Ecosystem Research in Asia to Better Understand Climate Changes

November 22-29
Asian continent is the home for about  4 billion people on the planet that represents 60% of the total global population. Therefore the terrestrial ecosystem of Asian region is of great importance and the processes understanding and monitoring of it under climate changing scenarios are of a greater challenge. In this context the AsiaFlux 2015 workshop will address on the following key themes.

  • Measurement techniques pertaining to ecosystem parameters over Asian region.
  • Process understanding and modeling of Asian ecosystem.
  • Short and long lived Green House Gas sources and sinks estimate and uncertainty in Asian region.
  • Trends and variability of ecosystem processes and parameters.
  • Impacts of ecosystem and variability in climate change.
  • Other relevant areas of monitoring and researches on Asian ecosystems.

Location: Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, India.
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The 21st International Congress on Modelling and Simulation

November 29 - December 4
This year's theme is partnering with industry and the community for innovation and impact through modelling. Session streams comprise of Applied and Computational Mathematics; Biological Systems; Computer Science and Engineering; Defence andHomeland Security Modelling; Economics and Finance; Energy; Environment and Ecology; Global Change and Natural Hazards; Health Infomatics; Integrated Infrastrucuture and Urban Planning; Operations Research; Participatory Decision Making and Modelling Social Systems; and Water Resources.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland.
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International symposium on the Indian Ocean

November 30 - December 4
The symposium will provide a forum for marine and related scientists all over the world to present results of their latest research in the Indian Ocean, review the progress made in understanding the unique characteristics of the region and plan future research to address outstanding issues. The Symposium will consist of keynote addresses along with invited and contributed talks on all aspects of Indian Ocean oceanography and related climate science.
Location: Goa, India.
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2nd Annual OZewex Workshop

December 2 

The theme for this event will be Spatial hydrology: observation, modelling and forecasting. This theme will be explored in sessions organised by the working groups: Observational Data; Model Evaluation and Benchmarking; Data Assimilation; Trends and Extremes; Vegetation Processes; and Hydrological Prediction. Invited speakers will provide a national and international context. As last year, the focus will be on thought-provoking presentations and discussion rather than short research presentations.
Location: Gold Coast, Queensland.
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2015 AGU fall meeting

December 14-18 
With nearly 24,000 attendees, the AGU Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Now in its 48th year, the AGU Fall Meeting is the best place to present your research, hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field, and network and make connections that can enhance your career.
The AGU Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space sciences community for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published, meaning you’ll return to work with knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.
Location: San Francisco, US.
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96th Annual Meeting of American Meteorological Society: Earth system science in service to society

January 10-14  

The theme for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, “Earth System Science in Service to Society”, weaves the many parts of AMS into a common core. Emphasizing the academic and research strength of AMS, the theme also connects that research to the benefits that society gains from our science. AMS merges the physical, chemical, and biological study of the Earth with human-centered “domains of action”: (1) Observing, (2) Analysis and research leading to understanding, (3) Modeling and prediction, and (4) Social sciences – how people deal with Earth. “Service to Society” explicitly evokes the integrated and complementary government and commercial enterprise that the AMS has done so much to foster over the last decade. 

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
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2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 21-26  

Co-sponsored by AGU, ASLO, and TOS, the Ocean Sciences Meeting will consist of a diverse program covering topics in all areas of the ocean sciences discipline. The biennial meeting is an international assembly of scientists, engineers, students, educators and policy makers, who gather to share and discuss new scientific findings, research applications, education and policy about the oceans.
At the conference, scientific, educational, and policy sessions, which can be browsed here, will cover topics as wide-ranging as human-marine environment interactions, climate change, ocean acidification, renewable energy and sea level rise. The final scientific program will be available on the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting website in November.
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, US.
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4th International Symposium of the ocean in a high CO2 world

May 3-6  

The Hobart symposium will build on the successful three previous symposia and offers the worldwide community of scientists working to understand ocean acidification opportunities to share their research results and develop new research collaborations.

Themes include:

  • Organism responses to Ocean Acidification
  • Ecological effects of Ocean Acidification
  • Changing carbonate chemistry of the Ocean
  • Advances in Ocean Acidification research and monitoring
  • Ocean Acidification and society – economics and food security
  • Mitigation of Ocean Acidification
  • Ocean Acidification and the increasingly crowded ocean – global change multistressors

Location: Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
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International Conference on Regional Climate-Cordex 2016

May 17-20  

The International Conference on Regional Climate (ICRC)-CORDEX 2016 will bring together the international community involved in regional climate research focusing on high resolution climate information, and its applications to the vulnerability, impacts and adaptation community and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information.  It will further promote the CORDEX vision to advance and coordinate the science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.
Location: Stockholm, Sweden.
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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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CLIVAR open science conference 2016

September 15-23  
The World Climate Research Programme’s (WCRP) Core Project on Climate and Ocean – CLIVAR - invites the international climate community to review the state of the science, to prioritize international research plans and to initiate new collaborations. In September 2016 CLIVAR will hold an Open Science Conference to engage the wider collection of scientists who work in this important area.

The objectives of the CLIVAR Open Science Conference are to

  • Review progress toward improved understanding of the dynamics, the interaction, and the predictability of the coupled ocean-atmosphere system
  • Shape ideas to meet emerging ocean and climate science challenges
  • Engage with the future generation of climate scientists
  • Identify key climate research and stakeholder issues
  • Develop and strengthen collaborations across nations, disciplines and age groups and promote integrative studies

In addition to the main event, the Conference will have two other events which will target specific audiences: the CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium, a 3 day programme prior to the main conference, designed by and for Early Career Scientists; and the Regional Stakeholder Forum, a one day event bringing together CLIVAR scientists and practitioners who have an interest in climate science to exchange ideas, outline requirements and discuss future collaborations with a particular focus on the Asia-Pacific region.
Location: Qingdao, China.
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