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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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World Sustainable Building Conference WSB14

October 28-30
WSBC brings together thousands of building sector professionals. It is an ideal framework to debate and reflect upon the challenges that building must face on a global level, but also an excellent gathering space to consolidate long-lasting professional relationships and establish new links..
Location: Barcelona, Spain.
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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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International Greening Education Event 2014

October 29-31
The International Greening Education Event (IGEE) is a premier global annual event which is being held since 2009. It brings together stakeholders from around the world in Karlsruhe, Germany to discuss the challenging issue of integrating sustainability across all academic disciplines. It provides policy makers, senior faculty members, teachers and other stakeholders the opportunity to share and learn the latest in education for sustainability and examine how to reshape curriculum, redesign courses, reform teaching and learning methods, green educational facilities and create and deliver innovative education programs that meet the requirements of changing society as well as of our future generations.
Location: Karlsruhe, Germany.
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EIANZ Annual Conference

October 30/31
This year’s conference – themed ‘Living on the Edge’ - is sure to be an inspiring and engaging event. The conference will explore 21st century solutions to environmental challenges and provide a great opportunity for academic and professional exchange between environmental practitioners. The program features diverse and thought-provoking speakers that will cover a range of professional perspectives from environmental management and policy to tourism and communications.
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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8th Annual CAWCR Workshop:Coasts and Extremes

November 10- 12
The theme of this year's workshop is Coasts and Extremes, and will include extreme weather due to tropical cyclones, storm surge, wind-waves and tsunamis, coincident extremes, real-time forecasting and coastal adaptation, future changes in ocean temperature and acidity and renewable energy. The CAWCR annual workshop brings together a large number of Australian national experts from the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, Australian universities and research centres as well as a number of prominent overseas scientists. It provides an opportunity for scientists to hear about the latest international research, showcase their own research, identify gaps and opportunities, and share and develop ideas on new areas of research.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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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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2014 Victorian Postgraduate Student Symposium

November 19
All Victorian and Tasmanian postgraduate students, as well as those considering postgraduate study, are welcome to attend and encouraged to present. Relevant subjects of study are those relating to AMOS and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science - Atmosphere, Oceans and Climate. The format will be 12 minute talks, with time for questions. Speakers are encouraged to spend around two-thirds of the time talking about their research, ongoing or published, and one-third discussing their experience as a postgraduate student. There will also be a forum and panel discussion about media engagement for scientists.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
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Workshop on climate detection and attribution

November 19- 20
This two-day workshop is  aimed  at  students  and  investigators  from  all  fields  within  the  ARCCSS,  who  are  interested  in  exploring  how  detection  and  attribution  techniques  can  inform  their  research.  The workshop will comprise a  mix  of  invited  talks  from  national  and  international  experts  with  interactive,  hands-on  sessions.  Attendees should complete the workshop with a basic understanding of the opportunities, limitations and practical application of D and A techniques. 
Opportunities are available to present your own research if requested. We actively encourage attendees  who are not currently involved in D and A work.  Please note that places are limited. For more information or to book a place, please email Will Hobbs ( or Nathan Bindoff (
Location: Hobart, Tasmania.


Effective use of Visualisation in the Mathematical Sciences (EViMS 2) - 3-day workshop

November 21- 23
The Mathematical Sciences Institute will host a three day workshop on more effective use of visualisation in mathematics, physics, and statistics, from the perspectives of education, research and outreach. This is the second EViMS meeting, following one held in Newcastle, Australia in November 2012. Our aim for the workshop is to help mathematical scientists understand the opportunities, risks and benefits of visualisation, in research and education, in a world where visual content and new methods are becoming ubiquitous.
Location: ANU, ACT.
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ARCCSS Annual Workshop

November 24- 27
The workshop will discuss progress and plans in all research areas covered by the CoE, namely, climate variability; tropical convection; climate extremes; and the role of the oceans and the land in the climate system. The workshop is open to everyone working in these areas regardless of their affiliation with the CoE.
Location: Hunter Valley, NSW, Australia.
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Engineers Australia Convention 2014: Practical Responses to Climate Change

November 25-27
This conference provides an opportunity for engineers, policy makers, scientists, planners, academics, other professionals and interested members of the public to present, discuss and debate the latest research and practice relating to mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. High profile national and international speakers will come together with delegates from around Australia and the world. A series of plenary lectures, contributed papers and posters will ensure a vibrant and interesting program. The half-day workshops also allows a forum for debate of key issues, learn new techniques and plan for new directions for practical responses to climate change.
Location: Melbourne, Victoria.
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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
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.


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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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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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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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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