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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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24th Annual WAIS Workshop

October 8-11
This multidisciplinary Earth system science workshop will focus on the distinctive glaciological, geological, oceanographic, and climatic aspects of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet. The 2017 hosts are Knut Christianson of the University of Washington and Ted Scambos of the University of Colorado Boulder.
Location: Coupeville, Washington State.
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2017 Polar CORDEX Meeting

October 18-20
The primary goal of the meeting is to review the status of on-going Polar CORDEX activities and to plan and coordinate future activities. This will be the first time that a joint Arctic- and Antarctic-Polar CORDEX meeting will be held, enabling participants from both communities to benefit by interacting closely. There will be plenty of time for discussions. All research groups that have started or are planning to contribute to Polar CORDEX activities, either by performing simulations or analysing Polar CORDEX data, are welcome to give presentations on their activities.
Location: Cambridge, UK.
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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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7th workshop on data mining in Earth system science

November 18-21
This workshop explores various data mining approaches and algorithms for understanding nonlinear dynamics of weather and climate systems and their interactions with biogeochemical cycles, impacts of natural system responses and climate extremes on engineered systems and interdependent infrastructure networks, and mitigation and adaptation strategies for natural hazards and infrastructure and ecosystem resilience.
Location: New Orleans, Lousiana.
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ENSO dynamics meeting

November 20-21
Hosted by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, and the new ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.  A lot of development on this topic has taken place since the emergence of the 2015 extreme El Nino.  It is time to reflect on what have been learnt, what is lacking, and what the appropriate steps are to further our understanding on how ENSO works. Some of the topics that will be discussed include, but not limited to: mechanisms for ENSO genesis, extremes, and response to greenhouse forcing, impacts of remote processes on ENSO, decadal variations of ENSO, and impact of model biases.

Attendance to this meeting is limited to a maximum of 30.  Lunch, dinner (first day), and refreshments will be provided.   Please send an email to by July 31 if you would like to participate and also state what you would like to present.  The meeting is open to any researchers, including students, whose research is relevant to ENSO dynamics.  Priority will also be given to members and partners of the centre.
Location: UNSW, Kensington.


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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2018 AMS Annual Meeting

January 7-11
The AMS Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. The theme this year is “Transforming communication in the weather, water and climate enterprise focusing on challenges facing our sciences. It will focus on four key communications questions relating to peers and the general public.
Location: Austin, Texas.
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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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February 5-9
The Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society and the American Meteorological Society, are delighted to announce the Joint 25th AMOS National Conference and 12th International Conference for Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography, AMOS-ICSHMO 2018, to be held at UNSW Sydney from 5 to 9 February 2018.
AMOS-ICSHMO 2018 will bring together experts in meteorology, oceanography and other climate sciences from around the world as well as government representatives, NGOs, businesses and the media to focus on problems specific to the Southern Hemisphere.
The primary theme of the conference is translating our science into practical outcomes for the benefit of society. To this end, there will be bespoke sessions on climate service for decision makers, impact and risk assessment of the weather extremes affecting our region, improving urban environments, and integration of renewables into the energy system.
Location: University of NSW (Sydney), Australia.
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2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

February 11-16

The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM), co-sponsored by the The Oceanography Society(TOS), will be held 11-16 February, in Portland, Oregon. The OSM is an important venue for scientific exchange across broad marine science disciplines. Sessions will include all aspects of oceanography, especially multidisciplinary topics, as well as presentations that reflect new and emerging research on the global ocean and society, including science education, outreach and public policy.
Location: Portland, Oregon.
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