European Climate Services Partnership (ECSP) Workshop
Start Date: May 6, 2015
End Date: May 6, 2015
Organization: UK Met Office
About: The European Climate Services Partnership (ECSP) is an informal, open and inclusive network to create and grow a community of climate service researchers and developers, providers, funders and users across Europe and build connections between them. The ECSP intends to hold an annual workshop to ensure that the community has the opportunity to get together to build connections, share and learn knowledge and experiences. Following on from the ECSP workshop in Hamburg in May 2014, the 2015 ECSP workshop will take place in Exeter on 6 May 2015. More details to follow early in 2015.
The second European Climate Change Adaptation conference (ECCA)
Start Date: May 12, 2015
End Date: May 14, 2015
Organization: Confederation of Danish Industry, European Commission, City of Copenhagen, Aarhus Universitet, European Environment Agency, Danish Ministry of the Environment
About: The conference, held in Copenhagen, will offer a unique platform for researchers, policy makers, and businesses to share new research results, novel policy developments, and practical implementation experiences regarding climate change impacts and adaptation, as well as highlight opportunities for business innovations aimed at supporting the transition to resilient low carbon societies.
Resilient Cities 2015
Start Date: June 8, 2015
End Date: June 10, 2015
Organization: International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI)
About: Resilient Cities - The Annual Global Forum on Urban Resilience and Adaptation - is the global platform for urban resilience and climate change adaptation, hosted every year in Bonn.The congress offers a number of sessions and events on a wide variety of topics among which were urban risk data and indicators, ecosystem-based approach, resilient urban logistics, urban agriculture, smart infrastructure, financing the resilient city, community-based adaptation and many more. In 2015, congress themes will feature a new focus on areas such as ICT solutions for disaster risk management, resilient public health systems, and integrated climate actions.
Workshop on Water Resources and Drought Information in the Southwest U.S.
Start Date: June 8, 2015
End Date: June 8, 2015
Organization: NOAA's National Climatic Data Center and Global Science & Technology, Inc
About: Building on the challenges and lessons learned of recent and current drought events in the southwest, southeast and midwest United States, the workshop, taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, will feature speakers and dialogue from across the federal, state, and local government, academia, and the research community, as well as affected industries and private sector information providers. NCDC is convening this workshop to increase the dialogue between information users and providers about drought-related information products and work collaboratively in responding to ongoing water resources challenges in the region. Interested parties can attend plenary sessions online.
3rd International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM): Next Generation Meteorological Practices in the Energy Sector
Start Date: June 23, 2015
End Date: June 26, 2015
Location: United States
About: As with the International Conference Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) 2011 (http://www.icem2011.org/) and ICEM 2013 (http://www.icem2013.org), the objective of ICEM 2015 is to provide a dedicated forum where scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers, and other specialists and practitioners involved in research or implementation activities at the intersection between weather, climate and energy can discuss recent research findings and emerging practices ranging from operational activities to long-term investment planning and to policy making. The conference will be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA.
9th International Conference on Urban Climate (ICUC 9)
Start Date: July 20, 2015
End Date: July 24, 2015
Organization: International Association for Urban Climate (IAUC) and the American Meteorological Society (AMS)
About: These meetings are preeminent events for the presentation of research on the urban climate effect at all scales and have set important benchmarks for the development of the field. The aims of this conference, held in Toulouse, France, are to provide an international forum where the world’s urban climatologists can discuss modern developments in research, and the application of climatic knowledge to the design of better cities.
School on Modelling Tools and Capacity Building in Climate and Public Health
Start Date: July 20, 2015
End Date: July 31, 2015
Organization: International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP)
About: A number of diseases with high socioeconomic impacts have significant environmental drivers. Although there is a wealth of environmental remote sensing data freely available via the internet, these data are rarely converted to health-specific prediction models, to form planning and mitigation actions. This workshop, held in Rio de Janeiro, aims to introduce several tools that can be used to access, visualise and analyse these datasets, and to show how such data can be extracted and converted into a format suitable to input into health early warning systems. Participants will be given a range of lectures from experts in the fields of: fundamentals of environmental and public health interactions; use of observational, model and forecast climate data; remote sensing as a tool to manage environmental data; exploratory data analysis; time and space statistical modelling. All participants are encouraged to bring specific scientific questions and data that could be analysed in their final project. A statement on the health problem of interest to the student will be part of the selection process. See link for further details on selection and participation. Application deadline closes February 28, 2015.
15th European Meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Meeting & 12th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM)
Start Date: September 7, 2015
End Date: September 11, 2015
Organization: European Meteorological Society
About: The theme of the conference this year in Sofia, Bulgaria is, 'High impact weather and hydrological hazards: from observation to impact mitigation.' The considerable socio-economic costs of severe weather (such as intense precipitation, extreme temperatures and strong winds) and its impacts (including flooding, droughts, destruction of infrastructure, or forest fires) across Europe each year are increasingly apparent. The benefits of effective forecasting and warning are clear and quantifiable: lives are saved, communities are protected, and governments and businesses can take action to manage and mitigate risks. The ECAM theme for 2015 explores the end-to-end process of modern weather and flood risk forecasting. We will discuss optimising use of observations and NWP, through to the changing way meteorological information is presented to, and used by, forecasters, decision-makers and other end-users. The emerging concept of 'Big Data' and its application to operational meteorology will also be examined.
11th International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography
Start Date: October 5, 2015
End Date: October 9, 2015
Organization: American Meteorological Society and the Department of Geophysics, Universidad de Chile
About: The 11th meeting of the International Conference on Southern Hemisphere Meteorology and Oceanography (ICSHMO) will be held in Santiago, Chile. ICSHMO provides 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.
Adaptation Futures 2016
Start Date: May 10, 2016
End Date: May 13, 2016
Organization: Global Programme of Research on Climate Change Vulnerability, Impacts and Adaptation (PROVIA)
About: Held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, Adaptation Futures 2016, leads to major progress in climate change adaptation. It fosters an active exchange of new and practical ideas, experiences and insights among governments, businesses, researchers and civil society from around the world. The conference combines discussion of the latest adaptation research with an Adaptation Practice Expo and Business Fair. At the Business Fair knowledge based supply will be connected to practitioners’ demand. It will contain stands, matchmaking facilities and signing ceremonies. At the Expo cutting edge adaptation projects are shown. Adaptation Futures 2016 is where scholars, practitioners and policymakers go to connect, learn and inspire. It highlights adaptation practices and solutions for people, governments and businesses. The programme will address all sectors and all parts of the world, with a special focus on urban and coastal areas.