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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.
6th Annual Conference on Climate Change and Sustainable Development
Start Date: July 30, 2015
End Date: August 1, 2015
Organization: Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Location: India
About:  The Centre for Climate Change and Sustainability Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) is organising its 6th Annual conference on “Climate Change and Sustainable Development”. The conference will be held at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai between July 30th and 1st August, 2015. The conference will seek to hold a major exchange of views amongst academicians, negotiators, policy experts, civil society, and research scholars with a special focus on climate negotiations, policy and decision making in the context of CoP 21 (Paris) which would encompass the key issues of equity, adaptation, and mitigation. The conference will have sessions on specific themes pertaining to climate change such as impacts of climate change, assessing vulnerabilities, debating emerging issues around climate science and modelling, as well as the concepts of adaptation, mitigation and sustainability
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
Location: 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.
Conference on Global Change and Forest Health
Start Date: April 25, 2016
End Date: April 29, 2016
Organization: International Union of Forest Research Organizations
Location: Turkey
About: The conference, held in Istanbul, will explore a variety of issues around global change and forest health, including climate change, biological invasions, air pollution, forest pathology, forest entomology, among other things. 
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.
Adaptation Futures
Start Date: May 10, 2016
End Date: May 13, 2016
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