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Regional Workshop on Climate Services at the National Level for Latin America
Start Date: July 28, 2014
End Date: July 30, 2014
Organization: Global Framework for Climate Services - WMO
Location: Costa Rica
About: GFCS Office in collaboration with the Instituto Meteorológico Nacional of Costa Rica, the National Meteorological Service of Spain (AEMET) and International Research Center on El Niño (CIIFEN) is organizing the Regional Workshop on Climate Services at the National Level for Latin America in San José, Costa Rica. This workshop aims to bring together experts from the National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) and the key decision-makers, and practitioners from the initial four priority areas of the GFCS. It will facilitate the identification of appropriate mechanisms and networks to improve and sustain the flow of climate information for different users. 
World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC)
Start Date: August 16, 2014
End Date: August 21, 2014
Organization: World Meteorological Organization, International Council for Science, Enbvironment Canada, National Research Council Canada
About: The conference, which will be held in Montreal, Canada, consists of a Science Program, covering basic and applied weather research, and a User, Application & Social Science (UAS) Program that will consider the challenges and opportunities associated with communicating and utilizing weather information, science, and services for social and economic benefit. The programs are joined through combined plenary and special sessions. Calls for abstract contributions to paper, panel, or poster sessions have been issued (Deadline: February 24th) and the on-line submission site is now active.
WHO conference on health and climate
Start Date: August 27, 2014
End Date: August 29, 2014
Organization: World Health Organization
Location: Switzerland
About: This conference, which will be held at the WMO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, aims to mobilize the health and sustainable development community with evidence-based mechanisms and interventions to mutually reinforce health and climate policy, programme and enhance climate resilient health systems, and support health-promoting climate change mitigation policies.
Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States
Start Date: September 1, 2014
End Date: September 4, 2014
Location: Samoa
About: The Third International Conference on Small Island Developing States will be held in Apia, Samoa this fall. The overarching theme of the conference is "The sustainable development of small island developing States through genuine and durable partnerships". The conference will include six multi-stakeholder partnership dialogues, held in parallel with the plenary meetings: sustainable economic development; climate change and disaster risk management; social development in SIDS, health and NDCs, youth and children; sustainable energy; oceans, seas, and biodiversity; water and sanitation, food security and waste management.
3rd GRF One Health Summit 2014
Start Date: October 5, 2014
End Date: October 8, 2014
Organization: Global Risk Forum, Davos
Location: Switzerland
About: Today’s human health management requires to be dealt with from a holistic “One Health” perspective that acknowledges the systemic interconnections of human, animal and environmental health in close relation with food safety and security. Knowledge sharing, education, improved governance, corporate responsibility and dedicated investments will be key. The 3rd GRF One Health Summit will further develop and strengthen the One Health paradigm and its global movement. In particular this 3rd global gathering will focus on the added value of a global One Health approach and a stronger involvement of the private sector and policy. The conference encompasses a number of topics, which can be found at http://onehealth.grforum.org/programme/conference-topics/Authors from research, industry, policy, UN- and international Organizations, civil societies and the public are invited to submit abstracts within the overall framework of the 3rd GRF One Health Summit 2014. Deadline for submissions: 31 March, 2014.
14th European Meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Meeting & 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC)
Start Date: October 6, 2014
End Date: October 10, 2014
Location: Czech Republic
About: The theme of this year’s EMS annual meeting is “creating climate services through partnerships.” Several programs will be incorporated into the larger meeting framework, including ECAC – Applied climatology: developing climate services in partnerships, communication and education (CE), numerical weather prediction (NWP), and the atmospheric system and its interactions (ASI).
The Climate Symposium 2014 - Abstract Submission
Start Date: October 13, 2014
End Date: October 17, 2014
Organization: CLIVAR
Location: Germany
About: The symposium will take place in Darmstadt, Germany, and will be an important step towards defining requirements, and further developing an efficient and sustained international space-based Earth observing system. This symposium is intended to bring together the international experts in climate observations, research, analysis and modelling to present and discuss results from their studies, with a particular emphasis on the role of space-based Earth observations in improving our knowledge of the current climate at global and regional scales, and in the assessment of models used for climate projections.IMPORTANT DATES: 31 March 2014 – Deadline to submit applications for travel support; April 2014 – Deadline to submit abstracts (everyone); 15 May 2014 – Early registration deadline
International Symposium on Weather and Climate Extremes, Food Security and Biodiversity
Start Date: October 20, 2014
End Date: October 24, 2014
Organization: United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), World Meteorological Organization (WMO), George Mason University
Location: United States
About: This Symposium, which will be held at George Mason University in Washington, DC, aims at bringing together experts from hydrometeorology and key decision-makers and practitioners from the agriculture and biodiversity sectors from different parts of the world.  The symposium will be designed to facilitate the discussions on the key issues and help develop appropriate recommendations for implementation at the national and local levels to ensure global food security and healthy ecosystems. Poster sessions and exhibit booths will be included in this Symposium. You are invited to submit an abstract for oral presentation. An abstract of not more than 500 words should be submitted after 16 March and no later than 30 June 2014 to Ray Motha (e-mail: rmotha@gmu.edu). Complete registration information is available on the meeting website at http://iscefs.org.
2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development “Tackling a Key 21st Century Evaluation Challenge”
Start Date: November 4, 2014
End Date: November 6, 2014
Organization: Climate-Eval
Location: United States
About: Scheduled for November 4-6, 2014 in Washington D.C., this 2nd International Conference will tackle the difficulties linked to the evaluation of climate change and development, described by many as a major 21st century evaluation challenge. Participants for the conference are expected to be drawn equally from the global South andNorth to take stock of existing tools and methods but also reflect on and share experiences on emerging approaches in order to improve the practice of climate change evaluation. Efforts will also be made towards identify new and innovative ways to create an enabling environment for the demand and use of climate change and development evaluation in order to improve policy making.
Third International Conference on ENSO: “Bridging the gaps between global ENSO science and regional processes, extremes and impacts”
Start Date: November 12, 2014
End Date: November 14, 2014
Organization: CIIFEN (Centro Internacional para la Investigación del Fenomeno de El Niño)
Location: Ecuador
About: The III International Conference on ENSO, dedicated to “Bridging the gaps between Global ENSO Science and regional processes, extremes and impacts” will be held in Guayaquil, Ecuador from 12-14 November 2014.  The conference is a follow-on to the Second International “Workshop on ENSO, Decadal Variability and Climate Change in South America: Trends, teleconnections and potential impacts” held in October 2010 and the First International ENSO Conference: “The El Niño phenomenon and its global impact” in May 2005, both held in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The conference aims to review progress on the science of ENSO and related regional processes in order to improve the prediction of regional impacts; and to contribute to development of decision support frameworks that allow timely and appropriate planning and response at national and local levels. ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS are due by May 30, 2014, and can me submitted to http://www.ciifen.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=122&Itemid=178&lang=en
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.