• 16.09.2019


    Ocean Obs ‘19

    15 March 2018: Deadline for Abstract Submissions!

    As part of the decadal conference series, OceanObs’19 will galvanize the ocean observing community ranging from scientists to end users. OceanObs’19 seeks to improve response to scientific and societal needs of a fit-for-purpose integrated ocean observing system, for better understanding the environment of the Earth, monitoring climate, and informing adaptation strategies as well as the sustainable use of ocean resources.

    The organizers of OceanObs’19 are soliciting abstracts for Community White Papers describing aspirations for the coming decade from all interested groups. The Community White Papers should address improved connections between end users and providers of ocean observations and opportunities for more integration at the global and regional level. Additionally, the abstract topic should map to one or ideally more of the seven (anticipated) themes (Discovery, Ecosystem Health & Biodiversity, Climate Variability & Change, Water, Food, & Energy Security, Pollution & Human Health, Hazards & Maritime Safety, and Blue Economy) and two crosscutting themes on data information system and ocean observing governance topics.

  • 16.10.2018


    IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation

    20 April 2018: Abstract submission deadline! (already open)

    The El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO), which originates in the tropical Pacific Ocean, is Earth’s most dominant source of year-to-year climate variability and exerts a profound impact that extends well beyond the Pacific basin.  Knowledge about ENSO and its impacts help to strengthen prediction tools used in support of early warning systems. Therefore, improving our understanding of ENSO is fundamental in reducing societal vulnerabilities.

    This background highlights the need to address ENSO scientific challenges in the context of international climate research, assessments, and operational prediction efforts.  As a catalyzing activity in this process, CLIVAR and CIIFEN propose the IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a Warmer Climate.

    The main goal of the conference is to review the progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors” (especially in regard to the longitudinal variations of warming), assess the existence of possible, and distinct precursors to the different flavors, an examine how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world.

  • 25.09.2018


    World Social Science Forum 2018: Security and Equality for Sustainable Futures

    1 March 2018: Call for papers closes!

    The World Social Science Forum 2018 is the fourth in a series of international, interdisciplinary social science conferences focusing on contemporary global challenges. The Forum will address the issues of security for all people in an equitable and sustainable world.

    Over the course of four days, discussion at the Forum will explore how current concerns about security relate to equality and sustainability. Discussions at the Forum will be arranged around the following sub-themes:

    • Sustainability and security;
    • Cybersecurity, cyberattacks, hybrid warfare;
    • Human security;
    • Security and the 2030 Agenda;
    • Globalization, diversity, and cultures of belonging;
    • Development and inclusion in urban and rural areas;
    • Gender equality and security;
    • Health, safety and biosecurity;
    • Freedom, democracy and security;

    The Forum is expected to convene around 1,000 researchers from all over the world, who will identify critical research priorities on security, as well as data and knowledge gaps, globally and in specific regions.

  • 23.08.2018


    Asia and the Anthropocene

    2 October 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The Association for Asian Studies (AAS) is pleased to invite applications to participate in the second of three workshops in its series “Emerging Fields in the Study of Asia” supported by the Luce Foundation. The second workshop, “Asia and the Anthropocene,” will take place August 23-27, 2018 at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

    The purpose of this gathering is to explore the emerging concept of the Anthropocene through shared readings and collective conversations about how scholars of Asia might best respond to the scientific proposal of a new geological epoch. The selection committee seeks bold ideas and broadly framed research papers that grapple with the challenges posed by this new understanding of planetary conditions. Among the topics of interest, although certainly not limited to these, are the following questions: 

    • How does understanding the Anthropocene as the result of collective human forces change the relationship between the sciences, on the one hand, and the humanities and social sciences on the other?
    • What political, social, and economic forces have led to the Anthropocene?
    • When did these forces emerge and/or become unstoppable?
    • Which cultural, religious, and intellectual constructs have led to the overshoot of earth systems, and which might help us to meet the challenge of our changed conditions?
    • Are there new forms of community, politics, and economic activity in Asia that might bring hope through adaptation and resilience?

    Welcome are a broad range of participants to this workshop but they are especially interested in scholars early in their careers (including doctoral students) and scholars based in Asia.

  • 20.08.2018


    International Scientific Events in August 2018

    28 February 2018: Abstract submission and registration deadline!

    In August 2018, there are several interesting International Scientific Events in Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria:

    20 - 24 August 2018: 17th International Conference on Economy & Business

    23 - 27 August 2018: 9th International Conference on Education, Research & Development

    26 - 30 August 2018: 12th International Conference Language, Individual & Society

  • 21.07.2018


    25th World Congress of Political Science: Borders and Margins

    10 October 2017: Proposal Submission Deadline! (panels and papers)

    The Call for Proposals for the next IPSA World Congress of Political Science, to be held in Brisbane (Australia), 21-26 July 2018, is now open!

    The Congress will provide an opportunity for you to network with global scholars. It will have particularly strong local and regional representation, because it will integrate the annual conference of the Australian Political Studies Association and the biennial Oceanic Conference on International Studies. The Congress will have a rich program under the theme ‘Borders and Margins’.

    There will be several general sessions: Democracy and Autocracy, Comparative Politics, International Relations, Globalization and International Political Economy, Electoral Integrity, Political Theory, Minorities: Race, Religion, Sexuality, Migration: Borders, Citizens, Marginalized Others, Political Participation, Indigenous Politics, Populism, and Politics in Asia. Moreover, there will be sessions on Australian Political Studies, International Studies, and Research Committee Sessions.

    Proposals for panels and papers on any subject within political science are welcome. The Congress Theme “Borders and Margins” will be featured in specially organised topical sessions and events.

  • 14.07.2018


    COSPAR 2018

    9 February 2018: Abstract submission deadline!

    The abstract submission function of the website is now open for the 2018 Scientific Assembly.

    The 42nd COSPAR Scientific Assembly, COSPAR 2018, will be held in Pasadena, California and will mark the 60th anniversary of the formation of COSPAR itself. It will also mark the 60th anniversary of the launch of Explorer-1, built at the nearby Jet Propulsion Laboratory which is a division of the official host for COSPAR 2018, the California Institute of Technology. COSPAR membership today is comprised of forty-two national scientific institutions, thirteen international scientific unions, and many thousands of individual associate members. Pasadena’s location on the western edge of the Pacific Rim, near several international airports, makes it an especially convenient venue for scientists from North America, Asia and Europe.

    COSPAR 2018 is expected to attract well over 3,000 of the leading space scientists and space leaders from as many as seventy nations.

  • 27.06.2018


    Sustainable Consumption: Fostering Good Practices and Confronting the Challenges of the 21st Century

    15 October 2017: Deadline for submission of session proposals!

    15 November 2017: Deadline for submission of abstracts!

    15 May 2018: Deadline for Paper Submission!

    Mitigating the social and environmental impacts of contemporary provisioning systems constitutes a grand challenge the 21st century. Movement to implement sustainable consumption lags significantly behind advances in knowledge.

    In collaboration with the VELUX Endowed Chair in Corporate Sustainability and hosted by the Copenhagen Business School, the Third International Conference of the Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative (SCORAI) will be held in Copenhagen on June 27–29, 2018. The event will comprise paper presentations, panel discussions, and keynote presentations by acclaimed speakers.

    The conference is expected to attract an international assemblage of researchers who value close interaction with policy makers and practitioners while pursuing co-designed interventions to enable progress toward a more sustainable future. Participation from representatives of academia, industry, government, and civil society organisations is encouraged. Across these sectors, those with recognised and emerging expertise in topics related to sustainable consumption from interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary, and disciplinary perspectives are invited.

  • 20.06.2018


    International Scientific Events in June 2018

    31 January 2018: Abstract submission and registration deadline!

    In June 2018, there are several interesting International Scientific Events in Elenite Holiday Village, Bulgaria:

    20 - 24 June 2018: 6th International Conference on Agriculture & Food

    23 - 27 June 2018: 27th International Conference on Ecology & Safety

    26 - 30 June 2018: 20th International Conference on Materials, Methods & Technologies

  • 19.06.2018


    Joint SCAR and IASC Conference at POLAR 2018

    The Open Science Conference is part of the POLAR2018, a joint event of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Arctic Science Committee (IASC), which will be held in Davos, Switzerland from 15 – 27 June 2018.

    Participants will have the chance to attend sessions that cover a broad range of topics across the spectrum of Polar and high altitude research, such as for example, climate, glaciology, social and human sciences, ice sheets, atmospheric sciences, oceanography, geology, sustainable development, technology and education.

  • 15.06.2018


    POLAR2018 – Where the Poles come together

    1 November 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC invite the international polar and high altitude community to their joint meeting POLAR2018, hosted by WSL and SLF in Davos, Switzerland.

    The goal of POLAR2018 is to bring together excellent research from both poles, as well as from high altitude areas, focusing on the similar challenges those regions face. The program features 65 different sessions, structured into 12 categories:

    • Astrophysics and Astronomy
    • Atmosphere, Climate
    • Biology, Ecology, Ecosystems, Biodiversity
    • Cryosphere
    • Environment
    • Geology, Geophysics, Solid Earth
    • Medicine
    • Outreach and Communications
    • Ocean, Sea Ice
    • Social Sciences and Humanities
    • Observation Systems
    • Technology, Engineering

    The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research SCAR and the International Arctic Science Committee IASC invite the international polar and high altitude community to submit abstracts to be considered for oral or poster presentations. The session program provides guidance on the thematic areas covered at POLAR2018.

  • 29.05.2018



    5 January 2018: Abstract submission deadline!

    Building on the successful inaugural Planetary Health Meeting in Boston, the goal of the second Planetary Health Annual Meeting in Edinburgh is to bring together new communities around the world to stimulate interdisciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration towards ground-breaking solutions to major planetary health challenges. The objective is to examine how the health impacts of various global environmental changes manifest in regional settings and to highlight emerging responses to planetary health issues. The aim is to engage with researchers, policy makers, planners and local communities who experience these planetary health impacts to progress tailored policies built on action-focused research and innovations across sectors. The expectation is that, through gathering a diverse group in-person and via small regional satellite sessions, the global reach and perspective of the planetary health community will be expanded in pursuit of advancing planetary health solutions.

    To catalyze innovative ideas among the disparate yet integrally related fields, The Lancet Planetary Health will publish a booklet of outstanding abstracts in planetary health research, in conjunction with the Annual Meeting of the Planetary Health Alliance. Researchers from any discipline relevant to planetary health are invited to submit an abstract of their research describing a recent study or a project currently in process that contributes to the gaps in knowledge, governance, and imagination as reported by the Rockefeller–Lancet Commission.

  • 16.05.2018


    IAIA18: Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition

    8 February 2018: Early bird registration deadline!

    20 April 2018: Registration deadline!

    The theme of the 38th annual conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment is Environmental Justice in Societies in Transition.

    Globally, societies are in transition due to environmental challenges such as climate change, shifts in political power as seen in Europe and the USA, and social changes such as mass migration. All these changes and challenges pose a threat to the sustainability of the physical and human environment, and growing inequality threatens both the social and natural environment.

    Although the aim of development is to create a more sustainable environment, the reality is often that only few people benefit while others are left to bear the brunt of the impacts and greater inequality. Environmental management should serve to translate environmental costs into wellbeing benefits for all of humankind and not just the privileged few.

    Conference topics include Assessing and managing environmental risks in societies in transition; Biodiversity and ecology; Climate change; Contribution of IA to human wellbeing; Corporate stewardship and risk management; Cultural heritage; Disasters and conflicts; Ecosystem services, health, livelihoods, and environmental justice; Energy and societies in transition; Environmental justice challenges of climate change; Health impact assessment; Human rights, equality, and environmental justice; Indigenous peoples and environmental justice; Extractive resources; Mining, industrial development, and environmental justice; Renewable energy; Power generation and transmission; Professional development and capacity building in IA; Public participation and environmental justice; and Social impact assessment.

  • 09.05.2018


    Seedbeds of Transformation

    16 February 2018: New Deadline for SDG Labs Africa

    Future Earth, the South African Government Department of Science and Technology, the National Research Foundation of South Africa, and START are pleased to announce the Seedbeds of Transformation: the Role of Science with Society and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa conference.

    The conference will provide a collaborative, transdisciplinary space for people with diverse perspectives to explore transformations and the SDGs in Africa. The meeting will draw on a wide range of knowledge and regional contexts to identify appropriate pathways for achieving these goals in Africa. Designed around the concept of an innovation marketplace, this three-day conference will bring together innovators from research, government, industry, NGOs, the media and more.

    They are seeking proposals for sessions that encourage active participation and open dialogue among attendees. Sessions should seek to draw on diverse perspectives from research, policy and practice and focus on African priorities and actions. The session proposals are expected to address one or more of the conference themes:

    • Understanding trajectories of change
    • Traversing critical challenges
    • Creating momentum

    They also invite researchers, innovators and change-makers to propose SDG Labs Africa for the Seedbeds conference. A lab is a short series of solutions-focused workshops aimed at delivering a specific innovation.

  • 20.04.2018


    Tenth International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses

    20 January 2018: Regular proposal deadline!

    The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change will have a special focus on ‘Engaging with Policy on Climate Change’.

    Invited are proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of the following themes:

    • Theme 1: Scientific Evidence
    • Theme 2: Assessing Impacts in Divergent Ecosystems
    • Theme 3: Human Impacts and Impacts on Humans
    • Theme 4: Technical, Political, and Social Responses
    • 2018 Special Focus: Engaging with Policy on Climate Change

    Moreover, The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses welcomes article submissions related to the above mentioned Research Network themes.

  • 07.04.2018


    PalMod International Open Science Conference

    15 December 2017: Abstract submission deadline!

    The first International Open Science Conference organized by PalMod will be held at Tech Gate Vienna, Vienna, Austria back-to-back with the 2018 EGU meeting. PalMod is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

    Invited are cross-cutting contributions based on PalMods topics. The conference will consist of inspiring talks and an intensive poster session within the following sessions:

    • Feedbacks, thresholds, and abrupt changes in the Earth System dynamics during the last deglaciation 
    • Spectrum of climate variability (governing processes, energy transfer across century-to-orbital timescales
    • Cryosphere-climate interactions
    • Novel methodological aspects of long-term simulations and reconstructions 
  • 05.03.2018


    Cities and Climate Change Science Conference

    6 October 2017: proposal and abstract submission deadline!

    The conference aims to inspire the next frontier of research focused on the science of cities and climate change. The primary goal of the conference is to assess the state of academic and practice-based knowledge related to cities and climate change, and to establish a global research agenda based on the joint identification of key gaps by the academic, practitioner and urban policy-making communities.

    Conference Themes:

    • Cities & climate change (Imperatives for action)
    • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities (Science and practice of cities)
    • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities (Science and practice for cities)
    • Enabling transformative climate action in cities (advancing science and advancing cities)

    You are invited to submit a proposal for a complete 90-minute session. In addition to complete sessions, proposals for individual contributions (oral presentations in sessions as well as posters) are also invited.

  • 17.02.2018


    Ocean Mesoscale Eddy Interactions with the Atmosphere

    6 October 2017: application and abstract deadline!

    Several decades of observations have revealed the richness of the mesoscale eddy field in the oceans, especially in association with western boundary currents and the Southern Ocean. The small scales of ocean eddies, however, mean that they are not represented in the current generation global coupled models used for climate prediction and projection. In short, we have a process — atmosphere-ocean interaction on the ocean eddy scale — that is beginning to be well observed, that is potentially significant for the dynamics and climate of both systems, yet is not captured by our “workhorse” modeling systems.

    This raises two specific, and related, challenges that will be addressed at the workshop.

    1. How to represent atmospheric feedbacks on ocean eddies in ocean-only models?
    2. How do atmospheric weather and climate respond to the ocean eddy field?

    The overall goal of the workshop is to create a shared understanding of how ocean-atmosphere interactions at the ocean-eddy scale should be represented in climate models to improve climate prediction and projection in both the atmosphere and the ocean.

    The workshop will bring together the oceanography and atmospheric communities. Meeting participation will be limited to ~50 attendees selected through an online application process. Those who are interested in presenting a poster during the lunch break must submit an abstract.

  • 11.02.2018


    2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

    06 September 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline!

    The 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting will be held 11-16 February 2018 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland. The program will span a broad array of marine science topics.

    The Ocean Sciences Meeting (OSM) convenes every two years and provides a venue for international scientists, students, government representatives and industry practitioners to exchange information via oral presentations and poster sessions. Topics covered 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.

    The OSM originated in 1982 as a joint effort between the American Geophysical Union (AGU) and the Association for the Sciences of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO); The Oceanography Society (TOS) joined as a regular co-sponsor in 2004.

  • 22.01.2018


    Sustainable Development Goals: The Contribution of Science

    17 January 2018: Deadline for Registration!

    With the "Agenda 2030", the international community determined 17 goals on global sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Adopted as the SDGs in September 2015, all states committed themselves to achieve these goals until 2030.

    To engage the scientific community in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences and the Swiss Commission for UNESCO organize this conference that sets the framework, illustrates the challenges and showcases contributions.

  • 17.01.2018


    14th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability

    17 October 2017: Regular proposal deadline!

    The Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability features research addressing the following annual themes:

    • Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability
    • Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context
    • Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice
    • Theme 4: Sustainability Education

    The Special Focus of 2018 is “Forging Solidarity—Collective Sustainability Solutions in a Fragmenting World”.

    Invited are proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of these themes.

    This Research Network provides a forum for discussion of the connections between environment, culture, economy, and society. The perspectives presented range from big picture analyses that address global and universal concerns, to detailed case studies that speak of localized applications of the principles and practices of sustainability.

  • 17.01.2018


    Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability

    17 December 2017: Final deadline for presentation proposal submissions!

    How, amidst fragmenting social, economic, political and demographic trends, can we generate the global forms of solidarity necessary to tackle the increasingly urgent intergenerational challenges we face? This is the question that will be considered by the 14th International Conference on Environmental Cultural Economic and Social Sustainability.

    The Fourteenth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability features research addressing the following annual themes:

    • Theme 1: Environmental Sustainability
    • Theme 2: Sustainability in Economic, Social and Cultural Context
    • Theme 3: Sustainability Policy and Practice
    • Theme 4: Sustainability Education
    • Special Focus 2018: Forging Solidarity—Collective Sustainability Solutions in a Fragmenting World

    Proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing one of these themes are invited.

    Moreover, the On Sustainability Journal Collection welcomes article submissions related to these themes.

  • 11.12.2017


    Ecology Across Borders

    28 April: deadline!

    The British Ecological Society (BES), the Gesellschaft für Ökologie (GfÖ) and Dutch-Flemish Ecological Society (NecoV) have agreed to hold a joint Annual Meeting, 11 – 14 December 2017, in Ghent, Belgium.

    This is the first time the BES, GfÖ and NecoV have held a conference together and we are delighted to be working together to deliver a meeting of 1,200 leading ecologists from around the world in Belgium. The joint meeting aims to build closer ties between the vibrant academic ecological communities in Europe, and meets the strategic objectives of all three of the ecological Societies. The meeting will bring together ecologists to discuss the latest advances in ecological research across the whole discipline and will focus on the major environmental challenges at the European level. The meeting will be held in association with the European Ecological Federation (EEF).

    A call for applications for workshops is now open.

  • 11.12.2017


    Fall Meeting of the American Geophysical Union

    02 August 2017: Regular Abstract Submission Deadline!

    With more than 23,000 Earth and space scientists in 2016, AGU’s (American Geophysical Union) Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. The meeting continues to be the premiere place to present your research; hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field; and network with colleagues that can enhance your career.

    Fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research. The technical program includes presentations on new and cutting-edge science, much of which has not yet been published, meaning you’ll return to work with knowledge you can’t get anywhere else.

    With more than 1,700 sessions in 2016, Fall Meeting’s scientific program spans the Earth and space sciences, offering something for everyone no matter their scientific discipline. The meeting offers a unique mix of more than 20,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of keynote lectures, various types of formal and informal networking and career advancement opportunities, and an exhibit hall packed with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services that meet the professional needs of our attendees year after year.

  • 07.12.2017


    Multinational Enterprises and Sustainable Development 2017

    31 July 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The conference will mainly focus on what Can MNEs Do to implement Sustainable Development Goals. Each goal has specific targets to be achieved over the next 15 years. For the goals to be reached governments, the private sector, civil society and individuals need to do their part. Given their market power, globally distributed operations and political influence, MNEs can be either accelerators or inhibitors of the requisite changes in sustainability.

    MESD’17 encourages any type of multi-, inter- or transdisciplinary studies and practices linking disciplines, knowledge systems and stakeholders to help MNEs to reach these sustainable development goals. A variety of conceptual and empirical submissions, drawing on a range of theoretical perspectives and diverse methodologies (case studies, in-depth issue studies, speculative analyses) are welcome. MESD’17 also encourages solutions-oriented studies by going beyond the analysis of problems to offer potential for significant sustainability benefit.

    This international conference will be of great interest to researchers, scientists, experts, policy practitioners, business decision makers, industry representatives, members of government or non-governmental organizations, consultants, advanced graduate students, and other professionals working in any enterprise committed toward more sustainable business.

  • 18.11.2017


    International Workshop on Tropical-subtropical Weather, Climate and Oceans

    08 September 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline!

    The Sun Yat-sen University, the CAS South China Sea Institute of Oceanology and the CMA Guangdong Meteorological Service will organize an international conference on November 18-20, 2017 in Guangzhou, China, which the CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group (SSG) has endorsed.

    The main goal of this conference is to provide a platform for researchers from various disciplines to discuss the recent advances, establish collaborations, and identify challenges towards a better understanding of the tropical-subtropical weather, climate, and oceans. It is expected that (1) new challenges and directions for future studies of tropical-subtropical weather, climate, and oceans will be identified; and (2) national and international communications and collaborations on relevant research areas will be greatly promoted. 

    Themes and Proposed Sessions:

    • 1. Tropical-subtropical weather and forecast
    • 2. Tropical-subtropical climate variability/change and predictability
    • 3. Tropical-subtropical air-sea interaction and oceanic dynamics

    Presentations of research results from various areas of weather, climate and oceanic sciences including ocean-atmosphere interaction, global monsoons, high-impact weather/climate events, multi-scale atmospheric and oceanic variations, weather/climate monitoring and prediction, atmospheric and oceanic environment are invited.

  • 13.11.2017


    5th International Conference on Reanalysis

    15 May 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    Climate research has benefited over the years from the continuing development of reanalysis. As reanalysis datasets become more diverse (atmosphere, ocean and land components), more complete (moving towards Earth-system coupled reanalysis), more detailed, and of longer timespan, community efforts to evaluate and intercompare them become more important.

    The conference aims to assess the merits and review the progress in reanalyses, to monitor climate variations and support policy makers to develop adaptation policies, and to provide complementary information to other climate sources.

    The conference will be organized around five main topics:

    • Status and plans for future reanalyses
    • Observations for reanalyses
    • Methods for reanalyses
    • Evaluation of reanalyses
    • Applications of reanalyses

    Interested contributors are invited to submit an abstract, specifying the topic of the contribution, whether they would prefer an oral or poster presentation, and if they would like to apply to receive travel support.

    The conference will bring together reanalysis producers, observation providers, numerical modellers and the user community to review current reanalysis activities and to discuss user needs for future reanalyses.

  • 09.11.2017


    Changing Societies: Migration, Integration, Participation

    25 September 2017: Application Deadline!

    The Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH) invite researchers to participate at the workshop „Migration, Integration, Participation”. The workshop takes place in the frame of the second year of the Franco-German research program „Changing Societies“. 

    The research program, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education (BMBF), aims to foster exchange and collaboration across disciplines and between France and Germany. Central issue of the cooperation is the critical evaluation of major societal changes. Key questions are: 
    1. What are central societal, political, economic and ecological changes of our times? 
    2. How can we adequately describe, measure, and compare these changes between countries and over time? 

    The workshop takes place in a wider framework in order to encourage the intercultural and interdisciplinary scientific exchange and to strengthen the Franco-German research perspective. Core topic of the workshop will be: Migration, Integration, Participation. After the launch of the second program year, this second Paris workshop is the occasion to further develop and present the so far established research cooperation as well as to ideally generate new projects. New participants are explicitly welcome to apply for the workshop.  

  • 07.11.2017


    Achieving Impact from Marine Research

    Register now!

    The COLUMBUS annual conference is an international forum to bring together actors interested in sharing best practice and learning about initiatives and sectoral progress in Knowledge Transfer. This conference will offer an opportunity to collaboratively explore the barriers, challenges and possible solutions to achieving the impact potential of marine and maritime research, at all stages of the funding cycle. Training on the COLUMBUS Knowledge Transfer methodology will be available, targeted towards EU staff and funding agencies.

    The COLUMBUS project intends to capitalise on the European Commission’s significant investment in marine and maritime research by ensuring accessibility and uptake of research Knowledge Outputs by end-users: policy, industry, science and wider society. COLUMBUS will ensure measurable value creation from research investments contributing to sustainable Blue Growth within the timeframe of the project.

  • 07.11.2017



    Registration  now open!

    29 April 2017: New submission deadline for session abstracts & proposals for a special journal issue! (extended)

    The Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS) aims to integrate research on the stewardship of social–ecological systems, the services they generate, and the relationships among natural capital, human wellbeing, livelihoods, inequality and poverty.

    PECS-II focuses on the contributions of ongoing place-based transdisciplinary research undertaken in different part of the planet to inform global sustainability.  The premise is that solutions towards sustainability change dramatically accross context. This meeting provides a unique opportunity for sharing insights gained within a wide range of contexts at local scales to identify pathways towards sustainability at a range of spatial scales and contexts.

    The four general themes that this conference will address are:

    • Context-specific pathways for working towards sustainability,
    • Challenges and opportunities for informing global sustainability through place-based research,
    • Social-ecological dynamics of ecosystem services: Synergies, trade-offs and links to human wellbeing,
    • Cross-scale connections and feedbacks that impact the structure and dynamics of social-ecological systems.

    There now is a second call for proposals for oral sessions, symposia and workshops, as well as regular talks, speed talks and posters.

    Moreover, there is a call for abstract proposals for producing short papers that can contribute to the special issue ‘The role of transdisciplinary place-based research to address global sustainability challenges’ of the journal “Global Sustainability”.

  • 24.10.2017


    SHIPPING AND THE ENVIRONMENT-From Regional to Global Perspectives

    The international conference addresses scientific findings on impacts of shipping on environment and their application in policy, marine spatial planning and the maritime transport sector. The conference is jointly organised by the Bonus project SHEBA and by the International Surface Ocean -Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS).

    Topics addressed

    • Impacts of shipping on air pollution and climate change including impacts on human health and land ecosystems
    • Impacts of shipping on marine pollution and marine ecosystems
    • Impact of shipping on noise pollution - underwater noise and its impacts on marine biota, above-water noise and its impacts on human well-being
    • Environment and society - socio-economic valuation of the impacts of shipping, impacts of shipping on ecosystem services, shipping and marine spatial planning

    Invited are researchers and students from atmospheric, marine and climate research, environmental economics, political and social science, as well as environmental and transport agencies, environmental managers from governmental, regional and local organizations, and the maritime transport sector.

  • 24.10.2017


    World Resources Forum 2017 - Accelerating the Resource Revolution

    3 April 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The World Resources Forum (WRF) is the global science-based platform for sharing knowledge about the economic, social and environmental implications of global resource use. WRF promotes innovation for resource productivity by building bridges among researchers, policymakers, businesses, SMEs, NGOs and civil society. The flagship activity is the annual WRF Conference.

    The three key topics are:

    1. Policies and Governance 
    2. Technology and Innovation 
    3. Lifestyles and Education 

    Participants are welcomed to submit short proceedings for oral presentations, posters for oral presentations, and proposals for workshops and side events. Paper abstracts of either theoretical or applied nature can be submitted online on the WRF website. Contributions should address one of the three key topics listed above and should not have been previously presented at international conferences or published in international journals.

  • 24.10.2017


    Nature-Based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use

    14 July 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    As part of the Presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, a flagship conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” will be organized by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn. The conference will be held in Tallinn from 24 to 26 October 2017.

    The conference will address nature-targeted innovation actions involving all societal actors. It will host leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs from around the world who will share their experience on how nature-based innovation and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life.

    The NBS 2017 conference Program Board welcomes abstracts for oral presentations, and posters for the parallel sessions which will address five specific themes:

    • Blue-green infrastructure in smart cities
    • Integrated water management through natural systems
    • ICT as a supporting tool for nature based solutions and ecosystems
    • Ecological restoration through eco-innovation
    • Nature-based solutions in circular economy.

    Contributions are welcome from practitioners, policy advisers and scientists, and collaborations of groups.

  • 18.10.2017


    WCRP Grand Challenges and Regional Climate Change

    15 August 2017: Abstract Submission Deadline!

    An Early Career Researchers (ECR) Symposium and WCRP/SPARC workshop on “WCRP Grand Challenges and Regional Climate Change” will be held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, from 18-20 October 2017. 

    SPARC (Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) is a core project of the WCRP (World Climate Research Program), coordinating international efforts to bring knowledge of the stratosphere-troposphere system to bear on relevant issues in climate variability and prediction. 

    This SPARC-sponsored workshop aims to:

    1. Identify the SPARC-related research topics of relevance to Asia,
    2. Bring international and Asian scientists together for active interactions and collaborations, and
    3. Promote capacity development in Asia. 

    A half-day symposium for early career researchers (ECRs) is organised as a part of the SPARC local workshop. This symposium consists of a series of invited lectures from distinguished scientists as well as poster presentations from ECR on broad issues of SPARC-related science and regional climate change. ECR from Asian and Oceanian countries are encouraged to join the symposium to extend their research horizons through active discussion with leading international scientists.

  • 18.10.2017


    NTNU Sustainability Science Conference: Transitions to Sustainable Systems

    Early Bird Registration Deadline: 15 May 2017

    The first NTNU (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) Sustainability Science Conference aims to gather an holistic view on the three dimensions (economic, environmental and social) of sustainable development. Therefore, it will serve as a platform to share evidence-based research for sustainable decision-making and aims in participating in the efforts to reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement.

    Abstracts, dealing with sustainability science concerning one of the following fields, are welcome:

    • Institutions, governance and ethics
    • Smart and sustainable city services
    • Biodiversity and ecosystem services
    • Business models for sustainability
  • 17.10.2017


    BONUS SYMPOSIUM: Science delivery for sustainable use of the Baltic Sea living resources

    Abstract Submission deadline 31 March

    The BONUS INSPIRE (INtegrating SPatial  pRocesses into Ecosystem models for sustainable utilization of fish resources) Project invites you to join its event in Tallinn to gain insight and discuss recent scientific findings such as the spatio-temporal dynamics of Baltic Sea biodiversity at various levels of organisation and its relationship with changing environmental conditions, the ecology of the main commercial species as well as assessment methods and tools for the management of marine living resources.

    The project is part of BONUS – the joint Baltic Sea research and development programme, funded by the national research funding organizations in the eight member states – which was launched to gain full understanding of the Baltic Sea System in order to provide protection for it.

    Relevant presentations from BONUS INSPIRE, BONUS BIO-C3 and other BONUS projects, as well as beyond BONUS and the Baltic Sea are welcome.

    Early bird registration until 31 July.

  • 09.10.2017


    2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance

    15 March 2017: abstract deadline!

    The conference is part of the global series organized by the Earth System Governance Project. The 2017 Lund Conference on Earth System Governance will address the overarching theme of ‘Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World’. Inequality is far more complex than simply wealth distribution and climate change impacts. Earth system governance must address the entire spectrum of environmental, social and political inequalities. This leads to the fundamental questions of ‘who gets what, when, where and how’. In earth system governance research, we refer to this as the analytical problems of ‘allocation and access’. In this line of inquiry, we are particularly interested in outcomes, pathways and reallocation in governance.

    The conference theme ‘Allocation and Access in a Warming and Increasingly Unequal World’ will be addressed in five thematic streams:

    • Environmental justice in earth system governance
    • Conceptual understandings and progress
    • Science and activism
    • Theory and methodology
    • Earth system governance in turbulent times

    Proposals for individual papers, full panels, as well as innovative sessions that address either the main conference theme; one or more of the five conference streams; or any other topic that is relevant to the Earth System Governance Project are invited.

  • 08.10.2017


    Global Challenges and Data-driven Science

    28 July 2017: Abstract and Session Submission Deadline!

    Global science is increasingly data-driven. Major international scientific programmes contribute to a collective endeavour to understand contemporary global processes and phenomena that are of deep relevance to contemporary societies. The unprecedented volume of data generated by the digital revolution of recent decades has led to the emergence of distinctive and powerful means of characterising and understanding the complex systems that are at the heart of many global challenges. These developments raise major questions around data collection, stewardship and analysis; and there are timely lessons to be shared between the academic and commercial sectors.

    This major scientific conference aims to explore the intersection between data-driven technological and scientific approaches and specific global challenges. It will explore the nexus between:
    1. Approaches that permit vast quantities of data to be created, stored, recombined and analysed, with the capacity to integrate data from disparate domains to reveal unanticipated relationships, and with the use of powerful learning algorithms to establish deep relationships in complex systems.
    2. And their application to major global challenges including disaster risk, smart cities and urban development and global environmental change.

    The conference will be of interest to researchers in many domains, and particularly those relating to the global research programmes sponsored by the International Council of Science (Future Earth, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, Urban Health and Wellbeing), as well as research around the Sustainable Development Goals, ecological and environmental challenges and assessments and the Sendai Framework on disaster risk reduction.  

  • 02.10.2017


    IMBIZO 5: Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean

    15 June 2017: abstract submission deadline! (extended)

    The aim of the fifth IMBeR IMBIZO (the Zulu word for a gathering) is to progress the implementation of the new IMBeR (Integrated Marine Biosphere Research) Science Plan (2016-2025). The overall theme of the meeting is “Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management”. This is the basis of the science plan where the research goal is to understand, quantify and compare the historic and present structure and functioning of linked ocean and human systems to predict and project changes including developing scenarios and options for securing or transitioning towards ocean sustainability.

    IMBIZO 5 will follow the format of three concurrent but interacting workshops. This format has previously been successful in promoting discussion between disciplinary experts, in developing interaction between biogeochemical, ecological and social science research, and in producing synthesis papers and journal special issues. The three workshops are:

    1. Critical constraints on future projections of marine systems
    2. Metabolic diversity and evolution in marine biogeochemical cycling and ocean ecosystem processes
    3. Management Strategy Evaluation: Achieving transparency in natural resource management by quantitatively bridging social and natural science uncertainties

    To ensure an environment conducive to interaction and discussion, each workshop will be limited to around 40 participants. For a diversity of scientific interests, participants will be selected according to their research interests and the abstracts that they submit.

  • 25.09.2017


    Kongress zu Klimawandel, Kommunikation und Gesellschaft

    Wie kommt man über Klimawandel und Klimaschutz ins Gespräch? Wie gelingt Klimakommunikation? Eine Konferenz in Salzburg bringt hierzu erstmals die Klimacommunity aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz zusammen.

    Der Klimawandel ist eine große Bedrohung für die Menschheit – aber die scheint sich nur punktuell dafür zu interessieren. Warum das so ist und welche Kommunikation das ändern kann, wird eine Konferenz am 25. und 26. September 2017 in Salzburg beschäftigen. Erstmals im deutschsprachigen Raum werden Expertinnen und Experten aus Wissenschaft und Praxis unter dem Titel „K3 – Kongress zu Klimawandel, Kommunikation und Gesellschaft“ über neue Wege in der Klimakommunikation diskutieren. Expertinnen und Experten aus Disziplinen wie Psychologie, Soziologie, Verhaltensforschung oder Medienwissenschaft stellen Beispiele neuer Klimakommunikation vor.

  • 11.09.2017


    5th iLEAPS Science Conference: Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges

    01 June 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The Integrated Land Ecosystem-Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS), a global research project of Future Earth, will hold its 5th Science Conference in Oxford, United Kingdom.

    The event which will run from the 11th - 14th September 2017, has the theme 'Understanding the impact of land-atmosphere exchanges.' It is being organised by the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology of the Natural Environment Research Council. 

    The iLEAPS International Project Office (IPO) has a limited number of financial bursaries available to cover registration fees, especially for early-career scientists and those from developing countries.

  • 10.09.2017


    14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage

    Online Registration to be open by May 12. 2017!

    The International Water Association (IWA) and the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) invite to discuss the latest advances and innovative approaches in fundamental and applied research on urban drainage, taking into account meteorological, hydrological, hydraulic, water quality and socio-economic aspects worldwide, at the 14th ICUD conference. In cooperation with the Czech Water Association (CzWA) and the Czech Technical University the event will take place in Prague this year,

    The ICUD invite abstracts on the congress’ topics:

    • Urban Hydrologic Processes
    • Transport and Sewer Processes
    • Drainage Impacts
    • Sustainable Drainage and Impact Mitigation
    • Tools, Techniques and Analyses
    • Water Management and Society

    Young authors (up to 35 years) have the chance to win the Poul Harremoës Award for the presentation of novel and ideally, provocative ideas, relating to developments in urban drainage. 

  • 05.09.2017


    Littoral 2017 Conference

    19 May 2017: abstract submission deadline for session!

    Liverpool Hope University is pleased to announce their three-day international conference and excursions exploring the anthropocene and the littoral, with particular reference to the themes of 'change, naturalness and people'. The conference will seek to examine how humans and human processes influence the littoral, and how these influences may now be viewed as natural, as much as any other natural processes.

    The theme will gather all disciplines to explore current issues of relevance to the coast and will be of interest to a wide spectrum of scientists, including those from the physical sciences, climate change scientists and ecologists, social scientists, engineers, policy makers and advisers and practitioners. 

  • 01.09.2017


    Economy & Business

    30 June 2017: abstract submission deadline!

    The 16th international conference on Economy and Business takes place from September 1st to 5th 2017 in Elenite, Bulgaria.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Reconstructing the World Economy
    • Economic Theories and Business Practices
    • Knowledge Economy and Innovation Economy

    Papers on other relevant topics are welcome too.

  • 30.08.2017


    Transformations 2017

    31 October 2016: deadline for abstract submissions!

    Transformations 2017 is the third in a biennial series of international interdisciplinary conferences that focuses on transformations towards sustainability: addressing contemporary challenges and creating conditions for enhancing people’s wellbeing, today and in the future, while strengthening the Earth’s support system. The aim of the conference is to develop a better understanding of the practices that facilitate social and environmental transformations at local and at large scales in both developed and developing country contexts. It will bridge academic and practical knowledge to develop deeper insights into processes that enhance deliberate transformations. This will include gathering together researchers and practitioners from diverse disciplines around the world to share cutting-edge research and practices on transformations for sustainability.

    The overarching theme of this conference is ‘sustainability transformations in practice’.
    Within that, there are six sub themes:

    • Conceptualising sustainability transformations
    • Designing transformation and transformative forms of design
    • Conditions and practices for transformation
    • Research for transformation
    • Creativity and innovation for enhancing thinking and practice of transformation
    • Linking practice with policy

    Submissions for presentations, practice sessions and workshops from any practical sector, organisation or academic discipline interested in being part of the dialogue that encourage significant changes towards enhancing environmental and social sustainability related to one of the broad themes of the conference are invited.

  • 27.08.2017


    IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA Conference “Good Hope for Earth Science”

    Abstract submission deadline: 12 March 2017

    Three associations of the International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG) will jointly host the Conference “Good Hope for Earth Science” in Cape Town: the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) and the International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy (AIGA).

    There will be joint sessions as well as individual sessions of the associations of the three earth systems studies Oceanography, Meteorology and Geomagnetism. The event invites abstracts, dealing with a topic of one of the various sessions. 

    Early bird Registration Deadline: 5 May 2017

  • 27.08.2017


    Good Hope for Earth Science

    22 August 2017: Registration deadline!

    The 2017 Joint IAPSO (International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Ocean), IAMAS (International Association of Meteorological and Atmospheric Sciences), and IAGA (International Association of geomagnetism and Aeronomy) Assembly, endorsed by the University of Cape Town and the South African Department of Science and Technology, will take place from 27 August to 1 September 2017 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC).

    Cape Town acts as an environmental gateway to the oceans south and thus provides an ideal scientific destination for an international conference on various earth system studies (IAPSO-IAMAS-IAGA). The oceanic region south of Africa is a critical crossroad for the inter-ocean communication between the subtropical South Indian Ocean, South Atlantic gyres, and the cooler Southern Ocean waters. Modelling and observational studies have provided a large body of evidence that increased transport of warm water between the Indian and Atlantic oceans south of Africa plays a role in strengthening local storms and increasing rainfall over large parts of South Africa. Many of South Africa’s flooding disasters have resulted from cut-off lows that can intensify further when the southern Agulhas Current is anomalously strong and warm. The wide range of ocean environments influencing both the biota and climate conditions of the region provides an ideal scientific backdrop for the location of Cape Town as the host for the 2017 Joint Assembly.

  • 24.08.2017


    Call for Sessions: 7th International Conference on Sustainability Sciences (ICSS 2017)

    Submission deadline 28 February 2017

    Together with the Stockholm Resilience Centre of the University of Stockholm, Future Earth is organizing the 7th International Conference on sustainability Science (ICSS)  with the theme of “Global Goals – new approaches to knowledge generation – challenges and solutions from local to global scales”

    From 24 to 26 August 2017 the event in Stockholm aims to provide a platform for the Future Earth Knowledge-Action Networks (KANs) in order to jointly develop ideas for United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in 2018.

    Thus, session proposals aligned to HLPF’s topics - stated below - are especially welcome, however other ideas may also be proposed:

    • SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation
    • SDG 7 Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 11 Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 15 Life on Land
  • 21.08.2017


    Resilience 2017 Conference: Resilience Frontiers for Global Sustainability

    13 January 2017 - abstract submission deadline.

    Resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. Stockholm Resilience Centre together with the Resilience Alliance invite the scientific community to dicuss this assumption at Resilience 2017 Conference in Stockholm. The 4th conference since 2008 will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aims to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene.

    The four main topics:

    • Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
    • Connectivity and cross-scale dynamics in the Anthropocene
    • Multi-level governance and biosphere stewardship
    • Approaches and methodes for understanding social-ecological system dynamics
  • 21.08.2017


    10th International Carbon Dioxide Conference

    10 June 2017: poster submission deadline!

    The 10th anniversary International Carbon Dioxide Conference will provide participants with an integrated, interdisciplinary view of the global carbon cycle and its perturbation by humans.

    Conference themes include the contemporary carbon cycle, its trends, variability and observations, the paleo perspective and planetary boundaries, biogeochemical processes and their feedbacks and linkages with ecosystems, climate and socio-economic processes, scenarios for the future and steps toward long-term Earth system stability, as well as carbon cycle research in support of the Paris agreement.

    Contributions from natural and social scientists and from all disciplines addressing the global carbon cycle and its anthropogenic perturbation are invited. 

  • 10.07.2017


    Regional Sea Level Changes and Coastal Impacts

    Register now!

    Sea level change is already impacting coastal communities globally and will continue to do so. To meet urgent societal needs for useful information on sea level, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has established the theme “Regional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts”, as one of its cross-cutting “Grand Challenge” (GC) science questions.

    The GC Sea Level has designed and developed an integrated interdisciplinary program on sea level research reaching from the global to the regional and coastal scales. In particular, the program aims for close interaction with relevant coastal stakeholders to make sure that the results effectively support impact and adaptation efforts and wider coastal zone development and management.

    The WCRP, jointly with the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO (IOC), is organizing an international conference on sea level research that will address the existing challenges in describing and predicting regional sea level changes, and in quantifying the intrinsic uncertainties. It follows 11 years after the first WCRP sea level conference (Paris, 2006), and three years after the last Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It will provide a comprehensive summary of the state of worldwide climate-related large scale sea level research.

  • 06.07.2017


    CROP & UNESCO MOST Workshop – “The Politics of Inclusion”

    Abstract submission deadline 31 January 2017

    The concept of “Social Inclusion” is considered an “antidote” to poverty and is gaining importance for organizations such as CROP (Comparative Research Programme on Poverty) and UNESCO’s MOST (Management of Social Transformations).

    Therefore, this workshop, jointly organized by the two of them, serves as a forum to discuss how the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and targets aimed at social and economic inclusion are conditioned by poverty, inequality and power relations. Moreover, the types of social transformations that may be able to change the dynamics that keep people disadvantaged shall be examined.

    Proposals for papers dealing with one of the following issues are invited:

    • Struggling with the concepts of inclusion, exclusion and adverse incorporation
    • Poverty and inequality as social constructions
    • Which social transformations are needed in order to “leave no one behind”?
    • Collaborative research: the way forward
  • 19.06.2017


    11th GEO European Projects Workshop

    The 11th GEO European Projects Workshop will take place from 19th  to 21st  June 2017 in Helsinki. It is co-organised by the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the European Commission.

    The GEO European Projects' Workshop is the annual European GEO event which brings together European stakeholders  interested in and actively contributing to the Global Earth Observations System of Systems (GEOSS). The aim is to look for synergies among the participants and to discuss how Europe can contribute to this international effort. The event is a forum to exchange ideas and inform participants about work and initiatives undertaken in the context of GEOSS. 

    The conference is organised by the European Commission and Finish Meteorological Institute.

  • 13.06.2017


    SPARC/IGAC 5th Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) Science Workshop

    31 May 2017: registration deadline!

    The Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) is a joint activity between Future Earth's International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) Project and the World Climate Research Programme's (WCRP's) Stratosphere and troposphere Processes and their Role in Climate project (SPARC).

    The fifth workshop of the CCMI is open to a wide range of researchers, including chemistry-climate modelers, observationalists and data analysts. Main focus of the workshop will lay on recent analyses of CCMI phase-1 simulations  aiming at understanding trends and interannual variability of tropospheric and stratospheric composition over the past and into the future, and how the composition interacts with changes in the physical climate. Abstracts, related to these issues or one of the specific topics of the workshop (see workshop website), are invited for submission.

  • 12.06.2017


    4th Pan-European IPBES Stakeholder Consultation

    24 March 2017: Registration deadline!

    The Pan-European Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Stakeholder Consultation (PESC) aims to bring together a wide range of IPBES stakeholders coming from the region of the IPBES regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia. It provides a forum for discussing engagement in IPBES, therefore supporting the work of the Platform to mobilize stakeholders and provide inputs to the current programme of work of IPBES, such as the second draft of the regional assessment for Europe and Central Asia. This also allows to share experience across countries and stakeholders about engaging efficiently with IPBES (through the national biodiversity platforms for example).

    The event wants to bring together policymakers, researchers and other knowledge holders from the pan-European region affiliated to governmental and administrative bodies of IPBES member states or non-member states, IPBES subsidiary bodies, scientific institutions, non-governmental organisations, other civil-society organisations, or the business-sector, dealing with issues related to biodiversity and ecosystem services.

  • 05.06.2017


    The Ocean Conference: Partnering for the Implementation of SDG 14

    31 March 2017: Deadline for side event application!

    The high-level United Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York from 5 to 9 June 2017, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14. The Governments of Fiji and Sweden have the co-hosting responsibilities of the Conference.

    The Conference aims to be the game changer that will reverse the decline in the health of our ocean for people, planet and prosperity. It will be solutions-focused with engagement from all.

    The Ocean Conference will be open to a broad range of stakeholders including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors.

  • 17.05.2017


    Conference: Impact of Environmental Change on Infectious Diseases 2017

    Environmental changes — the manifestations of which can include loss of biodiversity and habitat, increasing atmospheric temperature, rising sea level, and climatic instability (e.g., longer and more severe periods of drought or rainfall) - are likely to affect the prevalence of various infectious diseases by making conditions more (or less) propitious for the survival of pathogens and their vectors, and by inducing mass movement of human and animal populations.

    This conference will discuss the impact of current and predicted future environmental changes on infectious disease dynamics in people, wildlife, and livestock across the globe, and what actions need to be taken.

  • 07.05.2017


    PAGES Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM)

    20 December Deadline Abstract Submission

    The Open Science Meeting (OSM) and the associated Young Scientists Meeting (YSM) are the premier scientific events of Past Global Changes (PAGES), a core project of Future Earth and a scientific partner of the World Climate Research Programme. The events will reflect the PAGES structure and themes of climate, environment and humans, the strengthening of the connections between PAGES working groups and the increasing importance of an interdisciplinary approach.

    The theme of the OSM and YSM is "Global Challenges for our Common Future: a paleoscience perspective.”

  • 02.05.2017


    ALTER-Net conference 2017 Nature and society: synergies, conflicts, trade-offs

    Register now!

    Synergies, conflicts and trade-offs in the relationship between nature and society are key processes in socio-ecological systems.  While conflicts are regarded as challenging and difficult trade-offs between ecosystem services are often necessary, the search for synergies and win-win solutions are essential steps in finding lasting solutions to major socio-environmental issues.

    Through critical views from a range of disciplines, the conference aims to develop a deeper understanding of conflicts in human-nature relationships, and to explore the possibility that such conflicts may – through their resolution – actually lead to more sustainable solutions.

    The conference will comprise a mix of plenary sessions and interactive ‘living lab’ type workshops. Representatives from a wide range of disciplines, including scientists from the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences as well as local, regional and EU level policy makers, will collaborate towards developing a practical guide to nature-related synergies, conflicts and trade-offs, focusing on positive outcomes for nature and society.

    A call for contributions and the framework of the programme are planned to be announced soon.

  • 26.04.2017


    Call for Papers: “Two decades discourse about globalizing social sciences – concepts, strategies, achievements”

    15 December 2016 Deadline Abstract Submission

    The phenomenon of the globalization and its impact on the future of social sciences has been discussed for about 20 years now.

    Therefore, in April 2017, the international scientific conference at Kharazami Univeristy, Tehran aims to find answers to questions like: What have we learned from the two decades discourse about the globalization of the social sciences? What has been discussed about what the globalization of the social sciences means and what globalized social thought aims at?

    The Tehran conference welcomes abstracts progressing with the knowledge about what globalizing social sciences are or should be.

    The following topics might be addressed:

    • Concepts of global social thought (e.g.: What are the main discourses and controversies among global social sciences about?)
    • Strategies (e.g.: Are there particular methodological approaches making social sciences theorize about?)
    • Achievements (e.g.: Have the social sciences changed thanks to their globalization or localization?)
  • 21.04.2017


    9th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses

    21 March 2017: presentation proposal deadline!

    The Ninth International Conference on Climate Change will have a special focus on communicating and collaborating for resilient solutions to climate change.

    It is becoming increasingly important for scientists to communicate their findings effectively to those informing and formulating policy. Climate change—arguably the most serious challenge facing mankind—requires exceptional abilities to communicate complex science, while managing the uncertainties that characterise it. With growing pressure for policy-makers, practitioners, civil society organisations, businesses, and members of the public to change their own practices to reduce greenhouse gases and adapt to impacts of climate change, scientists are under increasing pressure to engage with these audiences effectively.

    Invited are proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, or colloquia addressing this special focus or one of the following themes:

    • Scientific evidence
    • Assessing impacts in divergent ecosystems
    • Human impacts and impacts on humans
    • Technical, political, and social responses
  • 19.04.2017


    2017 CATCH Workshop

    Registration deadline for the event: 1 April 2017

    The Cryosphere and ATmospheric CHemistry (CATCH) is an emerging activity on Chemistry, Biology and Physics in Cold Regions of the International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) project. It is jointly sponsored by the international Surface Ocean-Lower Atmosphere Study (SOLAS), a research initiative by various scientific programmes.

    Its mission is to support and facilitate atmospheric chemistry research within the international scientific community. Its next event is going to be the “Community Workshop in the Development of CATCH”. Abstracts are welcome for oral and poster presentations. They should address a scientific topic and explain how this research area could benefit from international and interdisciplinary collaborations.

  • 27.03.2017


    PAGES EcoRe3 workshop - Measuring Components of Resilience in Long-term Ecological Datasets

    27 January 2017 - application deadline.

    EcoRe3, PAGES' Resistance, Recovery and Resilience in Long-term Ecological Systems working group invites 20 scientists to participate in the first of 3 workshops planned within the next 3 years.

    EcoRe3 aims to develop a set of standardised approaches for comparing components of resilience from the paleorecord since it provides a long-term record of ecological responses to disturbance. However, even though resilience is a key attribute needed to ensure the persistence of Earth's ecosystems, it still exists a great variety of definitions of resilience, and the methods used to measure it.

    In a preliminary workshop in March 2016, the theoretical basis of two alternative approaches for deriving components of ecological resilience in sediment data has been outlined. The upcoming workshop now aims to develop these ideas, and implement the quantitative approaches to put these ideas into practice.

    Preference will be given to researchers with a combination of specific study system expertise and data access, analysis skills and theoretical ecological understanding. Preference will be given to early-career researchers and for non-European attendees.

  • 17.03.2017


    Workshop: Evaluation of Ocean Syntheses

    Register now!

    The European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) is conducting a workshop on the use of models, reanalyses and observations to assess the health of the ocean environment.

    This workshop addresses the new challenges that oceanographers face concerning the development of new approaches to answer environmental challenges and for instance to track in near real time environmental issues, to improve the quality of ocean products, to deliver a targeted and accessible information that answers the expectations of end users, to provide sound recommendations for the blue growth exploitation of our seas.

    There is no registration fee, but participation must be confirmed via email.

  • 23.02.2017


    Water Futures – Asia Pacific Knowledge Exchange and Transdisciplinary Laboratory

    Water Futures is a collaboration between Future Earth Australia, TippingPoint Australia, Arts House, City of Melbourne, Australian Rivers Institute, Water Future and AsiaTOPA. The event aims to take action on creating a sustainable future for our most precious resource – water.

    This international event brings together experts from all disciplines, such as artists, scientists, indigenous elders, economists, activists, politicians, diplomats and business people.

    Water Future does not follow a traditional conference model, but is rather part workshop and part forum, giving the chance to all participants to share their knowledge and collaboreately identify the most crtitical global issues and opportunities and address them jointly.