CLIVAR OSC 2016: Call for abstracts, application for ECS Symposium and travel grants open

The CLIVAR Early Career Scientists Symposium takes place on 18 and 24-25 September 2016 before and after the CLIVAR Open Science Conference which will be held in Qindao, PR China.

Early Career Scientists Symposium

The Early Career Scientists* Symposium (ECSS) is a 3-day programme designed by, and for, early career scientists. It is a unique opportunity for young scientists with outstanding research potential to interact and exchange ideas with their peers and senior scientists on what is required to better understand aspects of the climate system and address research challenges of societal relevance. An ambitious agenda is being developed to engage the ECS in the science topics addressed in the OSC, discussing the future of international efforts to address critical science needs, considering current pressing scientific and related societal challenges. The ECSS will include career development workshops, as well opportunities for the participants to discuss their scientific achievements, while building lasting relationships and collaborations with colleagues from different countries. To apply for a place at the Symposium, participants must submit an abstract as first author to the main conference, and indicate that they would like to take part in the Symposium. Those selected to attend the ECSS will be notified at the end of May 2016.

* ECS are defined as students or those researchers within 5 years of their most recent degree.

Travel Grants

Limited resources are available to support attendance of researchers from developing countries and early career scientists. Financial assistance can be requested only via the conference website on submission of an abstract. Deadline for requests is 15 March 2016. Participants requesting support will be notified of the availability of funds in May and June.