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4th ECRA General Assembly

We are pleased to announce that the next ECRA (European Climate Research Alliance) General Assembly will be held from 8 to 9 March 2022 in Brussels, Belgium. This meeting has been postponed from 10-11 March 2021.

Conference theme will be “Extreme events under climate change
– understanding, communicating, and managing the risks“.

This meeting is open to all and more information can be found here.

102nd AMS Annual Meeting – Abstract Deadline Extended

The 102nd American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting will be held on 23–27 January 2022 in Houston, Texas.

The meeting will be in person with some virtual components. More information can be found on the AMS 2022 website. Information on registration rates are available here .

The abstract submission deadline is 8 September 2021.

A number of conferences of interest to the SPARC community have been organised for this meeting. The following is a non-exhaustive list:

21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere

35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change

24th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry

10th Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability

Job Opportunity: Head of climate group at physikalisch-Meteorologische Observatorium Davos und World Radiation Center

The „Physikalisch-Meteorologische Observatorium Davos und World Radiation Center“ (PMOD/WRC) is advertising for the position of head of the climate group, who will continue and develop research into the Earth’s system and upper atmosphere modeling. PMOD/WRC is a research institute and international calibration center focused on meteorological solar radiation and imaging measurements. In our function as the World Radiation Centre, we ensure the worldwide standardization of solar irradiation measurements and maintain several groups of reference instruments. A substantial part of our activity also relates to study of atmospheric aerosol, ozone layer, terrestrial climate, Sun’s activity and space weather. A team of about 50 employees conducts research and designs and builds instruments (both for ground and space) at PMOD/WRC, which is situated in the highest alpine city and has a research history going back more than 100 years (

Application deadline is 29 October 2021. Full description and more information can be found here.