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Safe Landing Climates

The Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity invites interested researchers to nominate themselves for Working Groups addressing the five lighthouse themes: safe landing pathways; understanding high-risk events; perturbed carbon cycle; water resources; and sea level rise (see the scope and proposed outcomes of each theme on the Safe Landing Climates webpages). 

For an outline of the possible roles and details of how to apply, please see the webpage

Applications will be accepted until 8 November 2021

WMO Prize Challenge to Improve Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictions Using Artificial Intelligence – DEADLINE CLOSING 31st Oct 2021

Only about one month left to make submissions to the WMO Prize Challenge to Improve Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Predictions Using Artificial Intelligence.

WMO launched the Challenge on 1st June 2021 with the aim to improving, through Artificial Intelligence and/or Machine Learning techniques, the current precipitation and temperature forecasts for 3 to 6 weeks into the future from the best computational fluid dynamic models available today. Monetary prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. If you are interested, do not miss the deadline to make your submissions by 31st October 2021. For more information, please visit the Challenge website.

Reminder for AGU Fall Meeting 2021 and seccion announcement

Please find below a non exaustive list of AGU sessions that will include some presentations relevant to several SPARC activities:

A31HStratospheric Gas and Aerosol Composition Change and Associated Impacts on Stratospheric Ozone and Climate III eLightning
Irina V Petropavlovskikh1Sophie Godin-Beekmann2Karen Hepler Rosenlof3Christopher Maloney1Ryan M Stauffer4 and Pengfei Yu5,6, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States(2)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France(3)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States(4)USRA at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, PA, United States(5)CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States(6)Jinan University China, Institute for Environment and Climate Research, Guangzhou, China

Convention Center – eLightning Theater VII: Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 08:00 – 09:15

A33DStratospheric Gas and Aerosol Composition Change and Associated Impacts on Stratospheric Ozone and Climate I Oral
Irina V Petropavlovskikh1Sophie Godin-Beekmann2Karen Hepler Rosenlof3 and Christopher Maloney1, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States(2)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France(3)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States

Convention Center – Room 283-285: Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 12:45 – 14:00

A34DStratospheric Gas and Aerosol Composition Change and Associated Impacts on Stratospheric Ozone and Climate II Oral
Irina V Petropavlovskikh1Sophie Godin-Beekmann2Karen Hepler Rosenlof3Christopher Maloney1 and Martin Ross4, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States(2)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France(3)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States(4)The Aerospace Corporation Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Convention Center – Room 283-285: Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 14:30 – 15:45

A35QStratospheric Gas and Aerosol Composition Change and Associated Impacts on Stratospheric Ozone and Climate IV Poster
Irina V Petropavlovskikh1Sophie Godin-Beekmann2Karen Hepler Rosenlof3Christopher Maloney1Ryan M Stauffer4Pengfei Yu5,6 and Martin Ross7, (1)Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States(2)LATMOS Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations Spatiales, Paris Cedex 05, France(3)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Chemical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States(4)USRA at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, PA, United States(5)CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States(6)Jinan University China, Institute for Environment and Climate Research, Guangzhou, China(7)The Aerospace Corporation Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Convention Center – Poster Hall, D-F: Wednesday, 15 December 2021, 16:00 – 18:00

AP25: Progress in Reanalysis: Development, Evaluation, and Application

Poster Session

CCMI-2022 archive of model output

We are happy to announce that the archive of CCMI-2022 model data is now available to the community. More information on how to gain access to the archive can be found on the CCMI website at http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/ccmi/ccmi-2022_archive/

Note that to help us keep track of what analyses are being performed by different groups, we ask you to register for access and provide us with a short description of the analysis you plan. You will also be asked to agree to the conditions of the Restricted Use General Licence, which is meant to formulate the conditions of access during Phase 1 of the project as described in the CCMI data policy. This is the usual conditions of requiring an offer of co-authorship to representatives of modelling groups if you use their data for a publication within the first 18 months of the data being made available. The CCMI data policy can be viewed at http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/ccmi/files/2021/08/CCMI-2022_data_policy.pdf

Much of the model data currently available is for the historical refD1 experiment (1960 – 2018), though scenario simulations are available for a couple of models. We are expecting both refD1 outputs from a couple of additional models and additional scenario simulations in the coming weeks. You can easily browse the current state of the archive through https://data.ceda.ac.uk/badc/ccmi/data/post-cmip6/ccmi-2022

Thanks again to the many people who have been volunteering their efforts to get things this far. We look forward to a lot of interesting science coming out of these simulations.

Call for Applications to Join the AIMES Scientific Steering Committee

The Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES), a global research network of Future Earth, is accepting applications to serve on the AIMES scientific steering committee (SSC). AIMES is an international network of Earth system scientists and scholars that seeks to develop innovative, interdisciplinary ways to understand the complex relationship between the natural world and human activities.

AIMES activities are initiated, advanced, and/or overseen by the SSC. Ideal candidates for the steering committee will be highly motivated individuals willing to serve in this volunteer position with a specific interest in fostering and supporting international, interdisciplinary initiatives in the Earth System Sciences. 

For more information and to see the general tasks of AIMES SSC members please see here.

Three to four SSC positions are available, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2022.

To apply, please send a statement of interest and CV to gro.h1635175534traee1635175534rutuf1635175534@semi1635175534a1635175534 by November 1, 2021.

Please click here to learn more about AIMES or to apply.

COSPAR 2022, 44th Scientific Assembly in Athens || Sponsorship Opportunities

We are pleased to inform you that the organization of the 44th Scientific Assembly of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) has entered its final year of preparation. COSPAR Athens 2022 will be held in Athens, Greece, on July 16-24, 2022, at the  Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

The objectives of COSPAR Assemblies are invariably “to promote on an international level scientific research in space, with emphasis on the exchange of results, information and opinions and to provide a forum, open to all scientists, for the discussion of problems that may affect scientific space research”. The Science Program Committee (SPC) and the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) for COSPAR Athens 2022 remain committed to fulfilling these objectives and invite the world’s scientific community to participate in this truly global biennial event, alternating between continents from one to the next. 

We are planning on the physical participation of global attendees and accompanying persons, aiming to organize one of the first in-person, large-scale and top-level scientific meetings in the post-Covid era. One can hardly miss the symbolism of this happening in Greece, the cradle of astronomy and scientific reasoning.

As per the above, we are excited to forward to you the attached COSPAR Athens 2022 Sponsorship Booklet that includes all sponsorship opportunities available for the event. Through these, you have an opportunity to

  • Interact face to face with top professionals in space research
  • Deliver product and service demonstrations, expanding your prospect base and generating new sales leads
  • Build visibility for your company in a competitive, steadily expanding marketplace
  • Maximize your exposure within the scientific and space technology communities
  • Target new customers and rebuild existing relationships
  • Increase awareness and recognition of your brand
  • Target and interact with highly influential decision makers and opinion leaders

For additional information and/or clarifications, you may contact directly the COSPAR 2022 LOC/Assembly On-site Secretariat and Professional Congress Organizer (AFEA) at rg.22163517553402sne1635175534htara1635175534psoc@1635175534ofni1635175534

We profoundly value your support and presence as a Sponsor, as we firmly believe that the success of this event relies significantly on a vibrant group of motivated and creative sponsors accompanying the scientific and technological state-of-the-art to be presented in the Assembly’s framework.

Open call for nominations to the Scientific Steering Group of the Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project

The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) is launching an open call for nominations to its Scientific Steering Group (SSG) for the period 2022-2025.

The SSG is the governing body of CliC and has the overall responsibility for planning, and implementing the CliC strategy plan and monitoring its activities. The SSG helps shape the international research agenda and functions as an integrator of activities to avoid duplication of efforts. CliC´s vision for the coming decade is to ” facilitate collaborative, international research, and its communication, targeting the global and regional cryosphere (bridging across climate, ecosystems, human society) and their change, from local to regional to global scales, to address societal needs”. 

SSG membership is initially for four years with possibility for two extensions of two years each. The CliC SSG meets once a year.

 SSG Terms of Reference:

  •  Provide scientific guidance and oversight to CliC community and its activities
  • Oversee specific CliC existing activities and launch new ones
  • Liaise with other activities within WCRP and with the international cryospheric research community at large, partners, agencies and organisations. 
  • Engage with Early Career Researchers (ECR) networks (e.g., APECS, YESS, etc)
  • Represent the CliC community in academic meetings and events

We seek nominations and self-nominations from scientists active in cryosphere-related research, both in the natural and social sciences, including those studying the interaction of e.g., ecosystems, fisheries and communities with the one or more cryosphere components. Candidates from South America, Africa and Asia are particularly encouraged to apply.  

To apply, please fill in the application form. Deadline 31st October 2021

For inquiries about the position please contact CliC co-chairs Fiammetta Straneo ude.d1635175534scu@o1635175534enart1635175534sf1635175534 or James Renwick zn.ca1635175534.wuv@1635175534kciwn1635175534er.se1635175534maj1635175534

For questions about the application form, please contact gro.e1635175534rehps1635175534oyrc-1635175534etami1635175534lc@of1635175534ni1635175534

Visit the CliC homepage at https://www.climate-cryosphere.org/

Call for SPARC SSG nominations now open

We are currently inviting nominations from highly enthusiastic and dedicated experts to  become a member of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG) – you can either nominate a candidate or nominate yourself. The SSG and co-chairs guide SPARC’s priorities and research activities and work together with, and are supported by, the SPARC project office. The SSG provides leadership for SPARC and represents a broad spectrum of disciplines and nationalities, including both junior and senior scientists. The duties and responsibilities of SSG members are outlined in the Terms of Reference. SSG members are expected to provide scientific guidance and oversight to the SPARC community and its activities and participate in developing and reviewing the scientific strategy for the SPARC community.

More information and the online form for your (self-)nomination can be found here.

The four-year membership term will be from January 2023 – December 2026, with a possible two year extension. Among all applications received, the current SSG and co-chairs will propose new members for final approval by the Joint Scientific Committee (JSC). 

The deadline for submitting your nomination is 21 November 2021. (Self-)Nominations can be submitted through an online form on the SPARC website or via email to the SPARC project office.

IGAC2021 Side Meetings: Week Two

Following the IGAC2021 Virtual Conference, there are several side meetings scheduled to discuss IGAC-related scientific collaborations happening NEXT WEEK. These are open to the general IGAC Community, not just those registered to attend the conference. 

Keep up to date with the schedule here and see below for more information on the side meetings happening the week of September 20, 2021. 

Sept 20, 2021 11:00-13:00 UTC

Southern Hemispheres Working Group Side Meeting
Short Description of Meeting: Learn more about the Southern Hemispheres Working Group and how to connect and collaborate.  Join at the meeting time via zoom link here

Sept 22, 2021 14:00-16:00 UTC

Time to reignite an IGAC activity on biomass burning? – open discussion
Short Description of Meeting: Is there a need for an IGAC-sponsored activity surrounding biomass burning? What other international collaborative structures exist that the IGAC community can tap into?  Join at the meeting time via zoom link here

Sep 24, 2021 13:00-15:00 UTC

NUNATAK Laboratories Discussion, Click to register here
Short Description of Meeting: The Centre for Environmental Technologies (CETAM-USM) has two Refuge Laboratories in the Chilean Central Andes mountain (CCA), namely, NUNATAK-1 on 3,000 masl (-32.844, -70.129), and NUNATAK-2 on 2,500 masl (-33.665, -70.086), in which the impact of environmental pollution is studied through the atmosphere-cryosphere interaction on this mountain. For this purpose, we have installed these NUNATAKS that are mobile, autonomous, and collaborative for the study of pollution in the glaciers of the CCA. The NUNATAKS is also a secure platform for Chilean and international researchers to place their equipment to measure and study the atmosphere and cryosphere of the CCA. NUNATAKS is equipped with several equipment for continuous monitoring of air quality (BC, PM1, PM2.5, PM10, Radon, CO, NO, NO2, O3, H2S, SO2, NH3, VOCs, NMHC, etc.), broadband albedo, solar radiation, and meteorology. In addition, the NUNATAKS work as platforms to support snow samples collection, and they have space to accommodate several people during scientific campaigns. Therefore, through this meeting, we hope to publicize its existence, discuss possible collaboration, and installation of measurement equipment for international atmospheric chemistry teams. 

EUMETSAT announces the new series of online short courses

Starting with October 2021, we are happy to restart our series of open, online short courses on data discovery for weather, oceanography, air quality and climate.

We would once again appreciate your support in advertising the series via your accounts and communications channels.

The events are open to all and address a wide range of attendees, from service providers to young (and less young) scientists and forecasters. Each event includes a webinar on Zoom, a demonstration of data discovery and application. We believe they are a great opportunity to both explore the data and engage in discussion with EUMETSAT experts and colleagues.

The schedule, information about registration and the course pages are available on the EUMETSAT training platform.

Please let us know if you need any additional information.