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Call for Contributions: 2024 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress

The Call for Contributions is open for the 2024 Sustainability Research and Innovation Congress, organized in collaboration with Sustainability Science Days (SRI/SSD2024). The Congress will be held in Helsinki and Espoo, Finland. The call for contributions also invites proposals for the Satellite Event in Africa.

Submissions are welcome from diverse groups of people working to accelerate sustainability transformations, including those from the research sector, government, business, and civil society.

Explore the SRI/SSD2024 Themes and Contribution Types and review the submission instructions to ensure that your proposal aligns with the focus of the Congress.

The deadline to submit is 30 November.

Job Opportunity: Program manager – RIfS project office

RIfS is a new core project of the World Climate Research Program (WCRP), which has been advancing international collaboration in climate science for 40+ years. RIfS will work to narrow the gap between scientific advances and users of climate information. There is a lot of important work to be done building consensus on how to utilize physical climate data for decision-making, improving data access and equity, and so much more.  

We’re looking for entrepreneurial generalists to join a small team with big ambitions. You will be integral in setting up RIfS for success, as part of a small initial team with our director. You should be familiar with climate science and the institutions around it, international non-profits, and/or related domains. 
This role is for as a Program Manager, responsible for operations, logistics, and interfacing with internal and external partners. This role does not require expertise in climate science, but some background is preferred. We hope to find someone with experience in climate and/or environmental non-profits who has worked internationally beyond Europe and North America. 

As a small office, we all need to chip in to help with administrative tasks on occasion. We value collaboration, empathy, inclusivity, and being communicative and proactive. We will favor candidates who can demonstrate cultural competency to work with diverse populations internationally.  

See full job announcement

Deadline: 10 December 2023

Announcement: International Workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions and Prediction of Monsoon weather EXtremes (STIPMEX) in Pune, June 2024

Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune in association with Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany, is organising an International Workshop on Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions and Prediction of Monsoon weather EXtremes (STIPMEX) during 02-07 June 2024.

The workshop is supported by  MoES, IMD, IMPO, WCRP/SPARC, ACAM, SSiRC, WWRP/WGTMR, and Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH, Germany. For more details refer to the attached workshop flyer and website below

There will be sessions relevant to SSiRC, e.g. on ATAL or the impact of recent volcanic eruptions on the Asian Monsoon. Please consider submitting an abstract, and do pass the information on to anyone who may be interested.

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ESMO IPO is hiring a Scientific Officer and a Science Communication & Engagement Officer


The Earth System Modelling and Observations International Project Office (ESMO IPO) based at the German Climate Computing Centre (DKRZ) (Germany) is hiring a Scientific Officer and a Science Communication & Engagement Officer. This is an exciting opportunity to join the ESMO IPO team, working in a dynamic and international environment supporting the brand-new and ambitious WCRP ESMO core project, enabling advances and progress in the exciting field of climate science! Deadline for applications is 18 December 2023.

First Announcement: Ozone_CCI User Workshop in May 2024

28-29 May 2024, two half-day virtual sessions (virtual meeting)

Background: The European Space Agency’s Climate Change Initiative (CCI) aims to realise the full potential of the long-term Earth Observation archives collected by ESA and Third-Party missions. Since 2010, the Ozone_cci team ( has been developing, maturing, generating and sustaining multiple complementary multi-decadal satellite ozone Climate Data Records (CDRs) tailored for climate monitoring, climate research and climate modelling applications. The CCI portfolio consists of total and tropospheric ozone column data products as well as vertically resolved ozone products by nadir and limb-viewing sensors.

Objectives: The main objectives of this workshop are (a) to bring together scientists involved in the generation of ozone CDRs, as well as (potential) users of ozone CDRs, and the broader ozone and climate communities, (b) to present the state of the art in ozone CDR production, (c) to discuss results from major CDR users (e.g., stratospheric and tropospheric ozone assessments, UT/LS studies, evaluation of climate modelling, data assimilation and reanalysis), (d) to collect and update user requirements for CDRs, and (e) to discuss remaining challenges for the generation of ozone CDRs.

Organising team: M. Dameris, D. Hubert, M. van Weele, N. Kalb, C. Retscher Further information can be found at

A workshop report from the first cci Workshop was published in SPARC newsletter No. 57 (July 2021)

Announcement: Joint WCRP/WWRP Webinar Series: Asian-Australian Monsoon – Nov. 30

Following the success of the first webinar in the series on Global Monsoon, we are happy to announce the second webinar on Asian-Australian Monsoon, which is scheduled for November 30, 2023, 7:00-8:30 UTC.

The webinar is chaired by Dr. Thea Turkington (Centre for Climate Research Singapore, Singapore) and Dr. Gill Martin (Met Office Hadley Centre, UK), with two presentations:

  • Prof. B. N. Goswami (Cotton University, India): “Impact of Climate Change on Indian Monsoon
  • Dr. Tim Cowan (University of Southern Queensland, Australia): “Australian Monsoon: Development and Implementation of Operational Services

Please find more details on the webinar webpage: 2. Asian-Australian Monsoon (

To register the webinar, please click the link:

Announcement: Middle Atmosphere Science session at the AOGS2024 Annual Meeting

Please note the following session of interest at the AOGS2024 Annual Meeting:

AS29 session: Middle Atmosphere Science

at AOGS2024 21st Annual Meeting, in Pyeongchang, Korea, in June 23 to 28, 2024

Abstract submission deadline: January 02, 2024

The “Middle Atmosphere Science” session has been a recurring feature of the annual AOGS meeting since 2008, encompassing all the disciplines of middle atmosphere dynamics, physics, and chemistry, with time scales ranging from weather to climate. It also includes studies of their interplay with the troposphere and the thermosphere (or the ionosphere). We welcome research findings derived from theoretical studies, observations, data analyses, and numerical model experiments. We particularly encourage submissions that offer novel insights into Middle Atmosphere Science and showcase results from international collaborations and field campaigns. Research topics include, but are not limited to:

 – Satellite observations of planetary waves to gravity waves

 – Multi-scale interactions between planetary waves and gravity waves in the middle atmosphere

 – Wave dynamics associated with Sudden Stratospheric Warmings (SSWs), the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation (QBO), and the Brewer-Dobson Circulation (BDC)

 – Theory, observation, modeling, and parameterization of gravity waves

 – Troposphere-Stratosphere (TS) dynamical coupling in both tropical and extratropical regions, as well as tropics-extratropics teleconnections

 – Processes in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere (MLT) and their interactions with the stratosphere

 – Dynamics, physics, and chemistry in the Upper Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere (UTLS), including the Tropical Tropopause Layer (TTL)

 – Stratospheric chemistry and ozone recovery

 – Multi-scale transport and mixing of trace gases in the Middle Atmosphere and their treatments in coupled Chemistry-Climate Model (CCM)

 – Transport and mixing processes associated with spatiotemporal variations in the concentration of air pollutants through the Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere

 – Solar influences on the Middle Atmosphere through the variations of Total Solar Irradiance (TSI), Solar Spectral Irradiance (SSI), and high energy particles (HEP)

 – Data assimilation techniques applied to the Middle Atmosphere

Invited speakers and (tentative) paper titles:

Dr. Young-Ha Kim (Seoul National U., Korea)  “Obliquely Propagating Gravity Waves: Role in the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Dynamics”

Dr. Yu-Chiao Liang (National Taiwan U., Taiwan)  “Attempts to Study the Spatiotemporal Evolution of Sudden Stratospheric Warming Events Using Explainable Deep Learning Approaches”

Dr. Jiankai Zhang (Lanzhou U., China)  “Impacts of Stratospheric Polar Vortex on the Wintertime Frontogenesis over the Northern Hemisphere”

Dr. Narendra Sing (ARIES, India)  “Understanding of the Distribution of Pollutants in the Himalayan Region through Transport and Mountain Meteorology”

Dr. Dai Koshin (U. Tokyo, Japan)  “Long-term Reanalysis of the Middle Atmosphere Produced by JAGUAR-DAS”


Shigeo Yoden (Kyoto University, Japan)

Zeyu Chen (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China) Hye-Yeong Chun (Yonsei University, Korea) Surendra Dhaka (University of Delhi, India) Takatoshi Sakazaki (Kyoto University, Japan)

Announcement: TP-Challenges (UTLS) Conference 11-14 March 2024

since decades the UTLS region has been recognized as a challenge for modelling and observations. Many new measurements are available, as well as modelling and theory progressed over the last years and highlighting new perspectives on UTLS relevant processes related to aerosol distribution, cirrus formation, small scale dynamics or climate aspects.

We therefore encourage you to submit an abstract to the 2024 UTLS-workshop held at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, Germany from the 11-14 March 2024. The workshop will focus on new observations, combined measurement and modelling studies, which are relevant for UTLS research.

Confirmed keynote speakers are Bill Randel, Andrew Gettelman, Albert Herzog, Christina Williamson.

Abstract submission will be open until 15 December.

Please visit the conference page at to register.

Please also feel free to forward this announcement to whoever might be interested. Your help in this regard would be appreciated. We also apologize for the case you are receiving the announcement several times.

Best regards

Peter Hoor and Aurelia Müller